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Lust List 2012: Rachel



Job: Bartender at Relapse Theatre
Age: 24
Relationship status: Single

Rachel claims she doesn't watch TV or go to the movies. Instead, she prefers the immediacy of improv and stand-up. In fact, she spent so much time hanging out at Relapse Theatre after moving to town that the bar manager put her to work mixing drinks. Born in Canada, raised in Rome (Georgia, unfortunately), she's also a full-time fashion student at the Art Institute of Atlanta in Decatur, where she wants to learn the skills to become a stylist or clothes buyer. Rachel came to Atlanta a couple years ago for a boy. But now the only significant other in this cutie-pie's life is her new Great Dane puppy.

What's your standard drink?
Jameson and ginger.

What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?
Red Hot Chili Peppers.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Staying in bed all day.

What's your least favorite household chore?
Taking the trash out.

On which reality TV show should you be cast?
None of them, I'm too boring. [Laughs]

What's the last thing that made you cry?
Stress, school and work-related.

What's the last good book you read?
David Sedaris, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.

What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?
A thing that pulls your jeans down so when you put boots on over your jeans, your jeans don't get scrunched up inside your boots. I think about that every day.

What's the lamest pickup line anyone's used on you?
I don't really get a lot of lame pickup lines. I just get a lot of creeps, to be honest with you. A lot of creepy people.

If you could live in any movie, which would it be?

What's the first album you bought with your own money?
Mariah Carey. I don't remember what it was called. It was the one where she squeals a lot.

What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?
Not to. [Laughs] Just not being too "hitty-on-y," if that makes sense. I hate it when people are really obvious about hitting on me, just turns me off. You just gotta be cool, I suppose.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Selena Gomez. She looks just like me.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish this year?
Just want to continue with school and finish this year with good grades and be on top of all of my stuff. I still have three years left.

What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?
Traffic. Definitely.

Is there a drawback to being attractive?
[Laughs] Such a ridiculous question. Creepy people. I get a lot of unwanted creepy attention.

Name one thing you've stolen.
When I was, like, 4, I stole a bunch of lipstick from CVS. My mom got really mad and made me take it back.

Who's the most important person in your life?
Outside of my family, I think the two most important people in my life are my roommates; they take really good care of me. Old Russ and Camille, they're the best, sweet guys.

What's your sexy-time soundtrack?
I was just talking to someone the other day about how I don't have a sexy-time soundtrack, and everyone was making fun of me. I've never gotten sexy with the music, I guess. Other people have. I haven't really, though.

Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?
Yes, I've been dumped a few times, just things didn't work out. I don't think there was a reason ... 'Cause I'm a bitch. [Smiles] I was dumped 'cause I'm a bitch.

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?
People who breath really heavily through their nose. Or snore. Can't do it. Or people who, when they watch TV, they laugh like this: "Ha Ha Ha," every two seconds.

What would you order for your last meal?
Eggplant Parmesan, I love eggplant.

How much would you charge to murder a stranger?
It'd have to be at least $1 million. I wouldn't do that cheaply. I don't think I could murder someone. It would be pretty scary.

Name a well-regarded band you don't like.
Beastie Boys. Everyone loves the Beastie Boys — I hate them.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?
That game makes me anxious, with, like, the president or something that would be fun.

What did your parents want you to do with your life?
They didn't care. They've always been pretty cool.

Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook?
Oh yeah, who doesn't?

What celebrity would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
I don't watch movies or TV much, somebody who would make me laugh I suppose, a funny celebrity.

What's your preferred footwear?
Boots, I wear boots. I like heels, too, but boots are more practical.

What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?
I don't know, anywhere you've got a good view of the skyline is romantic. I think Atlanta has a pretty skyline.

What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?
I'm Canadian. I don't think that's wacky, though. I don't think I'm very wacky.

At what bar/restaurant would you like to have an open tab?
At Relapse, where I work.

What personal attribute are you a sucker for?
People who are bluntly honest. I tend to gravitate to those people.

Where would you go on a sweepstakes vacation?
Italy. I want some good food.

Describe your relationship to exercise.

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

What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?
I want to own a line of boutiques in places where I have family so I can always be surrounded by people I know and love.

If you had to spend a million dollars in one afternoon, what would you do?
I would probably buy myself a car, first off, and then get my friends and see what kind of trouble we can get into. Maybe buying a house would be a wise decision.

Have you ever stolen a friend's boyfriend?
No, that's terrible.

What's your own character flaw you'd most like to fix?
I can't just pick one ... I interrupt people, that's pretty annoying. I talk a lot, that's pretty annoying. I am a procrastinator, that's the worst.

Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?
I don't know, but I'm excited. I guess maybe someone has a secret crush on me.

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