Coverboy: Lance

Photography by Jeff Code
Published on March 24, 2011, 5:08am | Comments

Lance started dancing in musicals when he was five years old. Now, the 20-year-old native of Missouri is studying modern dance and ballet at Towson University, hoping to one day launch his own dance studio to teach others how to move. When not practicing the art form, Lance likes to take on other forms of dance including tap, hip-hop and jazz. Lance balances all that jazz with life's simple pleasures such as watching movies, shopping and relaxing with friends. ''I'm a pretty laid back guy,'' he says. Even though he lives in Towson, Lance likes to trek out to D.C. regularly for night outs at Town and Apex.

What's on your nightstand?
My economics book from school, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, and a glass of water.

What's in your nightstand drawer?
The usual, condoms and lube, some GQ magazines.

What are your television favorites?
Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Modern Family, and RuPaul's Drag Race.

What's the last movie you saw in a theater?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I like the books better. But the movies are cool, too.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Rugrats.

What superhero would you be?
The Green Lantern, because Ryan Reynolds is playing him in the new movie.

Who's your greatest influence?
Everyone in my life has had an influence on me. It's not just one person. I learn from my friends and family.

What's your greatest fear?
I'm really tall, so I hate small spaces.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Ryan Reynolds, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

What would you serve?
I'm a southern boy, so probably a good home-cooked southern meal. Rice, gravy and pot roast, and all that corn bread.

How would you describe your dream guy?
He has to have a personality, and he has to know what he wants in life but also how to have fun.

What physical attributes do you look for in a guy?
I kind of go for taller guys. But I don't have anything against short people.

Define good in bed.
Going with the flow and trying to please the other person.

Who is your favorite musical artist?
Tracy Chapman.

What's your favorite website?
Tumblr. I tumble a lot.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Shia LaBeouf.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Chris O'Donnell from Batman Forever.

If your home was burning, what's the first thing you would grab while leaving?
My skinny jeans. I have a lot of clothes I do not want to give up.

What's your biggest turn-on?
Nice eyes. When someone has nice eyes, that's the first thing I notice about them.

What's your biggest turn-off?
Bad breath. I can't stand it. I like to kiss people. But when I'm dating someone and they have bad breath, it's just not a good thing.

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet tried?
I love dolphins. I would love to go swimming with dolphins.

What's something you've tried that you never want to do again?
Working at Abercrombie & Fitch. Retail is not just fun.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
I am usually the catcher but I could play shortstop, if that means both catcher and pitcher.

Boxers, briefs or other?
Boxer-briefs and briefs person.

What's your favorite retail store?
H&M.

What's the most you'll spend on a haircut?
$40.

On a pair of shoes?
$200.

What's your favorite food to splurge with?
Southern food. When I go down to visit my relatives in Texas I pig out.

What kind of animal would you be?
I've been told by other people since I'm tall, that I should be a giraffe.

What kind of plant would you be?
A palm tree, they get to chill on the beach.

What kind of car would you be?
A Jeep Wrangler. That's my dream car.

What's something you want more of?
Clothes.

What are you most grateful for?
My family, my mom, my dad and my two sisters. They supported me through a lot.

What's your dream job?
To be a performer on Broadway, either a dancer or a lead.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Life's a dance. You learn as you go.


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