Metro Weekly

Brian Embly: 1st Runner-Up

2013 Coverboy of the Year

Coverboy: Brian

Coverboy: Brian

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

That’s the sort of spirit that today has Brian working those two jobs, working toward a bachelor’s in business administration, and generally diving into life. It may have also given him the confidence to be a Coverboy, which he says was a great way to really introduce himself to metro D.C. after moving to Alexandria to live with his boyfriend, Matt. It also pushed him to campaign hard when it came time for the Coverboy of the Year contest.

”Probably every day, two to three times a day, I’d post the contest link on my Facebook wall, ask people to vote for me,” he says. ”I had a ton of friends sharing it every day. And I shared it on Twitter. I had a good support system.”

That support system likely comes from the sort of friend Brian is. Asked how his friends might describe him, the answer comes easily: ”Humble. A very caring person. Genuine.”

”Everyone — even after just five minutes of talking to me — sees me as just a down-to-earth guy,” says Brian. ”I get along with everybody.”

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