Speed Dating is a series where we get to know some of our favorite brand evangelists, whether they’re artists, designers, entrepreneurs, activists, or full-time parents! Today in the hot seat is John Baptist (@johnthebaptistla), an L.A.-based designer and influencer.

“My Name is John Baptist. I’m 31 years old. I currently reside in Los Angeles where I moved over 9 years ago in pursuit of my dreams as a creative! In my spare time I like to plan upcoming trips, listen to music from my record collection, and eat pizza – lol!”

We asked John to sit back and relax on his Melrose Reversible Chaise Sofa in SAPPHIRE and answer some of our burning questions.

Round 1:
Lightning Round

What is your hometown?
Los Angeles

What show(s) are you currently binging?
Ozark, The Haunting of Hill House, and Entourage!

What’s your lucky number?

Are you an early bird or night owl?
Definitely an early bird

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Luther Vandross

What’s your dream vacation destination?
Hmmm… Laucala Island (super luxury)

What do you collect, if anything?
I love collecting vinyl records

What is your life’s motto?

Round 2:

wooden round table with a tom ford book, plant and candle

Beer or wine?
Wine (Red only)

Springsteen or Jay-Z?

Stripes or solids?

Cats or dogs?

Favorite color and least favorite color?
Grey… orange

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
 Cookie Butter from Trader Joe’s

Favorite junk food?
Gummy bears

Favorite song to sing in the shower?
New Radicals – “You Get What You Give”

Favorite smell?
Tom Ford – Tobacco Vanilla

Round 3:
Don’t Even Go There…

man on ground reading a book with a sofa, table beside him and rug underneath him

What’s the most embarrassing song we could find in your music collection?
Tom Jones – “What’s New Pussycat?”

If you could be on one reality show which one would it be?
Real World: Hawaii

Who is your style icon?
Nick Wooster

Who would you want to play in the movie version of your life?
Michael B. Jordan

blue sofa with a laptop, magazines, blanket and pillows

Round 4:
Sinner or Saint?

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Eating a large pizza in one sitting

What is your spirit animal?
Black Panther

What superpower would you want and why?
To be invisible

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Don’t have any

Who is the most famous person you follow on Twitter or Instagram?
Will Smith

Who is the most famous person that follows you on Twitter or Instagram?
Don’t know…

If you could have drinks with any 3 people, living or dead, who would they be?
Jay-Z, Oprah, Will Smith

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Instagram: @johnthebaptistla

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