Coverboy: Sean

Bound for Glory

Photography by Julian Vankim
Published on October 27, 2012, 3:50am | Comments

Bouncing around Virginia as he grew up, Sean made the best of family troubles by focusing on gymnastics. His mother, a lieutenant colonel in the Army, was away for many of his teen years, and his parents eventually divorced. At 20, living with his maternal grandparents in Yorktown, Va., Sean has set his sights on a new goal. ''I've decided I want to join the military,'' he says, figuring he's got what it takes. ''I'm very athletic, a good listener, very headstrong.'' While Sean hasn't made his mind up about which branch, he's leaning hard toward the Marines. He'll be right at home with the few and the proud with no worries about being out. ''If someone asks, I'll be honest. I'm tired of being closeted.'' Till then, you've got a better chance of catching Sean at the beach surfing or in the hills snowboarding than at a bar or club. After all, he's not 21 till July. Besides, he wasn't too thrilled with his few gay-bar outings. ''It gets too touchy-feely, and the dancing is strange.''

What's on your nightstand?
A Mac. Oatmeal-raisin cookies – not very healthy, but they're good! Headphones, lamp, bottles of water.

What's in your nightstand drawer?
Lots of things. Camera, cell phones, guitar books.

Coverboy: Sean

Coverboy: Sean

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

And the condoms and lube?
I hide them in my closet.

What are your television favorites?
American Dad. Everyone loves Family Guy. Lost – I just got into it on DVD.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Power Rangers. I would run around and do kicks.

What superhero would you be?
Superman. I have black hair, glasses. I look like Clark Kent.

Who's your greatest influence?
My mom. She really encourages me, even thought we've been through a lot.

What's your greatest fear?
Being lonely, dying alone.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Johnny Depp, Jessica Alba and Katt Williams.

What would you serve?
I'd serve steak – sirloin, the best I could get – mashed potatoes, green beans and macaroni.

How would you describe your dream guy?
Athletic, someone who can keep up with me. Charming. Has to be honest. I'm tired of being cheated on.

Coverboy: Sean

Coverboy: Sean

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

Define good in bed.
I like role-playing a little bit. Versatile, with a little kink.

So if he pulls out the leather, that's okay?
Oh, yeah.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Will Smith.

He's 44!
The guy from Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

He's 31, but that's closer. Who was your first celebrity crush?
Anna Faris.

Who gets on your nerves?
Ignorant people. People who don't listen. People who degrade and judge you.

If your home was burning, what's the first thing you'd grab while leaving?
My grandparents. And the dog, Max.

What's your biggest turn-on?
Confidence and an outgoing personality.

Coverboy: Sean

Coverboy: Sean

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's your biggest turn-off?
Not athletic. I prefer slim, someone who works out.

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet tried?
Travel across Europe. Snowboarding there would be cool.

What's something you've tried that you never want to do again?
Thai food. Peanut sauce? Gross. No thank you, dude.

Boxers, briefs or other?
Tight Under Armour boxer-briefs, almost down to the knee. Or commando.

Who's your favorite musical artist?
There are so many.

Who is it today?
I listen to Revolution a lot. Zac Brown Band. Wiz Khalifa.

What's your favorite website?
Bing.

What's the most unusual place you've had sex?
Some woods at the beach. It was a lot of fun.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
I'd say pitcher.

Coverboy: Sean

Coverboy: Sean

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's your favorite retail store?
I really like PacSun.

What's the most you'll spend on a haircut?
$20.

What about on shoes?
$100.

What's your favorite food to splurge with?
Spicy noodles.

What's your favorite season?
Summer. I just love it.

What kind of animal would you be?
An owl. Owls are badass.

What kind of plant would you be?
Venus flytrap, since they can move their mouths.

What kind of car would you be?
I'll be a Nissan GT-R. All black, everything black.

What are you most grateful for?
For the people that have stayed in my life, that I'm in good health.

What's something you want more of?
To have more of my family around.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Break up the bad, insert the problems. Roll up the resentments. Light up the solution, inhale the happiness and exhale the past.


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