Ladies, hold onto your panties! (Or take them off and throw them at your computer screen, whichever.) We have an exclusive interview with the one-and-only Tribble Reese–TV personality, model (read: master of Blue Steel), former Clemson quarterback, and Atlanta lady killer. His latest reality show, The New Atlanta, premieres on Bravo TONIGHT at 10 p.m. EST and it looks like a drama-filled doozy. Get to know him below (because he just might be the next W+P male contributor).
Give us the short synopsis of The New Atlanta. Looks like some DRAMAAAAAA.
The New Atlanta focuses on five up-and-coming “movers and shakers” as we live our lives here in Atlanta. None of us have “made it” quite yet, so it truly shows the struggle, triumphs, romance, business, and yes of course…the drama. All of us are pretty much Type A personalities, so there is no shortage of that.
(Psst, here’s the trailer.)
I can’t wait to tune in! You’ve done a good bit of reality TV. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of it?
I have always said that reality TV is a lot like money, because it magnifies who you really are. It is definitely a risk [to put yourself out there], but I’m an open book. I have nothing to hide so I don’t mind putting myself out there. My favorite part is being on camera; for some reason I come alive and get this burst of energy. I say this even though most of the time, I feel like I come across as sort of a douche, but that’s ok.
My least favorite part is not knowing what the producers might change about you in editing. It’s scary to think they can pretty much make you into something you’re not just by cutting something you say differently. You really have to be careful of what you say and how you act. I mean, it’s ok to get drunk on camera to act a little more loosely, but it’s not ok to get drunk and take your pants off.
Speaking of taking your pants off (which I’ve seen you do at a charity date auction), girls approach you constantly (don’t even try to deny it, because I’ve seen it!). What do most of them say when they come up?
I don’t really know if this has ever happened. You might be confused by me going up to them dropping a line like “My love for you is like diarrhea; I just can’t keep it in.” This usually results in them slapping/and or pouring their drinks on me, but if that looks like girls approaching me, then I’ll take it every time.
That’s a lie, but we’ll drag the truth out of you sooner or later. And never say diarrhea on this site again. Has a girl ever asked you to sign her boobs? If so, did you do it?
Have I been asked? Yes. Was she 18 at a high school football game in Mobile, AL? Debatable. Did I still sign? No comment.
Ha! Good thing she was barely legal. And besides being legal, what else are you looking for in a girl?
I don’t really have standards on a certain “type” of girl that I look for. I feel you can limit yourself just because you THINK you know what you want, when what you REALLY want is staring you in the face. I will say that trust is everything. With my life, if the foundation of trust isn’t there, then everything crumbles. She also has to laugh at my dumb jokes, and have a good sense of humor, herself, but that’s about all.
Uh huh. Tell me–what are your turn-ons and turn-offs when it comes to females’ looks?
Turn-ons: A girl who’s fit…in workout pants. Damn! Also, first things I notice are great eyes and smile. If they have all three of those, I’m smitten.
Turn-offs: Too much make-up. And high-waisted, acid-washed jean shorts. Not sure why girls think those are in style but move on!
Yoga pants, yes; ’80s jorts, no. Got it. As for male looks, what’s your stance on mani/pedis, eyebrow waxing, manscaping, etc. for dudes?
I can honestly say I’ve gotten a mani/pedi ONCE in my lifetime, and it was pretty awesome. Do I get them on the regular? No, but I wouldn’t judge a dude that did. But eyebrow waxing might be taking it a little far. I don’t know if I can trust a guy that has more manicured eyebrows than his girlfriend. As for manscaping, I feel like it’s user choice. If I have a photo shoot, I’ll trim up a little; downstairs, I think you at least need to keep it somewhat “groomed” unless you are going for the Ron Jeremy ’80s look.
Oh, I thought bush was back. What are your must-have “male beauty products” besides Axe body spray and Drakkar Noir, of course.
Creed Imperial cologne, Redken hair paste, Axe body wash.
A-ha! I knew you were an Axe man! That body wash smells good fo’ real. Ok, who’s your celeb dream girl and why?
Adriana Lima just does it for me. She is not only jaw dropping gorgeous, but she is an awesome person, too.
Adriana, are you reading this?! So you’ve done a lot and are definitely on the rise with your career (congrats!), but what’s your secret (or not-so-secret) dream of what you want to do/be?
I am just kinda’ riding the wave right now and seeing where it takes me. I am humbled and so grateful for the man I am today, but I still have more to do. I try to stay positive in all aspects of my life and have a vision of where I want to be, but not get caught up with each step along the way. I love the quote, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” I, however, know that I want to make a difference and I feel that maybe being television personality will give me that opportunity. We’ll see what happens, but I know if I work hard, and have faith, good things will happen.
That’s great and all, but I was kinda’ hoping you’d say you wanted to be the next Flava Flav or something. ANYWAY, tell us how we can stalk you.
I love social media and keeping up with people so check me out! New and improved website: tribblereese.com. Instagram/Twitter: @tribblereese. Facebook: facebook.com/tribblereese.
Any parting words? Perhaps a certain college football rally cry?
Thank you all for reading the interview and I look forward to contributing to the best blog on the whole internet…period! Anndddd Go Tigers! (You know, the ones of the #3 ranked Clemson variety.)
Catch Tribble and the rest of the movers and shakers and their wild lives on The New Atlanta, TONIGHT at 10 p.m. on Bravo. And stay tuned for more from our new dude friend…