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Rohith Reddy

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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 magazine?

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?
A Speedo.

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?
Medium rare.

What’s your drink?
Knob Creek on the rocks.

Use two words to describe yourself in high school.
“Dapper nerd.”

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 in the morning, ’XRT at night.

Deep dish or thin crust?
Thin crust.

Describe your exercise routine.
I run four miles every morning at about 7 a.m.

Favorite time of day?
7 a.m.

Morning person or night owl?
Night owl.

How much do you tip?
25 to 30 percent.

Favorite bar in Chicago?
My place.

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?
Aggressive driving.

Ever been skinny-dipping?
No, never.

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?

Favorite meal?
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.

Guilty pleasure?
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 . . .
An actor.


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