For an episode-by-episode spoiler breakdown of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers”. It has a breakdown of every date, rose, and elimination for every episode of Brad’s season, all the way down to his final choice.
So I had mentioned a couple weeks ago on Twitter that I was doing my first photo shoot. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most photogenic guy in the world. I mean, I’m a decent looking guy. Am I Brad Pitt? No. But I’m not the Elephant Man either. I just don’t have a lot of pictures of myself. So when “D Magazine” here in Dallas approached me about a photo shoot for a mini piece on me, I didn’t even know what to say. I didn’t even know how photo shoots work since I’d never been in one. Did I have to provide the wardrobe? Did they? Was someone going to be there putting guy-liner on me? I had no idea. When they finally settled on a theme, they told me, “It’s just gonna be you on a recliner in your pajamas, with a TV tray and remote control. So just bring pajama bottoms and a t-shirt.” Well, I don’t sleep in pajama bottoms. Or a t-shirt. Then when I showed up for the shoot, they provided me with the robe and slippers. Only time I’ve ever worn a robe is when I get massages, and I don’t think I’ve ever worn slippers in my life. Yep. My first professional photo shoot and I was dressed like I just got out of bed. So here is the piece “D” Magazine just did on me:
D Magazine: The Real Life of Reality Steve
A few quick notes about the article:
-I like how underneath my picture, they have me as “Stevie Carbone”. The only two people I can remember calling me “Stevie” were an ex-girlfriend a few years back, and my first radio employer, Jim Rome. Not to mention everyone associated with the “Jungle”, notably all the clones. Update: They corrected it. It now says “Steve” instead of “Stevie”.
-Yes, in between takes, I was eating the popcorn.
-I have a new found respect for models. I mean, I was in one outfit (robe, t-shirt, pajama pants, and slippers with a remote control in my hand), with my feet up on a recliner for over an hour, and I was getting bored. She must’ve taken 200 pictures of me. I can’t imagine what a real model must go through with all day photos shoots, a bunch of different wardrobe changes, makeup being applied constantly, and probably having to pose 500 different ways. Then again, if you’re getting paid thousands of dollars per shoot, I guess there isn’t room to bitch.
-I’ve told the story plenty of times, but it’s worth repeating: I very much stumbled in to this. Everything started with a weekly email I sent out recapping “Joe Millionaire” back in 2003. It got forwarded on to others without my knowledge, more people kept coming to me asking to be on the email list, then it kinda took off from there.
-The interview for this article was conducted before I knew the spoilers to the season. However, I still stand behind my comment about Brad. Yes, he chose someone. And yes, he says he’s happy and he’s in love. But plenty have said that in the past and for whatever reason, don’t end up getting married. I like Brad. I just don’t think he’ll get married to someone from this show, that’s all.
-I’m guessing I won’t be getting any Xmas cards from Melissa Rycroft-Strickland this season. Already, plenty of you are asking me to spill some beans on what I know and what I’ve heard. Sorry. Not gonna do that. I applaud Melissa for everything she’s been able to capitalize on from this franchise. Doesn’t mean I have to like her though. Just like every one of you have your favorites, or ones you dislike from this show, same goes for me. Never spoken to the girl, never met her in person, never got turned down for an interview. Nothing like that. I just don’t care for the girl, plain and simple. It’s really no big deal. I’m sure she doesn’t care, just as I don’t care if she doesn’t like me. I have my reasons why I don’t like her and I said the things I did in the article and we’ll just leave it at that. Nothing scandalous, nothing salacious, nothing that’ll be front page news. She just rubs me the wrong way now, the reporter asked me what I thought of her, so I answered honestly.
Check back here next week as I’ll have an announcement regarding the premiere episode on Jan. 3rd. A local establishment has approached me wanting to put together a watch party in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that should be a lot of fun. Details getting finalized this weekend and I’ll have more for you next week.