The 20-Something Guy Spotlight: Michael Radford

When I first started the series, the “20-Something Girl Spotlight,” my goal was to highlight women in my life who inspire me.  I thought that my followers were mostly female and that they would appreciate learning from other women’s experiences, and they did!  But what I didn’t realize was that I also had a large male following as well.  Several of them have reached out and asked me to put more guy-centered topics on the blog.  So, I decided to start with a “20-Something Guy Spotlight.”

So without further ado, I would like to formally announce our first ever 20-Something Guy Spotlight on one of my closest friends from college, Michael Radford!

Michael and I first met my sophomore year, his freshmen year in our leadership elective class. He was on the football team and I was on the golf team so we knew a lot of the same people, but we really hit it off when we discovered our mutual love for country music, golf,  the show One Tree Hill and the perfect Margarita! He has been a great friend to me over the years, and I am so thankful to have him my life...

Name: Michael Lee Radford

Where are you from? Charlotte, NC

Which celeb would play you in a movie or TV show? Channing Tatum or Zac Efron… duh

Tell us about your ideal day from when you wake up to when your head hits the pillow.

I would wake up around 10am and make breakfast:  scrambled eggs w/ cheese, oatmeal, strawberry’s and orange juice. I would head to the gym to work out for about an hour or so.  Then grab lunch (chipotle obviously). Then hit the pool for a few hours with some friends. After that have a cookout (burgers and hot dogs). Then jump in the car and head to a country concert with my boots and jeans. To top off the night, go out after the concert and get in bed around 2am.

Is there anything that we would be surprised to know about you?

Two of my favorite things are country music and a great margarita! I also like cats and I’m surprisingly clean.

What is one current female fashion trend that you either love or can’t stand?

I’m really not a big fan of chokers lol!

Where is your favorite place that you have ever visited?

Our spring break trip to Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico or Barcelona. Read all about our week in Mexico here!

There is something special about a guy who can cook! What is your go-to meal?

I have three:

  • Grilled chicken with buffalo sauce with mozzarella cheese in the middle. Sautéed spinach and a loaded baked potato.
  • Grilled steak with asparagus and rice.
  • Glazed salmon with Cesar salad and mashed potatoes.  

What qualities do you look for in a true friend?

I look for someone who is likeable, has the same qualities as me, trustworthy, fun, cool, easy going and someone who honestly means well.

What is some advice you would give to other 20-Somethings?

1.     Keep your family close because they are the ones who will always be there for you.

2.     Don’t take life too seriously, God always has a plan.

3.     Don’t mix dark and white liquors!


Rachael Claire