What initially started as a simple Facebook message to friends, morphed into Tim’s restaurant co-workers recruiting random customers to vote for him. Then several of those customers encouraged their friends to vote as well. Several of his friends and family back home in rural Northwestern Virginia also drafted co-workers and acquaintances to the cause.
”It was a really good feeling to get all that camaraderie behind me,” he says. ”Once the word gets out [that I made the top three], all of Winchester – and Markham and Marshall and Upperville, Va. – might just come flooding to Town on Friday. I’m not kidding.
”I don’t know whether you know these towns, but they’re small country places – so when people are legitimately concerned about that gay guy they met that one time, possibly the only gay person they’ve ever met…. I’m excited.”
Meet Tim at Metro Weekly’s 2012 Coverboy of the Year Party at Town, 2009 8th St. NW, Friday, Dec. 14, at 11 p.m.