Coverboy: Jamel

Jamel came to Washington from Winston-Salem, N.C., to pursue a law degree at Howard University. Instead, the 24-year-old switched gears and decided to spend a few years working in health care, today employed as a health care administrator in Silver Spring. He still plans to pursue a law degree in the future. In his free time the D.C. resident likes dine at local restaurants, watch movies and dance the night away at his favorite local hotspot, Town Danceboutique. And while coming out to the family proved difficult, especially with his father, Jamel says things are much better these days. For now, living in Washington is great, but Jamel wants to eventually settle down in San Francisco.

What’s on your nightstand?
I don’t have a nightstand.

Where do you keep the condoms and lube?
Underneath my bed.

What are your television favorites?
Family Guy, American Dad and Robot Chicken. I have a very serious life, so when I look at television I just want to relax and not really think of anything.

What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?
Thor. It was great. It was an awesome movie.

hat was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
X-Men Evolution.

What superhero would you be?
The Green Lantern, because my imagination is vast and very dangerous.

Who’s your greatest influence?
Even though he hurt me so much, my father.

What’s your greatest fear?
Not accomplishing my dreams due to someone else’s influence.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Malcolm X, Barack Obama and Maya Angelou.

What would you serve?
I can’t serve pork, so I probably would choose going out to Eatonville.

How would you describe your dream guy?
Tall, muscular, passionate and intelligent and someone I can have an in-depth conversation with.

Define good in bed.
Passion, sweat – just wet.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Denzel Washington. I have his height.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Leonardo DiCaprio.

Who gets on your nerves?
Stupid people with power.

If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
My wallet and cell phone.

What’s your biggest turn-on?
Smooth skin.

What’s your biggest turn-off?
Bad breath.

What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
Skydiving, just for the rush and it would be so cool to come down to earth in a parachute and everything.

What’s something you’ve tried that you never want to do again?
Date a girl.

Boxers, briefs or other?
Armani briefs.

Who’s you’re favorite musical artist?
Above and Beyond.

What’s your favorite website?
Google.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
In the school’s chapel.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
Definitely a pitcher.

What’s your favorite retail store?
Express.

What’s the most you’ll spend on a haircut?
$25.

What about on shoes?
$700.

What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
Cake-batter ice cream from Cold Stone.

What’s your favorite season?
Spring, because of all the colors of the flowers.

What kind of animal would you be?
A golden eagle, because they’re strong. They can drag goats off a cliff.

What kind of plant would you be?
An orchid, because they have simple, complex beauty.

What kind of car would you be?
A 1967 Shelby Mustang just for the raw power of the car. It’s awesome.

What are you most grateful for?
My intelligence.

What’s something you want more of?
Time and money.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Always be proud of your choices.