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11 Campus Cuties Crushing on Ariana Grande


Name: Graham Richardson

School: UCSD

Major: Cognitive Science

Year: Sophomore

Where is your hometown? Sacramento, CA.

What are some hobbies of yours? Writing music, listening to music, and playing guitar and singing with my band "Huj."

What is your relationship status? Single.

What is your idea of a perfect vacation? One where I get to fly in a helicopter. Helicopters are cool.

What is your favorite type of food? I love food. Hard to choose one food. But you said type, so I guess breakfast food? You really can't go wrong with breakfast.

If you could date a celebrity, who would you date? Either Tina Fey or Ariana Grande. Weird, I know. But both of them are quirky, talented, and beautiful.

How would you describe yourself in one word? Driven.

Name:Will Gibbs

School: Bucknell

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Major: Econ.

Class Year: 2016

The Basics:

Favorite Book: Le Petit Prince

Favorite Movie: “Fight Club”

Favorite Store: Jack's Surf Shop

Most Played Song on your iPod: “Hang Out” by Radical Something

Favorite Class at Bucknell: Philosophy of Laughter

Campus Activities: Concert Committee

Campus Posse: The Gentlemen of Kappa Sigma

General Interests: Drawing, going to the beach, hanging out with friends

Little Known Fact: Been skydiving

Girls, Girls, Girls:

Relationship: Single

What Do You Look For In A Girl: cute, easy to talk to

Female Turnoff: Stage-5 Clinger

Celebrity Crush: Ariana Grande

Best of the Rest:

Proudest Accomplishment: Selling a painting

Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years: Back in LA with a good job and a nice girl

Three Words To Describe Yourself: Fun, chivalrous, adorable

Name: Brad Dobbins

School: UNCW

Year: Senior (graduating Fall 2014)

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.    

Major:  Physical Education Health (K-12)

Relationship Status: Single

Activities: Pi Kappa Alpha

In his free time, Brad Dobbins enjoys weight lifting, dancing, going out, playing football, soccer and basketball. You can also find him working at the Country Club of Landfall as an assistant tennis professional when he is not hanging out with his Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) brothers. Ladies, he’s single so read on to learn more about our Campus Cutie!

HC: Who are the most influential people in your life?

My father, because his values and beliefs have molded me into the person that I am today. And my fraternity, because of the experiences I have had with all my friends.

HC: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?

Stay humble and never get complacent.

HC: What qualities do you look for in a girl?  

She would have to be attractive, have a great personality, be athletic and funny.

HC: Describe your ideal first date?

It depends on where we are, if we are in Wilmington, we would go to Oceanic. If we were in Raleigh, we would go to Angus Barn. We would then go to a Carolina and Duke basketball game!

HC: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would go to Spain because it is such a beautiful, diverse and interesting place.

HC: Do you have any pet peeves?

Yes, the thing I hate the most is when people don’t commit or fulfill their promises.

HC: Who is your celebrity crush(s)?

Minka Kelly, Ariana Grande and Mila Kunis

HC: What is your favorite Movie?

500 Days of Summer

HC: What is at the top of your bucket list?

To go to California, and be featured on television or in any type of movie.

HC: What is your most memorable memory at UNCW so far?

Joining my fraternity.

Name: Branden Chase

School: University of Tampa

Year: Senior

Major: Business Management Information Systems

Hometown: Hauppauge, New York

This week’s cutie brings the New York businessman energy to UT’s campus, with the style and the mindset to match. Branden Chase is on his way to success (and he is available for anyone who’s down for the ride I might add). We found him most certainly worthy of the title of UT Campus Cutie.

HC: Are you single, in a relationship, or complicated?

BC: Very much single.

HC: What is your favorite part about the University of Tampa?

BC: My favorite part is the elaborate architecture and unique vibe around campus.

HC: Who is your celebrity crush?

BC: Ariana Grande

HC: What is your dream job?

BC: My dream job is yet to exist (He is an entrepreneur).

HC: If you could be a cartoon character who would it be?

BC: I'd be Archer

HC: What quote do you live by?

BC: “If you want something you've never had before you have to do something you've never done before.”

HC: How would you describe your style?

BC: My style is New York.

HC: What traits do you look for in a partner?

BC: Someone that can hold a conversation yet knows when to preserve the silence.  A woman with good taste in food yet conscious of her figure. A strong person of ambitions and confidence, yet a less serious side as well.

HC: What sports/ organizations/ fraternity are you a part of?

BC: A brother of Theta Chi fraternity, Cofounder, Secretary, Treasurer of the Investment Club at University of Tampa (Financial Management Association), Director of public relations and web services for UT Student Government, Acquisitions Intern at Progress Residential, a $2 Billion real estate investment hedge fund in downtown Tampa.

HC: What do you think is your best trait?

BC: I believe it to be my mindset. I feel fortunate and thankful for the way my mind operates. A mind is a beautiful thing.

HC: What’s the story behind the suits?

BC: Perception is one of the most important aspects in regards to human interaction.  There's a direct correlation between how you are perceived and how you are treated.  You also never know when you'll need to make a first impression so it's vital to dress for the job you want under the right circumstances.

Name: Ian Berude

School: Tulane 

Age: 20  

Year: Sophomore  

Major: Evolutionary Biology & History with a minor in Italian  

Hometown: Monroe, Washington 

Now that you know the basics, let's get to Ian a little better & check out for my commentary in the Italics!

Relationship Status: Single (And ready to mingleeeee)

Hobbies: Hiking, Skiing, Basketball, Traveling 

Favorite Movies: There are too many great movies, however recently, I really enjoyed Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But I also love most all Rom-Coms and Thrillers (Any guy who is down to watch a Rom-Com is a keeper)

Favorite Quote:“It’s too easy to give up on the things that are hard to accomplish” -Chris Johnson 

Favorite Holiday: Christmas: Nothing beats being cozy and delicious holiday treats.  

Favorite Foods: Italian or anything off the grill! 

Are you involved with any clubs or organizations? Club Lacrosse, TUCAN, Green Club (well...I get their emails and am invited to their events). 

How would you describe yourself using three words? Caring, cheerful, and social. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Most likely in some form of graduate school whether medical school or law school, preferably back in Seattle. 

If you had one superpower what would it be? To be able to fly. 

Favorite song to dance to at a party: Oh goodness...There are too many good ones, but definitely “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira. (He's not kidding: Ian dancing to Hips Don't Lie

If you could trade places with someone who would it be: Definitely Ryan Reynolds...he’s had hot wives...been in good movies.   

Where in the world would you like to visit? There are a lot of places I’d really like to go to, but New York City is definitely at the top of my list. 

What are some must-have’s you look for in a girl? Someone who is kind-hearted, good at communicating their feelings, and someone who is down-to-earth, but also loves to have fun. 

What are your turn-offs? Someone who is manipulative or dishonest, or someone who can’t hold a conversation. 

How would you feel if a girl were to ask you out? I’d be honored that a girl would take that much interest in me and I would admire their initiative. 

What’s your idea of a perfect date? Well with the right person, anything can be perfect. (ARE YOU SOLD YET???)

If you could date a celebrity who would it be? Jennifer Lawrence, or maybe Ariana Grande. At the moment I’m down for either. 

Favorite sports teams: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, and the Saints 

Have you ever been told you have a celebrity look-a-like? I’ve heard Andy Samberg, but I don’t necessarily agree with that. 

Most embarrassing moment on Campus: Going for a swim in the fountain by Stern. Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Hidden talent: I can play the trumpet and piano. (He's basically Billy Joel)

What advice would you give to girls about guys in general? Cut us some slack when possible. We can be pretty immature, so don’t take everything personally. A lot of times, we can’t be perfect.  

When would you say guys look for relationships? It all depends on the guy. Some wouldn’t touch a relationship, whereas others, like me, prefer them. I guess it just depends where you are at in your life.  

What was your reaction when asked to be Campus Cutie? Quite surprised. I never thought I’d get it, but it was humbling that someone thinks I qualify for it. 

Name: Christian James Brandetsas

School: John Carroll University

Year: 2016

Major: Accountancy

Hometown: Mentor, Ohio

Photo Credit: Facebook

Relationship Status: Single

Best Feature a Girl Can Have: A Beautiful Smile

Campus Clubs/Organizations: CLC Leader, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), JCU Conservatives, Admission Speakers Bureau, Student Alumni Association

Favorite Spots on Campus: In front of Murphy before the renovations, Dolan patio, the view of the Clocktower from the football field

Favorite JCU Memory: Surprise birthday party in Sutowski last year

Favorite JCU Professor: Dr. Jacob King (EN 111)

After College: With a girlfriend and working for one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms in Cleveland

Dream Job: Being the best father in the world

Comfort Food: Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Celebrity Crushes: Carrie Underwood and Ariana Grande

Favorite Pick-Up Line: You Tired? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day

Favorite Car: White 2013 Ford Fusion

Favorite Store as a Kid: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Favorite Vacation Spot: Hilton Head, SC

Favorite Country Song: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Luke Bryan

Favorite Article of Clothing: White Izod Sweater

NameKelly Ryan Machuca

School: WVWC

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.

Activities: I was a world champion martial artist in 2010. I play the guitar, and I also play baseball.

Nickname: Chukes, Kung Fu Panda, Machete

Relationship Status: Single

Favorite Food: I'm seriously up for anything. I'm not picky at all. If I had to choose, it'd probably be some sort of Chinese food.

Favorite Movie: It's a tie between "Saving Private Ryan" and "Up."

Best Pickup Line: You may fall from the sky, you may fall from a tree, but the best way to fall is in love with me. 

Dream Date: I would love anything from the most extravagant, to the simplest of simple. I mean, in my mind, any date that I can actually spend time with someone I care about or love sounds like a dream come true to me.

Celeb Crush: Ariana Grande

Country or city girl: You can never go wrong with a little bit of both worlds.

Pet Peeve: Intolerance to other's differences.

Turn-on: Being confident, sociable, caring, truthful, goofy, and accepting of who I am as a person.

Turn-off: Being snooty, ignorant/arrogant, or extremely confrontational.

Name: Trey Foster

School: UNL

Year: Sophomore      

Major: Marketing Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Campus Involvement: Nebraska football team, SAAC (student athlete advisory committee)

Relationship Status: single

HC: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Trey: I have three dogs but want to get another and my real name is Jesse James Foster III.

HC: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Trey: Hopefully married and working in sports psychology.

HC: What characteristics do you look for in a girl?

Trey: cute smile, likes to stay fit, and is someone my friends like to be around.

HC: What’s your biggest turnoff?

Trey: terrible laugh, bad breath, and hates sports.

HC: We all have embarrassing moments... can you share any of yours?

Trey: Well honestly don’t get embarrassed that easily, but I remember running track in high school and literally running off the track so sadly enough I guess I can’t run in a straight line…

HC: What does your ideal date night look like?

Trey: go to the movies, go eat, and maybe go out with friends for the night.

HC: For all the ladies on campus with their eye on you, are you crushing on anyone currently yourself?

Trey: I’m actually crushing on a couple girls so we’ll see what happens.


Okay, Think Fast!

Celeb Crush: Ariana Grande and Sofia Vegara

Favorite Sports Team: Philladelphia Eagles

Favorite Hobby: hanging out with friends, playing video games, and playing with my dogs

Best Pickup Line:  “If I had describe you in one word I’d just use five letters, U-R-A-Q-T!”

Name: Stan Tisdell

School: Merrimack

Year: Junior 2015

Major: Health Science, Concentration in Nutrition

Hometown: Providence, RI

Relationship Status: Single 

Interests/Activities: Basketball, soccer, hockey, video games, running, bro-ing out, cornhole, TKE

What do you look for in a girl? Confidence, inner-beauty, intelligence, must have a sense of humor, but also must know when to be serious

Best date you’ve been on? This past summer, went to go see The Internship and we then walked around Patriot Place and looked at the stars.

Biggest turn ons? Right amount of confidence, inner-beauty, the girl has a good relationship with her family, intelligence, sense of humor

Biggest turn offs? Way too much confidence, way too little confidence, not too intelligent, the girl has a not so good relationship with her family (I don't wanna play the role of Steve Harvey in a Family Feud...see what I did there), no sense of humor

Best pick up line…does it work? "I'm beginning to sense a little chemistry between us"...it never works

First thing you notice in a girl? Her beauty, inner and outer

If you could trade places with someone, who would it be? Georges St. Pierre

3 things you would bring with you to a deserted island? A chef, a survivalist, and a TV

Where is the best place to meet girls on campus? The gym, they gotta see you lift things up and put them down

Embarrassing confession? I can't rap nor rap battle

Blondes or brunettes? Both 

Most romantic thing you’ve done for a girl? Bought a girl starbursts and a stuffed animal for Valentine's Day back in the day

Favorite song to dance to at a party? Can't Hold Us

Celebrity crush? Ariana Grande 

How do you like to spend your weekends here? Chill with my friends, shoot some hoops, and then party

Best way to win you over? Be yourself

Fun fact? I'm the first person in my family to be born in America. My parents and my siblings, except for my little sister, were born in Liberia 

Best compliment you’ve received? That I am the Best in the World, just kidding. I was told that I have some fresh shoes.

Life motto? No pain, no gain

How do you feel about being this week’s campus cutie? I feel really honored

Name: Michael "Mikey" Saoma

School: VCU

Year: Freshman

Age: 18

Birthday: August 16th 

Zodiac: Leo

Relationship Status: Single

Birthplace: Aussie-town aka Sydney, Australia 

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia 

Major: Business

Reason for coming to VCU: My reason for coming to VCU is mainly because of its urban feel. It reminds me of New York and I have a weird freakish obsession with New York, even though I’ve never been there. VCU is the closest thing to that. Also, the diversity--I like for people to be different and not all replicas of each other.

What’s a fun fact about you? A fun fact about me is I am half Native American from the Halawa-saponi tribe and half Lebonese.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Well I’ll tell you where I don’t see myself—working in an office. I see myself doing something that’s not the norm—possibly something in the music industry. I might be famous one day, guys.

What is your dream girl like? My dream girl has a brain, first and foremost. They have to be more than a pretty face…but a pretty face doesn’t hurt. I like a Hispanic or Middle Eastern kinda look, dark hair and dark eyes. In short, Ariana Grande.

What’s your idea of a romantic date? McDonalds! Just kidding! I would take someone somewhere in one of those no-name places in Carytown. Then, we could come home and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer (aka, the best show ever!).

Favorite childhood memory: When I was five, I went to Disneyland and it was the coolest thing in the world! I was too scared to ride any rides, but it was still an amazing childish experience.


What’s your biggest fear? Um, to end up alone, I guess. If something ever happened to my closest friends or my family, I don’t know what I’d do. As long as I have people around me, I’m happy.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? NEW YORK CITY! But if we’re talking outside of the United States, I would go to Lebanon.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Funny, Caring, and Supportive 


Name: Patric Young 
School: UFL
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida 
Major: Telecommunications (Production) 
Year: Senior 
Age: 21 

Relationship status: Single; “I’m just being patient — trying to stay focused on life and not really going to force myself into a relationship I’m not ready for.” 
Hobbies: “I love doing things for people. I love serving — helping others out in any way that I can. I love just hanging out with friends -- just being around people I know where they’re going to laugh. I do love playing video games, of course what guy doesn’t?" 
Are you involved in any organizations on campus? “Athletes in Action and No Southern Accent, an a cappella group. We just started rehearsals this week, and we are going to perform next gameday — Tennessee. 
Favorite sports teams: “Jaguars — I just like good football; baseball: I’m a Red Sox and a Rays' fan. I can’t be both can I? Is that possible? I just like the Red Sox and the Rays.” 
Favorite places in Gainesville: “Dragonfly. They have the best sushi -- the best food. If you come with me to Dragonfly, you will not be disappointed. Mi Apa is definitely up there. The Jones; 101 Brunch.” 
Favorite foods: “I love the Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill. Dragonfly’s Dragonfly Roll — nothing compares to that. The Jones Buffalo Burger and breakfast wise— Peach Valley’s Apple Fritters. “ 
Favorite movies: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jack Reacher, Black Swan “Stuff like that that’s so original that you really have no idea what direction it’s going to. Movies that aren’t predictable are the type of movies that I like."
What are the top 3 qualities you look for in a girl? “She has to be a Christian... She has to. She has to be open-minded and trusting.” 
What would your ideal girl be like? “I need someone that’s just supportive — would let me lead our relationship the best way that I can. I mean, I know I’m not going to be perfect, but I’m going to steer us in the best direction that I can. Someone that is playful, mature; gotta love sports, of course.” 
What’s your idea of a perfect date? “Oh man, I haven’t really thought about that. I guess it would be if I made plans to go out to a nice dinner or something like that. Actually, no— my perfect date idea would be something that lasts all day long — maybe, I would come over and cook breakfast and then maybe we could watch a movie or something like that during the day. Then I would leave and get some type of picnic ready and surprise her with that — we would go out and do that and maybe go for a walk or something like that.“  
Did you always want to play basketball? “I don’t know; I first played baseball — up until 10th grade — and I wasn’t always that good at basketball — I couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time. I don’t know if I really dreamed of being a professional at a sport, it was just something I did. It was like my idol — my life revolved around my sport and I just always couldn’t see myself doing anything else, even though I was pretty good with my academics.” 
What has been your worst and best pick-up line? “I don’t use pick-up lines; pick-up lines are terrible. I really don’t think I’ve ever used a pick-up line ever in my life because they’re terrible, and they’re lame." 
Do you have any secret talents? “I can sing."
Who is your celebrity crush? “I’ve got a little crush for Ariana Grande right now. I’ve got a little thing for her -- just by the way she can sing. Even though she’s a married woman, Paula Patton. Beyonce is always in the top 5. I’m sure there’s more, but I like to keep it more realistic” 
What are some of your turn-offs? “High-wasted shorts. I don’t know; I’m just not a fan. Someone who talks too much and can’t tell when they are talking too much; Bad breath — that’s gotta be everyone’s. 
Personality wise? “Cockiness, people that are too flamboyant about what they have. I don’t like that at all. Girls that are selfish or don’t think about other people — just think about themselves.” 
What is your favorite song right now? “Ariana Grande of course — 'The Way' with Mac Miller.” 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “I’ll have my degree, so I will be working. If not in the NBA — NBA is my goal — I don’t know where in the NBA I’ll be as far as city, but hopefully stay in Florida to be close to my family. Somewhere the income tax is not like 30 percent for people that have made money. Maybe San Antonio would be nice — I like their system, and they’re a pretty good team.” 
Have you had any embarrassing moments on campus? “I have plenty. I’ve fallen off my teammate’s scooter freshmen year, and I didn’t tell him I fell off, so his scooter was kind of messed up after that. One time, my friend gave me a ride on her scooter, but she let me drive because she’s really small -- it would be really hard for her to turn with me in the back. So, I was turning in under the stadium and I didn’t see a bike coming, and a bike ran right into us. It wasn’t funny, but it was funny.” 
What advice would you give to other Gators or future Gators? “Don’t waste your time getting caught up in the lifestyle. These four years are about enjoying the college experience, but more importantly it’s a stepping stone for you and your future.  Use up every opportunity that you have; network with people, make connections for your future, and just don’t take any day for granted; Don’t overextend yourself to other people; it will wear you out. The truth is: you can’t please everyone. “ 
What advice would you give to girls about guys? “For young ladies — I would say: don’t settle for less than you think you deserve because he is out there. It just takes guys a lot of time to grow up. And just find your identity, who you want to be, and pursue to be that with all your heart.” 
What did you think when you were asked to be campus cutie? “What did I think? I was like… I need to get a haircut. I can’t take a picture looking kinda rough… I felt really nice. It was humbling. I was thankful and grateful to be acknowledged as one of the hottest men on earth... on campus.”

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