Metro Weekly

Jared Lee: 2nd Runner-Up

2013 Coverboy of the Year

Coverboy: Jared

Coverboy: Jared

(Photo by Julian Vankim)

“I think it’s very boring to date somebody who looks like yourself, and does what you do, and doesn’t bring any kind of harmony or balance to the relationship or to your life,” he says.

While Jared is not currently dating anyone, a potential suitor could always try to tempt him by ordering him a gin and tonic or bourbon on the rocks. “I’m very purist when it comes to spirits, because I have this obsession with the old-school bartending era,” he says. “I appreciate the old-school cocktails. I just don’t like the sugary sweet stuff. If it’s blue or green, I’m not going to drink it.”

Jared is appreciative of the many friends and acquaintances who supported him in his bid to become Metro Weekly‘s Coverboy of the Year. “I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and tell me they voted for me,” he says. “It’s been a really great opportunity, and it was a good win for the Charm City.”

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at