It's not every day that you get to tell the object of your celebrity crush how much you loved him as a kid. I did back in 2009 when Davy Jones of the British rock group, The Monkees was a Daily News Sexy Single.
Jones, who entered himself in the annual contest after spotting an ad in the paper and sending in a photo, had a horse farm in Beavertown, Pa. When I asked him why he’d entered, the twice-divorced Jones told me that he was a little loney out on the farm located about an hour from Harrisburg and that he wanted companionship. “It's all a bit of fun, the whole idea is,” he told me.
Unfortunately for his local fans who had been hoping for an introduction, he married shortly after being featured in the Daily News.
When I asked him what made him move so fast, he said he had dated actress/flamenco dancer Jessica Pacheco, then 31, for two and a half years before they drifted apart mainly because of their careers. Then, one day, he’d been working on his farm and daydreaming of her when, "I said to myself, 'This is ridiculous. What am I doing building a wall here?' "