Coverboy: Shane

Son of the Shore

Photography by Julian Vankim
Published on August 5, 2012, 3:59am | Comments

The second time's the charm for 21-year-old Shane, at least when it comes to applying to be a Coverboy. The Eastern Shore native applied to grace the pages of Metro Weekly nearly two years ago, but got cold feet because he wasn't yet out to his family. Now out and proud, Shane, a junior at Towson University studying accounting, is spending the summer working at his father's seafood wholesale company. In his spare time, he loves to go boating or visit the beach at Assateague Island near Ocean City, Md. But even country-coastal boys need some city nightlife. Look for Shane dancing on weekends at Baltimore's Hippo or at Town in D.C.

What's on your nightstand?
Books that I'm reading, shot glasses, Vaseline and a drink coaster.

Coverboy: Shane

Coverboy: Shane

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's in your nightstand drawer?
Magazines, condoms, coins, lighters, rubber bands.

What are your television favorites?
I used to hate it, but this season I'm addicted to Glee. My roommate and I also watch Family Guy all the time.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
The Powerpuff Girls.

What superhero would you be?
Mr. Incredible. I like the name.

Who's your greatest influence?
My mother, in a lot of different ways. She's been my rock my entire life. We're very similar. We handle situations the same way.

What's your greatest fear?
Losing my hair. I'm praying genetics are on my side.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Oprah Winfrey, Adele and Hillary Clinton.

What would you serve?
If Oprah is coming over, we're going out, because I'm not a good cook and I'm a pretty picky eater.



(Photo by Julian Vankim)

How would you describe your dream guy?
Trustworthy, successful, independent, not clingy, honest, family oriented, outgoing. A real down-to-earth guy.

Define good in bed.
Confidence is everything. They have to know what they're doing. Make me lightheaded – that's always a good sign.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Channing Tatum. I don't get that I look like someone often.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Joey from Friends.

Who gets on your nerves?
Crude people, judgmental people and people that don't appreciate what they have.

If your home was burning, what's the first thing you'd grab while leaving?
My puppy and photo albums.

What's your biggest turn-on?
Height. He needs to be tall. Also, the ability to carry on a good, long conversation.



(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's your biggest turn-off?
Feminine boys and face piercings.

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet tried?
Friday I realized I wanted to dance on the box at Town.

Boxers, briefs or other?

Who's your favorite musical artist?
Nicki Minaj.

What's your favorite website?
Facebook, without a doubt.

What's the most unusual place you've had sex?
The ocean.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
Catcher, but I pitch a mean fastball when I'm in the mood.

What's your favorite retail store?

What's the most you'll spend on a haircut?

What about on shoes?



(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's your favorite food to splurge with?
Cheesecake. Any kind. I probably got that from watching The Golden Girls.

What's your favorite season?
Spring, because of the weather.

What kind of animal would you be?
An aphrodisiac, like an oyster.

What kind of plant would you be?
A thorn bush with some flowers on it.

What kind of car would you be?
A Mercedes G-Wagen.

What are you most grateful for?
My two best friends, Aubrie and Jana, from home. They've been through thick and thin with me, and we have so much fun together.

What's something you want more of?
Muscles would be nice. College credit. I'm so over school right now.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Those who mind don't matter. Those who matter don't mind.

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