Eliad Cohen grew up in a small town in the North of Israel. He didn’t have a sense of how big the world was, but he knew that he wanted to be part of it and make a difference. After serving three years as a combat operative in the Israeli Defense Forces, Eliad decided that it was time to pursue his dreams.
While modeling and bartending in Tel Aviv, Eliad was scouted by the Spartacus International Guide. Every year the guide chooses one man to represent the brand internationally. Representing Spartacus, Eliad had the opportunity to travel around the world. From this unexpected opportunity laid the foundation for his next business, Gay-ville.com, an online travel site that allows gay travelers across the globe to find gay-friendly accommodations in any city. Leveraging intuition and his newfound knowledge of the specific needs in each city, Gay-ville took off with thousands of apartment listings in countries on every continent.
Beginning in 2010, Eliad launched the PAPA PARTY in Tel Aviv. Regarded as one of the best parties in the world with a unique combination of high-energy, progressive music and phenomenal performances, the PAPA WORLD TOUR launched with spectacular events in Madrid and New York.
Recently Eliad launched his swimwear collection Papawear.