Dan Volpa, 20

39th St at Seventh Ave

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Dan Volpa
Dan Volpa

Photo: Jay Muhlin

"I always get the shiny-top Havaianas. I'm a shiny boy. I have these flip-flops in every color."

What do you do? I'm going to be a senior at NYU. I'm also an assistant to a children's fashion designer. We do a lot of Disney and Nickelodeon stuff.

Ever try to fit into the kids' clothes? I've squeezed myself into a couple, but size 5 is not really working out for me.

Mickey or Minnie? I actually really like the Disney princesses. Snow White has always been my favorite.

I prefer Ariel. She's pretty good too.

Speaking of kid stuff, I can't help but admire your sparkly nail polish. Thanks! I get them every week when I get my manicure and pedicure.

Do you do any other fun extracurriculars? Yeah—I'm a cheerleader.

As in, pom-poms and pyramids? The whole bit. All the money we raise goes to different charities. We do the AIDS Walk, the MS Walk, the Gay Pride Parade... It's a really cool organization called Cheer New York. All my friends are on the squad.

I bet you guys like Bring It On. Oh my God, we love it.

I'm going to wager that this is all just the tip of the fabulous iceberg. [Laughs] Yes. This is a pretty conservative outfit. I usually have booty shorts on and some brighter colors. I'm a pretty out-there kinda dresser. And the purse always throws people for a loop.

People freak out over the man purse? I get comments all the time. But I've got a lot of stuff, and I wear tight jeans, so the stuff's really not gonna fit in the pockets.

Tell me about it. Women know all about that tight-jeans problem. What's in the bag today? My cell phone, my iPod, three lip glosses, a mirror—no, two mirrors—and my wallet. A bunch of stuff that every person needs.

--Kate Lowenstein

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