Job: Server at Carroll Street Café
Relationship status: Has a girlfriend
Smiths-listening, anime-watching, L5P-residing, tattooed hipster Vincent used to go to every cool show in town when he was in his teens. Now the Milwaukee native splits his time between work, studying journalism and public relations at GSU, and repairing his '78 Honda CB650. Oh, and finding Atlanta's next great cheeseburger, a hobby he's adopted since falling off the vegetarian wagon last year. Vincent talks like he's full of himself, but then he cops to being nerdy, so we think he's just having fun with us. Or maybe his sweet smile is throwing us off.
What's your standard drink?
If I am being a baby, I will drink PBR. But if I have things to do, Jack and ginger all day.
What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?
The Smiths then, the Smiths now.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
What's your least favorite household chore?
Dishes. Oh my God, I'm like super squeamish, so I can't handle seeing a clump of food in the sink.
On which reality TV show should you be cast?
"Jersey Shore." I like to be douchey with the guys. I'll fist-pump with them.
What's the last thing that made you cry?
My girlfriend made me watch "Intervention." It's too much.
What's the last good book you read?
I'm in school right now, so I don't read too much for free time. But The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?
Teleporting cheeseburgers to me. How about that — teleportation.
What's the lamest pickup line anyone's used on you?
Something about polar bears and breaking the ice. It's horrible. Pickup lines are horrible, anyway. You shouldn't even do those.
If you could live in any movie, which would it be?
Anything with Patrick Dempsey. How about Can't Buy Me Love?
What's the first album you bought with your own money?
[Laughs] This is embarrassing. Fourth grade. It'd have to be the *NSYNC CD. Actually, no! Before that, I bought the Mortal Combat CD.
What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?
I have a huge head, so you can say anything and I'll probably be into it.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
It has to be someone very attractive. They gotta be the best! I don't know, they have to be really good at stuff. Let's see ... let's do Tyson Beckford.
If you were a groupie, who would be the object of your obsession?
Dude: Ryan Gosling. Lady: Charlize Theron. She's so sexy.
What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish this year?
Oh, to get my website up and running. Most definitely. Um, I want to call it Weekend Warfare. I'm actually in the process of making it right now. It's geared to the alternative crowd. You can go find chill listings and band reviews and everything, but, um, not like it's convoluted like Ticketmaster, where I have to go through pages and pages of Daughtry and Nickelback or whatever to find something I actually like.
What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?
Park Atlanta. They should die. Easily.
Is there a drawback to being attractive?
Oh, most definitely. 'Cause any situation, regardless of its friends or whatever, is kinda sketchy. You find yourself making a friend. Then you get that weird, I-don't-know-if-you-like-me feeling. Basically, if you're really attractive and you're in a relationship, you should have friends in relationships.
What's the weirdest thing in your house?
Hmm. I'm pretty normal. The massive amount of Nylon magazines that me and my girlfriend have is probably a little weird.
Name one thing you've stolen.
I stole a matchbox car for my little brother when I was in ninth grade from Kroger. I didn't get caught, though.
Who's the most important person in your life?
My family first and foremost. I love my mother, my brother, and my father. But definitely, my lady.
What's your sexy-time soundtrack?
I'm a big fan of the R&B jams. I'm gonna go with Jamie Foxx.
Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?
I've been dumped two times. One, she like played lots of soccer and traveled all time. The other girl dumped me for the cool guy with a lot of tattoos. I was still in school.
What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?
I feel like I date very high-maintenance girls. The one thing I hate the most with anyone is rhetorical questions. Don't ask me something you know already. You'll definitely get a no-response.
What would you order for your last meal?
Some type of delicious cheeseburger. I was a vegetarian for eight years and I never cheated once. My girlfriend this year kept saying I should try bacon. I finally gave in and had a bite of Cobb salad and it was over — bacon cheeseburgers on the regular.
How much would you charge to murder a stranger?
I consider myself an assassin. I should've been a ninja in another life. We can work on prices, it depends on the person. If they did something bad, they can get a cheaper price.
Name a well-regarded band you don't like.
How much time you got, brother? Foster the People? I can't support that thing.
With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?
This is a trick question. You're trying to get my girlfriend mad at me. How about any kind of celeb? Keira Knightley. She seems fun. I like a little feistiness.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Vince Wynn: I'm the Best.
What did your parents want you to do with your life?
My mom was really supportive either way. She knew at a young age when I started getting tattoos and piercings that me and my brother were on the different side of spectrum. She just wanted me to be happy and successful. I feel like my dad wanted me to be like pretty normal, football-playing, I-got-a-business-degree type of deal. I played sports and rollerbladed my whole life. It's kind of weird.
Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook?
I feel like every guy is a little bit of a stalker. Maybe you have a few people you lurk on the regular. You're not "liking" pictures, but it's in your daily route. Never overtly stalk so they need to file a restraining order. Nothing like that.
What celebrity would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
Seth Rogan. We'd just tell weird dick jokes. I don't know. We'd talk about random stuff. Smoking pot and stuff.
What's your preferred footwear?
I wear Ralph Lauren Cookie Boots, like, on the daily. It's a reissue from the early '90s. It's like a boat shoe and hiking boot together. I should probably stop wearing them, 'cause they're gonna die.
What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?
I don't know if I'd consider it super romantic, but I love it as far as setting a mood. If you go to the top of the hill in Freedom Park overlooking Moreland. It's really nice. You can see the city. I enjoy it.
What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?
I feel like most people think I'm into cool stuff. But I probably spend two or three hours watching anime every day. It's pretty nerdy. It's horrible.
At what bar/restaurant would you like to have an open tab?
My local stomping grounds would definitely be 97 Estoria. I'd love to go there and have someone carry me out every day. Just kidding — I don't get drunk like that.
What personal attribute in others are you a sucker for?
I love anyone that doesn't mind being embarrassed. I don't really get weirded out by many situations. If anyone can just have a fun time, regardless of the situation and wherever we go, let's just have fun.
Where would you go on a sweepstakes vacation?
Describe your relationship to exercise.
I've actually been getting in the gym lately. The burgers this year have definitely taken a toll. It was a lot easier when I was eating rabbit food every day. I work out three times a week. I run a mile-and-a-half. I'll do some rowing. I'm a sucker for ABRX, like the P90x videos. I'll just hate my life the next day after.
Not counting rent or bills, where does most of your disposable income go?
Food and clothing. Easy. I'm such a glutton. It's horrible. I go out to eat two or three times a day. 'Cause I don't cook ever. My girlfriend ain't cooking.
What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?
I'd like to have something of my own ideally. I actually have no problem working underneath people. Ideally, I'd like to have something of my own — my own business. I'd love to just have vaca money, go somewhere nice with my family.
If you had to spend a million dollars in one afternoon, what would you do?
I would immediately go buy a car first, just do ridiculous stuff, drive super fast anywhere, and get tickets. Then "Google" the most expensive meal in Atlanta. I would go up to people and make them do random things just because I want to. Slap someone with a $1,000 and accept it. What are they gonna do, not accept $1,000?
Have you ever stolen a friend's girlfriend?
Not stolen. But, I'm kind of a habitual line-stepper. I have not stolen someone's girlfriend. Actually, I'm lying ... never mind.
What's your own character flaw you'd most like to fix?
I'm very, very stubborn. I always think I'm right. I want to say, most of the times I am. I love to call people out. It's bad.
What silly thing are you most vain about?
I'm a pretty vain person in general.
Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?
Why wouldn't they? Look at me. I'm just kidding. I don't know. I feel like I try to treat people pretty nice. I definitely have some people that don't like me. I treat everyone fairly regardless of what you're into.
Lawd, please stop advertising the hostel. It's a sacred space.
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How is the stupid rap "music" version of The Great Gatsy supposed to be classy?
Absolutely fabulous. My summer is planned.
Dahlonega is a great little town!