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The Rookies
Adam Duerson
February 15, 2008
NBA ROOKIE Kevin Durant? Impressive, a near lock to own video-game covers and eight-figure shoe contracts for the next decade. The most recent major league baseball rookie class, which included Ryan Braun, Joba Chamberlain, Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki? One of the most promising in recent memory. But we're a little more taken, we'll admit, by another collection of eye-popping newbies who are certain to generate even more excitement and enthusiasm. And we happen to think that just about any pulse-bearing male would agree.
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February 15, 2008

The Rookies

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MELISSA HARO

BORN
San Jose

RESIDES
San Jose

On a quiet, rainy day, I usually ...
Do exactly what I'm doing today. I invite some friends over; we eat party platters and play a lot of Guitar Hero.

The sexiest thing a man has ever done for me is....
Cook. I love a man who can cook.

In a past life I was a ...
I'd love to be a Corvette. I grew up with a '65 Sting Ray in my garage, and there's just something sleek and sexy about the body style of a '60s Corvette.

The one thing I would hate for people to know about me is ...
That I'm really clumsy and that I'm a nerd. I'm really a big nerd. A lot of times you'll catch me playing chess or reading a book.

I have a secret crush on ...
Toby Keith. He's a bad boy. He's got a voice that can make a girl melt, and he's just all-around sexy.

To impress a cute guy at a bar, I would ...
Tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue and give it to him.

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