Rohith Reddy, 29
Account supervisor, Energy BBDO
Lives in: South Loop
Backstory: Reddy grew up in Palatine, went to Fremd High School, and studied microbiology at the University of Michigan. Though it may sound like the early résumé of a doctor, Reddy was also the president of the Interfraternity Council at the U. of M. “I became king of the frat guys,” he jokes. Now an advertising account supervisor (Jim Beam Brands is his current project), Reddy again plans to veer off in an unexpected direction. “I have ambitions to someday be a Chicago alderman,” he says.
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What is your necessary extravagance?
Taking a cab to work more than necessary.
Favorite TV show?
The Sopranos, but it’s like a parent picking a favorite child.
Favorite Web site?
What CD is in heavy rotation right now?
“Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall.”
Item of clothing you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing?
Item of clothing you can’t throw away?
A T-shirt signed by my second-grade class at Pleasant Hill Elementary.
How do you order your steak?
What’s your drink?
Knob Creek on the rocks.
Use two words to describe yourself in high school.
When it comes to dates, what’s your secret weapon?
Holding open doors.
What song would you sing if you were forced to do karaoke?
“Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi.
WBEZ or WXRT?
WBEZ in the morning, ’XRT at night.
Deep dish or thin crust?
Describe your exercise routine.
I run four miles every morning at about 7 a.m.
Favorite time of day?
Morning person or night owl?
How much do you tip?
25 to 30 percent.
Favorite bar in Chicago?
I own too many . . .
Pairs of black shoes.
What color is your bathroom?
White walls and midnight blue tiles.
Bad habit you wish you could break?
Ever been skinny-dipping?
I could not date someone who . . .
Wouldn’t watch a car race with me on a Sunday afternoon.
Cubs or White Sox?
My idea of a perfect vacation is . . .
Anywhere at least a six-hour flight away.
What’s on your nightstand right now?
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, a phone, and the remote control to the stereo.
Last movie you LOVED?
Anything from my mom’s kitchen.
If you could have dinner with three living people, who would they be?
Bill Clinton, Sonia Gandhi, and Michael Jordan.
What’s a fun fact about you?
At six-three, I’m one of the tallest Indian people you’ll ever meet.
Watching The O.C.
How much was your last haircut?
$75 including tip.
At which store would you max out your credit card?
I can’t stand people who . . .
Take themselves too seriously.
What do you do when you’re bored?
Clean my condo.
If money were no object, I’d go back to school and become . . .