Metro Weekly

Coverboy: Cliff

You might recognize Cliff as one of the dancers at Town. When he’s not shaking his booty, Cliff is busy studying business and accounting at Hartford Community College in Maryland. He’s also a fan of road trips across the county as well as spending time in the great outdoors — mainly kayaking in the summer. But with hopes of one day taking over the family business, Prost German Restaurant, where he currently works as a manager, Cliff is usually busy hitting the books. The 23-year-old was born in America but has been to Germany 25 times throughout the life. ”I basically grew up in both countries,” he says. This year, Cliff celebrates his 10th year of being out to his parents.

What’s on your nightstand?
A bamboo plant that was given to me for good luck years ago, a bottle of water, my phone, and an antique clock given to me by my great grandmother.

What’s in your nightstand drawer?
I have two drawers. One has the usual: condoms, lube and porn. The other has car parts. I do a lot of things with my car.

What are your television favorites?
Family Guy, American Dad, and Glee.

What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?
I haven’t been to a movie in over a year, but it was Iron Man 2. It wasn’t really my thing.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Mickey Mouse, but the German version.

What superhero would you be?
The Human Torch from Fantastic 4, because he can fly and I’ve always been a kind of ”pyro.” I like fire and all that jazz.

Who’s your greatest influence?
My mom. She is very strong-willed, overwhelmingly accepting and has a complete lack of inhibitions.

What’s your greatest fear?
Open heights.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Madonna, Marilyn Monroe and Seth MacFarlane.

What would you serve?
Breakfast. Sunny Side Up eggs, pancakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy. It’s my favorite meal to cook.

How would you describe your dream guy?
Honest, dependable, successful, and, most of all, fun.

What physical attributes do you look for in a guy?
I generally go for guys who are shorter than me and muscular.

Define good in bed.
Always ready to try new things.

Who is your favorite musical artist?

What’s your favorite website?

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Johnny Depp. He’s the only crazy, out-there actor and I think he could portray my craziness.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Jay Brannan.

If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
My animals. I have a cat, dog, lizard and parrot.

What’s your biggest turn-on?
Masculinity and dog tags.

What’s your biggest turn-off?
Somebody who is too cocky.

What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
Learn how to surf.

What’s something you’ve tried that you never want to do again?
Live in California.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
A lifeguard stand in Atlantic City at midnight.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
Either outfielder or bench bar — whichever means I don’t get much.

You don’t get much sex?
No, I’m too busy. It’s sad, I know.

Boxers, briefs or other?
I don’t discriminate. I have a little bit of everything.

What’s your favorite retail store?
Universal Gear.

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

On a pair of shoes?

What’s your favorite season?
Summer. It’s when my birthday is, it’s when Pride is, and it’s nice and warm.

What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
German Jaeger Schnitzels. I have one everyday.

What kind of animal would you be?
A Bald Eagle. I’ve always wanted to be able to fly on my own, even though I’m afraid of heights, and I don’t want to get shot by a hunter. Bald Eagles are protected birds.

What kind of plant would you be?
A redwood. I saw a lot of those in California and they’re gorgeous and huge.

What kind of car would you be?
A Jeep Wrangler so I can go anywhere.

What’s something you want more of?
Money. I always run out of it.

What are you most grateful for?
Family and real friends, because they’re always there when I need them.

What’s your dream job?
Restaurant owner.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Try anything at least once and have no regrets.