Lust List 2006

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MANDI CASTRO
Lust List 2006

Ah, Valentine's Day.

If you've got someone, February the 14th is either a marvelous opportunity to express the depths of your affection, or just another foregone commitment to spend time and money in the name of not sleeping out in the living room. If you've got no one, it's either a depressing reminder of your inability to find that perfect partner, or a reinforcement of your status as a loner, Dottie, a rebel.

It's all in the eye of the beholder, really. Just like beauty.

Last year, we asked readers to nominate local men and women they found fetching for a Lust List. This year, we decided to take things into our own hands, and compile our own Lust List from folks and friends recommended by Planet staffers, and the people we just happened to meet while out and about.

And since we had to do the legwork, we reserved the right to hit on each and every one of them.

Take a look. Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder; if you like what you see, let us know, and if you don't, let us know that, too. And if there's someone else out there in the Bay area you're crushing on madly and think the whole community should as well, exercise your rights and nominate 'em for next year's Lust List.

Oh, and happy Valentine's Day. Or screw Valentine's Day. Whatever turns you on.

NAME Angelia Rorison

AGE 24

GIG Firefighter in the Coast Guard; she works on lighthouses and buoys

AVAILABILITY Single

TURN-ONS Intelligence and a sense of humor

TURN-OFFS Drug addicts and guys who are prettier than I am

LUST OBJECT "Tom Selleck, Magnum PI. C'mon, if you can wear shorty shorts and aviator glasses, plus the chest hair? You gotta be hot stuff."

What was your initial reaction to being asked to be on something called The Lust List?

Flattered. Flattered and probably excited. Who doesn't wanna be in the newspaper?

Was it surprising?

Yes, it was a surprise.

So you don't feel like -

I don't feel like I'm outrageously hot. I'm not really the kind of girl that you wanna take home to your mom — I've got piercings and tattoos. Plus I curse a lot, because I'm a sailor.

Well, um, I think being a sailor is pretty hot. And I should say, you don't look like most sailors I know.

No. I don't look like most sailors I know either. Most of the guys I work with are overweight and eat foot-long hoagies for lunch all the time.

What does being a sailor entail?

I'm pretty nautical — I can tie a knot like nobody's business. I get pretty greasy; I'm a grease monkey at work. I work outside, it gets pretty hot.

Are you on the water?

Every day. I have to fix buoys out in Tampa Bay in 4- to 6-foot seas. I got a black eye from a buoy once, because it was moving back and forth so much and I was on top of it. When I came back up my face slammed into the solar panel.

What's that like, when you're on top of a buoy and the thing is rocking back and forth?

It hurts.

What do you think of when you picture the Tampa Bay hottie?

Tampa Bay regulars, they want somebody with a lot of money who drives a nice car and wears silk button-up shirts and has spiky gelled hair. But that's not what I find attractive. I want somebody with more substance. Someone with a little more edge. I like people with full-sleeve tattoos, so-

I suddenly wish I had more tattoos. OK, last question: Would I have a chance?

Yes.

Really?

I give everybody a chance.

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MANDI CASTRO
Lust List 2006

NAME Rob Bibelhauser

AGE 21

GIG Caddy at Old Memorial in West Tampa

AVAILABILITY Single, "the only way to be"

TURN-ONS Loves music, a great smile, open-minded

TURN-OFFS Smokers, cocky people, Yankee fans

LUST OBJECT "Jessica Alba. She's hard to beat."

What else do you do besides caddying?

Play golf, play drums and go to USF.

How close is Old Memorial to Caddyshack?

Caddies are caddies, man; we're just a bunch of gambling bastards, playin' whenever we get the chance, stealing our players' ball out of the bush when he's not looking.

Does it ever get annoying having to kiss a player's ass?

You don't really have to kiss ass. What's annoying is when you have a hack. Then it's like — what am I here for?

So you gotta stay single, huh?

I did the girlfriend thing for long enough, man.

What should girls do to grab you, if they can track you down?

I'm not sure I want girls to track me down, to be honest. I don't need some Swimfan.

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