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By Body Ruppelt

You guys will get a kick out of this… when I got back from Costa Rica and got off the plane, one of the first things I found out was that me and Sam had both been nominated as "Memphis Hotties of 2007" and that we had an interview and photoshoot my first week back in school… you should have seen my face. It didn’t end there. My birthday was Tuesday and I found out during our interview with the flyer that for my birthday Sam had arranged for us to go skydiving for our first time…and we’re going this weekend! You REALLY should have seen my face then!

Quoted from the Memphis Flyer:

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only one who can bring sexy back.

For the third year in a row, in fact, we’re back with 18 of the most interesting, attractive, sexy, and magnetic personalities in all of Memphis. They pour your drinks, help you into downward-facing dog, or may even conduct a little cross-examination. And that’s in their day jobs!

Sammie Brunner, 19, Boyd Ruppelt, 23

Occupation: Students, kayakers

Sign: Aries, Aquarius respectively

Marital status: Engaged

This couple shares not just a love for each other but a love of the water. Boyd is a professional kayaker with Jackson Kayak, while girlfriend Sammie is his photographer.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?

Boyd: Costa Rica. The people are incredible, the food’s good, the rivers are amazing.

Any hidden talents?

Boyd: I used to do artwork. Not many people know that.

Sammie: I play the flute, and I pretty much rock at it.

Describe each other in three words.

Sammie: He’s energetic, adventurous, and, I don’t know, Aquarius.

Boyd: She’s definitely adventurous, responsible, and very social.

Have you ever gone skydiving?

Sammie: [Pause] Happy Birthday, Boyd! We’re about to. We’re going for his birthday. By the time this comes out, we will have gone skydiving.

Boyd: I don’t know what to say.

Did we just ruin a surprise?

Boyd: It’s okay. You just gave me time to prepare.

Sammie: I was just going to drive us to Birmingham and say, "Surprise!"

What would be your deal-breakers?

Boyd: Smokers and people afraid of the water.

What did you eat for breakfast?

Sammie: I had three Lifesavers. I was in a hurry this morning.

If you were president, what’s the first thing you would do?

Sammie: I would work on the school systems.

Boyd: Can I go with that one, too? [Laughs] What would I do, Sam?

Sammie: You’d probably just go kayaking somewhere.

If you were arrested, what do you think you would be arrested for?

Sammie: Public indecency.

This is a girl question: high heels or flats?

Sammie: Flats. I would fall and twist my ankle in high heels.

Boyd: But heels look better — that’s a guy answer.

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