This is year five for the Lust List, CL's annual search for the sexiest baristas, waitrons and other unheralded members of the service industry. From hundreds of nominations, we combed the city's restaurants, salons and boutiques, scouting out the hottest work-a-day Atlantans until we whittled the field to a breathtaking 10. Along the way, we discovered a captivating Thai film actress, a shy bartender who has all the ladies swooning, and a gorgeous lesbian who boasts of waxing every portion of the female anatomy.
At times, we were touched by a tangible pathos in our readers' longing for their objects of desire -- so close and yet, for reasons all too familiar, so unobtainable. Confesses one: "Were I a bolder man and not 10 years her senior, well ... I've said too much." Another rails against the inscrutable force of sexual preference: "If only I could turn him straight!" A third reader offers perhaps too frank a glimpse into her libido: "If I wasn't pregnant, I would be all over that!"
Then there are the descriptions that illustrate the quirks of personal taste: the nominee who reputedly possesses "an ass like a semi," the guy with the "ungroomable unibrow," the girl with "thick-ass sideburns," "a half-bald bartender with a prominent beer belly," and the "hot, radical-queer smartypants!" Quick, call Maxim!
But that's the nature of lust, isn't it? One gal's ideal man is the next gal's Elephant Man. We're pleased with the talent we've assembled, but feel free to second-guess us. If nothing else, the Lust List confirms that the source of your next hormonal surge could be taking tonight's drink order.
Lust List 2007
You picked 'em. We peeped 'em. Here they are: Atlanta's hardest-working hotties.