MTV star Johnny Bananas talks hosting travel show ‘1st Look’
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MTV star Johnny Bananas talks hosting travel show ‘1st Look’


>>I DON’T EITHER, BUT I GOT IT. KENNEDY: THAT’S SO CUTE. I SPOKE WITH JOHNNY BANANAS EARLIER AND ASKED HIM ABOUT THE SECRET TO HIS SUCCESS. WATCH.>>STICKING WITH IT. I THINK A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE ON THE CHALLENGE, I HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING NECESSARILY DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER PEOPLE EXCEPT BE WAY MORE AMAZING BUT I STUCK WITH IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN TIME OFF. STARTED FAMILIES. PURSUED CAREERS, AND — KENNEDY: PJ AND THE MS.>>NO, THEY’VE DONE WHAT I AM IN THE PROCESS OF DOING, WHICH IS — KENNEDY: TRANSCENDENT.>>TRANSCENDING, I’M TALKING ABOUT OTHER CAST MEMBERS, I’M DOING WHAT I’VE DONE AND I DON’T WANT TO BE LIKE PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE LIKE THAT IS MY JOB. KENNEDY: THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A MILLENNIAL IS LOOKING FOR A JOB LIKE THAT.>>AND JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I HAD THE PERFECT JOB, FIRST LOOK CAME ALONG AND TOTALLY BLEW MY MIND. KENNEDY: THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE TRAVEL SHOW. NOT ONLY ARE YOU DABBLING AS A CANNABIS SOMMELIER, THAT IS ASPIRATIONAL, BUT YOU WENT TO THE OSWELL UFO FESTIVAL AND HUNG OUT WITH EXPERIENCERS. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED?>>THAT’S LIKE THE PC WAY OF SAYING ABDUCTEES. FIRST LOOK IS BROKEN UP ESSENTIALLY INTO TWO PARTS. IT’S TRAVEL AND THE EXPERIENTIAL SEGMENTS. I’VE BEEN TO FRANCE, MONTREAL. KENNEDY: LIKE CANADA’S VERSION OF FRANCE.>>EXACTLY. OR IT’S LIKE EUROPE’S VERSION OF CANADA. KENNEDY: YEAH, IF YOU GO TO LAS VEGAS AND STAY AT PARIS, YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO PARIS.>>BELLAGIO IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. EXACTLY. BUT YOU HAVE THE TRAVEL SEGMENTS AND THE EXPERIENTIAL SEGMENT, I’M A CANNABIS SOMMELIER, WRESTLING A 600 POUND MAN. KENNEDY: WAS THAT EROTIC?>>A LITTLE BIT. TWO SWEATY MEN IN DIAPERS ROLLING AROUND TOGETHER. KENNEDY: WHICH IS A REGULAR TUESDAY FOR YOU.>>WEEKEND. TUESDAYS ARE DIFFERENT. KENNEDY: IS SUCCESS THE GREATEST REVENGE?>>YEAH, THERE’S A LOT OF NAYSAYERS AND PEOPLE THAT DOUBTED ME AND PEOPLE HAVEN’T WANTED TO SEE ME SUCCEED, AND I MEAN, LOOK AT ME NOW, AND I’VE ALWAYS SAID THIS, I’VE NEVER MET A HATER WHO’S DOING BETTER THAN ME. KENNEDY: BUT WHEN YOU GO INTO MEETINGS WITH EXECUTIVES, DO YOU CHARM THEM? DO YOU ACQUIESCE TO THEIR DEMANDS, OR ARE YOU A DEMANDING HOT HEAD?>>NOT A DEMANDING HOT HEAD. YOU GET MORE FLIES WITH HONEY THAN VINEGAR. KENNEDY: SPEAK FOR YOURSELF.>>BUT, NO, I THINK YOU GOT TO STRIKE A BALANCE. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? THERE IS CHARM THERE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU DO, YOU HAVE TO PLAY BALL. KENNEDY: HERE’S THE TYPICAL INTERVIEW QUESTION. WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?>>SAME THING I’M DOING RIGHT NOW, HOPEFULLY. KENNEDY: WEARING PAJAMA BOTTOMS AND TALKING TO ONE OF YOUR IDOLS.>>I WAS GOING TO WEAR MY RAINBOW PUMPS BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO GET AWKWARD LOOKS. KENNEDY: IF IT WEREN’T FOR AWKWARD LOOKS, I WOULDN’T GET LOOKS, JOHNNY.>>FIRST WATCH, I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO WALK IN HEELS. KENNEDY: WOW!>>ONE OF THE WORKOUT SEGMENTS, I LEARNED HOW TO STRIPPER POLE DANCE IN LAS VEGAS AND DRESSED IN DRAG, AND STRIPPED AT A BURLESQUE SHOW. SO I’VE GOTTEN REALLY GOOD. KENNEDY: SO MUCH IN COMMON.>>WE REALLY DO. NEXT THING I’M GOING TO PUT KOOL-AID IN MY HAIR. KENNEDY: IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DRINK, IT SOAK IN IT.

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