Thursday, October 13, 2005

Local bachelor Maine’s most eligible

Published in the Current

SCARBOROUGH (Oct 13, 2005): A former Scarborough resident who thinks black is "such a sexy color" has been named Maine’s most eligible bachelor by a national women’s magazine, and was featured on national television broadcasts Wednesday.

Shane Bradstreet, 23, is a bartender and night club manager in Portland. He appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Live with Regis and Kelly” Wednesday morning, after being named one of the nation’s 50 most eligible bachelors by Cosmopolitan magazine. One bachelor was featured from each state.

The magazine, which its publisher said was on the streets Tuesday but was not in local stores Wednesday afternoon, showcased what it called “the nation’s most knee-weakening single guys.”

Bradstreet, who moved to Portland from Scarborough recently, said his sister nominated him for the award. The first he heard of it was a phone call "out of the blue one day" telling him he had been chosen.

In his profile on Cosmopolitan’s Web site wrote that he used to be shy before becoming a bartender. He said he loves sushi and goes out to Japanese restaurants.

He also admitted to a frustration with women, saying he doesn’t “understand how sometimes they can do an instant 360.” He said one woman he was dating “wanted to rip my face off” because he did her laundry for her and “accidentally mixed whites with colors.”