Earlier this year, Mohamed Obsieyeh was chosen from more than 20,000 applicants to appear on the second season of "The Tester," a PlayStation Network reality show about gamers competing to be the next PlayStation game-tester (premieres this week at thetester.com). The gamer, who chose the handle Mo Chocolate for the show, shared more about what makes him happy.

Earlier this year, Mohamed Obsieyeh was chosen from more than 20,000 applicants to appear on the second season of "The Tester," a PlayStation Network reality show about gamers competing to be the next PlayStation game-tester (premieres this week at thetester.com). The gamer, who chose the handle Mo Chocolate for the show, shared more about what makes him happy.

I was born in a place called Djibouti, Djibouti, in East Africa , in 1987. In 1993, we moved here to Columbus. Growing up, whenever my dad would take me and my brother to his friend's house, his friend would have a Nintendo console. My dad had to literally drag us out the room because we did not want to leave.

My parents were nice enough to buy us another game console. My brother and I would come home, watch cartoons and then play games all day. It's a miracle we even passed elementary and middle school.

Three things I can't live without are family, food (including chocolate) and games.

The thing I love about gaming is the power that it gives you. Outside in reality, I'm just a regular person in my mid-20s. When I turn on the game, however, I am this unstoppable force of nature.

It didn't hit me that I was on "The Tester" until I entered the loft. Everywhere I looked, I saw these TV monitors. I saw the PS Move. I saw a 3-D TV. All of this was accessible to me, and I was going to live there. You can't describe that feeling.

I'm the kind of person who everyone looks to to cheer them up. When I was in New York City, I had my iPod, and I would sing out loud while dancing in the streets. I would do that so much that everyone started calling me The Guy Who's Always Happy.

Something people might not know about me is that I tap dance. It's all thanks to the movie "Happy Feet." I went to go see that film, and I kid you not: I was dancing in the theater. I immediately took tap-dancing lessons.

Gaming is what I love to do, but my passion is acting, singing and dancing. My dream is to someday either be an actor in a big Hollywood film or be in a very popular Broadway show.

The best advice I've ever received is to be nice to everyone you meet on your way up, because you never know who you'll meet when you reach the top.

Know someone doing cool things around Columbus? E-mail John Ross at jross@columbusalive.com.