Brad Virata was raised in the small town of Oak Harbor, Washington, just
outside of Seattle. The youngest of five children, he excelled at
track, football and volleyball
during his teenage years.
Virata received his
Bachelor of Arts Degree in international communications from the
University of Washington
and was an active member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Shortly after graduation, Virata traveled throughout Europe and Asia
working as a model. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and
Merchandising. He began working in couture clothing sales and clothing design
Guess? Men's Division. He spent five years with the company and helped launch the clothing
line "Los Angeles Denim Atelier." He currently works as the
Director of Men's Merchandising for Lucky Brand Jeans.
Virata is an avid beach volleyball player and surfer. His hobbies include
running, rollerblading, power yoga, beach volleyball and international travel.
He is most proud of giving back to his community through work with
organizations such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food,
Starlight Foundation and the Big Brothers Program of Los Angeles.
Virata is single and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with
his Boston terrier named Maxx.
His birth date is November 23, 1976.
Virata - Favorites
Colors - Kelley Green
Scents - Lavender, vanilla, orange
Flowers - White phalaenopsis orchid
Board Games - Pictionary
Video Games - No favorite
Sports to Play - Beach volleyball
Sports Teams - LA Lakers
Outdoor Activities - Rollerblade, volleyball, hike
TV Shows - Will & Grace, Project Runway, Queer Eye, American
Movies - The Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo, Chocolate
Actors - Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Adrian Brody
Actresses - Charlize Theron, Meg Ryan, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore
Music - Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, 50 Cent, Bloc Party
Magazines - Details, GQ, Men's Health, Angeleno, New York Times
Books/Authors - No favorite
Cereals - No favorite
Fruits - Pineapple, orange, blackberry
Snack Foods - Soy chips, apple chips
Cookies - White chocolate macadamia nut cookies
Candy Bars - Boule on La Cienega chocolate
Alcoholic Drinks - Cristal
Non-Alcoholic - Fresca Pomegranate