Coverboy: Daly

Rocking the Mic

Photography by Julian Vankim
Published on July 12, 2013, 4:43pm | Comments

Grab your passport and your suitcase, because Daly is on the move. The 26-year-old was born in Germany, but started his migration at 5, living in various places across the United States. Now in Logan Circle, this server and bartender loves to visit museums, dance, and sing at open-mike nights at Busboys & Poets. But Daly won't have much time for performing this summer, as he plans on traveling. Although he generally doesn't go out, you might catch him on one of his nights off at Cobalt, Aqua Ultra Lounge, JR.'s or Stoney's.

What's on your nightstand?
Random vitamin pills, cologne, pocket change.

Coverboy: Daly

Coverboy: Daly

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's in your nightstand drawer?
Bills.

Where do you keep the condoms and lube?
Within arm's reach.

What are your television favorites?
Scandal and Veep. My roommate is trying to get me hooked on Game of Thrones.

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

Who's your greatest influence?
My mother. She really set herself apart from her family. She was the only person to go into the military. She's been in war, she's traveled the world. She's the first person to marry someone who's not Jamaican. She was a single mom most of my life, and one of my biggest supporters.

What's your greatest fear?
Dying without influencing or inspiring somebody through my music.

Coverboy: Daly

Coverboy: Daly

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Kathy Griffin, RuPaul and Tyra Banks.

What would you serve?
Traditional Jamaican food, like curry chicken, plantains, beans and rice, a little Jamaican rum.

How would you describe your dream guy?
I think it changes all the time. It depends on personality. Somebody who's caring, family-oriented, a good friend, faithful, and stable in their job. Somebody who's confident. And someone with a nice, eye-catching smile.

Define good in bed.
No words. When it's so good you don't even know how to describe it.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Ben Savage.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Does it have to be a guy?

Tell me both, your first female and male crushes.
My first crush was Tiffani Amber Thiessen from Saved by the Bell. My first male crush was A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys.

Who gets on your nerves?
People who are annoying just to be annoying. I also don't like people who are too clingy.

If your home was burning, what's the first thing you'd grab while leaving?
My iPad and my passport.

What's your biggest turn-on?
Nice legs and confidence.

Coverboy: Daly

Coverboy: Daly

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's your biggest turn-off?
Arrogance and no sense of style.

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet tried?
Skydiving or riding a hot-air balloon.

Boxers, briefs or other?
Briefs and other.

Who's your favorite musical artist?
Christina Aguilera. She's my idol.

What's your favorite website?
YouTube.

What's the most unusual place you've had sex?
In a park by a Metro station.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
MVP.

What's your favorite retail store?
At the moment, American Apparel and H&M.

What's the most you'll spend on a haircut?
$200.

What about on shoes?
$350. And I still have them.

Coverboy: Daly

Coverboy: Daly

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What's your favorite food to splurge with?
Chinese takeout.

Do you have a particular dish you like?
I could eat the whole menu. Anything with roasted pork, I love.

What's your favorite season?
Fall and winter. I hate summer.

What kind of animal would you be?
I would say a bird of paradise. I love that birds can go wherever they want to, plus birds of paradise are exotic, like myself.

What kind of plant would you be?
A black rose. It's a hybrid, just like me. My mom is Jamaican and Chinese; my dad is Irish.

What kind of car would you be?
A Volkswagen Bug. You'd be surprised what comes in small packages.

What are you most grateful for?
The few friends I've made in D.C. They're like my substitute family.

What's something you want more of?
Patience. I'm so impatient.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
I don't want to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death.


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