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Coverboy: Shannon

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Coverboy: Shannon Photo by Julian Vankim

Coverboy: Shannon
Photo by Julian Vankim

So which Sex and the City character does each one play in this scenario?
Madonna would be Samantha. I would be a healthy mix of all of them. I don’t think any one of us would be Charlotte or Miranda — too tame.

You’re stranded on a desert island with one person. Who do you pick?
I’m going to go back to my girl Madonna. I’d definitely be entertained. She’s a genius, so I’d learn a lot. And I’d definitely be in shape.

What annoys you?
Ignorant people.

What pleases you?
Good friends, good people. One thing about my friends is we always have each other’s backs. We know when there’s a friend emergency. I can’t say anything negative about my close friends.

What’s the worst thing a friend could do to you?
Lie. Lying is a betrayal. If you give it to me straight, you’ll get more respect from me.

Who is your greatest influence or hero?
My mom and dad. They’ll have been married 37 years on June 3. They know how to have a good time and enjoy each other’s company. They’re hardworking, successful people.

What’s your greatest fear?

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