Max Meisel

Max talks baby clothes shopping, stealing a massage spot, back rubs, and bros.

on Aug 5, 20100

 

OK, OK I know what you’re thinking… I just jumped in front of everyone and got on the massage table. It certainly looks like I did, however, I didn't. The woman who was organizing the massages asked if I wanted to get one and after asking if there was a waiting list, she told me there was and put me at the end. So, when my name was called I thought the people ahead of me had already gone. I would never purposely cut in front of Bethenny's guests.

Shopping for Bryn’s clothing was fun. In terms of the practicality of me being there, I don’t know if I served much purpose as "baby clothing consultant." But I guess Bethenny wanted me there to help keep the situation light and fun because it was her first time shopping for Bryn and didn’t want it to be stressful.

I was so pumped to go to Montauk! I’d never been out to the Hamptons area before and was excited to see what all the praise was about. Plus, everyone in the apartment looked ready to get out of the city for a bit.

I know Bethenny was goofing on me because I was so amped up about the football game, but hey, it was the manliest thing I’ve done in my five months with Bethenny. All day long I shop for underwear, pack panties, and build cribs so I’m definitely jacked up to play some football! Julie is a baller, that’s all I’m going to say. She bleeds that Pittsburgh Steeler black and gold so I knew she wasn’t messing around when the whistle blew and the game started.

Guys can rub lotion on other guys’ backs and be totally straight! Jason was just being a bro. I certainly could have asked Bethenny but I’d rather not freak her out.

My experience working for Bethenny has been a learning process for me. I was in vulnerable and awkward positions most of the time, however, I feel good about my determination in finding a way to get the job done. I know I didn’t always make the right decision, but they were all correctable mistakes and come with the territory of being the new guy. Many of the things I experienced while working for Bethenny, such as the wedding and the birth of Bryn, were things I have never been around before. But like Coach Robinson always told us before every game, "You need to get comfortable being uncomfortable." It's probably the most important sentence anyone's ever preached to me and it fit perfectly with my role under Bethenny.

I got to meet dozens of wonderful people in Bethenny and Jason’s life, too. Wherever I go afterwards I will be a better employee and more importantly, a better person. I’ve grown to love Bethenny, Jason, Julie, and Bryn and consider them my second family. Back in that chilly February night when I first met Bethenny who knew it would have lead to all this? I’m so lucky I got the opportunity and grateful for all the positives that came out of it.

30 comments
Bianca27
Bianca27

oh my gosh...what a body!!!! I agree, you got on the table to show it off... Thank you!!!

Bianca

calimari
calimari

MAX YOU ARE SO HOT I DONT KNOW WHY YOU HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME GETTING A DATE I THINK YOU AND JULIE SHOULD HOOK UP I THINK THERES SOME ATTRACTION THERE.I HOPE BETHANNY KEEPS YOU IN HER TEAM.

shay curvin
shay curvin

OH MAX! i can tell u this atleast u will buy great underwear for ur future girlfriend/wife!!! loved watching u on the show, u did a great job. Im sure bethenny is very thankful to have u in her life. Hopefully we will see u in the future.

greta
greta

Again? Wife it up? What does that mean exactly? Feel so old...

caroles
caroles

In the beginning I was not impressed with you at all after using the acronym MILF. After watching the season I have changed my mind about you and the mistakes you made do lead to being a better person and employee. Maybe you will be lucky enough to be on the next chapter of Bethenny, Jason and Bryn's life.

JanuaryBabe
JanuaryBabe

Max!

Enjoy the ride Boyfriend, because your job is not what the "real world is all about!" Bethenny is a "once in a lifetime boss!" Even with all of her issues, you have hit the "Great Boss Lottery!"

I really like your personality and you are the perfect fit for Bethenny. If you were a "type A" anal person, it would not work - - - - especially on tv. But because you are laid back and shows a williness to learn, you are an excellent fit for the job.

Oh, and don't worry about the massage incident......when you are new on a job it is natural that you screw up or get things wrong sometimes.....it's how you recover that's important!

Keep up the good work! I can't wait until next season.

JanuaryBabe

sterria2
sterria2

I have loved this show! You are all so down to earth and 'normal'! Max, how did your date with Julie go? I thought that scene was so hilarious the way Jason was your wingman! (I also totally adored the bracelets Jason bought from her store:)I hope you will be back for a second season, but the show will have to have a new name, right?

Gonzo66
Gonzo66

Sorry Max... I know you are straight, but, I LOVE you. Man you are beautiful.. Gorgeous.. And you are beautiful and gorgeous inside as well. Hope all goes well for you in life. Whoever raised you did a great job..

houghtonviewer
houghtonviewer

Luv you on the show max! You seem like a really great person! Best of luck to you!

beanie in STL
beanie in STL

Max, I worked with college kids for a few years and you remind me so much of how much fun life can be when things are serious AND when they're funny. I guess when you get older, you forget that life's SUPPOSED to be fun too! Just keep being yourself... have faith in yourself and I'm sure you're headed for a fulfilling life!

bravofan101
bravofan101

Max!! You are soooo funny!!! I love how you and Julie work as a team! It is a good learning experience for you to be buying womens underwear! LOL!!

Dee123
Dee123

Max! Why does this sound like a goodbye blog???!! I hope that your journey with Bethenny and the gang continues and that we will see all of you again for another season! The "umcomfortables" that you were placed in provided many good laughs and believe me when I say, viewers were laughing 'with you' not 'at you'! TV will be lonely without all of you, so if there is a possibility of everyone returning, please consider it! Bethenny and the gang are a much welcome addition to reality TV!

Eve4ever
Eve4ever

The only thing I can say is Max you have a good Boss. I would never have the nerve to think let alone accept a message as an employee. But it was funny, you two (Bethany) are soul mates.

NJ Housewife
NJ Housewife

You have a great future in front of you! Enjoy the ride! Football season is coming soon.

Mags-Texas
Mags-Texas

MAX! You are H-O-T-T HOTT!!!! :)

Dianne
Dianne

Max, you didn't mistakenly get on that massage table. You were on the table so you could show off your bod for the camera!! I saw how you pulled that sheet down as far as it could possibly go, you exhibitionist you!!

Viewer   Debbie K.
Viewer Debbie K.

Hi Max! You DID surprise me on this episode by even THINKING that you could just go ahead and have a massage, when you were an employee of Bethenny's! That was a hard one for me to understand! That said...you do hold a special place in Bethenny's heart, and that was evident! You are so lucky to have gotten that job, since she really does seem to treat her assistants like family...especially since Bryn came along!

I'm going to miss watching you every week!!

flora
flora

Max.... Why don't you just hook up with Julie??

PhillyHousewife
PhillyHousewife

Love Love Love this show. I laughed! I cried! What a contrast to all the drama on the housewive shows. Last nights episode with Bethenny, Jason & Gina discussing the tip and Montauk was priceless comedy.

julia
julia

Having someone put suntan lotion while you wear a shirt is strange, but you are adorable and do work hard...

Cali
Cali

Congtats on the show, you were just as entertaining as Rachel Zoe's assistants, and such.... great job!

janer2115
janer2115

margiep - the name of the song was No One by Alicia Keys. I am so sad this show is over. This has been a joy to watch, laughing, crying, laughing again. Bethenny is awesome and if I was a straight woman, I would want to marry Jason. What a gem of a man he is. He truly loves her. Good luck and I hope that we see you again on another show. Bravo, listen to the fans, we want our Bethenny back.

ViewerfromSanDiego
ViewerfromSanDiego

Max,

you're very hot looking with a great bod. i hope that you don't leave...... bethenney NEEDS you....

BGM1fan
BGM1fan

I have loved "getting to know you" from you part on BGM?. You are such a comedic relief on the show, and I hate to see it coming to an end. I hope you will continue to blog and answer some of our questions. Like, are you and Julie close friends? Bethenny wondered on the ride to the Montauk what a car ride with you and Julie would be like, that's a good question! :-) Plus, are you still working for bethenny? I certainly hope there is a second season, and that you will be a part! :-)

JoJo25
JoJo25

hey max i love you on the show and u are a cutie =)

Weezie
Weezie

Max I love this show and you make it even funnier. It is like Bethenny and Jason have a teenager. The flip side is I know you have to be smart to work for Bethenny she expects the best. Just follow Julie's lead she knows the ropes. Have fun and enjoy this beautiful family. Jackie

bethfan
bethfan

Hey, is this blog early? Did I miss an episode?

AudraNYC
AudraNYC

Max -

Are you leaving the show? The tone of your last blog kind of made it seem that way. I certainly hope not. You are fun to have on the show & are "eye candy" for a lot of us married ladies out there!!

margiep
margiep

I have loved Bethenny since the Apprentice. I love her attitude I would love to come off in the Bethenny no holds bard way. I would like to own that attitude. I would love to know what situation would you use the term Manup. I love that saying.

I love handbags. I know that Bethenny can afford the very best. What was the designer's name on the red bag she had when she went wedding dress shopping. I love that red bag. If she is not using it any more she can send it to me. LOL

I would like to know what the song was that Jason and Bethenny dance the first dance too. Everyone loved it and were singing to it. Margiep