Like any good bartender, Matt got mouths watering at the local finale with his special concoction of a signature Stoli cocktail. Now he needs your votes to make sure New York does not go thirsty at the finale. Will Matt take home the grand prize of appearing in an Andrew Christian video and a dream vacation in Key West? You decide!
Queerty got to chat exclusively with the charismatic bartender about his moment in the spotlight and why he loves New York during Christmas time.
Have you been to New York City? If so, what’s your favorite place there?
Yes I have been to NYC before and I have to say nothing beats Christmas time there. Window shopping, the tree and Central Park as it begins to snow are some of my favorite things.
How did your friends and family react to you being crowned The Most Original Stoli Guy in your hometown?
Everyone was so excited, tons of cheering and congrats and photo requests. My family is also very excited that I am going to be able to visit them back in Jersey after the final competition.
Being the LGBT ambassador for Stoli is an exciting job. Why do you think you’d be the best for it?
I think I will be good at being a Stoli Ambassador because I am very passionate about being active in the LGBT community. From helping people come out through college to helping out at community events I am always there to help out and I am hoping this will give me the ability to do it on a much larger scale.
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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.