Jared Gradinger, Birthplace: Rochester, New York, home to such megacompanies as Eastman Kodak, Xerox and Bausch Lomb. Also home to the International Lilac Festival, as well as a portion of the Underground Railroad, JELLO™, and the mail chute. Native celebrities include Missy Elliott, Foreigner, Taye Diggs and Susan B Anthony (the very first woman to vote). Harriet Tubman lived there for a while.
Rochester has a multi-ethnic community with a thriving Laotian population. It also has the largest gay population per capita next to San Francisco, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS related cases, but that’s only because they have a nationally acclaimed health program. Jared started dancing when he was 23 because some crazy lady thought he moved funny and she was willing to pay.