Beyond the Rope

Mike Foland

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Age: 25

Profession: Host/entertainer, Chippendales

Profile: One might think that endless nights spent getting pawed by legions of screaming women might get old. Not so, says Foland, who greets the ladies as they arrive at the Chippendales’ Flirt Lounge. After lavishing extra attention on birthday girls and bachelorettes, Foland poses for souvenir photos with the masses of lucky lasses. And yes, ladies, he’s single. 

Why I Do What I Do: “I meet some interesting people, and I enjoy myself quite a bit. I get paid to flirt with girls all night long! You can’t beat that, right?” Personal Tidbit: As a professional middleweight Ultimate Fighter since he moved to Vegas—the fight capital of the world—in 2002, Foland now trains four days each week and is 9-0 in his division. In fact, he met fellow Chippendales performer Charles Dera at the gym, and while Foland taught Dera to fight, Dera taught Foland to dance. His next fight is in July in Costa Rica.

Last movie seen: 300.

Latest Accomplishment: The next time you get your picture taken with a costumed character at one of Vegas’ many tourist photo ops, you just may be getting snapped by Foland’s Hot Shotz photography company.

Quote: “Life is good.”

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