When we got the chance to chat up Myk, we'd have never guessed he'd been up until 3 a.m. practicing with his band. Bursting with energy, brimming with confidence, this easy-on-the-eyes musician glides through rooms, laughs with his whole body and actually seems to give a damn when he asks how you're doing. The well-toned Vinings resident is coy on which gender catches his fancy. ("I'm an open spiritual being," he says. "I'm open to love.") Our advice: Stop by, show your sensitive side, and, even if you don't get his digits, you'll leave swooning
Relationship status: Single
What's your standard drink?
Beer. I'm a big Hefeweizen fan.
What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?
Boyz II Men. For sure. Their overall talent, their voices were just so beautiful.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Eating. Twinkies. It's bad. It's really bad.
What's your least favorite household chore?
Mopping. It's just a long process. You gotta wait for it to dry, get the water, put it in a bucket, the suds. Just too much going on.
On which reality TV show should you be cast?
I'd love to be on "The Real World."
What's the last thing that made you cry?
My dad sent me an e-mail telling me he was incredibly proud of me and if he had another chance to live, he would be me, and it was something about having wings, he said if he had wings he would be me. I've yearned for a great relationship with my dad and I finally have it.
What's the last good book you read?
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. It was about every single question, everyone in the world — religious or nonreligious — has, and they ask God.
What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?
A cure for heartbreak.
What's the lamest pick-up line anyone's used on you?
I think anyone with enough courage to come up and speak I wouldn't call lame. But I've gotten a lot of comments about coffee like: "I like my coffee like I like my men." But they're cute; that's what makes them pick-up lines.
Where do you take out-of-town visitors?
I really don't know ... I take 'em to the mailbox, around the house and I hand 'em a map. [Laughs] I don't know. I have no clue.
What's the first album you bought with your own money?
Brandy's first album. I think it was entitled Brandy.
What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?
Be true to themselves and true to the situation.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Whoever who would be willing to take the job. I don't really have any celebrities I'd want, per se, to be me. Or me to be them.
If you were a groupie, who would be the object of your obsession?
I'm incredibly obsessed with Brandy. She's beautiful and incredibly talented. She is an inspiration, musically.
What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish in 2011?
Becoming a better me. I think you're always trying to become better as a human being, but I just want to focus on bettering myself each day. I just mean overall, maybe physically, spiritually, mentally, grabbing and learning as much as I can.
What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?
It's slow, very slow. Moving from New York, you come here and everyone's on a very slow pace. Everyone believes like, "Oh, you've got time, have some kicks, get married." And I'm like, "What? I've got goals and things to accomplish."
Is there a drawback to being attractive?
I'm not quite sure.
What's the weirdest thing in your house?
I don't know. That's so weird. I have no clue.
Name one thing you've stolen.
Gum, years and years ago.
Who's the most important person in your life?
My father and my mother — she is a strong woman, strong in her beliefs, but yet incredibly caring and loving, which is something that I would love to be as well.
What's your sexy-time soundtrack?
It depends on that time of the month. I get bored with old songs, I'm not really a guy that likes to put on Keith Sweat or Barry Manilow. I think that's just old. I need something new and refreshing 'cause the person will probably be new and refreshing. I need something to match the newness.
Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?
What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?
I'm not a petty guy. It would have to be a lot bigger of an issue, because we all have our own petty flaws. Bad breath? Is that petty? That's big.
What would you order for your last meal?
French Toast, bacon, scrambled eggs with cheese. Then comes truffle risotto, mountain trout. For dessert: strawberry shortcake with a biscuit on top.
Name a well-regarded band you don't like.
That's just mean. I'd say ... oh, I don't want to say that, it's wrong. It's all my opinion, right? I don't really understand ... Blink 182?
With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?
Anyone I find attractive.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
What did your parents want you to do with your life?
Be happy, there was no specific journey. And being a broke musician is totally happy.
What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?
I have big dreams to actually have music out and be performing around the world. You don't have to be a Beyoncé or Jay-Z. I just want to be doing what I love, singing and songwriting for a living and that being my "every day." As long as I was making a good living and I could do it, totally.
What celebrity would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
Will Smith. I'd love to pick his brain and learn how he is doing it. He is such a successful guy.
What's your preferred footwear?
What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?
Piedmont Park at night. I like the hilly area where the trees are. It would be nice to look up at the stars and be taken over by the world around you and forget about everything else that we call life.
What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?
I was signed a few years ago and had been rehearsing for six hours, just singing. And my manager comes in and says, "We are going to meet Boyz II Men; they're in the studio recording." And I'm like, "Cool, but I'm not singing for them." My voice was shot after singing all day. So, I bring a CD, but they're like, "Why don't you sing right now?" I started singing and you could just see their facial expressions like, You sound so crappy! I couldn't really sleep for three days, it was like the worst experience. I look up to them, so it was just the craziest experience ever.
At what bar/restaurant would you like to have an open tab?
Besides Local Three? Two Urban Licks.
What personal attribute are you a sucker for?
Where would you go on your sweepstakes vacation?
Europe. Particularly Hamburg, Germany.
Describe your relationship to exercise?
We have a pretty good relationship. Exercise is a bit of a nag. I'm like an exercise fiend. I feel like it's almost like crack — I don't know what it's like to be addicted to anything drug worthy but I think it would be like this because If I don't work out for day I will not wear a sleeveless shirt, I will not wear a wife beater, I will not take off my shirt. It's a really weird mental, it's really weird — it's all in the head. We're not gonna break up, me and exercise.
Where does most of your disposable income go?
I'm saving up for a car right now, so that's where it goes. Or clothes and food. I've got a big girl inside of me and she is constantly screaming to be fed.
If you had to spend $1 million in one afternoon, what would you do?
Pay off all my family's debt — mother, father, sister. Take care of my best friend. Buy a house. Buy a car.
Have you ever stolen a friend's girlfriend/boyfriend?
No. That's not my style.
What's your character flaw you'd most like to fix?
I'm a very extreme guy. I'm very outgoing, sexual, crazy guy and I feel like everything is extreme about what I do and I would like to bring it back and do everything at like a six, not a 10 — even though sex at a 10 is pretty good.
What silly thing are you most vain about?
Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?
I'm not quite sure. I'm still sitting here questioning, but incredibly thankful.