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Mike Parnell ’17

It might be hard to find those friends who can make you smile, even when it’s the last thing you want to do. If you’re ever in need of a quick “pick-me-up” then this week’s Campus Cutie, Mike Parnell, is the person to talk to. Not only is Mike an overall great friend but he really is the life of the party. When he’s not dancing in the middle of the dance floor, you can find him hanging out at the Sigma Chi house with his brothers. Ladies, this guy is single and has plenty of sweet friends for all of your girlfriends to meet. 


Name: Mike Parnell

Age: 20

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Relationship Status: Single and on the prowl 

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Business Management 

Campus Activities: Sigma Chi Fraternity


Spot on Campus: Chipotle 

Song: “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker 

Movie: Remember The Titans 

Celebrity Crush: Katy Perry or Ariana Grande 

Dance Moves: The Dougie 

Pick Up Line: “Hi, I’m Black Mike.” 


Her Campus ISU: What’s something most people don’t know about you? 

Mike Parnell: I love country music. I’m also going to Country Thunder this year and everyone better be there. 


HC ISU: What has been your best ISU memory?

MP: Joining Sigma Chi. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. 


HC ISU: What’s your most embarrassing moment at ISU? 

MP: Once I was dancing on a table and it broke. Then another time, I was running to work and fell but just kept going because no one noticed. There was also one more time when I was dancing on a table and just fell off of it. 


HC ISU: Where can we find you on a Saturday night? 

MP: Hanging out with my brothers. 


HC ISU: It’s 2 AM on that same Saturday night and you’re hungry. What do you get? 

MP: Jimmy John’s, for sure. 


HC ISU: What’s the best thing about living in a fraternity house?

MP: I get to see my best friends every morning when I wake up. (AWWW!) 


HC ISU: And the worst thing? 

MP: It’s never quiet but there’s never a dull moment. 


HC ISU: What’s your biggest pet peeve? 

MP: When somebody coughs in my direction without covering his or her mouths. It really bothers me but maybe that’s me. I’m a semi germaphobe. 


HC ISU: And your biggest guilty pleasure?

MP: I eat a lot of Chipotle and drink at least a pitcher of Kool-Aid everyday. 


HC ISU: Describe your dream girl to me. 

MP: My dream girl is someone who is outgoing, can make me laugh, confident, understanding, and sexy, of course. 


HC ISU: Do you have any advice for girls at ISU? 

MP: Chill, smile, and be beautiful. 


HC ISU: ISU girls are the best because…

MP: They’re the type of girls you would bring home to your family; they’re the perfect girls next door. 

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