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20 Most Eligible Atlantans 2014

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make us a match! After interviewing hundreds of single guys and gals, we’ve rounded up the city’s ultimate catches—a group with the brains, beauty and ambition to win some hearts. So who will take these total packages off the market? That’s up to you! Party with JEZ and this year’s 20 Most Eligible Atlantans on Aug. 21 at Tongue & Groove. Now, who’s ready to get lucky in love?

STEPHANIE MING
Recording artist, Icon Music Group; and actress/model, Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc.

Age: 29
Originally from: Pensacola, Fla.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Pensacola State College
Perfect mate: A gentleman with family values and a good sense of humor—I love a confident man who knows what he wants.
I am complimented most often on: My eyes
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was: Wrote a personalized song for someone’s birthday.
Biggest turn-ons: A guy that still keeps chivalry alive and is ambitious, passionate and confident
Biggest turnoffs: Large egos, bad manners, liars and men with cats
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? The IVY Buckhead and Establishment Buckhead
Ideal date: Anything with the right person. A great date activity with the wrong person is still a bad date.
Hobbies: Singing, writing music, dancing, watching reality TV shows and
working out
Favorite restaurants: Antico Pizza, Fogo de Chao, Seven Lamps and Umi
Favorite sports team: Atlanta Hawks
Proudest professional moment: Dancing professionally for the Atlanta Hawks for four years was something I had set my heart on doing. I was also invited to sing the national anthem at Philips Arena twice, and I’m so grateful for that opportunity.
Part of the body you notice first: Height and face
You know you’re in love when: I share my food with you. I’m madly in love if I give you my last bite.
Celebrity crushes: Ryan Gosling, William Levy and Jason Momoa
Something people would never guess about you: That I’m more of a tomboy than I appear to be
Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, honest and dynamic
When I want to feel sexy, I... let my hair down, turn music up and dance.
Who inspires you? My daddy
Guilty pleasure: Candy, anything red-velvet flavored and gossip mags
Signature drink: Starbucks or sweet tea
The key to my heart is: My family

NICK GONZALEZ
Corporate counsel, RockTenn Company

Age: 29
Originally from: Birmingham, Ala.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
Perfect mate: Someone who’s loyal, charismatic and has a good sense of humor
I am complimented most often on: My smile or height
Biggest turn-ons: Big personality, beautiful smile and an active lifestyle
Biggest turnoffs: Being too insecure, arrogant or depedent on others
Longest relationship: Almost three years
Where do you hang out? Buckhead and Midtown
Ideal date: Something spontaneous, followed by drinks and dinner on a patio while getting lost in great conversation
Hobbies: Traveling, CrossFit and restoring Land Rover Defender 90s
Favorite restaurants: JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Newk’s Eatery and St. Cecilia
Favorite sports team: Auburn Tigers
Proudest professional moment: Passing the Georgia bar exam while still practicing law in Alabama
Part of the body you notice first: Smile and eyes
You know you’re in love when: You put your significant other’s needs before your own
Celebrity crushes: Nina Agdal and Katie Cassidy
Describe yourself in three words: Witty, passionate and authentic
When I want to feel sexy, I... go to the gym.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Don’t let your victories go to your head or your failures go to your heart.
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Tupac
My greatest ambition in life: Positively impact as many people’s lives as possible
Signature drink: Absolut Mandarin with soda and lime
The best gift I’ve ever been given: A watch my dad gave me when I graduated law school that his parents gave to him when he graduated college. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.
The key to my heart is: Making me laugh.

PAISLEY McDONALD
Owner/interior designer, Designs by Paisley; and radio host, At Home With Paisley Radio Show

Age: 28
Originally from: Alpharetta
Lives in: Buckhead
Perfect mate: Someone who’s honest, faithful, driven, mature and has integrity
I am complimented most often on: My eyes
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love: Traveled to Europe with someone I reconnected with after 10 years. YOLO.
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence, intelligence, well-traveled, has a good sense of humor and loves to talk
Biggest turnoffs: Dishonesty, lack of common sense, too serious, insecure, immature and lacks balance in life
Longest relationship: Eight years
Where do you hang out? Establishment Buckhead, Park Tavern, The St. Regis Atlanta and Whiskey Blue
Hobbies: Traveling, wining and dining with my girlfriends and going to design events
Favorite restaurants: Bistro Niko, Del Frisco’s Grille, St. Cecilia, Umi and Yebo
Proudest professional moment: Starring in an upcoming home design TV show
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes
You know you’re in love when: I would sacrifice or do anything for that person
Celebrity crushes: Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling and Keith Urban
Something people would never guess about you: I was terrified of other people as a kid. I refused to go to my own birthday parties.
Describe yourself in three words: Smart, sassy and unexpected
When I want to feel sexy, I... grab my highest heels, put on hot-pink lip gloss and go dancing.
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Jesus
My greatest ambition in life: To have a legacy both professionally and personally, whatever that may look like
Guilty pleasure: Traveling
Signature drink: Vodka with Sprite and two limes or Meiomi Pinot Noir
The key to my heart is: Honesty and humor

RACHEL ZEHNER
Model, Wilhelmina New York

Age: 24
Originally from: Atlanta
Lives in: Lilburn
Education: Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University
Perfect mate: Someone who’s optimistic; responsible; and has a good sense of humor, integrity and a balanced life
I am complimented most often on: My hair and height
Biggest turn-ons: Chivalry, confidence, intellectual humor and passion
Biggest turnoffs: Bad breath, bad temper, too much cologne, excessive swearing and narcissism
Longest relationship: One and a half years
Where do you hang out? Anywhere my friends are. The place isn’t as important as the people.
Ideal date: Anything outdoors with healthy food!
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, adventure sports and yoga
Favorite restaurants: Antico Pizza, Bell Street Burritos, Brick Store Pub, Osteria del Figo and Taqueria del Sol
Favorite sports team: Atlanta Braves
Proudest professional moment: Working internationally and traveling full time as a model while completing my undergraduate degree and graduating summa cum laude.
Part of the body you notice first: Smile
You know you’re in love when: No matter what you’re doing you think of that person and have a connection with them on several levels.
Celebrity crushes: Nicholas Hoult, Jared Leto, Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake
Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, curious and hardworking
My greatest ambition in life: To make the world a better place in the present and for future generations
Who inspires you? My father. He is remarkably hardworking, caring, intelligent, inspiring, and I’m honored to be his daughter.
Guilty pleasure: Netflix bingeing
I can’t get enough of: Chipotle, Wikipedia, Apple products, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and traveling
The best gift I’ve ever been given: My adorable cat, Toby.
The key to my heart is: Yet to be revealed!

KEATON KLINGE
Medical sales representative, Arthrex

Age: 24
Originally from: St. Augustine, Fla.
Lives in: Brookhaven
Education: Florida State University
Perfect mate: I’m looking for a confident woman who’s comfortable in her own skin.
I am complimented most often on: My smile
Biggest turn-ons: I love a woman with natural beauty and who doesn’t think of the gym as a chore.
Biggest turnoffs: When a woman lets jealousy get the best of her
Where do you hang out? Buckhead bars, The IVY Buckhead, Piedmont Park and LA Fitness Brookhaven
Ideal date: Listening to good music and cooking dinner at my house
Hobbies: Surfing, cooking, working out and listening to music
Favorite restaurants: Highland Bakery, J. Christopher’s, Noche, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina and Verde Taqueria
Favorite sports teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers and Florida State Seminoles
Part of the body you notice first: Great legs
You know you’re in love when: Your friends want her around just as much as you do
Celebrity crushes: Jessica Biel and Blake Lively
Something people would never guess about you: Even though I may come off shy, there’s nothing shy about my dance moves.
Describe yourself in three words: Relaxed, optimistic and competitive
When I want to feel sexy, I... throw a little Justin Timberlake on the headphones and head to the gym for some sweat therapy.
Who inspires you? Both my mother and my father because without their differences, I wouldn’t appreciate how special love really is.
My greatest ambition in life: To live without limitations and regrets
Guilty pleasure: Peanut Butter M&M’S over everything
Signature drink: Shot of Patrón with lime
The best gift I’ve ever been given: A father-son trip through Italy and the Greek Islands
The key to my heart is: A girl whose sarcasm and wit can keep me on my toes

CARLY GRACE HINCHMAN
Yoga studio owner/instructor, Thunderbolt Power Yoga

Age: 24
Originally from: Buckhead
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Perfect mate: Someone who’s spontaneous, authentic, athletic, ambitious, loyal and has a good sense of humor
I am complimented most often on: My voice. It’s ridiculously raspy.
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was: Boarded a plane to Colorado on a whim to visit my high school sweetheart.
Biggest turn-ons: Loves kids, strong family ties, solid friendships, huge smile, athleticism and a structured jaw.
Biggest turnoffs: Crass language, cigarettes, bad manners, tattoos and earrings
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? Chastain Park, The IVY Buckhead, Establishment Buckhead and anywhere with a patio
Ideal date: A casual dinner with outdoor seating and live music
Hobbies: Yoga, running, baking, writing poetry, spending time with my sisters, playing outside and jamming in my Jeep Wrangler with the top down
Favorite restaurants: Local Three Kitchen & Bar, King + Duke and St. Cecilia
Favorite sports teams: Atlanta Braves and Virginia Tech Hokies
Proudest professional moment: Breaking ground on my new yoga studio, which opens Sept. 7!
Part of the body you notice first: His face
You know you’re in love when: I smile differently when I talk about him; I stay up past my bedtime; I watch terrible TV shows with him; and I make him my famous granola bars, complete with peanut butter chocolate chips.
Celebrity crush: Zac Efron
My greatest ambition in life: To inspire and make a difference in those whose lives I’ve touched.
Guilty pleasure: Manicures and pedicures
Signature drink: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey on the rocks
The key to my heart is: Pour me a glass of red wine; pop in a rom-com; and give me some six-pack abs to cuddle up with.

JUSTIN PALMER
Investment banker, Mazzone & Associates

Age: 31
Originally from: Stone Mountain
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Georgia (MBA) and Georgia State University (undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who has faith in God, a humble and strong character, and a willingness to step outside their comfort zone
I am complimented most often on: My outgoing personality
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was: Agree to keep a girlfriend’s cat while she was out of town for a weekend... and I’m allergic to cats.
Biggest turn-ons: Quick wit with a great smile; honestly answering the question, “What do you want to eat?”; and looking as good in gym clothes as in a dress and heels!
Biggest turnoffs: Insecurity, negativity and being afraid to break a nail
Longest relationship: Seven years
Where do you hang out? At a new local restaurant, a bar in Buckhead or the Highlands, or the park
Ideal date: Braves game and then a relaxing dinner
Hobbies: Working out, cooking, basketball, reading and outdoor sports
Favorite restaurants: Bocado, Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, South City Kitchen and Taqueria del Sol
Favorite sports team: Go Dawgs!
Proudest professional moment: Serving on the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America—it’s humbling and inspiring to serve a cause that can change lives.
Part of the body you notice first: Legs!
Best pickup line: I’m new to the city, could you give me directions to pick you up tomorrow night?
You know you’re in love when: You’re telling the other person things even your best friends don’t know about you
Celebrity crushes: Carrie Underwood, Alex Morgan, Holly Sonders and Kate Upton
Who inspires you? Men and women who serve in the U.S. military
Describe yourself in three words: Genuine, driven and passionate
Guilty pleasure: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives marathons
Signature drink: Old-Fashioned
The key to my heart is: A love of the simple things in life and a shared faith… and a good back rub never hurts.

DANIEL KAUFMAN
Senior financial advisor, Merrill Lynch

Age: 29
Originally from: Marietta
Lives in: Brookhaven
Education: Emory University
Perfect mate: Someone who is self-driven, intelligent, takes pride in her appearance, has a sense of humor and doesn’t take herself too seriously
I am complimented most often on: My smile
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence, great legs, nice smile and natural beauty
Biggest turnoffs: Rudeness, insecurity and too much makeup
Longest relationship: One and a half years
Where do you hang out? On Friday night, I’m on my couch with my dog, Tyson. On Saturday night, I’ll venture out into Buckhead, Brookhaven or the Highlands for a drink.
Ideal date: Something low-key on a patio—maybe a couple glasses of wine with good food and great conversation.
Hobbies: Golf, travel and trying new restaurants
Favorite restaurants: Hal’s, King + Duke, Sotto Sotto and Antico Pizza
Favorite sports team: Atlanta Braves
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes and smile
You know you’re in love when: She’s the first thing I think about when I wake up, and when I’m asking for her opinion on even the littlest things.
Celebrity crushes: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Megan Fox and Mila Kunis
Something people would never guess about you: I have a twin sister who’s a much better athlete than I am (I played baseball in college), and I’ve been a mentor in a big brother/little brother program for seven years.
Describe yourself in three words: Driven, athletic and thoughtful
Who inspires you? My mom. She’s the reason my sister and I are who we are today.
Guilty pleasure: McDonald’s (I know, I know)
Signature drink: Macallan, neat—the older, the better
The best gift I’ve ever been given: My grandfather’s chain that he wore 24/7. He was my best friend, so it was very meaningful for me.
The key to my heart is: Getting the final approval from my dog, Tyson

CASEY RAGSDALE
Tennis pro, Universal Tennis Academy at Chastain Park Tennis Center; and director, Georgia Tennis Special Olympics

Age: 30
Originally from: Brandon, Miss.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Birmingham-Southern College
Perfect mate: A gentleman who’s honest, athletic, funny and has the potential to be a great husband and father
I am complimented most often on: My booty
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was: Packed up everything I owned in Mississippi and moved to Atlanta for my then boyfriend (a Braves player)
Biggest turn-ons: A man who’s confident and successful is sexy.
Biggest turnoffs: Teenage Boy Syndrome: An unfortunate man who has not ripened to his fullest maturity potential although he has already reached the age needed to do so
Longest relationship: Three years
Where do you hang out? The Forum Athletic Club and Chastain Park. I love to try new restaurants and have a cold cocktail on a patio somewhere.
Ideal date: I like doing anything active—Top Golf, a concert or a sporting event.
Hobbies: Golf, traveling, hiking, skydiving, shooting guns, wakeboarding, fishing, working out, going to church and volunteering
Favorite restaurants: Chops Lobster Bar, Two Urban Licks, Yebo and Umi
Favorite sports team: Alabama football—Roll Tide!
Proudest professional moment: Being the director of the Georgia Tennis Special Olympics. Seeing the athletes smile, compete and give me the biggest hugs ever is the most rewarding feeling in the world!
Part of the body you notice first: A good smile and pretty teeth
You know you’re in love when: He’s the first thing I think about when I wake up, and the last thing I think about before I go to bed
Celebrity crushes: David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum
Describe yourself in three words: Confident, loving and genuine
When I want to feel sexy, I... put on a cute dress, some high heels and blast Beyoncé.
My greatest ambition in life: I would love to have my own all-sports program for special-needs kids.
Signature drink: I love a good margarita on the rocks with salt.
The key to my heart is: Being able to make me smile!

BRITTANY JOY McCALLA
Senior product marketing manager, AT&T

Age: 28
Originally from: Papillion, Neb.
Lives in: Sandy Springs
Education: Webster University (MA) and Valdosta State University (undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who’s spontaneous, romantic, adventurous, well-versed, patient and fun. I want a partner in crime, a sidekick and a best friend.
I am complimented most often on: My voice
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was: Driving through Snowpocalypse to be with the guy I was dating
Biggest turn-ons: Musical talent, confidence, humor, successful, a sense of adventure and a great sense of style
Biggest turnoffs: Frugality, lack of a relationship with family, no belief system and being out of shape
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? I’m normally a homebody when I’m not out doing something crazy. Otherwise you can find me at the gym, movies or a great restaurant.
Hobbies: I am an avid thrill-seeker and adrenaline junky. I love working out, watching sports, riding motorcycles, cooking and traveling.
Favorite restaurants: Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House, The Tavern at Phipps and Chipotle
Favorite sports teams: Dallas Cowboys; and Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons
Proudest professional moment: I was honored to be recognized as a Summit winner, awarded to the top 1 percent of my company’s managers.
Part of the body you notice first: Teeth and smile
You know you’re in love when: I’m not concerned about being vulnerable
Celebrity crush: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Who inspires you? My mother is determined, resourceful and loving; my father is selfless, insightful and the smartest person I know. Combined they served over 50 years in the U.S. Air Force and sacrificed a lot for me to be successful.
Guilty pleasure: Now & Laters—I eat them by the pack!
Signature drink: Midori sour with a splash of ginger
The key to my heart is: Through my mind.

CHASE BEASLEY
Environmental civil engineer, Golder Associates; and co-founder, Gameday Transport, LLC

Age: 25
Originally from: Woodstock
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Auburn University
Perfect mate: Someone who possesses self-confidence and is able to speak her mind, plus wit, intellect and the ability to have fun
I am complimented most often on: Smile and eyes
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who can make me laugh and likes to be sarcastic, yet has a sweet, calming side
Biggest turnoffs: Know-it-alls; someone who talks over your words and isn’t appreciative of small things
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? Outdoors! By day, I frequent Piedmont and Chastain parks with my English lab, Chipper. At night, I frequent Buckhead bars.
Ideal date: Exploring a new restaurant in an unfamiliar part of the city with an eclectic atmosphere. I love grilling at home too.
Hobbies: All things sports-related—running, baseball and coaching my Challenger little league baseball team.
Favorite restaurants: Aja Restaurant & Bar, Bone Garden Cantina, Noche and Two Urban Licks
Favorite sports teams: All Atlanta teams, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bears and Auburn Tigers
Proudest professional moment: Consulting on high-profile projects, which has allowed me sit to for the Principal and Practice of Engineering exam within the next year.
Part of the body you notice first: I have a weakness for blue eyes.
Best pickup line: Do you want to make like fabric softener and snuggle?
You know you’re in love when: You constantly want to be with someone and when you are nothing else matters.
Celebrity crushes: Jennifer Aniston and Marisa Miller
Something people would never guess about you: I have an extremely nerdy side to me—I love to read and watch way too many documentaries.
Describe yourself in three words: Genuine, loyal and hardworking
Guilty pleasure: Lazy Sundays with movies and pizza
Signature drink: Maker’s Mark and water
The key to my heart is: Genuine feelings and communication. I like people to be direct with how they feel, as well as people who have true intentions.

SARAH DOBSON
Owner/designer, La Gartier Custom Garters

Age: 31
Originally from: Boulder, Colo.
Lives in: West Midtown
Education: University of Colorado at Boulder
Perfect mate: Someone who’s honest, intelligent and original
I am complimented most often on: My eyes
Biggest turn-ons: Men who have a great sense of humor, are intelligent, smile a lot, can surprise me, love to eat and who challenge me
Biggest turnoffs: Selfishness, dishonesty, being inconsiderate of others, laziness and pessimism
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? Atlanta Hot Yoga, Honey Bubble Tea, Kennesaw Mountain and Flywheel Sports
Ideal date: An exciting outdoor sporting event like horse racing or a motorcycle event, followed by dinner, drinks and a large amount of time spent kissing
Hobbies: Designing wedding garters, Bikram yoga, horseback riding, scouring antique stores for vintage gems and personal shopping for my clients
Favorite restaurants: Agave, Bocado, Canoe, JCT. Kitchen & Bar and Tomo Japanese Restaurant
Proudest professional moment: Designing custom wedding garters for hundreds of beautiful women around the world for their wedding day. My designs have been worn by Katherine Webb, Jamie Lynn Spears and Kandi Burruss within the past four months.
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes and hands
You know you’re in love when: You can do absolutely nothing with him all day and be completely happy.
Celebrity crushes: Robert Downey Jr., Heath Ledger and Brad Pitt
Describe yourself in three words: Creative, determined and feminine
My greatest ambition in life: Become a mother and raise educated, independent-minded children
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Coco Chanel, J.D. Salinger or my grandfather
Guilty pleasure: Playing my music extremely loud with no regard for the people around me
Signature drink: Caipirinha
The key to my heart is: Laughter (and tequila!)

RICKY JONES
Commercial real estate, Franklin Street

Age: 27
Originally from: Tampa, Fla.
Lives in: Brookhaven
Education: Furman University
Perfect mate: Someone who’s faithful, inquisitive, interesting, exciting, athletic, independent, dependable, outgoing and a little feisty
I am complimented most often on: My teeth and eyes
Biggest turn-ons: Someone with strong faith and a sense of adventure, and who’s independent, athletic and confident.
Biggest turnoffs: Laziness, complacency and arrogance
Longest relationship: A little over a year
Where do you hang out? Typically Buckhead, but I also enjoy heading down to the Highlands, Inman Park and Midtown
Ideal date: Spending the day at a local festival or event. You can learn a lot about someone when navigating crowds, trying new foods and looking at art.
Hobbies: Exercising, being outside, exploring new parts of town and spending time with family
Favorite restaurants: Cafe Agora, Fellini’s, Fontaine’s, Hal’s, Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill, Nam Phuong and Tacos & Tequila Mexican Grill
Favorite sports teams: Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons
Proudest professional moment: While at Franklin Street I’ve been fortunate to be involved in a lot of interesting transactions. The most memorable would have to be selling the infamous Clermont Hotel—home of the one and only Clermont Lounge.
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes and teeth
You know you’re in love when: You’re completely exposed but completely accepted.
Celebrity crushes: Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Mila Kunis
Something people would never guess about you: I love to cut a rug. I doubt I’m the best dancer, but sometimes I sure think I am.
Describe yourself in three words: Easygoing, happy and compassionate
My greatest ambition in life: To be an amazing father and husband
Guilty pleasure: I’m not afraid of a good rom-com
Signature drink: Sol with a lime or an Old-Fashioned
The best gift I’ve ever been given: My first journal and, when my dad passed away, an old bracelet from Saint Croix that he always wore.
The key to my heart is: Through my stomach. There’s nothing better than a woman who can cook.

MICHAEL PATRICK
Vice president of capital markets, Carroll Organization

Age: 33
Originally from: Peachtree City
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MBA) and The University of Georgia (undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who has faith in God, values family, has passion for what they do, has an active lifestyle and gives to the community
I am complimented most often on: My height and eyes
Biggest turn-ons: There’s nothing sexier than a confident woman that loves to dance.
Biggest turnoffs: Lack of interest in what’s happening in the local community and the world
Longest relationship: 10 years
Where do you hang out? I enjoy going out in Buckhead, Midtown and Inman Park
Ideal date: Taking a girl out for a nice dinner and then dancing late into the night
Hobbies: Coaching basketball, volunteering with several nonprofit organizations and watching movies
Favorite restaurants: Barcelona Wine Bar, Bistro Niko, Smokebelly BBQ and Umi
Favorite sports team: The University of Georgia anything—I played basketball for the Bulldogs.
Proudest professional moment: Before going back to business school in 2008, I was part of a firm that sold the rebar steel package to the new international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The new terminal will change not only the state of Georgia, but also the Southeast region for generations to come by enhancing our connection to the world.
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes and smile
You know you’re in love when: You try to refute it but your boys can easily tell you’re lying.
Celebrity crushes: Savannah Guthrie and Adriana Lima
Something people would never guess about you: People are always surprised that a “tall jock” enjoys country line dancing. I’ve been to Electric Cowboy, Wild Bill’s and Country Club, just to name a few!
Describe yourself in three words: Driven, loyal and passionate
Guilty pleasure: Shamefully, I love gummy bears.
Signature drink: Maker’s Mark and ginger
The key to my heart is: A beautiful soul who has a desire to live every day to the absolute fullest

GINGER LUM
Showroom manager, Matthew Quinn Collection at ADAC

Age: 25
Originally from: Buckhead
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Alabama
Perfect mate: Someone I can be proud of, who will keep me on my toes, inspire me, get along with my friends and be my partner in crime
I am complimented most often on: My eyes and hair
Biggest turn-ons: Ambition, intelligence, consideration, maturity, a great smile and good arms
Biggest turnoffs: Insecurity, a bad kisser, no sense of humor and someone who’s afraid to fail
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? Mostly Buckhead, occasionally Virginia-Highland
Ideal date: Something casual and laid-back, followed by a little spontaneity or friendly competition.
Hobbies: Flywheel Sports, tailgates, sporting events, brunch, being active at Piedmont Park and decorating
Favorite sports team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Proudest professional moment: I’m proud of never settling at a job I didn’t enjoy. I’ve used experiences from several different industries as stepping stones to get to where I am now, and I couldn’t be happier.
Part of the body you notice first: Height—I’m tall!
You know you’re in love when: He’s the first person you want to tell everything to and you consider him before making any decisions.
Celebrity crushes: Scott Eastwood, Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn
Describe yourself in three words: Loving, charismatic and creative
When I want to feel sexy, I... wear a good perfume.
Who inspires you? My daddy!
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Chrissy Teigen. She’s broken the traditional model persona by sharing her love of food, speaking her mind and never taking herself too seriously.
My greatest ambition in life: To open my own home accessories boutique.
Guilty pleasure: Delivery—Chinese, Thai, pizza, you name it.
Signature drink: Vodka with water and lemon
The key to my heart is: Good conversation and acceptance

STEPHANIE STRADA
Account executive, Aerotek Engineering

Age: 30
Originally from: Atlanta
Lives in: Midtown
Education: Georgia State University
Perfect mate: Someone who’s funny, driven, loyal, honest and intelligent
I get complimented most often on: My eyes
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who’s thoughtful, can make me laugh, has a great relationship with his family and surrounds himself with good people
Biggest turnoffs: Being shorter than me, interrupting a lot, being shallow or rude, know-it-alls and bad tippers
Longest relationship: Five years
Where do you hang out? I frequent bars and restaurants in Buckhead, Midtown and Virginia-Highland.
Ideal date: Cocktails and sushi somewhere with a great view
Hobbies: Reading and barre workouts
Favorite restaurants: Kevin Rathbun Steak, Sotto Sotto and Woodfire Grill
Favorite sports teams: All Atlanta teams—Braves, Falcons and Hawks!
Proudest professional moment: Hitting my company’s sales contest for the past four years
Part of the body you first notice: Eyes
You know you’re in love when: I make them a priority in my life and can’t go a day without talking to them
Celebrity crushes: David Beckham, Josh Duhamel and Ryan Reynolds
Describe yourself in three words: Witty, loyal and generous
When I want to feel sexy, I... throw on a little black dress and a pair of high heels.
Who inspires you? My grandmother. She is the most generous, selfless and loving person I’ve ever known.
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Kristen Wiig
My greatest ambition in life: To make my family proud and look back with no regrets
Guilty pleasure: Gelato
I can’t get enough of: Traveling and concerts
Signature drink: Blueberry vodka with water and a lemon
The key to my heart is: Laughter

JOHN SELPH
Superintendent, Turner Construction Company

Age: 29
Originally from: Olive Branch, Miss.
Lives in: Brookhaven
Education: Auburn University (MBC) and Samford University (undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who has the same beliefs as me, is smart, motivated, loves people, loves to laugh and is easygoing.
I get complimented most often on: My smile
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who’s confident, in shape, has a great smile and long hair
Biggest turnoffs: Arrogance, smoking and pessimism
Longest relationship: Three years
Where do you hang out? Brookhaven, Buckhead, the BeltLine, Piedmont Park and Inman Park
Ideal date: A good restaurant with a fun atmosphere, great conversation and large amounts of laughter
Hobbies: I love to be outside, traveling, hunting, fishing, fixing things and spending time with friends and family.
Favorite restaurants: Barcelona Wine Bar, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Hal’s, The Optimist and Tacos & Tequila Mexican Grill
Favorite sports team: Ole Miss Rebels
Proudest professional accomplishment: Becoming a licensed contractor in the state of Georgia
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes
You know you’re in love when: I’m more concerned with her needs and happiness than my own.
Celebrity crushes: Julianne Hough and Minka Kelly
Something people would never guess about you: I like to think my karaoke game is pretty strong.
Describe yourself in three words: Easygoing, friendly and confident
Who inspires you? My dad. He’s the most selfless person I know. He’s worked hard for years to provide for his family and has always put his needs secondary to my mom’s and the rest of our family.
Guilty pleasure: Pizza
Signature drink: Ice-cold Coors Light
The best gift I’ve ever been given: My first shotgun from my grandfather
The key to my heart is: A good back massage.

KELLY CHASE
Owner/holistic health coach, ChaseLife; and account manager, MYLAPS Sports Timing

Age: 29
Originally from: Loganville
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Georgia and Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Perfect mate: Someone who’s loyal, charismatic, genuine and witty
I am complimented most often on: My booty
Biggest turn-ons: A guy who’s funny, confident, ambitious, has a beautiful outlook on life and has a toned body with sculpted shoulders, a tight booty and good hair
Biggest turnoffs: Cigarette smokers, crooked teeth, out of shape and arrogant
Longest relationship: Two years
Where do you hang out? You can typically find me at a nice happy-hour spot like King + Duke, dressing sexy at Koo Koo Room, dancing at El Bar or enjoying a great carefree environment at Five Paces Inn.
Ideal date: My ideal date is to be taken to dinner at a restaurant I have never been to before, where we sip on a few drinks and savor each bite of food, then grab a drink on a patio while getting to know one another even more.
Hobbies: Indoor cycling (I’m an instructor), working out and trying different restaurants and social scenes
Favorite restaurants: Leon’s Full Service, No. 246, The Optimist, St. Cecilia and True Food Kitchen
Favorites sport team: Georgia Bulldogs
Proudest professional moment: Starting my own health coaching company, ChaseLife
Part of the body you notice first: Shoulders
You know you’re in love when: Nothing else matters. When I could be anywhere with that one person and just want to be with that person, in the moment, talking, laughing, as if no one else is around
Celebrity crushes: Jude Law, Jared Leto and Brad Pitt
Something people would never guess about you: I can do The Worm backward.
Describe yourself in three words: Natural, optimistic and genuine
Guilty pleasure: Mexican food
Signature drink: Tito’s vodka with club soda and a lime wedge
The key to my heart is: Compassion. I adore a guy who is down-to-earth, treats me with respect and is simply compassionate about everything he does.

OTTO LOEWY
Digital strategist, AT&T

Age: 27
Originally from: Atlanta
Lives in: Midtown
Education: Winthrop University
Perfect mate: Someone who’s honest, smart, attractive, funny and who I can enjoy being weird with
I am complimented most often on: My eyes
Biggest turn-ons: A smile and the ability to make me laugh
Biggest turnoffs: Too much makeup
Longest relationship: Five years
Where do you hang out? Piedmont Park, Poncey-Highland, Buckhead and Midtown
Ideal date: At the park with the sun setting, enjoying some margaritas while listening to music and talking
Hobbies: Soccer and any other sports outside
Favorite restaurant: South City Kitchen
Favorite sports team: Chelsea FC
Proudest professional moment: Transitioning from playing professional soccer in Boston for the New England Revolution to working with Soccer in the Streets to help conduct soccer clinics in urban and underserved communities.
Part of the body you notice first: Face and eyes
You know you’re in love when: We’re able to see each other through the tough times and together become better people.
Celebrity crushes: Halle Berry, Katy Perry and Rihanna
Describe yourself in three words: Focused, family-oriented and open-minded
Who inspires you? My little brother and cousins who look to me as a father figure, uncle, role model and friend. They inspire me to be the best man I can be.
Guilty pleasure: Peeps and Krispy Kreme
Signature drink: American Honey bourbon with a splash of ginger beer and two lime wedges
The best gift I’ve ever been given: A letter from a girl who died from cancer three years ago. She was one of the best fans when I played professionally. I visited her every month, and she always thanked me for hanging out with her and coloring my mohawk for her when I played. To see her smile was enough for me.
The key to my heart is: Making me laugh with ease

CHRIS MARSEGLIA
Business manager, Audi North Atlanta

Age: 31
Originally from: Rochester, N.Y.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: State University of New York at Geneseo
Perfect mate: Someone who’s funny, kind, intelligent and classy
I am complimented most often on: My smile
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was: A helicopter ride over Atlanta... I’m a bit scared of heights
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence, class and sophistication
Biggest turn-offs: Drama
Longest relationship: Six years
Where do you hang out? STK, the W hotels, Park Tavern, SweetWater Brewing Company and Ecco
Ideal date: An amazing dinner, then off to somewhere fun for drinks
Hobbies: Racetrack days, running, cooking, wine tastings and eating
Favorite restaurants: Bacchanalia, Chops Lobster Bar, Noche, STK and Two Urban Licks
Favorite sports team: Dirty Birds!
Proudest professional moment: Becoming the youngest sales manager in my corporate group
Part of the body you notice first: Smile
Best pickup line: If you were a Transformer, you’d be a Hot-obot and your name would be Optimus Fine.
You know you’re in love when: I want to escape work to be with her
Celebrity crush: Julia Roberts
Something people would never guess about you: I’m actually very shy.
Describe yourself in three words: Loving, funny and genuine
When I want to feel sexy, I... get dressed up.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? My grandfather
My greatest ambition in life: To have a happy and healthy family
Guilty pleasure: Cannoli
Signature drink: Ketel One vodka and ginger with two limes
The key to my heart is: Food and humor

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Hair and makeup by Nyssa Green, The Green Room Agency; and Alicia Igess, The Green Room Agency/Urban Tangles using Nars Cosmetics
Photography assistant: Naomi Smith
Hair and makeup assistant: Courtney Gower, The Green Room Agency
Shot on location at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Roche Bobois and W Atlanta – Downtown