Claire Harper, Hannah Kheireddine & Chandler Presson Claire Harper, Hannah Kheireddine & Chandler Presson | October 28, 2021 | People Feature
It's the most wonderful time of the year: The reveal of JEZEBEL’s 2021 Most Beautiful Atlantans. Meet this year’s batch of stunning, sculpted and sizzling smokeshows who are not only turning heads on the social scene, but also transforming the city through a mix of creative, business and philanthropic endeavors. Like what you see? Save the date for Nov. 20, when we’ll raise a glass to these 50 fab individuals and celebrate our 25th anniversary in true JEZEBEL fashion at the sexiest spot in town, Tongue & Groove!
Spencer Griffin Jordan, Ashley Rivera
SPENCER GRIFFIN JORDAN
Age: 24 Insta: @sinematic_sped Lives in: Buckhead
What you love most about what you do: The chance for empathy. As an actor, it’s my job to study life and the human condition to better convey character through a story. Allowing me to walk in other people’s shoes and experience firsthand their lives helps me feel more in touch with the world around me and the person I am inside. Guilty pleasure: Besides a mean catnap, there’s nothing better than staying in for the night with a good cheese Danish and a nice movie! Ultimate style icons: I usually take my inspiration from the movies— whether it be Sam “Ace” Rothstein from Casino, or James Bond when I’m feeling classier, or Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, or Tyler Durden from Fight Club when I’m feeling a little rougher around the edges. Either way I want to feel cinematic!
COCKTAIL WAITRESS, TONGUE & GROOVE
Age: 23 Insta: @cashleymari3 Lives in: Buckhead
TV show you could binge over and over again: I’m embarrassed to say I’ve rewatched One Tree Hill too many times. Celebrity doppelgängers: Olivia Culpo or Dua Lipa (at least that’s what people like to tell me) Proudest achievement: Becoming a mom... to a sweet little chihuahua Signature drink: You can never go wrong with a straight shot of tequila. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Teaching myself to speak Spanish fluently!
Nick Crawford, Ohn Michael Aymerich
Certified Nursing Assistant, Piedmont Rockdale Hospital; Model, Click Models
Age: 35 Insta: @_nick.crawford Lives in: Snellville
What you love most about what you do: Satisfaction from a patient knowing they are going to be all right. But modeling is my passion and my getaway. Celebrity doppelgänger: Tyson Beckford Style icon: Fabolous the rapper Guilty pleasure: Chick-fil-A One thing no one would guess about you: My daughter has made me soft. Signature drink: Jameson and ginger ale No. 1 thing on my bucket list: Bora Bora
Aymerich Bartender, Tongue & Groove
Age: 31 Insta: @johnaymerich Lives in: Parkview Estates TV show you could binge over and over again:New GirlCelebrity doppelgänger: Henry Cavill aka Superman Ultimate style icon: Kwassi Byll- Cataria, owner of Moda404, a men’s boutique in Buckhead Guilty pleasure: Listening to “Midnight Sky” by Miley Cyrus Proudest achievement: Winning Best Bartender of Atlanta 2017 in JEZEBELOne thing no one would ever guess about you: I love World of Warcraft. Signature drink: Georgia Peach martini No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Travel to Japan
Ily Valerivich, Inna Skrinik, Ben Hillier, Barbara Riane
Age: 34 Insta: @ily_valerivich Originally from: Russia Lives in: Brookhaven
Favorite hobbies: I really enjoy taking my longboard out for a cruise on the BeltLine and through Piedmont Park, and flag football with Atlanta Sport and Social Club. TV show you could binge over and over again: This one’s easy! StarGate SG-1 Favorite team: I grew up watching the Buffalo Bills. They lose most of their games, but I’m still a die-hard ‘Billiever.’ Celebrity doppelgänger: I don’t like to flatter myself, so I had to ask my girlfriend, Inna. Somehow she sees a little Ryan Gosling. Ultimate style icon: Vitaly Skrinik, another Most Beautiful Atlantan! Guilty pleasure: Detroit Red Top from O4W Pizza One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m actually very much a nerd at heart. I enjoy tinkering with circuit boards and watching anything sci-fi.
VIP Cocktail Manager, Tongue & Groove
Age: 27 Insta: @innaskrinik Lives in: Duluth
Favorite hobby: Traveling, especially seeing different cities and countries. Shopping is always a good time too! TV show you could binge over and over again: Friends will never get old! Currently on your playlist: Little Mix Celebrity doppelgänger: Christina Aguilera 2010 Ultimate style icon: Kim Kardashian Friends will never get old I’m smarter than I look. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m actually 27.
Senior Finance Manager and CPA
Age: 38 Insta: @ben.g.hillier Lives in: Smyrna
Business or philanthropic organizations you’re involved with in Atlanta: Atlanta Community Food Bank and Boy Scouts of America, and I’m currently founding an organization that will provide free tax help for Atlantans who cannot afford to hire a CPA. Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: Skateboarding the BeltLine, grabbing dinner at Superica and having a drink at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar Favorite hobbies: Skiing, skateboarding, weightlifting, floating the Chattahoochee River and eating Mexican food! Celebrity doppelgänger: Richard Gere circa Pretty Woman (I don’t see it, but I hear this often) Guilty pleasure: Karaoke at Dark Horse Tavern Proudest achievement: My military service, particularly in Iraq (U.S. Air Force) One thing no one would ever guess about you: Sometimes the sentimental Publix commercials make me cry...
Senior Finance Analyst, NCR
Age: 33 Insta: @babiriane Originally from: Sao Paulo, Brazil Lives in: Smyrna
Favorite hobbies: I love cooking! Normally I don’t follow recipes and I cook from the heart. It works 98% of the time! Currently on your playlist:“Levitating” by Dua Lipa. I’m obsessed with this song. A classic I always listen to that just makes me feel amazing: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen Favorite sports team: Brazil soccer and Atlanta United. I love soccer like a good Brazilian. Celebrity doppelgänger: Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls Guilty pleasure: Nutella Proudest achievement: I passed all four parts of the CPA exam. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I learned English for the first time when I was 21.
Joshua Bishop, Prova Maha, Kyle G. Johnson
Law Student, GSU College of Law
Age: 32 Insta: @joshuarbishop Lives in: Piedmont Heights
What you love most about what you do: The constant challenge to continuously improve myself in a multitude of ways Favorite hobbies: Live music and reading for pleasure Currently on your playlist: Illenium and Tyler Childers Celebrity doppelgänger: Jared Leto with a beard Proudest achievements: Completing a master’s in biology from UAB and gaining entrance to GSU College of Law One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m a fantasy and sci-fi nerd... or that I was a CrossFit instructor in Los Angeles for six years before moving to Atlanta. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Attend Burning Man
Tax Technology Consultant, Deloitte; Model, Miles Models
Age: 24 Insta: @goproxo_ Lives in: Buckhead
Celebrity doppelgänger: I don’t think I have an exact doppelgänger, but many people have said I resemble Freida Pinto. Ultimate style icon: Bella Hadid. Her outfits are always so effortlessly put-together and I love how she has a great mix of girly and streetwear that she incorporates into her outfits. Guilty pleasure: Watching TikToks for hours Proudest achievement: My proudest achievement is not a specific event that has happened in my life, but it’s the fact that I decided to pursue my dreams of modeling. I don’t have the traditional body type of a model; I’m on the shorter side and I’m not as thin as I could be, so modeling was something that always seemed like it would be out of my reach when I was younger. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m very into conspiracy theories. I can sit and watch documentaries for hours and I’m always intrigued. The world is so crazy that I believe that almost nothing is impossible.
KYLE G. JOHNSON
Actor, J Pervis Talent Agency; Digital Marketing Specialist
Age: 26 Insta: @kylegjohnson_ Lives in: Midtown
What you love most about what you do: I love being able to express myself through my craft. Through acting, I have the amazing opportunity to bring unique stories to life and spark discussion and dialogue about important issues impacting our world. Currently on your playlist:“Hurricane” by Kanye West Favorite sports teams: I’m a Bulldogs and Falcons fan, but an even bigger Atlanta United fan. Guilty pleasure: I’m a huge Marvel nerd (my favorite MCU project so far this year was WandaVision!). Biggest compliment you’ve ever received: Having Diddy compliment my suit at the Tyler Perry Studios grand opening was pretty awesome!
Corey Westover, Katlyn Cox
Age: 28 Insta: @corey_westover Lives in: Buckhead
Business or philanthropic organizations you’re involved with in Atlanta: Assisting with the Northside Youth Organization, volunteering at Atlanta Mission and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Favorite beauty/fitness spots in Atlanta: BACH, The Morgan Method Currently on your playlist:“Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, plus everything from EDM and house music to alternative country, hip-hop and oldies Celebrity doppelgänger: Adam Levine Ultimate style icon: David Beckham Proudest achievement: Getting drafted in the MLB One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m fluent in Spanish. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Sandboarding in the Sahara Desert
Marketing Coordinator, Embr Lounge; Bartender, Big Sky Buckhead
Age: 24 Insta: @katlynncox Lives in: Buckhead
TV show you could binge over and over again: Grey’s AnatomyGuilty pleasure: Three baths a day Best compliment you’ve ever received: My eyes are sexual. Proudest achievement: Coming to America and making something out of myself One thing no one would ever guess about you: I am bilingual. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Go to Africa and bring a bunch of medical supplies
Arezoo Risman, Vitaly Skrinik, Keyeriah Miles, Daniela “Dani” Bishop, Alexander Ahn
Strategic Communications Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Age: 33 Lives in: Buckhead
Celebrity doppelgänger: Anne Hathaway Ultimate style icon: Amal Clooney Guilty pleasure: Binge-watching a good Netflix show with Nutella and a spoon Proudest achievement: Being honored to serve on the Federal COVID-19 Response Team One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m undefeated in rock paper scissors. Signature drink: Not much of a drinker, but I can’t get enough of Persian cardamom black tea! No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Ring in 2022 in Dubai
MVS Remodeling; Car Part Sales
Age: 25 Insta: @vitaly_skrinik Lives in: Buckhead
Favorite place to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: Tongue & Groove, of course Favorite hobbies: In the wintertime it is snowboarding, but year-round it would have to be skateboarding. TV show you could binge over and over again: The greatest show of all time, Game of ThronesCurrently on your playlist: Certified Lover Boy like everyone else’s Favorite sports team: The Lakers because LeBron is the GOAT Celebrity doppelgänger: LOL, I get Ellen DeGeneres a lot. Best compliment you’ve ever received: I was told I have some really nice ankles last week, so definitely that. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I love anime. Signature drink: Jameson/Red Bull and a green tea shot, please No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Climbing Mount Everest
Senior Sales Manager, Cox Enterprises
Age: 24 Insta: @keymilesss Lives in: Buckhead
Business or philanthropic organizations you’re involved with in Atlanta: Hashtag Lunchbag Atlanta Currently on your playlist: ’90s R&B Celebrity doppelgänger: Naomi Campbell, from her walk, talk, presence in every room—an exact replica Guilty pleasure: Brunch seven days a week—everyone loves a good mimosa! One thing no one would ever guess about you: I was a Sports Illustrated model in 2017. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Opening a restaurant
DANIELA “DANI” BISHOP
Model, Ursula Wiedmann Models
Age: 23 Insta: @danielabishop Lives in: Buckhead
TV show you could binge over and over again: I’ll try to narrow it down to two options. Schitt’s Creek and Weeds… oh, and anything to do with crime/ thriller are my favorites! Ultimate style icon: Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lauren Hutton Proudest achievement: I have two: The first is becoming a pet foster, and the second, which is not quite yet achieved, but I’m almost done with college and will be a first-generation college student. One thing no one would ever guess about you: One of my biggest dreams, if I could do it, would be to have a farm that functioned not only as a farm, but also as an animal sanctuary and shelter (no-kill). Also, I would’ve loved to be a dermatologist in another life if I was good at science. Signature drink: Vodka soda with lime or tequila water with lime. I also love a good pisco sour because I’m Peruvian.
Electric Violinist, Alex Ahn Violin
Age: 30 Insta: @alexahnviolin Lives in: Duluth
Favorite hobbies: Gaming and flying (two very different hobbies, I know!) Guilty pleasure: Gaming, and in general just nerding out Best compliment you’ve ever received: I was teaching English in Korea during my gap year in college. I had started a music program and some students and I would go to street-perform in the main market. We had 300-plus people just watching us play. Afterward, I was in the subway and someone shouted out ‘You did an amazing job!’ It was such a simple compliment that made me want to pursue music full time. Proudest achievement: When I had the chance to open for Lupe Fiasco and Bazzi One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m also a pilot/flight instructor. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Performing in a music festival like Coachella or EDC
Austin Amburgy, Britain Bennett
Custom Homebuilder, Amburgy Homes
Age: 23 Insta: @austin_amburgy Lives in: The Battery Atlanta
Favorite beauty/fitness spots in Atlanta: Unique Cuts at Halcyon. It doesn’t matter where I am in the world, I will travel to my guy CJ for a fresh cut. Favorite hobbies: Golf and mowing the grass TV show you could binge over and over again: How It’s Made Guilty pleasure: Watching those satisfying videos on YouTube of people cutting their grass. It is very therapeutic and difficult to explain. Best compliment you’ve ever received: The best compliments I receive are when people say I have an admirable work ethic. When I am passionate about something, I will work overtime to make sure the outcome is up to my perfectionist standards. Proudest achievement: Getting a hole-in-one One thing no one would ever guess about you: I typically end up showering at least three times a day.
CEO, TBH Anti-Bullying Nonprofit Agency
Age: 22 Insta: @britain_bennett Lives in: The Battery Atlanta
What you love most about what you do: Every day I wake up with the goal to make a positive difference on at least one person. My passion for social media began after experiencing my lowest point in life. After years of cyberbullying, I knew I wanted to use my negative experiences with the online world to make a positive impact. Favorite hobbies: I love to try to tackle difficult dessert recipes, work out and practice mixing music (I recently bought DJ equipment and it’s much more difficult than you’d think). Celebrity doppelgänger: People say I look like if you took Disney Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid and made her a real person. Ultimate style icon: If I could borrow Zendaya’s closet for a week, that would be my peak in life. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I love EDM, specifically house music! When people wonder how I am always so positive and energetic, I blame it on my house music playlist. Signature drink: No matter where I am, I will always ask for the prettiest drink on the menu.
Alon Mcklveen, Wesley Adams, Brittney Crowell, Kiarra Norman
ACTRESS, ALEXANDER WHITE AGENCY
Age: 23 Insta: @alonmck Lives in: Midtown
Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: New Realm and the Botanical Garden—also pretty much any rooftop bar Favorite hobbies: Longboard, hike, bake and host parties Currently on your playlist: The Black Keys’ new album—I love rock! Celebrity doppelgänger: Drew Barrymore Best compliment you’ve ever received: A comedian told me I’m witty. Proudest achievement: The last movie I worked on! It’s a Blumhouse thriller/horror One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’ve broken 10 bones.
Entrepreneur, Franchise Owner and Investor
Age: 34 Insta: @iamwesleyadams Lives in: Downtown
Business or philanthropic organizations you’re involved with in Atlanta: I own Cru Lounge Union City. Favorite beauty/fitness spots in Atlanta: John A. White Golf Course Favorite hobbies: Golfing, motorcycling, traveling TV show you could binge over and over again: Game of Thrones Best compliment you’ve ever received: I look better in person than in photos. Proudest achievement: My 30,000-square-foot commercial property One thing no one would ever guess about you: I am training for my pilot’s license. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: To visit the Maldives
Age: 34 Insta: @brittneycrowell Lives in: Dacula
What you love most about what you do: The incredible people I get to meet Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: Any place with sushi! Favorite hobbies: Working out, riding my motorcycle Favorite sports team: I don’t watch ball sports but I love every kind of racing. Guilty pleasure: Eating sushi in bed Best compliment you’ve ever received: Being called a genuine person Proudest achievement: Graduating college top of my class One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m just one of the guys—huge tomboy.
Lifestyle and fashion blogger
Age: 25 Insta: @kiarranorman Lives in: Roswell
Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: Canton Street in Roswell, Gypsy Kitchen with the girls and the BeltLine for a good day drinking with friends Currently on your playlist: Megan Thee Stallion, SZA, Maroon 5 Favorite sports team: San Francisco 49ers (My best friend is engaged to Fred Warner, so I may be a little biased.) Ultimate style icon: A mix between Kim Kardashian and Hailey Bieber Proudest achievement: Taking a semester off my senior year of college to be cast on The Bachelor, and then coming back and still graduating from college while my season aired. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Tough choice between attending New York Fashion Week and being a part of a Revolve Around the World trip to another country
Patrick Lemmond, Khevna Desai, Cordero Hinton
Partner, Shortbarrel LLC
Age: 34 Insta: @lemmondpj Lives in: Dunwoody
What you love most about what you do: Getting to interact with the customers and restaurant owners. I love going to dinner and ordering my own bourbon or buying out the bottle to let people taste my product. I also get to drink bourbon for a living; it could be a lot worse. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I used to attend beauty pageants regularly. While I was dating my wife, she was touring as Miss Arkansas and eventually went on to become runner-up at Miss America. I know more about beauty pageants than most women do! Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate—Lindt 90% Cocoa—and Texas barbecue. If you ever want to see someone eat an entire brisket, I’m your guy.
Suite and Corporate Ticketing Coordinator, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Age: 29 Insta: @krdesai92 Lives in: Dunwoody
What you love most about what you do: Being part of a team that works to ensure our clients and fans have an enjoyable experience at any of our events Currently on your playlist: A little bit of everything! Migos, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes Best compliment you’ve ever received: That I’m kindhearted, thoughtful and I always go above and beyond to take care of my family and friends. Signature drink: Gin fizz
Real Estate Agent
Age: 33 Insta:@corderohinton
Lives in: Smyrna Ultimate style icons: Rowan Row and Alton Mason TV show you could binge over and over again: Revenge Proudest achievement: Ranked top 5% realtor in Atlanta in 2020 One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m not as buttoned-up and polished as one would think by looking at me.
James Swanson, Brooke Swanson
Real Estate Agent, Harry Norman
Age: 31 Insta: @jbswanson Lives in: Old Fourth Ward
Ultimate style icon: I have no style. My wife dresses me. Guilty pleasure: Eating an entire frozen pizza and pint of ice cream when Brooke is out of town for the night. Best compliment you’ve ever received:“You don’t look like you went to Georgia Tech.” One thing no one would ever guess about you: My mom is a Spanish teacher and has never spoken to me in English… even though she’s white… and from Wisconsin.
Owner, Styled and Snapped Photography; Baker, Styled and Sweet
Age: 37 Insta: @brookeinthelook Lives in: Old Fourth Ward
What you love most about what you do: I am so blessed to use my creativity in my profession every day and make friends out of my sweet clients. Favorite workout: Third Eye Tribe for some seriously tough workouts. I leave knowing fat was torched. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I love snakes and spiders! When I find them in our house, I carefully carry them outside. Except for Henry the spider. I recently found him living in the bathroom and decided he could stay.
Carolina Rosini, Courtney Finley, Robert Christopher Riley
Founder and CEO, Florence Studio Living; Model
Age: 30 Insta: @carolineros Lives in: Buckhead
Favorite hobbies: I am a fitness freak! I have tried all the gyms and workout programs Atlanta has to offer. You name it and I know everything about it! TV show you could binge over and over again: I’m a Breaking Bad type of person. Favorite team: I am all about Italian soccer. My team is Fiorentina! Ultimate style icon: Myself No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Run a marathon
CConstruction Project Manager, Insight Global
Age: 26 Insta: @courtneymfinley Lives in: Buckhead
Favorite hobbies: I am game for any outdoorsy activity! Interior design is also a huge hobby of mine. Currently on your playlist: My music choices change daily. Recently, Jack Johnson, Surfaces, J. Biebs, Drake. Guilty pleasure: Binge-watching Family Feud Celebrity doppelgänger: Blake Lively No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Spending a month traveling through Europe
ROBERT CHRISTOPHER RILEY
Actor, The CW's Dynasty
Age: 40 Insta: @robrileynyc Lives in: Dunwoody
What you love most about what you do: I get to put smiles on faces and distract people from the unpleasant things that sometimes happen in life. Favorite hobbies: Photography and music production Ultimate style icon: Pharrell and Matthew McConaughey Proudest achievement: Being on Broadway twice with my mother in CAROLINA ROSINI the audience and receiving standing ovations
Jeremy Ryan Allen, Avery Henson, Malcolm Hayes, Sydney Penelope Mason
JEREMY RYAN ALLEN
Age: 35 Insta: @jeremyryanallen Lives in: Buckhead
Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: Anywhere with a great patio vibe Best compliment you’ve ever received: That my drive and passion inspired a friend to believe more is possible and to set new personal goals. Also, I’ve been told I give good hugs! No. 1 thing on your bucket list: To have kids one day
Senior Sales Recruiter, ISG Partners
Age: 24 Insta: @averyhenson Lives in: Brookhaven
Favorite hobbies: Whether it’s clothing items or furniture, I love thrifting and then implementing my own personal touches (cutting and dyeing apparel or refurnishing tables). TV show you could binge over and over again: Survivor! Currently on your playlist: Louis The Child
Professional Hockey Player, Atlanta Gladiators
Age: 26 Insta: @_malcolm8 Lives in: Duluth
What you love most about what you do: Hockey doesn’t feel like a job to me. Every day I get excited to show up to the rink. Ultimate style icon: A$AP Rocky Best compliment you’ve ever received: My energy makes people around me happier. Signature drink: Strawberry banana smoothie
SYDNEY PENELOPE MASON
Age: 25 Insta: @sydneypmason Lives in: East Atlanta Village
What you love most about what you do: I love my job because every day I am helping someone have a second chance and get their life back after hard times. Ultimate style icon: I don’t really have one, I just love to wear skirts and anything pink. Guilty pleasure: Shoe shopping
Ryan Jay Phillips, Tiana Chichester, Shea Jenkins
RYAN JAY PHILLIPS
Owner and Creative Director, Navy & Jay Event Planning + Design
Age: 24 Insta: @ryanjayphillips Lives in: Midtown
Best compliment you’ve ever received: Someone on the street a few weeks ago told me that my golden retriever, Aspen, and I looked just alike. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I have been on a reality TV show. Guilty pleasure: Popcorn and Skittles
Internet Manager, Audi Atlanta; Part-Time Realtor
Age: 32 Insta: @tianasbananas Lives in: Alpharetta
Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: The Select in Sandy Springs. I love the decor and ambiance; the lamb chops are amazing! TV show you could binge over and over again: 90 Day Fiancé… you know you love it. Currently on your playlist: Kanye West, Olivia Rodrigo and Kygo Ultimate style icon: Kourtney Kardashian
Enterprise Account Executive, Cumberland Group; Ceo and Founder, Bak9
Age: 34 Insta: @stephensheajenkins Lives in: Douglasville
Favorite hobbies: Golf, fantasy football (we have the best league in Atlanta), hunting and fishing Ultimate style icon: Steve Gold from Million Dollar Listing New York One thing no one would ever guess about you: I grew up on a horse farm and love to hunt and fish. No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Visit my mom’s side of the family in England
Anela Tahirovic, Laura Atkins, Bria Black, Barmel Lyons
Vendor Management Analyst, Insight Global
Age: 28 Insta: @neltahi Lives in: Midtown Guilty pleasure: Always grabbing a snack at the gas station Celebrity doppelgänger: Nicole Williams English or Anne Hathaway; Kim Kardashian when my hair was dark. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I came to America as a refugee. Signature drink: Dirty martini with extra olives (at least four)
Real Estate Acquisitions Specialist
Age: 31 Insta: @lala.atkns Lives in: Virginia-Highland
Proudest achievement: Opening for a big multidesigner fashion show for Miami Swim was the single best moment thus far. Ultimate style icon: Olivia Culpo Guilty pleasure: Buying clothes, shoes, anything cute I might ‘need’ Signature drink: St-Germain, vodka, gin, Aperol, soda and lemon. I made it up and haven’t named it.
Manager, The Garden Room; Model, Salt Models
Age: 29 Insta: @briablack Lives in: Kennesaw
Favorite place to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: The studio! My passion is making music. Currently on your playlist: BadBadNotGood; Brent Faiyaz; Pharrell; Tyler, the Creator; Jazmine Sullivan; and Tems One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’ve got a great right hook! No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Win a Grammy!
Freelance News And Traffic Reporter, CBS 46 News
Age: 26 Insta: @barmellyons Lives in: Atlanta
What you love most about what you do: The art of storytelling, and helping an individual or community connect the dots or get results through my words Favorite hobbies: Working out, watching movies or TV shows, catching up on Grown-ish, Good Trouble and, recently, Nine Perfect Strangers Signature drink: Sauvignon blanc or a Sex on the Beach
Joyce Glenn, Debra Glenn
Co-Owner, Mirror Image Cosmetics; Actor; Author; Entrepreneur
Age: 35 Insta: @glenntwin_ joyce Lives in: West Midtown
Favorite hobbies: I’m a wine lover and I absolutely love traveling. I tend to fuse the two hobbies. I love dining and pairing wines from different countries while learning the architecture and cultures of new places. Ultimate style icon: Victoria Beckham Proudest achievement: Having the courage to publish my first book, Keeping Your Crown
Co-Owner, Mirror Image Cosmetics; Actor; Author; Entrepreneur
Age: 35 Insta: @glenntwin_ debra Lives in: West Midtown
Favorite places to hang out on weekends in Atlanta: I love fine dining, so I really enjoy restaurants with a cool ambiance like The Consulate, Le Colonial and Ray’s on the River. Favorite hobbies: Working out, vacationing and online shopping! Ultimate style icon: Zendaya Signature drink: Champagne
Forrest Schrum IV, Alyssa Beasley, Stephanie Velez, Juan Laguardia, Josh Hand
FORREST SCHRUM IV
Attorney, Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers LLP
Age: 26 Insta: @fschrum Lives in: Piedmont Heights
Celebrity doppelgänger: Jake Gyllenhaal, and I’ve been told I look like the green-eyed version of Nash Grier from Vine. Guilty pleasure: Trash reality TV Proudest achievement: Finishing top five in my law school class One thing no one would ever guess about you: I’m low-key an avid bird-watcher.
Team Consultant, Eskew Consulting; Director’s Assistant, Fusion National Dance Competition; Miss Georgia 2020
Age: 23 Insta: @alyssa_beasley Lives in: Athens
Best compliment you’ve ever received:“You inspire me.” One thing no one would ever guess about you: I am partially deaf in my right ear. Signature drink: Anything sparkling! No. 1 thing on your bucket list: I would love to one day travel to Bali and explore the beautiful culture that encapsulates the land!
Age: 25 Insta: @stephlynnvelez Lives in: Sandy Springs
Ultimate style icon: Gabi Daiagi is currently my favorite style icon on Instagram. She has the best outfit inspos. Best compliment you’ve ever received: Being told I am a good mom is by far the best compliment I’ve received. One thing no one would ever guess about you: I am terrified of heights and planes. I will still go on roller coasters and planes, but I get nervous.
Age: 32 Insta: @juanitos_ wey Lives in: Buckhead
Favorite hobbies: Working out, soccer and dancing TV show you could binge over and over again: I’m more of a one-and-done kinda guy. Guilty pleasure: Cookies. I love cookies. Best compliment you’ve ever received: That I must run a secret workout cult One thing no one would ever guess about you: I have died and come back to life.
Founder and CEO, Dominic Cassius Inc.; Founder and CEO, Cassius Coffee Co.; Sales Executive, Samsara
Age: 29 Insta: @j_hand3 Lives in: East Atlanta
Celebrity doppelgänger: This is embarrassing, but I’ve been told I look like French Montana, Klay Thompson and Vinny from Jersey Shore. Guilty pleasure: Fruity drinks. Any man who says they don’t like fruity drinks is a liar. Best compliment you’ve ever received: Being told I’m a great father and have a beautiful family are the best compliments I could ever ask for.
Photography by: Rachael Ann of R.A.G Artistry