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Lust List 2013: Xavier



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Job: Cashier/server, Cameli's Pizza

Age: 22

Relationship status: Single

Whether he's spending his days dancing — he recently resigned from the dance company he'd been with for two years to pursue his dream of owning his own studio — or working the floor full-time at Cameli's Pizza in Poncey-Highland, Xavier stays on the move. When he walks into a room all eyes look up, and it's not because of the insanely positive aura he emits or his jovial laughter filling the room, it's because he stands head and shoulders above most of them — literally. "Stop asking me how tall I am, Atlanta," he begs. (For the record, he's 6 feet 8 inches.) Instead, maybe you should start by asking for his number. But if you do, be sure to mind your P's and Q's, he's a sucker for manners — and hazel eyes.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?

I would have to say chocolate. Is that weird?

Describe your relationship to exercise.

Exercise and I have a love/hate relationship because my profession requires me to exercise all the time, but I don't work out on my own. Any time I'm exercising is when I'm dancing. When I'm not I'm sitting on my couch eating chocolate.

What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?

I would prefer leaving a note on the tip or on the receipt. Gross pickup lines out in the public, that's not gonna work.

Is there a drawback to being attractive?

You get stared at a lot, and I'm very weird about that. I don't like to stare at people because I feel like it makes them feel awkward, but people stare a lot if you're the slightest bit attractive, or you're really tall. The combination of both makes me feel weird.

Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?

Here's a fun fact about me, I've never been in a relationship. Period. So I can't answer that question. Never been asked out on a date or anything.

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

Usually clothes and food. I love food. I love to eat. Clothes, food, and cocktails — the gay man essentials.

Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?

I like to give good service. Wait, that sounds bad [laughs]. Because I don't mind interacting with the customer; I don't mind talking to you about stuff that's cool.

What do you like best about your job?

I like interacting with people, meeting new people every day. It's very interesting to find out their story and where they come from and what they do.

What's your standard drink?

Pomegranate margarita.

What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?

I would have to say Danity Kane because they were very strong vocally and very strong dance-wise. I'm a dancer, so that's very important to me for a girl group, or any group, for you to be able to dance.

What's your least favorite household chore?

Oh God, cleaning the bathroom. I can't deal with other people's pee and hair. It's gross. I hate it.

What's the last thing that made you cry?

I would have to say resigning from the company that I was dancing with this past year. I really needed to leave for personal reasons and to launch my own career and to take my career into my own hands. But at the same time I was leaving an organization that had nurtured my artistry and talent for the past two years. So I was very pulled between leaving and staying.

What's the last good book you read?

Life of Pi, but I haven't seen the movie yet and I really want to see it.

What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?

Teleportation. I hate MARTA. I hate riding the bus, and I hate driving. I just want to be able to get there immediately.

What's the lamest pickup line anyone's ever used on you?

"How tall are you? Do you play basketball?" Stop asking me, Atlanta. Stop asking me how tall I am!

And for the record?

I am 6 foot 8 inches.

What movie would you most like to live in?

Moulin Rouge, it's my all-time favorite.

What's the first album you bought with your own money?

Kevin Little, do you remember him? Like reggae-type.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Is it bad if I say me? No, I would pick Dudley [O'Shaughnessy]. He was in one of Rihanna's music videos ["We Found Love"]. Very pretty blue eyes. Even though he doesn't look like me, I'd like him to play me just cause he's beautiful and our bone structure's kind of the same and he likes blonde hair and I like blonde hair.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish this year?

I would have to say to establish a name for myself in the social community and establish a personality and brand for myself.

What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?

The weather. It's horrid. Yesterday was 30 degrees and today's like 65. Pick one, Atlanta: hot or cold.

Name one thing you've stolen.

A piece of candy from Kroger when I was like 7. But my mom caught me and made me put it back.

Who's the most important person in your life?

Definitely my family — my brother, my sister, my mom.

What's your sexy-time soundtrack?

Who made these questions? I would have to say Miguel's "Kaleidoscope Dream." Very sexy.

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?

Not saying thank you for simple things. I was always taught to say thank you after someone gives you something or does something for you. I was taught manners, so that just irritates me.

What would you order for your last meal?

I would order, and this is going to sound very cliché, a slice of pizza from Cameli's and a side salad. I really would, it's amazing.

How much would you charge to murder a stranger?


How do you handle rejection?

I don't handle it well. I try to play it off like a smart-alecky type, you know, like it didn't happen.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?

Chris Brown, just because I know he's a little doofy.

What did your parents want you to do with your life?

They wanted me to do what I wanted to do. They're very much supportive of what I want to do. At the beginning my dad wanted to make me into the ultimate basketball player, but once he saw that I had a passion for the arts and for dance, my parents kind of pushed me in that direction because they had a background in arts.

Have you ever stalked someone on Instagram?

I am currently right now [laughs]. Yes I have. Do I have to tell who? I'm not gonna tell who, cause there's multiple.

How often do you talk to your mother?

I try to talk to her at least twice a week. My mom talks a lot, so it's kind of like, if she gets you, you get your talk in there for the next three days.

What's your preferred footwear?

I prefer hard-bottomed shoes, like boots.

What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?

I think the patio at Two Urban Licks. It doesn't feel like you're in Atlanta. I went there for a birthday party, and I was like, "Damn, this would be great for a date."

What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?

I can't think of anything right now. I'm very clumsy. For being a professional dancer, I'm really clumsy. I'm naturally prone to being clumsy by having long legs.

What's your weirdest recurring dream?

My weirdest recurring dream that I've been having since I was little was me being dragged by my parent's car. We were leaving from a gig and the whole dream is just me trying to tell them to stop and being dragged and then I wake up.

What personal attribute are you a sucker for?

Pretty eyes, green-hazel region. Eyes and legs.

Where would you go on a bucket list vacation?

I would go to Sydney, Australia.

If you had to spend $1 million in one afternoon, what would you do?

Buy a few houses, a few cars, save a little bit, go shopping, throw a party.

Have you ever stolen a friend's boyfriend?

No, because I'm really shy, so like, I don't like to mess with that.

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

How shy and introverted I am at first. I want to change that. I want to be able to just walk up to a person on the street and strike up a conversation.

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