Metro Weekly

Coverboy: Nicholas

Bouncing Ball of Energy

Type A doesn’t begin to describe Coverboy Nicholas. ”Ball of endless energy” might be a start. He’s upbeat, outspoken and loves to laugh. The 22-year-old southern Maryland native loves to stay active, spending his time exercising and enjoying the outdoors, as well as frequenting happy-hour hangouts. Majoring in architecture, Nicholas is passionate about his future profession – making D.C. the perfect city for the man who loves to sit back and sketch the city’s landscape. While you may have missed Nicholas about town as he draws the District, chances are better you’ve seen him modeling bathing suits for Universal Gear at Town. Also look for him at Mova or the Eighteenth Street Lounge.

What’s on your nightstand?
Birthday cards. My birthday was May 15.

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What’s in your nightstand drawer?
My underwear, socks.

Where do you keep the condoms and lube?
In the other nightstand, on my boyfriend’s side.

What are your television favorites?
I have none. I haven’t watched TV in three or four years.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?

What superhero would you be?
Flash, because I love running.

Who’s your greatest influence?
Madonna, because she’s very successful and large on all levels right now. She’s met all the goals in her career, and she helps out where she can.

What’s your greatest fear?
Dying alone.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
My grandfather, because he was very knowledgeable and kind and loving. Meryl Streep, because she’s a phenomenal actress. And Mies van der Rohe, a famous architect.

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What would you serve?
I love cooking, and my favorite thing to cook is steak. I would probably cook them filet mignon with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

How would you describe your dream guy?
Very motivated, good head on their shoulders, dedicated to their work or artistic abilities. Very cheerful and happy.

Define good in bed.
Someone who knows what they’re doing.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
A lot of people say I look like Chris Pine, so I guess it would be him.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Brad Pitt.

Who gets on your nerves?
Very loud, obnoxious people. A person who wants to be the center of attention all the time.

If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
I would grab my memory box. It has memories — photos, old birthday cards — from when I was a child, and people who have influenced me throughout my life.

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What’s your biggest turn-on?
Someone’s laugh.

What’s your biggest turn-off?
Rude comments.

What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
Skydiving. I’d love to do it, but I’m terrified.

What’s something you’ve tried that you never want to do again?
The Drop Zone at Kings Dominion.

Boxers, briefs or other?
Briefs all the way.

Who’s your favorite musical artist?

What’s your favorite website?
Probably It’s an architecture magazine for the Web.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
My old elementary school’s soccer field.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
I’m predominantly both, but right now I’m playing catcher.

Coverboy: Nicholas

Coverboy: Nicholas

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What’s your favorite retail store?
Urban Outfitters.

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

What about on shoes?

What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
Italian food.

What’s your favorite season?
Fall. I love when the leaves change color.

What kind of animal would you be?
A yellow lab, because I’m very energetic, fun and very loving.

What kind of plant would you be?
A rose.

What kind of car would you be?
A BMW convertible, because they’re German and beautiful.

What are you most grateful for?
My loved ones.

What’s something you want more of?
More free time to travel the world, see nature.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Live life with a smile and feeling happy.