Coverboy: Sean

Bound for Glory

Bouncing around Virginia as he grew up, Sean made the best of family troubles by focusing on gymnastics. His mother, a lieutenant colonel in the Army, was away for many of his teen years, and his parents eventually divorced. At 20, living with his maternal grandparents in Yorktown, Va., Sean has set his sights on a new goal. ”I’ve decided I want to join the military,” he says, figuring he’s got what it takes. ”I’m very athletic, a good listener, very headstrong.” While Sean hasn’t made his mind up about which branch, he’s leaning hard toward the Marines. He’ll be right at home with the few and the proud with no worries about being out. ”If someone asks, I’ll be honest. I’m tired of being closeted.” Till then, you’ve got a better chance of catching Sean at the beach surfing or in the hills snowboarding than at a bar or club. After all, he’s not 21 till July. Besides, he wasn’t too thrilled with his few gay-bar outings. ”It gets too touchy-feely, and the dancing is strange.”

What’s on your nightstand?
A Mac. Oatmeal-raisin cookies – not very healthy, but they’re good! Headphones, lamp, bottles of water.

What’s in your nightstand drawer?
Lots of things. Camera, cell phones, guitar books.

Coverboy: Sean

Coverboy: Sean

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

And the condoms and lube?
I hide them in my closet.

What are your television favorites?
American Dad. Everyone loves Family Guy. Lost – I just got into it on DVD.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Power Rangers. I would run around and do kicks.

What superhero would you be?
Superman. I have black hair, glasses. I look like Clark Kent.

Who’s your greatest influence?
My mom. She really encourages me, even thought we’ve been through a lot.

What’s your greatest fear?
Being lonely, dying alone.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Johnny Depp, Jessica Alba and Katt Williams.

What would you serve?
I’d serve steak – sirloin, the best I could get – mashed potatoes, green beans and macaroni.

How would you describe your dream guy?
Athletic, someone who can keep up with me. Charming. Has to be honest. I’m tired of being cheated on.