The 5 Questions We Ask Everyone: Brody Jenner
If it’s one thing we’ve learned here at CC, it’s that all people are fascinating (Yes, even your econ professor). Let’s face it – people love to glimpse into the lives of other people. Disagree? Then please explain why you’re currently looking at your friend’s brother’s girlfriend’s cousin’s photos on Facebook. Or reading about the latest Lauren/Heidi dramz in this weeks’ tabloids. Yeah we thought so.
Fact is we connect to others by learning about them. And everyone has something to share (even if it is a story about that one time they had a little accident at Burger King…)
So to give you yet another reason to procrastinate, we started ‘The Five Questions We Ask Everyone’ (and 5 we ask just them) because we know whether we’re schmoozing with an A- list celeb or your local bartender, you’ll be equally entertained.
CC: What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Brody: The most trouble I’ve ever gotten into was probably when I got a D.U.I., and that was when I was 17 years old. But it was the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me because I learned an incredible lesson from it. I had two friends with me when I got it, and, you know, obviously the best thing that could happen out of that situation was to get a D.U.I. and not injure my friends.
CC: What are five things you can’t live without?
Brody: Well, my car and a place to live. Friends; like really good, honest, and truthful friends. You need to have them to bring you back down to earth and slap you around a little bit. I’m a big momma’s boy, so definitely my mom. And I can’t live without not being able to get away. If I was just stuck in L.A. and I couldn’t leave, I would go crazy.
CC: What is your personal motto or something that you live by?
Brody: My saying is always, “Don’t take yourself too serious, because the moment you do, other people don’t.” So I live by that. I love joking around, as you can see on Bromance.
CC: What is your favorite song to belt out to?
Brody: Honestly, I like all types of music. I would say, back in the day, the one I that I can think about that I just loved to sing and dance to with all my homies at the club was “Ay Bay Bay.” I loved that for some reason. We loved that song.
CC: Pretty easy to sing to.
Brody: Yeah, exactly. The girls would walk by and we’d be like, “Ay bay bay, ay bay bay.” It was a lot of fun, that one.
CC: Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
Brody: You know, obviously I’m really enjoying what I’m doing right now, which is producing television shows, being on camera. So in ten years, I still wanna be doing what I’m doing, which is making my own money, paying my own bills, however I can do it. I hope that I’m healthy, and happy, and have kids by then.
CC: So, what was the reasoning behind doing Bromance? Was it to get people to look at you differently, or was it just to have some fun?
Brody: I really wanted to do the show for a couple reasons. One, for people to get a little more about me and about who I am, and kind of see that I love to poke fun of myself and joke around and I’m not Mr. Serious or Mr. Relationship Guy on The Hills. When I heard the name, “Bromance,” I [was] like, “Oh jeez, everyone’s gonna think I’m gay,” you know what I mean? But you know what: that’s [the other] reason why I did the show. Because I thought, “You know what? What’s the problem? Why is that gay?” It made me just question myself and everybody else as to WHY do we think that’s gay? I know I’m not gay, you know what I mean? I have a beautiful girlfriend. <Sounds of CC’s heart shattering.>
CC: Yeah there are a lot of Bromance haters out there. What do you want to say to them?
Brody: So many people watch the show and they’re like, “Man, that’s gay! What you’re doing is gay!” And it makes me just look at them and be like, “You’re an idiot. Obviously, you don’t know the definition of gay.” Because that’s not gay. All it is, is having somebody you share everything with, and that you feel comfortable crying in front of. If anything, I think it’s very masculine to be able to do that. To be able to [differentiate between] the two and know that it’s not gay to hug a guy.
CC: Why is this show more ‘you’ than The Hills?
Brody: Because, to be really honest, I love The Hills and I love all the cast and everybody on it, but I just didn’t feel like they ever got our side of the story. They never followed the guys. Every time I filmed, it was in a nightclub, or talking to Lauren about Justin-Bobby and Audrina, or something on that level, and I was just kind of tired of it. I wanted to see something more, and something funny. I wanted people to laugh. And I wasn’t feeling like that was happening. I feel like they were focusing so much on drama, and I’m not that dramatic of a person.
CC: Before you were an MTV star you spent some time at CU Boulder. What was that like?
Brody: I didn’t like it. I went there because I wanted to do the college thing, but when I got there, I lived in a dorm, and I had to take a whole bunch of core curriculum classes. I thought college was about learning about things that I wanted to learn about, but I couldn’t because the first two years you have to take this core curriculum classes, and it was all the same B.S. It was all the English and the History, things in American culture that I didn’t give two sh*ts about. That wasn’t gonna help. All that was gonna do was just waste my time until I was 21 years old and I had no clue what to do with my life and I would’ve left college and been like, “Hmm, now I learned all these things about American culture and stuff, how am I going to relate this to my life?”
CC: I can see that; college isn’t for everybody. But dating is! What do you look for in a lady? Someone with a reality show?
Brody: There’s no true guideline. It’s obviously someone that you just get along with. From my experience, what I look for is somebody that really understands and gets me and understands that I joke around and I may say some things that a lot of girls may not be able to take. Somebody that just knows how to be understanding, somebody that’s faithful to you, trusts you—trust is a big thing—somebody that doesn’t get jealous, that’s very confident, that’s not always going, “What are you doing? Who’s that on your phone?”
CC: (To herself) I am confident, understanding and trusting…