Few people embody the idea of joie de vivre as much as this week's Coverboy. Having moved to Suitland, Md., from Toledo, Ohio, just three weeks ago, 23-year-old Eric likes to maintain an active and adventurous lifestyle. A self-described ''explorer'' who loves everything from camping in the great outdoors to full-contact sports, this professional boxer, dancer and model lives the axiom of variety being the spice of life. As the youngest of five siblings, Eric admits he was spoiled as a child, but even as an adult he likes to indulge his tastes – particularly with food. But he brings more to a relationship than just dining richly and seeking thrills; he's also a handyman who loves building things, and a creative and versatile lover when it comes to the art of romance.
What's on your nightstand?
A clock, a lamp and dresser drawers full of various things.
(Photo by Julian Vankim)
What's in your nightstand drawer?
Toys, condoms, lube.
What are your television favorites?
Charmed, Bad Girls Club and sometimes I watch the History Channel or the animal channel.
What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
What superhero would you be?
Batman. I always feel like I have to be the one to save somebody, the one to step up.
Who's your greatest influence?
My boxing coach. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I'd be here right now. He took me in, made me into a man.