Speed dating is a weekly series with some of our favorite brand evangelists. Today in the hot seat is Troy Soloman, an LA-based plus-size model and influencer.

Over the past two years, Troy Solomon (@abearnamedtroy) has quickly become one of the most recognizable male models/influencers.  With 44K+ followers and verified status on Instagram, Troy has used his platform to promote acceptance, body positivity, and creative expression.  Known for his eclectic, gender-bending style, positive attitude, and vibrantly charming personality, Troy has been featured in articles by Teen Vogue, Revelist, Mic.com, Greatist, Refinery29, Allure, and most recently in “The Tastemasters” issue of Slink Magazine.  To close out PRIDE month, we asked Troy to sit down with us on his fabulous new Apt2B Carson Sofa for a very special round of Speed Dating!

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Round 1:
Lightning Round

Red or White?
Rose all the way!

What show are you currently binging?
I NEVER miss an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, and Scandal.  And I just recently started binge watching The Great British Bakeoff, and I look forward to ending every night with an episode.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Hands down I would pick Kesha.  I just feel like we would have so much fun!  Kesha, if you’re reading this, call me!

Favorite Color?

Least favorite color?
I don’t think I have one!  I think any color can be beautiful when used properly.

Lucky number?

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Round 2:

Bitcoin or Fitbit?
Bitcoin, but to be honest, I don’t have either.

What do you collect, if anything?
Reusable Starbucks cups.  I’m not kidding.

What’s the most embarrassing song we could find saved on your phone?
I’m not sure how embarrassing it is, but I listen to Stars Are Blind by Paris Hilton at least once a week.

What’s your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate Gooey Brownie from this ice cream shop called Salt & Straw

What is your life’s motto?
As long as you are causing no harm, do whatever the fuck you want!

What’s your “walk-on” song?
Confident by Demi Lovato

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Round 3:
Don’t Even Go There…

If you could be on one reality show which one would it be?
My own ;)

Springsteen or Jay-Z?

Stripes or solids?

Popcorn or candy?
White Cheddar Popcorn

What’s your hidden talent?
I can remember movie quotes like a boss.  And I can find missing items freakishly well.

Who is your style icon?
David Bowie

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Round 4:
Sinner or Saint?

Who is the most famous person you follow on Twitter or instagram?
Taylor Swift

Who is the most famous person that follows you on Twitter or instagram?
My bebe Tess Holliday follows me on Instagram and the queen Britney Spears follows me on Twitter.

If you could have drinks with any 3 people, living or dead, who would they be?
Kerry Washington, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce

What is your favorite smell?
A burning fireplace.  And gasoline.

What is your biggest pet-peeve?
When someone is chewing with their mouth open.

What is your hometown?
Pembroke Pines, FL

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Crushing on Troy?  Be sure to follow him on social media!

Instagram: @abearnamedtroy
Twitter: @abearnamedtroy
Facebook: @ABearNamedTroy
Website: www.abearnamedtroy.com
YouTube: @ABearNamedTroy

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