Dallas’s most eligible bachelors :: they’re not drilling oil
While some of us go weak in the knees in the presence of anyone from Australia or Italy or even the UK, there’s also something undeniably sexy about a man with Southern Charm. The folks at Bravo, never one to miss out on a new angle for their string of popular docu-series, recently added "Most Eligible Dallas" to its schedule. The series, set in the bustling Texas city, follows six sexy Southern singles - three men and three women - who run with the high profile and trendy set while maneuvering their personal and professional lives.
The three hunky men on the series are the ripped-bodied football player Glenn Pakulak, former college football star and energy business exec Matt Nordgren and out and proud Drew Ginsburg, whose family runs a slew of high-end car dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Ginsburg is open on the show not only about his sexuality but also about having lost over 200 lbs via gastric bypass surgery, a chest and tummy tuck as well as his 500-calorie-a-day diet and regular injections of hormones to keep the pounds off. Healthy? Maybe not but that wouldn’t make for much drama now, would it?
One refreshing element of the series is that while Ginsburg is the only gay regular in the series cast, it’s clear that uber-testasteroned Pakulak and Nordgren have no problem calling him one of their best friends. EDGE’s Jim Halterman sat down with Ginsburg and Nordgren in Beverly Hills recently to talk about their experience on the show and being gay/straight besties.
A lion’s den
EDGE: Reality shows are sometimes not the most flattering. Are you ready for people to comment on your lives?
Drew Ginsburg: I knew this walking into the show and I knew that I’d be walking into the lion’s den so the only thing I have to have is a thicker skin.
Matt Nordgren: He’s right, but you know that things are going to come up. People can write whatever they want and you have to be able to not look at it. The biggest piece of advice we always get is don’t even look at those things but in life the higher you get up the food pole, the more you expose your butt, right? Be prepared if you do anything important in life you’re going to have people criticize you. The President is the most powerful man in the entire world and has millions of people that put food on the table by criticizing him. The more important things you do and in life, the more you have to be prepared that.
EDGE: Drew, did you have to think long and hard about being out on camera? You really put all of your life out there in the series.
Drew Ginsburg: It was hesitation the first week and then it was gone.
EDGE: What made it go away?
Drew Ginsburg: It became comfortable for me...
Matt Nordgren: ...very comfortable! [laughs]
Drew Ginsburg: I became comfortable with the camera and the crew. I’m a guy who, if I’m cool with what’s going on and if I feel comfortable, then I am 100 times better.
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