The first question people always have for me is, “How did you get on this reality show?” The answer is I went for it. I knew there was a casting, I called, was interviewed, and shortly thereafter got a call inviting me to join the cast of ‘Miami Social.”
That question is always followed by, “Why are you doing a reality show and opening up your life for millions of viewers?” The general one word answer is “opportunities.” I knew it would be an adventure and that the good would heavily outweigh any negative.
More specifically, I was making a mid-life change from being an entertainment editor for years (I was a Palm Beach Special Correspondent for People and later Miami Editor for In Touch Weekly) to becoming an entrepreneur and launching my own project thestylelabonline.com. And, my dating life is not so much, so maybe this is my own version of The Bachelor, well, the Gay Bachelor.
So basically I’m here for career and relationship purposes and that shouldn’t seem odd because that is what Miami Social is all about, a group of friends that work hard and sometimes even harder at having that right relationship with themselves and someone they love, albeit a boyfriend, daughter or soon to be ex.
But really that’s what life is about – relationships. Sometimes we are poignant and deep. Sometimes we are shallow and catty. I like to zone in on those because they are a lot funnier.
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You are hysterical michael, I've never laughed out loud so much from a blog! I totally agree with all of your comments and love that you are forthright in your intentions on doing the show. P.S.! Did you see Ariel's blog.... it could barely be considered English!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog please keep them coming!
Trixia... how dreadful!
xoxo GucciModel.. hahaha
He is fabulous! I am proud to say you are one of my best friends. Michael this is Roger if you still remember me from the past I live in Maryland now and my sister, my family and friends will be watching your show every week for the drama and the way you handle it the Michael WAY!!!!!
Miami Social is my new guily pleasure. I had thought at one time Bravo couldnt get a gay man more my type than Andy Cohen, and then BAM! Here comes Michael!!!! Super sexy, and seems to be a blast to be around....Damm I wish I were in Miami!
Love Love Love your blog! I hope you take this as a compliment but I would read you and Bethanny's anything anytime! Didn't quite get you on the first episode but after this blog I will definitly watch out for you.
OMG I am crying from laughing so hard! You describe these people to a T! You are my fav on the show and can't wait to see more of you!
Love you!!!!!!! You are fab, can't wait to read your blog every week now, you are spot ON with all your commentary! Yessssss... please keep your posts comingggg!
I have been waiting so long for a show like this. Brilliant! Fell in love w/ Miami after traveling there for business 3 years ago. Have wanted to move there ever since but it will finally be happening this year.
You have the best blog so far...love your commentary.
Great show!!! Michael, you're awesome!!! I like your style and personality! So, Maria is russian... two russian girls on this show! cool!
But as long as Miami isn’t New York or Paris or Milan, saying you are the biggest fashion producer there is like saying you are the biggest auto maker in Tuscaloosa.”
FYI Michael............the biggest auto maker in Tuscaloosa is......Mercedes!!!! Yep, they have a plant there.
I think your personality makes you very attractive and find it hard to believe you are single. If only our paths crossed....... ;)~
You're hilarious! Love you! May I suggest something? With your hairline, you would look soooo much better if you kept it very short. Embrace your hairline... it's hot and masculine!
I love your blog! Just when I thought my life was crazy, along comes "Miami Social"...I'm just happy not to be Trixia with her awful curls and desperate need for attention, or worse GEORGE!
Note to Ariel: you're worse than an ugly girl.
michael! you are so hilarious! i love your blog! you are my favorite, i cant wait to see what else happens this season!!!
is the post above me the same guccimodel that danielle from housewives new jersey was talking to?
Michael! you are sooo hyralious! Maybe, you are the most favorite character in "Miami Social." and you are saying you are an underdog; but I don't think so. As a gay like you Michael, I really cheer up you from the TV screen. Peace, man! You are hysterical!!
Hey! Thank you all or your comments. I am really glad I was able to inject some humor into this all, because it really is about having a good time with Miami Social.
James: I am embracing my hairline. Watch what happens this season...
Alyssa: I'm not sure if it's the same 'Gucci Model' and are we even sure that guy really existed for Danielle ??? I hope this blogs 'Gucci Model' is one indeed!
ROGER: OMG! My long lost friend! Connect with me on iammichaelcohen.com
Watch all the preview clips on the site and scroll though our pics.
Didn't dig you much on the show, was a bit bored in general, but your blog is MASTERFUL - I see you in a new light. WELL DONE! Looking forward to Ep 2.
You definitely cracked me up with your comments!! You are the NEW Bethanny!! You both know how to read people and tell it like it is! I live in Miami (not in South Beach though) and ever since Bravo announced about this show, I have been waiting impatiently to see it. I think the first episode really showed how Miami people are- a mix of everything from the lifestyle to the way people are in Miami. I can't wait for the second show!!! Ciao~
Michael, your blog is extremely intelligent and hysterical! I got a great laugh out of reading what you wrote. Why are you single? You are one sexy guy and you come across as really sweet and sensitive. I'm hoping to move to Miami before 2010 and I hope you are still available. Hey, a guy can dream about it, right?!
I absolutely LOVED you on the show, and adore your writing! Finally, a genuine reality tv character. You come across as honest, funny, and sooo relatable. Straight, gay…doesn’t matter. We can all empathize with the little bit we saw!
But let me tell you – I have not laughed so hard reading a blog…well, ever! You are authentic in your writing, too…that, coupled with intelligence, humor, and wit, makes for some HILARIOUS reading. I hope you really do write a book – it’s just the humor we ALL need! Thanks for not taking yourself too seriously – maybe you can teach Ariel a few things ;)
Side Note: I went to your site - http://iammichaelcohen.com/ - hot, hot, HOT site! Who’s your designer?
Please keep the posts coming – gives me something funny to look forward to! Can’t wait to see the rest of the season :)
Michael you are brilliant! And that quality about you is genuinely sexy, in fact, if I were a guy I would definitely find you attractive. By the way I love your writing! Ciao.
MICHAEL! I'm a writer in Chicago. I've done research on TheStyleLabOnline.com and I think you're really on to something, witty yet informative.
Is there any way we can talk about maybe doing one targeted to Chicago? I'd love to do it.
Michael, you are the BEST. Thank you for ripping into Ariel... the guy is delusional! Thank you for calling him out!! Your awesome
You are my favorite, I live in South Beach and you are the only one that doesn't make me embarassed to live here. Keep it up!!
Love the show! I was just in Sobe, loved it! I have seen Hardy on a reality show, but can't figure out what it was. Does anyone know?
Michael, this blog was by far the FUNNIEST i have read in awhile if not ever. im still laughing as i write this. please keep it coming for the weeks to come. You and Miss Katrina are by far my favorites! Cannot wait to see what else happens in the season. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU.
I love how you called out Ariel, and didn't join hands due to the fact that you're both gay. Agree with NY Times assertion about him, and Miami in general (though the real Miami is run by NYC snowbirds, but we'll play along for the show). You're comment about Ariel's lisp was true, but he's not the only one with it. ;)
Hi Michael! You are the exception amongst the South Beach gay crowd. You're a class act and I'd love to hang out with you! :)
I heart you! Can you please write longer blogs? Ooooh...consider topics outside of Miami Sosh (long O) such as Jeff from "flipping out"...OMG...the possibilities!!
i think im your biggest fan! how are you single. if you are really how you are on the show then you are a catch! so funny and offer good conversation! o and attractive of course hah! well, cant wait to see more of you and the rest of the crew this season...good luck with everthing :) xoxo ericb from FB
Hola Michael! I watch the show, mostly because of you! Like your transparency, earthiness and being you! Did I mention being sexy too? You also have a seductive laugh! Good for you for not shaving your head! Again, a reflection of your earthiness and being true to yourself. Have a hard time understanding why bald men feel they look better with a shaved head! Guys... follow Michael's example and STOP shaving it! Looks so much better and natural. Don't you think it's funny how most people have a hard time understanding how can a person be very good-looking, sexy, smart, being successful, fun to be with, making heads turn when passing by (as in The "Boy from Ipanema") can be single!!! Don't they know being single does not necessarily mean being lonely? I have wonderful friends, a very supportive family, and enjoy very much staying home - alone - on a rainy Sunday. Great people like us (LOL) are selective and won't buy something because it has a good name, but because it's good quality. We are impressed NOT by the logo of the designer... but by the quality of the fabric! Hasta la vista amigo and see you next Tuesday!