Greg In Hollywood chats up “The Situation” about Prop. 8., his workouts, & new season of “Jersey Shore”
After the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore appeared before us yesterday at the TC Critics Assn. Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, most of the journalists rushed onto the stage to try and get a word with Snookie.
I only wanted to talk to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
He has remarked previously how he appreciates his gay fans because he loves attention from everyone. I wondered what he thought of this week’s legal decision yo overturn California’s Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in the state.
“I’ll be honest, I don’t hate on anybody,” he said. “Whatever your preference is, your preference is. I know my preference is women and I’m good with that. But what someone’s preference is, that’s their business. It’s none of my business. My personal thing is if you’re happy you’re happy, that’s all there is to it.”
His six pack abs are legendary. Does he ever want to just flake off and spend all day on the sofa with a bag of chips?
“I’ll be honest with you, after the show you are really stressed out and you want to take a rest and maybe go to Wendys or McDonalds or something like that but at the end of the day, me being myself is that fit person. Me being me is being that person who works out every day.”
How many crunches does he do each day I wondered.
“I try and do my stomach pretty much 24/7.”
Okay, what about season two of Jersey Shore?
“The episodes are going to be hilarious and you guys are going to love them. You get some romance, you get some humorous stuff, you get some drama.”
What about critics who say the cast is just too out of control: “We’re just young kids in our 20s and we might possibly may make some mistakes but we’re still young and in our 20s and that’s the time ti make those mistakes if they do get made. As long as we learn from them and move forward in a positive manner, that’s all that should be expected.”
Another reporter asked The Situation about rumors that he might do ABC’s Dancing With the Stars: “I’m definitely a big fan of Dancing With the Stars and if the right offer came I’m sure we’d discuss it. I heard they work out like 6 hours a day or something so I might be even more ripped than I am now.”
So how did it come to be that he became a reality show star you wonder? Let The Situation tell you in his own words: “I’ve always been wild, outgoing, the life of the party, that person that lights up the room. I was a mortgage broker and a personal trainer on the side. I was always in very, very good shape and once I lost the job, that’s when I just started trying to fitness model and underwear model and try and do these unbelievable things because at the time, I had no job, I had nothing. I was 25 and I had to do something quick.”