Sexiest Man Alive in Maine Plays with Adoptable Animals
He's one of the most right-swiped men on Tinder in Maine and he's using his title to bring attention to adoptable animals at Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.
Zach Miller and I met at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society to meet some of the adoptable dogs, cats, and rabbits. Zach is an animal lover so he was excited to parter with us to raise awareness and advocate for the adoption of pets from local animal shelters. Zach helped show off the stellar personalities and adorable faces of the animals at the shelter in hopes that they'll soon find their forever homes.
Zach was contacted by Tinder last fall letting him know that he was among the most right-swiped man in Maine on Tinder. Launched in 2012, Tinder is the world’s leading social app for meeting new people. Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder with more than 10 billion matches made to date.
Zach was featured in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue as the Sexiest Man Alive in Maine, based on Tinder right swipes. You can find him in the online issue of People Magazine and in the November 30, 2015 issue of the magazine.
Meet Zach Miller, The Sexiest Man Alive in Maine
Zach lives on a small horse farm in Bristol, Maine. He's an avid photographer and is pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts, with the final school to be determined. He studied for his undergrad at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
He's more than his stellar good looks. Zach is outdoorsy, he loves to work out, and he spends most of his free time with his friends or snapping stunning photos of his surroundings.
So what gets a right swipe from Zach? He said it's all about EAT, an acronym he uses to determine if he and a match have potential.
E is for education, A is for attraction, and T is for talent, meaning that person is passionate about something. These things make someone more interesting. Education shows that person can set goals, attraction is obvious, and talent shows passion and dedication. If someone doesn't have a passion, they usually don't have anything to talk about.
Between cuddling with cats and playing with the dogs at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Zach shared some of his secrets to achieving Tinder selfie success.
Zach's Tips for the Perfect Tinder Profile Photo
- "First photo needs to be a selfie that's not shot from a low angle."
- Use good lighting and have a nice smile.
- Make sure you're alone in the photo. "Don't make people play the guessing game to determine which person you are in the group photo."
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Kennebec Valley Humane Society Animals in This Video
Since 1927 the Kennebec Valley Humane Society has provided shelter, food, and medical services to local animals in need. Our mission is to care for, protect and place animals for adoption in lifelong homes; to prevent cruelty to animals by educating our communities in the proper and humane care of all animals. Our vision is to end pet overpopulation and to advance the humane treatment of all animals.
Buzy (Rabbit) Adult Male
I have an outgoing, curious personality and enjoy playing, snacking and lounging around. I lived previously with another rabbit but we've since been housed separately since arriving at the shelter, likely due to the stress of being in transition. I would love to be the newest member of your family, so please consider adopting me!
Alana (Grey/Lilac Cat) 2 year old Female
I'm a gorgeous young lady who's personality is quite unique in that I'm very independent at times, but also very loving! I prefer attention on my own terms, and would flourish in a household that will take the time and patience needed to understand my temperament. I'm not a fan of dogs but am a fan of cozy beds, long naps and the occasional treat! If I sound like I'd make a nice addition to your family, then please come by to meet me!
Hermon (Black Cat) 2 year old Male
I'm a handsome all black kitty who is currently in search of a loving family to call my own. I might look a bit roughed up, but don't let that fool you; I'm an absolute gentleman with all of the attributes of a great companion! I am loving, charismatic and most of all, a social butterfly who LOVES attention. If you're looking for a new friend and companion, then look no further- I'm your guy!
Duke (Pitbull Mix), 2.5 year old Male
Shy at first and I need time to adjust to a new home. I am is affectionate and friendly once I open up. I would do best in a home that doesn't leave to leave me unattended for an extended period of time since I get nervous and experience some separation anxiety. I am very intelligent and well-mannered. I love fetch!
Rusty (Pug/Hound Mix), 1.5 year old Male
I love just about everyone and everything. I am great with children, love other dogs, and I don't really notice or mind cats. I would make a great addition to any home (as long as you love lots of kisses)!