Carmen, 23 

Job: Waitress, Publik Draft House

Carmen is, as she likes to put it, a "walking contradiction." Tough but soft, strong but endearingly humble, a little goofy but sharply intelligent, this Midtown gal is as surprising as the sideways exclamation birthmark on her right cheek. Oh, and did we mention she has one blue eye and one green? Although she's immensely approachable, Carmen claims to be guarded when it comes to relationships. As a result, she hasn't found the right woman, yet. (Sorry boys, you're just not her thing.) We're sure there's someone out there up to the task

Relationship status: Single

What's your standard drink?

Vodka soda with lime or vodka and sugar-free Redbull.

What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?

I don't know if I was still obsessed with Hanson at that point. I know before that I was obsessed with Hanson. I mean, it figures — they all look like girls, right?

What's your guiltiest pleasure?

I am obsessed with the Internet. Yeah, I'm on of those geeks. I have a blog and everything. It's

What's your least favorite household chore?


On which reality TV show should you be cast?

I would say a cooking show, like "Hell's Kitchen." But I'm not there yet. I'd be the first one cut. I also love "Project Runway," but I have no sewing skills. Maybe "The Real World?" I don't even like that show.

What's the last thing that made you cry?

I was watching Up the other night and was like, "Oh, my gosh," when she dies — I think it was Edna.

What's the last good book you read?

Well I'm almost done with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's very good.

What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?


What's the lamest pick-up line anyone's used on you?

I love it, but it is extremely lame: "How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice."

Where do you take out-of-town visitors?

It depends who they are, but usually the Vortex, because their fried zucchini is delicious and it's the best burger place.

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

Sheryl Crow.

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

I always think it's cute to write a little note on the receipt, and maybe a number or something, a way to get in contact. Not too forward.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?

I love Natalie Portman. We don't look anything alike, but she's quirky and I think she's an amazing actress.

If you were a groupie, who would be the object of your obsession?

Sonja Lee.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish in 2011?

Deciding what I want to do with the rest of my life.

What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?

Public transportation, traffic sucks.

Is there a drawback to being attractive?

No. I mean, I don't see myself as any different than anybody else. I think everybody is attractive in their own way, so I don't think there's a way to answer that for me.

What's the weirdest thing in your house?

I'm kind of a pack rat but if I had to pick just one thing, I have a red stapler I got from a bar. I was drunk one night, and I'm obsessed with the movie Office Space and they had this red stapler and I was talking to my bartender and I was like, "Dude I really want that stapler. Can I have it?" And they were like, "Go ahead, take it." So I have this red stapler and I keep putting it in front of people and asking, "Have you seen my stapler?"

Name one thing you've stolen.

Red stapler.

Who's the most important person in your life?

My mom.

What's your sexy-time soundtrack?

Barry White.

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

I'm sure I have. My problem is I have a really hard time with relationships, I push people away.

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?

I don't like when people can't determine the difference between "their" and "they're."

What would you order for your last meal?

Everything. I love sushi, I love lobster. I love pasta. A mixture of everything I love.

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

Dave Matthews Band.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?

Angelina Jolie. I'm sure she has some really good secrets.

What would be the title of your autobiography?

I almost started writing one actually, and it was titled Diary of a Walking Contradiction.

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

I think my dad wanted me to be a lawyer. They're really supportive, they're OK with me doing whatever.

What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?

I would like to be really rich and travel the world and see everything.

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

Mila Kunis or Megan Fox.

What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?

Is it really cliche if I say the top of the Westin in the Sun Dial? I also love Piedmont Park.

What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?

I have a blue eye and a green eye and I have a sideways exclamation mark birthmark.

At what bar/restaurant would you like to have an open tab?


What personal attribute are you a sucker for?

I love sarcasm. I know that's usually a turn-off for most people, but if you're witty enough to use sarcasm, I think we'd get along well.

Where would you go on your sweepstakes vacation?

Australia or New Zealand or South Africa.

Describe your relationship to exercise?

I don't have a relationship, I have a gym membership to L.A. Fitness and I go maybe two weeks every three months.

Where does most of your disposable income go?


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

That's a lot of money to spend in one afternoon. I'd probably buy a house or something. Go to Bacchanalia.

Have you ever stolen a friend's girlfriend?


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

Trust issues.

What silly thing are you most vain about?

I can't not wear eyeliner.

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

Y'all needed someone really quickly.

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