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Article/Interview with Evan Dando

from People Magazine 3rd May 1993

part of the 50 Most Beautiful People feature

"Excellent!" yells grunge god Evan Dando of his status as one of People's 50 Most Beautiful. "Let's stay firmly on skin level." Fine. There's plenty to talk about. Under the flannel shirt and laissez-faire hair, the 26-year-old leader of the rock band Lemonheads is a classically handsome, Boston-bred preppy. Blessed with beach-smooth features, Dando is seen by Melody Maker magazine as "a windswept skateboard king." Playing down his good looks ("something for people to tease me about"), Dando, the son of a lawyer father and artist mother, was a punk-obsessed high school "nerd" jokingly labeled Mr. Popularity.

The Lemonheads' first big hig was a 1992 remake of Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," from The Graduate. Dando is hip to older women: His first crush, in the fifth grade, was on a sixth grader. Says sister Holly, 28, a social worker: "Evan's always loved girls, and they've always loved him back." Now winding up the tour promoting Lemonheads' latest album, It's A Shame About Ray, he's practicing selective celibacy. "I'd rather just make friends," he says. "Sex with strangers doesn't really feel too good." On the lookout for a "tall, sleepy-eyed woman who can paint, sing, run around and go swimming," he's not singing the blues. Says Dando: "I wouldn't want to be anyone else."

The other 49 most beautiful people according to People:

Vanessa Williams
Eric Lindros
Emma Thompson
Cindy Crawford
Liam Neeson
Demi Moore
Randy Kemper
Eric Scweig
Rachel Hunter
Troy Aikman
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Kate Moss
Tom Skerritt
Michelle Pfeiffer
Andrew Shue
Catherine Deneuve
Mel Gibson
Marina Rust
Halle Berry
Ashley Hamilton
Nona Gaye
Billy Ray Cyrus
Helen Hunt
Tom Cruise
Gregory Peck
Uma Thurman
Thomas Hampson
Colin Salmon
Karen Duffy
Clyde Drexler
John F Kennedy Jr.
Julie Kent
Hunter Tylo
Beverly Peele
Gong Li
Lothar Matthäus
Dan Hamburg
Lauren Hutton
David Charvet
Prince Felipe
Janine Turner
Nancy Kerrigan
Chayanne
Whitney Houston
Pamela Harriman
Mae Jemison
Christy Turlington

 

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