Utah’s hottest bacholer brings sexy back

Four years ago, the last place Chris Thompson thought he would end up was in the center of one of the largest magazines in the country. The 25-year-old USU alumnus opened up to The Statesman recently about his experiences in Logan, what he loves in a woman and being nominated as Cosmopolitan’s Utah Bachelor of the Year.

 

Utah Statesman: First off, how in the world did you end up being one of the 50 sexiest men in the United States?

Chris Thompson: A girl at work submitted me. She took some pictures off my Facebook and sent them into the contest. So-and-so at Cosmo called and told me I had won Mr. Utah. I thought it was a joke — or a prank.

 

US: She didn’t tell you she nominated you?

CT: She mentioned before that she nominated me for some bachelor thing. I just laughed.

 

US: How was it being in a Cosmo photo shoot?

CT: They flew me to L.A., and then we went to a place in Malibu for the shoot.  It was kind of weird, but fun. I’m somewhat shy when people first meet me, so it was different.

 

US: If you win the contest, what will you do with your $10,000?

CT: Man, it would be so awesome. I would go to Hawaii with my roommates. I would just want to get away.

US: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

CT: Um, that’s hard to answer. Like I said, I’ve never been to Hawaii. There’s probably some place cooler than that though — some exotic island.

 

US: You graduated from USU in marketing, what are you doing now?

CT: I’m a store manager at Hollister, but I’m not too proud of it.

 

US: If you weren’t managing the store, what would your dream job be?

CT: Something in sports marketing.

 

US: Why did you choose marketing as a career?

CT: When I first got up to Utah State, I was undecided. I thought marketing would be fun so I just did it.

 

US: Why did you choose Utah State?

CT: I had heard lots of good things about USU. I knew that I didn’t want to go to the U., and I had some friends up there, so I came.

 

US: Any favorite Logan eateries?

CT: Me and my friends went to the Bluebird every once in a while. And after basketball games we would always go Village Inn.

 

US: When you were a freshman, did you ever see yourself doing something like Cosmo?

CT: I never did. I was kid of a late bloomer, just a little guy. I would have never seen anything like this coming.

 

US: Every 18-year-old freshman girl is dying to know, what do you look for in a woman?

CT: I look for cool girls that have a good sense of humour. I like active girls. Not necessarily in shape, but active. Like a girl that enjoys going to the gym, skiing and wake boarding.

 

US: Your roommate calls you “humble and modest.” What do you stereotype yourself as?

CT: If I’m just meeting somebody, I’m shy. After a few minutes I open up.

 

US: Is there anything about you we should know? What is something people wouldn’t guess from looking at you?

CT: I love skiing. Ever since I could walk I’ve been skiing. I love sports — playing and watching. I think that’s one of the biggest things about me. I also love music.

 

US: If you had to listen to one band for the rest of your life, who would it be?

CT: Ever since fifth grade I’ve loved Blink 182. It would have to be them.

 

US: When all of this contest is said and done, would you ever consider a modeling career?

CT: People have told me I could do it, and it would be good

 

money, but I don’t think so.

 

US: Anything else we should know about you?

CT: I love to be outdoors. I love wake boarding and active stuff. Oh, and I love California. I would love to live there. I love the beach and the palm trees. And I love sunsets.

 

– allee.evensen@aggiemail.usu.edu

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