Metro Weekly

Coverboy: Jared

Active artist

Staying active is at the top of the agenda for 27-year-old Jared. Originally from Hampton Roads, Va., Jared kicked his way through college on a soccer scholarship. Today, working as a graphic designer, he’s still scoring goals in a co-ed recreational league. He’s also trained in ”aerial silks,” acrobatic feats aloft made by famous by Cirque du Soleil. ”It’s a lot of fun and a good workout,” he says. When he’s not working on his physical fitness, Jared likes to hang out in D.C. or downtown Baltimore, meaning you’re likely to catch him at places like Grand Central, Nellie’s or Cobalt.

What’s on your nightstand?
A spread of magazines and books.

Coverboy: Jared

Coverboy: Jared

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

What’s in your nightstand drawer?
Loose change and receipts.

Where do you keep the condoms and lube?
Bathroom closet.

What are your television favorites?
House of Cards and The Walking Dead.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
The Ren & Stimpy Show. It was kind of crude and funny for the time, before the likes of South Park and Family Guy.

Who’s your greatest influence?
My mom. She is a single parent of two, and has been an example in my life of what strength is, and how to overcome obstacles.

What’s your greatest fear?
Not leaving behind a meaningful legacy.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Tim Burton, Alexander McQueen and Quentin Tarantino.

What would you serve?
Squid-ink pasta and bourbon.