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2009 ND’s GRA Ddad GRAN xiest Se Creative, concerned, compassionate and cool. Just plain cool. Scott Johnsen the Winner Manhattan Beach, California “Being a family man is what keeps romance alive.” J ohnsen is the father of three Children and the grandfather of one: Linnea, 2. “Her name is Swedish and also belonged to my wife’s grandmother,” he explains. Scott has been married to his wife, Kelly—“my best friend”—for 20 years. He laughs when asked how he feels about his win. “What I believe is sexy about myself is the fact that I am in love with the environment. I am environmentally conscious and have taught my kids to be that way as well. I am very much into conserving and recycling.” Johnsen, who is a supervisor of customer service for Air Canada at the Los Angeles International Airport, has been a surfer since he was 10, has taught his children to surf and looks forward to the day when he can teach his Linnea as well. Kelly, whom he met when she was still in high school, is also a surfer, although she doesn’t go quite as often as he and the rest of the family do. Johnsen surfs regularly and says it’s what keeps him in shape. “When the surf is up, Kelly says, ‘There goes the phone…,’” as Johnsen’s surfing buddies hound him to hit the beach. Johnsen, a playful man, still engages in pillow fights and wrestling matches with his wife. “It sometimes includes the whole family. Wrestling often turns into a tickling match.” Linnea enjoys jumping in on this whenever she visits. Last Valentine’s Day, Kelly was out of town, so Scott called his daughter. “I told her to bring Linnea over so that she and her husband could have a private evening together. Linnea stayed over, and we played and bonded.” As for being a grandfather? Scott says he loves Linnea “endlessly”—an apt adverb for a wave rider. 2009 What’S on the mindS of Sexy granddadS in 2009? Education: issue number one with all our finalists. each said that having a good education was the greatest hope he had for his grandchildren’s futures; each emphasized that he loved teaching his grandchildren, sharing interests, being a role model. 34 GRAND JULY

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GRAND Magazine - July 2009
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GRAND Central
Grands Across the Sea
O, Say, Can You Sing?
Hear and Now
Ask GRAND
GRAND’s 2009 Sexiest Granddads
Nailing It
Reader's Write
Resources
GRAND Finale
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