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Lust List 2012: Jared



Job: Executive chef of HD1
Age: 30
Relationship status: Has a girlfriend

Six would appear to be a symbolic number for Jared. Back in aught-six, the Oxford, Ala., native cradled his glasses on the bridge of his nose, packed up his beloved thrift-store shirts, and moved to the big city to kick off his career in the food industry. Less than six years later, he's executive chef at the über-trendy and much-anticipated Poncey-Highland hot dog joint HD1, aka the Haute Doggery. His height? Six feet six inches. Oh, and his favorite wiener he serves, the Little Italy, will set you back six bucks.

What's your standard drink?
It would be beer. Local brews.

What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?
Pink Floyd.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Chocolate cake.

What's your least favorite household chore?

On which reality TV show should you be cast?
"Top Chef."

What's the last thing that made you cry?
When my dog died.

What's the last good book you read?
Cookbook entitled According to Joe Beef. It's from Montreal.

What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?
Collapsible laundry basket. I'm working on a patent.

What's the lamest pickup line anyone's used on you?
"What's the weather like up there?" I'm six-foot-six.

If you could live in any movie, which would it be?
Probably Last Action Hero.

What's the first album you bought with your own money?
It was either Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle or In Utero by Nirvana.

What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?
Just start asking me questions about the food. I'll stay and talk forever.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Are there any actors as tall as me? Ashton Kutcher.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish this year?
Making it on "Top Chef" would be great. I've worked with a number of chefs from the show, like Mike Isabella, Richard Blais.

What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?
People that are inconsiderate to cyclists. Honkers and such.

Is there a drawback to being attractive?

What's the weirdest thing in your house?
I guess my collection of tiki mugs from various flea markets and thrift stores.

Name one thing you've stolen.

Who's the most important person in your life?
My mom.

What's your sexy-time soundtrack?
Duran Duran.

Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?
Yes. 'Cause I'm a [makes beeping sound]; fill in the blank.

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?
Bad feet. Like when the second toe's longer than the other one.

What would you order for your last meal?
Tacos with freshly made tortillas.

How much would you charge to murder a stranger?
Probably $100,000. If it was a zombie? For free.

Name a well-regarded band you don't like.
Black Eyed Peas.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?
Bobby Flay.

What would be the title of your autobiography?
Just Jared.

What did your parents want you to do with your life?
Whatever I wanted. Whatever made me happy.

Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook?
Yes, an ex.

What celebrity would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
Halle Berry.

What's your preferred footwear?
I like Toms. I like comfortable shoes.

What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?
The High Museum.

What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?
I used to be a dance instructor. Swing, ballroom, salsa.

At what bar/restaurant would you like to have an open tab?
The Republic Social House.

What personal attribute are you a sucker for?
I like people that have a great laugh. Great eyes.

Where would you go on a sweepstakes vacation?
New York.

Describe your relationship to exercise.
Whenever I get on my bike.

Not counting rent or bills, where does most of your disposable income go?
Thrift stores.

What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?
Just to run my own restaurant. We'll cook entire pigs!

If you had to spend a million dollars in one afternoon, what would you do?
Buy the most expensive cars I could and wreck them.

Have you ever stolen a friend's girlfriend?

What's your own character flaw you'd most like to fix?
My patience.

What silly thing are you most vain about?
My hair.

Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?
Because they think I'm sexy.

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