Jeff showed the crowd at the local event his quirky, fun personality with a one-man re-enactment of Jurassic Park. Now GayCities is sending his big smile to the Big Apple to take a bite out of the competition. But he needs your votes nationwide to win the ultimate prize: being crowned The Most Original Stoli Guy in the country. The winner will become Stoli’s national LGBT ambassador, appear in an Andrew Christian campaign and enjoy the ultimate dream vacation in Key West.
Queerty chatted with the outgoing movie geek about his excitement to meet the other Stoli Guy finalists and what his mom thinks about him being crowned The Most Original Stoli Guy in Denver.
Have you been to New York City before? If so, what’s your favorite place? If not, what are you excited to see?
I’ve never been to New York in my life. I have wanting to for years and can’t believe my first visit is going to be with a herd of Stoli Guys in tow. I’ve heard tell that the bars and clubs in New York are legendary so I plan on wracking up a good number of bar points all over the city.
My mom was thrilled when she found out; she saw me post a picture of the results on Facebook and called me immediately. I had no idea she even knew I was in it. And my sisters were shocked beyond words. Now when we’re out on the town I’ll get a “hey Stoli Guy!” shoutout from people and they’ll come up all smiles and say how fun it was to watch me up on stage in my dinosaur hat. It’s pretty great.
Being an LGBT ambassador for Stoli is an exciting job. Why do you think you’d be the best at it?
As the last few months have shown, we live in a world of misinformation and flashy politics. Stoli has been run through the mud lately and they deserve a bright, intelligent face to show exactly how strong the company has been within our community, and to combat the misguided activism that has blurred the cause. Being incredibly handsome, charming, and brilliant goes a long way (did I mention modest?), but in the end Stoli should have someone who is as good at winning over a crowd as he is changing minds in a forward direction; and that’s what I was built to do.
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You can vote once a day until September 18. For every vote cast, Stoli will donate $1 to CenterLink, an organization which supports the efforts of LGBT community centers across the country.