Michael Del Moro

Age: 23
Hometown: Pequannock, N.J.
Political Party: Democratic
Relationship status: Boyfriend

Michael Del Moro is a red-haired Italian, which people find hard to believe.

"Most people don't think I'm Italian, but I am: 100 percent," the 23-year-old New Jersey native said.

He said he got subjected to the typical taunts that come with his hair color: carrot top, ginger, etc…

"But I don't let it get me down. Most people are actually pretty jealous of the red hair," said Del Moro, who works in the White House Visitors Office and was photographed for this list on the south lawn of the White House.

While Del Moro stands tall at the White House, he eats like a growing boy.

"My favorite things to eat are leafy green vegetables. I love kale, collards — broccoli rabe is my ultimate favorite dish," he said.

"I eat a lot. I probably eat twice as much food as most of my co-workers eat," he admits. "I have a carb-heavy diet because I'm trying not to lose weight. Because of all the exercise I do, I lose weight really fast."

He likes to fit in twice-a-day workouts of about 45 minutes to an hour in the morning at the gym followed by an hour-long swim at night.

"It takes away all the stress," said Del Moro, who was a division three swimmer at Tufts University and made it to the NCAA championships.

When he's not swimming or working, he likes to play volleyball by the Lincoln Memorial, spend time with friends or bake.

Yes, he's quite a hand in the kitchen, cooking all his own food and indulging in pies when the sweet tooth hits.

"Pecan," he says is his favorite. "And I made a strawberry rhubarb once that was really good."

Meanwhile he's content helping book White House tours and lending a hand at high-profile events like the Easter Egg Roll. And he embraces the administration's philosophy on healthy eating.

"I think it's really great to work in a place where the administration is committed to those things, and the first lady, through Let's Move!, is committed to healthy eating," he said. "I think it's a great message. I think if we're going to be working here and sending that message to kids, we should be living by those standards as well."

— Emily Goodin

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