Sizzlin’ Singles Rockin’ It!

Justin Cho, 27,

Medical Consultant

Justin Cho
Justin Cho

Favorite local cause: All organizations that dedicate themselves to helping others.
Favorite local event: Any concert at the Crystal Palace.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? All three. Each individual is different and I believe there can be a turn on with each and every one.
Worst habit: I hate to admit it but……being on time.
Best trait: Very loyal.
Three things you look for in a relationship: I believe a solid relationship must be built on trust, communication, and most importantly, love.
Kids; pets; kids and pets; or “Hell NO”? I absolutely want kids. I think kids are the greatest things on earth. I love dogs—they are absolutely man’s best friend.
What are you most grateful for? I am grateful for everything I have. I have been blessed in my life and therefore believe wholeheartedly that I should bless others also.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Real conversation for sure. Expressions and feelings are lost outside of a real conversation. People nowadays have lost the ability to hold a conversation with somebody if they aren’t typing or swyping. It’s sad.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? An Officer and a Gentleman.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy. I try and always hold a positive attitude and outlook in everything I do.
Dancing or karaoke? For your sake, dancing; my karaoke skills clear out rooms.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? I truly don’t believe that pets really understand what they’re wearing. I do not think that they get embarrassed wearing the outfits they do but sometimes I think the owner should be…
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? There is a right time for both. I am very laid back and a t-shirt and flip flops kind of guy so I’d lean more towards backyard barbecue.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Twerking? Probably at a friend’s house, in their living room…oh boy.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? My robot’s special capabilities would be to cure any illness or disease out there in the world right now.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Romantic spots are created, not pre-determined.
Tell us your best/worst knock knock joke: Knock knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Walking the white sand beaches and seeing the white rooftops in Santorini, Greece.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield is the only baseball stadium in the United States that faces the west.


Kathy Means, 58, Eligibility clerk

Kathy Means
Kathy Means

Favorite local cause: C.A.L.M.
Favorite local event: Boots & Bachelors Auction.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile.
Worst habit: Eating too much popcorn.
Best trait: Charm.
Pet peeve: Ignorance.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Personality, personality, personality.
What are you most grateful for? My children and grandchildren.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Real conversation.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? When Harry Met Sally.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? False.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Queen Elizabeth.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Dinner party.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Swing dance—presently doing it.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Driving
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? The old airport bar.
Tell us your best/worst knock-knock joke: Knock knock, who’s there? Tank. Tank who? You’re welcome.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: To see Niagara Falls.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: Two Presidents lived in Bakersfield.


Michelle Connolly, 47,

Catering Sales Manager at The Four Points by Sheraton

Michelle Connolly
Michelle Connolly

Favorite local cause: American Heart Association.
Favorite local event: Kern County Fair. I love all the animals.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Brain, definitely! Gotta keep me interested.
Worst habit: Nail biting when I get nervous. I don’t even realize I’m doing it.
Best trait: I love to take care of people.
Pet peeve: Loud gum chewing.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Someone who is kind, funny, and smart.
What are you most grateful for? My family. I am blessed that my family members are also my best friends.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Texting is fun, but at a certain point, you need to pick up the phone.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Any film by John Hughes. Love always surprises you.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Sneezy. I have pretty bad allergies.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing! I only sing when I am alone in my car.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? True. Especially when they match their owners!
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Can’t do an impression to save my life.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Doesn’t matter what it’s called. I’m no good.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Dinner party. I’m in catering so I love to host a party and set a pretty table.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? The ‘Molly Ringwald’ 80’s kickdance (whatever it’s called). It has been a while, but I’ll do it any time the right song comes on.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? It would have to do dishes…that’s my least favorite chore.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Valentien’s—great atmosphere and food.
Tell us your best/worst knock-knock joke: Knock Knock; Who’s there? Lettuce; Lettuce who?; Lettuce in it’s cold out here! (My nieces’ favorite.)
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Scuba diving in the Maldives.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: There are more Basque restaurants here than any other city in the country.


Nikki Sherrell, 42,

Rehab Liaison

Nikki Sherrell
Nikki Sherrell

Favorite local cause: Anything for children.
Favorite local event: Relay for Life and Go Red for Women.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile.
Worst habit: Swearing.
Best trait: Eyes, smile, and I’m a great mom.
Pet peeve: Smoking or disrespectful people.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Sense of humor, compassion, communication.
What are you most grateful for? My family.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Text during the day, conversation at night.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Weird Science.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy because I try to be upbeat most of the time.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing!
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? False.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Lollipop kids from the Wizard of Oz.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Either.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? The Macarena. Almost every weekend with my daughter.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Cleaning, laundry, cleaning the pool…
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Panorama Drive.
Tell us you best/worst knock-knock joke: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Luke. Luke who? Luke through the peephole and find out.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Traveling to Europe.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: More Basque restaurants than any other city in the U.S.


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