Name: Alesia Michelle
Occupation: Social justice digital strategist and content producer
Identify as: Queer
What are you looking for in a mate? I am looking for someone optimistic with a sense of humor. We can’t take ourselves too seriously. You wouldn’t survive a minute with my friends and I if you’re too uptight. My ideal mate should be outgoing, travel as much as possible and try everything once. Thoughtfulness and a strong sense of self goes a long way with me.
Biggest turn-off: Being passive aggressive, lacking empathy, and people who say #AllLivesMatter.
Biggest turn-on: Independence, ambition and someone I can wear my heels with. Look, my grandmother was my best friend so you MUST respect your elders.
Hobbies: Traveling, Eurovision, singing, brunch and happy hour. Opening my home and hosting my friends and their friends is something I love to do. All the planning and preparation that goes into organizing a get together gives me life.
Describe your ideal first date: You may call it boring. I call it simple. My ideal first date is dinner, which should be someplace inventive where we could both try something new. Then we’d finish up the night with something fun — your choice.
Favorite TV show: “How to Get Away with Murder” and all things ratchet reality television.
Celebrity crush: Loreen, a Swedish/Moroccan singer most Americans don’t know but should.
One obscure fact about yourself: I sang on “Showtime at the Apollo,” and thankfully DID NOT get booed.