Max Meisel

Max talks about his first day on the job as Bethenny's new assistant!

on Jun 10, 20100

 

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.

 

152 comments
Rachael
Rachael

I swear, I think I saw you walking down 86th street this morning - - am I right ? :)

Texas Fan
Texas Fan

You're so FUNNY, Max!!! Your comments are hillarious! You're easy on the eyes too. Everyone's laughing WITH you and not AT you! You fit right in! What a great show!

Bailey Grillo
Bailey Grillo

Max, you are so cute :)! I'm always curious to see what bethany has you doin next! the show is great! i love how she is self made and she is so funny! but really.. i watch to see you :) i live in NY and SU is only a few hours away!!! well keep doin what you do best :) LOVE THE SHOW!!! -Bailey Rose G

Corinna
Corinna

OMG I laughed so hard when I read this sentence. Max, you are adorable and funny as hell!

"My hair looks like I’m on my way to Seaside Heights to try to bang Snooki."

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

Max, what can the viewers say but WOW... you are so perfect for Beth and the show, your wit matches Beth's... Congratulations ... and PLEASE keep your sense of humor.... Mary Ann

LM fm JC
LM fm JC

Were you involved with the wedding? No invite?

Release the Kraken
Release the Kraken

In a couple of years will you have your own spin off show "Max comes out?" Good luck "bro"

how cute are you!!!
how cute are you!!!

Just Adorable !!! Just stay humble, you have no idea how sexy humble can be ... I predict your own show on Bravo someday soon.. thats after you turn gay that is :) (just kidding about turning gay)

corhead143
corhead143

I think you add something to the show! You are a great addition! p.s. I totally love your hair!!!

CTViewer
CTViewer

It was a total privilege going to high school with you! You are hilarious on the show, keep it up!

tvtime
tvtime

The guido on Jersey Shore spends hours on his hair. He is trying to make it look the way yours looks naturally.

Missy Wild
Missy Wild

I do not know what I like more, the way you are professional and funny and a breath of fresh air or that your dad wrote a comment on this blog that he is proud of you, that was sweet and it confirms my belief that you came from a good home.

You are very intelligent and write well and this is a great first blog. Just remember that you are Bethenny's assistant and that is the top priority until you move on to bigger things because you WILL be famous and the heart throb of this generation, lol.

Kepp posting blogs because us women and men love to read blogs and hear inside things or thoughts. You bring something that no other candidate could of brought to the table, you brought yourself a funny, carismatic, young, hard working man. If you continue to on the ball with everything and do not over step your boundries and become to full of yourself or think some things are beneath you (only saying because fame gets to peoples head) You are going to have the world in your palms and many, many doors will open for you and I suspect Bethenny will have the key to give you that little stepping stone.

Congrats on the best journey of your life and for us viewers finally getting the young man we wanted!!!

J fr Seattle
J fr Seattle

Max oh Max, You're really a breath of fresh air on the show. I wish my son can be like you. You're now considered a celeb too. Just remember don't get it all in your head. Work hard, do your job, make B happy and you will become successful too. Congrats and may you stay long in the show.

Janelle
Janelle

Love the hair! :) (Especially during the "Agressive" moments!) lol You're a great addition to the show... it's hilarious ! Good luck!

fantastic
fantastic

You are absolutely adorable! I hope you stick around a long time and maybe even get your own show some day! Good luck!

shace58
shace58

Its nice to see a cutie work for Bethenny.Good Luck in this job of a assistant.Either way being straight doesn't matter cause Ms.B has worked with many gay.She sees u get along w/cookie and answered her strange questions.Ur a keeper for the season of this show.Keep a positive attitude at work.Thats what it is,don't let the cameras keep u thinking ur somebody.I OVE BETHENNY AND JASON FAMILY.CONGRATULATIONS!!!{{{{{{{{{{{{********************************

Janet Young
Janet Young

Max, this was too funny, you were great I can't wait to see what you do next-janet young

AmandaBT
AmandaBT

Why are you the most perfect person ever? "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." Words of an angel. Marry me?

-Amanda

dad
dad

Hi Max....congrats on the show...I am so proud of you.

huskerakz
huskerakz

Congratulations on the job. I totally envy you since this is exactly what I want to do when I graduate in a year. Good luck P.S you are a total hottie!

StarlaandRomeo
StarlaandRomeo

Hey Max! Good for you that you have taken an opportunity, which may be outside your emotional comfort zone, but will be an amazing business education. Looking forward to your developing "bromance" with Jason. Big kiss cutie patootie!

LR3
LR3

Max, tell Bethenny I said "Hi!". What a nice gig, side-by-side with Bethenny. Wow! Love her and good luck with everything!!

Nansea
Nansea

Wow... nice eye candy! Have fun with Bethenny, Jason & Chickpea! You owe Cookie a big bone as she iced your cake on your interview!Best of luck...and don't let the show (fame) get to your head!

tracy1956
tracy1956

i believe that cookie got you the job, i noticed she was sitting at your feet during the interview and so did bethany, cookie is a good judge of character, she snips at almost everyone else and has been lectured many times, it shows you are a good man. dogs can sense whether you are sincere or not, good luck with the job!

rob-a-rito
rob-a-rito

Max, too cute. Good luck with the show!

houstongal
houstongal

You are great on the show. Advice I would give to you, being that I also come from a circus family, is NEVER betray Bethenny. Trust is something we don't give out easily and once betrayed we can never trust you again. Show Bethenny that she can "trust" you, that you will always have her back and she will be great to you. Love your sense of humor.

dad
dad

i am proud of you....keep up the good work and get us Met Yankee tickets for fathers day

cjennie1
cjennie1

I love Bethenny, but some of the questions she asked you in the interview could have landed her in an EEO office somewhere! You were obviously the best choice; I hope you understand her sharp wit and the fact that Jason has a reason to be jealous. She is, I'm sure you know by now, a beautiful woman, and he seems so sweet and a little out of his element himself. I hope she doesn't return to the other show; I hated seeing her feelings hurt so badly this season. The Snooki comment was hysterical...I suspect you'll be able to keep up just fine with whatever she dishes out! Good luck, have fun with it and try to keep it as real as they allow. :)

Dee Dee
Dee Dee

Max, I think you are just the right guy to keep up with B. Make sure you take your vitamins & get plenty of sleep. I have a feeling you're going to need it. Oh by the by, I would slit your thoat to have that job. Enjoy the ride Maxie (you are one cutie patudie)!!!! XOXOXO Bad Dee:)

Nelly in ATX
Nelly in ATX

OMG! I love the hair!! You're a total Edward Pattinson:)

Teachermom
Teachermom

Welcome to the RHONY world, Max! Looking forward to having you 'around' on the show!

Sporky
Sporky

You lost me at "bros"...

Maureen22
Maureen22

LOVE you! I hope you stick around. Puh lease, your hair is just fine ( for your age ) Your adorable, wear it how YOU like it. Good luck and have fun !

Yolandar
Yolandar

You are a cutie and you're funny too! So happy that Bethenny hired you & that you're on the show! :)

lili63
lili63

You're funny, Max! Look forward to more of your blogs. Keep humble. Your writing indicates a great sense humor, we can't wait to be entertained!

Mama_Lisa
Mama_Lisa

You're so articulate and sweet. Bethenny definitely picked right when she hired you. Can't wait to see how the season unfolds.

Joy MN
Joy MN

Snookie should be so lucky...

GooseShoots8
GooseShoots8

Good luck Max, I think you are gonna need it, working with Bethenny has got to be a great experience but a whirlwind! Give Jason "knucks" from us. (Here in our 'hood fist pumps would get you a shot to the face!)lol

katie Beeper
katie Beeper

Wow!! if cookie likes you, then so do I. She is one protective little dog. Seems Bethenny picked up on that too!! Good luck in the job.

cynthia93
cynthia93

good luck!!!!!! i think your super cute :)

Mel F
Mel F

I love Jewish guys... too bad there aren't too many in California.

cthousewife
cthousewife

Good luck Max and if you want to keep your job then never forget Bethenny is the celebrity and if you do forget I am quite sure she will remind you. Bethenny is all about the fame and the so called success. One more thing, don't forget it is HER apartment as opposed to her and Jason's new home. I feel sorry for you having to work for the ego she has.

cgiles
cgiles

Bethenny did a great job choosing her new assistant. Max is going to bring so much to the show. Smart move on her part. I love the show. Bethenny has always been my favorite. Congratulations to all of you on a great show. Looking forward to the season.

juju0202
juju0202

your simply adorable!!!!!! good luck on the job!!!!

SAMQK
SAMQK

I think that you can bring a lot to your employer's world by being the good guy that you are. She shouldn't have said the word sex in your interview, soooo non-compliant. She has no Human Resources knowledge I can tell. Just be the stand by guy that you seem to be; because, now Bryn is there. Bethenny could use more boundaries that she didn't learn as a child due to her parents being irresponsible.

Good luck!

PamelaD
PamelaD

Congrats Max on the new job. My only advice is a saying that was told to me over 30 years ago and I still live by it. "The team is only as strong as the weakest link."