Coverboy: Chris

In the Spotlight

Photography by Julian Vankim
Published on October 7, 2012, 8:13am | Comments

This week's Coverboy isn't afraid of the bright lights of Hollywood or Broadway. In fact, 24-year-old Chris craves them. An actor, dancer and model by profession, the Baltimore-born New Yorker travels wherever his job requires, from acting in regional theater productions to working at Disney World. His most recent project brings him back to his home state of Maryland. In between rehearsals and performances, Chris waits tables to earn money, meaning he has very little spare time. He loves sitting down to watch his favorite type of movie: B-grade horror films, which might just serve as the perfect date-night activity.

What's on your nightstand?
I don't own a nightstand.

Coverboy Chris

Coverboy Chris

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

Where do you keep the condoms and lube?
I have a box of all my important documents, and I keep them in there.

What are your television favorites?
True Blood, Big Brother, Family Guy, Glee, American Horror Story.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Dexter's Laboratory and Scooby-Doo.

What superhero would you be?

That's a tough one. I'm a big fan of Iceman from X-Men.

Who's your greatest influence?
My parents, because they started working really young and took care of themselves.

What's your greatest fear?
Failure.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
John Lennon, Beethoven and Marilyn Monroe.

What would you serve?
I am not, by any means, good at cooking anything. I'd probably order some pizza, grab a beer and hope they enjoyed it as well.

How would you describe your dream guy?
I try not to think of a predetermined outlook on somebody. I'd rather have someone I connect with and see how that goes.

Coverboy Chris

Coverboy Chris

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

Define good in bed.
Somebody who likes to try new things all the time. Someone who makes it wild, exciting and unexpected.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Everyone tells me I look like Elijah Wood, so he'd be a good match to play me.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
When I was young, I had a crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar. Then, later, Randy Harrison from Queer as Folk.

Who gets on your nerves?
People who feel entitled or deserving of things they have not worked for.

If your home was burning, what's the first thing you'd grab while leaving?
My movies or my audition book with all my sheet music.

What's your biggest turn-on?
Somebody who gets my sense of humor and can play off it.

What's your biggest turn-off?
An ego. When I meet somebody who is very full of himself, I have no desire to be around him.

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet tried?
A friend of mine did naked bungee jumping, so I'd love to do that, too.

What's something you've tried that you never want to do again?
I try to live life without regrets. I haven't done anything that I wouldn't do again.

Coverboy Chris

Coverboy Chris

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

Boxers, briefs or other?
Boxer-briefs.

Who's your favorite musical artist?
Hailstorm.

What's your favorite website?
Facebook.

What's the most unusual place you've had sex?
On the roof of my garage at my family's house. My great-grandmother sort of walked in on us. She never actually saw us, because I jumped up right away. She was probably asking herself, ''What's Chris doing outside without a shirt on?''

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
Pitcher, because you start everything off and try to control it from the start.

What's your favorite retail store?
Target.

What's the most you'll spend on a haircut?
$28.

Coverboy Chris

Coverboy Chris

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What about on shoes?
$50. I'm so cheap. And unfashionable.

What's your favorite food to splurge with?
Cannoli.

What's your favorite season?
Winter, by far. I was born in December. I love the snow, the cold, wearing winter clothes.

What kind of animal would you be?
A dolphin.

What kind of plant would you be?
An oak tree. They're sturdy, strong and last for a while.

What kind of car would you be?
A black hybrid. Keep it environmentally friendly.

What are you most grateful for?
Music. I'm a person that doesn't express too much emotion-wise, and it has given me an outlet to express myself.

What's something you want more of?
Money. As a starving artist, I am very frugal. Not just for myself, but for all artists, I wish there was more money for us to live out our passions.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
You get one life. Don't waste it.


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