Alexandria native Henry is eager to get home to the D.C. area. For now, however, the 27-year-old is paying dues by completing his surgery residency in Virginia Beach. But Henry’s not at all impatient, as his coming-out experience shows. ”I’m totally a late bloomer,” he says. ”I didn’t come out to myself till medical school. I’m definitely a lot happier.” He’s also holding out for some things worth waiting for, like a husband and kids, as well as his own medical practice. When he’s feeling more spontaneous, however, you might find Henry on the Town dance floor, far from the bar. ”I’m not much of a drinker. It doesn’t take much for me to get tipsy.”
What’s on your nightstand?
Earplugs — I’m a very light sleeper — a lamp, and I usually have a book.
What’s in your nightstand drawer?
There’s no drawer.
So where do you keep condoms and lube?
Next to all my medical books, tucked in between.
What are your television favorites?
I’m a big sucker for reality shows – The X Factor, The Voice, American Idol. Grey’s Anatomy, House. I love Nip/Tuck.
What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Anything on Nickelodeon. Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats. Of course I still watch The Simpsons.
What superhero would you be?
Superman. I actually have a Superman shirt.
Who’s your greatest influence?
My grandma. She’s 84 now. Growing up, with my parents working, she raised me. She doesn’t know any English at all, but taught us ABCs and multiplication tables. She’s great.
What’s your greatest fear?
I don’t want to die alone. I want to share life with someone.
Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Mariah Carey, Martina Hingis, and a hot guy – Chris Pine.
What would you serve?
How would you describe your dream guy?
Light-colored eyes. Fit. I like a pretty face, clean-cut. Someone who can make me laugh, who values family and is pretty ambitious.
Define good in bed.
Someone who knows how to kiss and cuddle. I love a great kisser.
Who should star in a movie about your life?
A really young B.D. Wong.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Jesse from Full House, John Stamos.
Who gets on your nerves?
I’m not a fan of super-effeminate gays. Someone flamboyant and in your face.
If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
Probably my $500 Armani blazer. That’s the most expensive item in my apartment.
What’s your biggest turn-on?
Kissing. And a sexy grin, a devilish smile.
What’s your biggest turn-off?
Guys who chew their fingernails.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
I’ve always wanted to go watch Wimbledon, then the French Open.
What’s something you’ve tried that you never want to do again?
A blind date with someone from an online site I’d not really talked to. They may look great in photos, but not know how to hold a conversation.
Who’s your favorite musical artist?
What’s your favorite website?
What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
A library basement, after hours.
How did you get in?
We stayed past closing. We slept there all night.
What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
I like having control – the surgery mentality. Probably the umpire is the most equivalent.
What’s your favorite retail store?
What’s the most you’ll spend on a haircut?
I would pay up to $100 for a very good haircut. It would have to include shampoo and highlights.
What about on shoes?
If I had the income, up to $1,000 for a very good pair.
What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
Probably just Chinese takeout. General Tso’s chicken is my guilty pleasure.
What’s your favorite season?
Spring. The flowers start to bloom, the days get longer. That transition definitely makes me happy.
What kind of animal would you be?
I’m a big fish geek. I have two tanks. I’d probably be a clown fish like Nemo.
What kind of plant would you be?
What kind of car would you be?
BMW 7 Series. Jet black. Refined and classy.
What are you most grateful for?
Being able to practice medicine.
What’s something you want more of?
More people to be accepting. There are too many people being rude out there.
State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Don’t be afraid of who you are. Those who mind don’t matter, those who matter don’t mind.