When I applied for the job to be Bethenny's new assistant, I felt I was way out of my element and outside my comfort zone. I knew I’d be working on things and with people I’d never been around before. I played football at Syracuse University, I eat like a pig, and I hang with the bros. The world of healthy recipes, low calorie alcohol, and women’s fashion wasn’t exactly my bag, baby. But these new aspects of the job really excited me, as I take a lot of pride in being thrown into unfamiliar waters and finding a way to swim. I never watched Real Housewives, so I didn’t really know much about Bethenny. I did my homework about who she is and the various businesses she’s involved in, which I think gave me a huge edge because I wasn’t just some fan of 'Bethenny from The Real Housewives of New York.' I was a hungry kid looking for a job.
My interview certainly began interestingly. She thought I was hot and I thought I should have gotten a haircut. She asked if I sleep around and I wondered what my sexual promiscuity (or lack thereof) had to do with my capabilities as an assistant. I started to think I was being interviewed for something much different than becoming her assistant.
I understood Jason’s reservations about not wanting some straight, fresh out of college kid working for Bethenny. My meeting with him wasn’t intimidating, however, I understood his need to be firm in laying the ground rules and addressing some things.
When Bethenny asked if I think about sex non-stop, the first thing I did was look at Jason before looking back to Bethenny. It was literally my fourth minute on the job ... let's just say I believe I answered appropriately.
Fist pounds are a staple in the bro community, and this is something Bethenny will have to get used to. I think Jason realized the upside of having me around - he would get a piece of his manhood back, something I’m sure he’d been missing as a result of being around Julie, Bethenny, Cookie, and Skinnygirl Margaritas all the time.
You are quite the breath of fresh air for a reality show. Look forward to seeing more of you.
Definitely get a new hair style. I like that you know who Snooki is too! FIST PUMP
Max, as a graduate student who is in the process of finishing up his master's degree I can completely relate to where you are coming from. Nowadays, in the world of business the interns or the 'fresh meat' are the ones that assume the roles of secretary and handle the nuances of the administrative framework that was once stereotyped to be for a different demographic.
Why should the job you took as Bethenny's asssistant be for a gay man or a woman. As a straight, urban male fighting for a voice in this tough economy I applaud your efforts to think outside of the box and to treat the position as what it is: an opportunity to work with a remarkable, well-accomplished woman who is forging her imprint on society through her New York City career.
The new generation of college graduates can only work to diversify themselves in taking positions that will give them new experience and help them to grow both personally and professionally. If that happens to be working in a profession that is not traditionally taken by a straight male athlete...so be it!
Once again, congratulations on your new postion and best of luck in all of your future endeaors.
"My hair looks like I’m on my way to Seaside Heights to try to bang Snooki." ,--- THAT WAS MY FAVE PART OUT OF THE WHOLE BLOG!! ... I actually like the fact that ur Bethenny's new assistant it's something really new for her and for u to experience something different as well is also good. GOOD LUCK have fun im sure its an awesome job.
p.s. ur really cute :]
Love you and the hair! I think you will do fine. You will be an even balance to all the frufru girl stuff! LOL!
Aw Max - you're so cute and such a good writer. I'm so glad you're on the show! I love Bethenny and hope you keep treating her well and that you stick around!
Max, nice to see you have a blog. For some reason, I suspect you will have women throwing themselves at your feet. LOL
I think Bethenny made the right choice hiring you because you seem to have a great sense of humor.
your energy is spot on! you're gonna win the hearts of america. be you, be true & whatever you do, stay away from snooki! lol xoxo
Welcome to the life of Bethanny, when you first started answering the interview questions I knew you were going to get the job. Why? Because your braun and transperency will be much needed in her life. You are not like anyother Bethanny fan or prodigy. Please keep your identity and be a fiercely loyal watch dog for her. Bravo is my little escape and the personalities that I admire most are the true and yet loyal ones. Buona Fortuna Max!
This guy is funny. That Snooki thing really made me laugh. I think he gives off this Jersey Shore vibe but is actually something else. The way he wrote this blog points to a superior mind. Not saying genius, but definitely a notable level of intelligence. Just my initial thoughts
Don't let your new fame change you and you will work out fine. An honest and blunt boss makes for a great job! All the best to you Max.
your awesome!! so funny, so cute and a great addition to the show! great blog and i look forward to seeing more of you..
The scene when you just threw your hair under the faucet was HILARIOUS!!! I was laughing so hard!!!!
I'm sure it's a thrill to work for Bethanny!!!
Congrats on the job w/B. Definitely have to be on your toes, but think you're in great hands!
I found it interesting that Cookie was so comfortable around you, haha! That would do it for me...
You are a good-looking fella (I know, big deal) but you did a GREAT job w/the interview and seemed honest and sincere.
Good luck and can't wait to see more!
you are an awesome! sensible...down to earth....hard working..good hearted guy! I'm so happy you are on the show! Good luck with all your success! Luv the show!!
Hi Max, Congrats on the job you are very lucky. My daughter has a Bachelors degree in Bio and can not find a job. You have the best boss ever. Ask Bethanny if she has any contacts in Florida for my daughter. She has to find something before her college loans come due in October for 40K. The best of luck to you and have fun!
Love Love Love Max ...you are soooo cute .........have fun and enjoy the ride Bethenny is awesome!!!!!!!!!!
MY favorite part of your interview was when you said you "Go at it hard". I felt it was very suggestive and it was funny. Seems like it was right up her ally so to speak. You're going to make an awsome assistant.
Welcome to the world of Bravo! I think Bethenny made a wise choice. The part where you all were in the kitchen with Chuck was hilarious, especially when you went to put your hair under the running water, classic. Loved the show, keep it up.
I think you look more like John Stamos on Full House. I think that means I'm officially old, but Bethenny might get it. Congrats on the new job!
Good luck, you are obviously already a bravo celebrity. If you don't have a twitter account get one, cause everyone wants to follow you. Embrace it, love it, keep being the straight in this crazy world of loving bethenny!
Max..hopefully you will catch on to B's quick wit....I TOTALLY loved how she asked you all those questions... YOu will have the best time of your life being with her,, What a great chance for you to be seen.. BEST OF EVERYTHING.. You make Moms proud... Diva
Congrats on the new job! Enjoy the ride,at such a young age, your in for a once in a lifetime experiance.I cant wait to see whats in store for you.Have a great time with this :)
Congrats on the new job Max. How's your new adventure going? Is Bethenny as cool as she seems on her show? All right peace out. Jason
You are awesome Max!! I'm so glad Bethenny hired you. Great choice. You will have a lot of fun working with her and now you are a celebrity thanks to her. The girls love you!! Have fun and best wishes!!
Congrats on getting the job dude!! You are super cute and really down-to-earth. I hope u get laid a lot because of this show!! LOL!!!!!!
Max you're adorable. Hopefully, you have your own show, but sure what it would be called, but I'm thinking you could easily take over for Andy. He's a bore.
You are a great addition to Bethenny's world. Watch out because the girls are going to soooooo be after you. Good luck and stay grounded.
Max...you seem like you're going to be a great addition! Can't wait to see how your work relationship with Bethenny unfolds and I think it's great how we can tell you're very respectful of Jason. I hope you're loving every minute of your job with Bethenny =)