Richmond has spoken, and the results are in. Without further ado, the RVANews staff is proud to present your Class of 2010 Superlative winners!
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(Please, please, please listen to the soundtrack. It will make the experience magical.)
Most likely to succeed: To The Bottom And Back
Since 2009, To The Bottom And Back has been keeping revelrous Richmonders safe by providing free transportation from 6pm to 3am, Thursday through Saturday, between the Fan and Downtown. Learn more about their mission (and how to help them out) here. Thanks, 2BNB!
Most artistic: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Once the VMFA finally (FINALLY) reopened its doors in May, Richmonders went gaga over the place. You’re right, VMFA, it is our art. And thank you for serving it up so nicely. (Pictured here is the latest addition to the new Lora Robins Sculpture Garden, a temporary exhibit from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko.)
Most musically talented: No BS! Brass
Class clown: Gene Cox
Even though Gene Cox has been anchoring the evening news on NBC12 for what seems like forever, he’s recently established himself as Richmond Twitterers’ go-to source for laughs. A recent Tweet: “The deer in our neighborhood are like pets. They graze happily among our plants and flowers. Bastards.” See?
Cutest couple: Jack Lauterback and Style Weekly
Most athletic: VCU men’s basketball
What can we say? This is a truly an amazing program, turning out superstars like Eric Maynor and Larry Sanders (just to name a few). And with a coach named “Shaka Smart”, you’re opening things up to so many puns. How can you go wrong?
Biggest gossip: Rumors
Don’t let the name of the category (or the store) fool you. The ladies in charge have their fingers on the pulse of this town, and their loyal patrons look to them for the facts on all the goings-on in Richmond.
Prom king: Ryan Nobles
Prom queen: Sabrina Squire
Most spirited: Nutzy
And hey, Richmond. We love you more.
Images of Gene Cox, Ryan Nobles, and Sabrina Squire courtesy of NBC12 (who actually owns their likenesses — we are happy to own someone’s likeness if there are any takers).
Image of Nutzy courtesy of Johnny Hugel.
All other images courtesy of our fabulous intern, Erica Terrini. Thanks for running around all over town to take these. You make our weird ideas a reality.