When I was about 10 years old, I thought Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot was the perfect man. He was tall, dark, and handsome, sensitive, caring, and athletic. He had these deep brown eyes that my younger self could get lost in for hours. He had life goals (the major leagues) and he was always willing to help his friends out of a pickle, even if it involved outrunning a killer dog named Hercules. My best friend Caitlin and I would watch The Sandlot over and over, pausing on the close-ups of Benny’s face to take turns kissing the television screen. I recently realized that my present-day boyfriend actually looks a lot like Benny, which is either really sweet or really creepy.
Now I’m curious: who was your first celebrity crush? How did you express your love? Keep reading »