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Bravotv.com: Tell us a little bit about your relationship with GG over the years. How has it grown and changed?
Mike Shouhed: I met Leila, GG's sister right when they moved to Los Angeles. I was the first Persian guy she had met. We had a math class together at Santa Monica College. We quickly became friends and got very close soon after. I met Golnesa at their parents house one time when I was over. I didn't think much of her. She was very young, pre-nose job, pre-developed, quiet and a lil "nerdy."
Fast forward years later, she turned into a beautiful woman. We can relate to one another now. We are good friends, we talk, we hang out, she comes to me for advice. I am helping her find "Namaste."
What do you think GG needs in a man?
Mike: GG is a very outspoken, quick to the draw, fire racker. Her man needs to be dominant, in the sense that he can give her guidance with intellect and wisdom. She needs a man that won't try to over power her with fear and anger tactics, but with sweetness and serenity. Any man can make people fear him but it takes a real man to have people follow and love him.
Bravotv.com: Why don't you think anything will happen between you guys?
Mike: She's not my type! Although I love brunettes, my girl will be fierce -- not by yelling and having a temper but with making her presence felt because of her energy. A woman is so much sexier when she is classy and kills with kindness. Attitude is sexy, but not all the time. . .
I was glad when Sunny jumped in and expressed how she felt about GG at the luncheon with the girls, although it pissed the heck out of GG to the high heavens. I mean, it's not like Sunny, or anyone else for that matter, was supposed to just sit there like mummies and not join in the conversation that was open for comments and/or opinions from anyone at that table. If Sunny had something favorable, as in sided with GG with what she was putting out there, GG would have welcomed it with open arms; no problem. However, because it went against the grain of something GG didn't want to hear (the truth!) about her "not being a nice girl" (and she isn't), GG went ballistic! Oh well, get over it. She couldn't handle it and, of course, and as usual, she wanted to kick azz and raise the dead as only GG thinks she can. But I was so glad when Sunny stood up to her, didn't back down, made her point and left. GG was gagging with anger. HA! She can dish it out, but damn she can't take it. With just about everyone now having kicked her to the curb, I hope GG takes the time she's away from her "friends" to do some soul searching and figure out what she can do to help herself become a better person and leave all the anger behind. I mean, everyone has their limit and her "NFL" (no friends left) have had it with her. She better wise up before it's too late!
I love the show....and what class they all have...and the money ,is just icing on the cake...see what culture and family with lots of moola does...it turns out, "people with substance" and Iam happy,that reality show's and especially this one...show's that were all human, with life and pain ,especially with family issues, as MJ....and anger issues like GG....adore mike...who's a doll,I love how the men protect the women on the show...love Reza...hes funny, sincere,and "Real" love Asa....love them all...
GG is like a baby Diablo (its a Spanish word for "devil")!!!! She claims she was "bullied" growing up but she's CLEARLY the bully now. Smh what a mean girl. She needs an attitude adjustment or to meet the right person to possibly show her what a REAL mean girl is!
GG = yappy chihuahua. Totally harmless girl with a big mouth and lots of $. All that girl needs is a mighty good whoopin to teach her a little humility.
SO so glad you supported MJ. Sammi was HORRIBLE to her. Watching that scene and knowing how vulnerable MJ was feeling cause of her mom made me want to reach through the tv set to hug her! I hope you told her that she deserves to be treated better then what Sammi did to her.
Mike, if you ask me, you can't see what is right before your eyes and that is GG. If you also ask me, she deserves better than you, though, and you probably know it. The things you say have to be quite hurtful, i.e., "I want you to get something. It's not gonna happen between us." That is just cruel. If you really see no chance of a relationwhip with her, why don't you stay out of her life? But no, you're right there. I guess you call yourself being "real" so to speak, but you're just a player who is unwilling to commit and you know it.
What a great ending! I hope you guys come back! I agree with Mike..Sammy not cool sending MJ to the Octopus! As for MJ, hold your head up high girl! You're successfull!
I like Mike, he is smart and entertanning.. sexy and hot...good he has nothing to do with GG...she is crazy and delusional a total freeloader, she is not a woman for anybody and i dont think she is pretty at all anyway. I wish you all have a 2nd season (except for her)
Wow! I can't believe what Sammy said to his blind date. " You'd be banging if you were a little more toned." REALLY? Have you looked in the mirror lately?
Mike...I think you need to have another conversation with GG. If you were trying to convince her that you didn't want to date her then you need to rewind that scene. You came across as being attracted to her. Yes you were right in a lot of what you said to her...but I'm pretty sure she didn't hear some of it. She's truely crushing on you in a major way and very frustrated. I feel that a good part of her anger came from her frustration. The guy she met up with in Vegas didn't create the the jealousy she had hoped for. In fact...it really amped her frustration up farther and many caught the rath. Sad part is that GG doesn't think she's done anything wrong. Wish you luck on that one and you may not want to bring your woman around GG. She doesn't play fair.
Gigi is really immature. Mike - spell out to her that you are not available or she will choose not to get it.
I have to strongly disagree with the post submitted by "Carolyn Smith" saying that you were saying cruel things to GG. I thought "What a great friend to be able to be honest with her". GG accepted it, she was cool with it. She respects Mike and his honesty. That's the problem with friends nowadays, they want to sugarcoat everything. Kudos to Mike for being honest(and so darn sexy).
Love this show because it is not such a "mean game" like RH is becoming. (Other than exposing/shaming Reza's Father and Grandmother. Airing dirty linen on old people is not right).
Mike-I like you-you seem honest and likable!
Your mom raised a good one...OK, so you are a Jewish Persian Prince, but the way you look and act-(adorable mensch) who could blame you...Bravo found a star and while the whole cast is very likeable (Sammy seemed real and humble but turned out to be a egotistical jerk to his so called "sister" MJ who was pratically getting raped while he stood by and did nothing) BTW, I'm glad she got out of that bad situation and my heart felt for her. Mike you are my fan-favorte and hope to see much more of you!
I'm a black female and I LOVE this show. I admire how close knit this group is and how they hash out any disagreements. I hope you have a long life on BRAVO so I can follow everyone's growth. Sammy is the only one I dislike. I choked when he told that beautiful girl she needed to "tone". He is a slob. He should have offered to take a walk with her or something as he needs to. GG is too quick with her mouth, but I think she has a good heart. Mike is adorable, Asa is a true artist, Reza is my favorite, and I felt so sorry for MJ. Her mother was terrible to her. There is a lot to be proud of with MJ. She shouldn't have to beg for that.
I think the show's great...any time you have the opportunity to learn about a culture and society other than your's it breeds tolerance and understanding...YEAH Bravo! All the characters are great...something cool and interesting about each and every one with the exception of GG, she is an embarrasment to all women, regardless of culture. Mike seems to be a great catch...Mike coming from someone who loves a latino hang in there...if you want a true woman by your side look for a Latina. Bravo, keep a good thing when you have it...let us see more seasons of the show....best wishes for lots of success.
Mike you are Awesome. Please stay away from the hot headed GG. She ain't all that. Plus you will pick up the tab that her parents are tired of paying. Everyone on the show works, not her though. Love the show and hopefully sooner rather than later GG will be of the show and you can enjoy your girl.
Luv Luving this show. Mike "Super Sexy", Reza Joon too funny! Can't wait for the next season. Oh by the way...Asa's friend Sunny, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Just Saying!
Mike I must say that I wasn't really sure about you at first, but you do seem to have a bit of humility and intelligence, not to mention loyalty to your friends so good for you. I feel for GG because I do not believe she is a bad person, more like a hurting and confused young lady that has issues with managing her emotions ... ppl should lighten up on her and realize that the harsh criticizm is part of what troubles this one.
I love Reza and just about everything that comes out of his mouth cracks me up! MJ is a sweety, but also a little bit of a mess, which is understandable considering who her mom is...... Now Sammy? who does this little fat bag think he is? ... Umm Sammy, unfortunately there is nothing that could be done to make you hot or banging however, you could try shaving that peach fuzz off the top of your head, dropping 100 pounds and getting a face transplant and then perhaps I could stomach you ...even before your jacked comment about what one could do in order to be "banging", I honestly feel you are one ugly dude ... and that is real talk brotha!
Can't wait for season 2, I really enjoyed this show!
I love love this show! My favorite is Reza though, what a Man! I am crazy about him! I like the whole crew except Sammy! Mike, I think you are so sexy & hot & I can see that you are a man of honor, but I think your comment was very hurtful to Golnesa! "I want you to get something. It's not gonna happen between us". I underestand you are trying to be truthful which is admirable but next time may be best to do it in a little more tactful manner! Cant wait for the 2nd sesson!
MUST SAY YOU TURNED INTO MY FAVORITE...AT FIRST I WASN'T TOO SURE ABOUT THIS SHOW BUT ITS A LIL MORE REAL THAN MOST REALITY SHOWS....I GOT TO ESCAPE SOMEWHERE FOR A FEW ONE EVENING AND STARTED WATCHING.
YOUR ALL COMPLEX BUT YOU REALLY SEEM LIKE A FAMILY OF FRIENDS, MJ, I SO LOVE HER, SHE NEEDS SOME SUPPORT HERSELF..
OVERALL NICE SEASON...MUCH BETTER THAN I'D THOUGHT, GOT TO LOVE A WHOLE NEW SET OF HOT MESS :)
Love the show! Reza is so entertaining. But I also found him extremely kind hearted and caring to his friends beyond what is expected. He is seems very wise and so funny! GG has to find herself soon or she will hurt someone. I feel bad for her....the world is at her beckon but she is miserable. Mike isn't the only guy in Beverly Hills but it's obviously the only one she really wants.
Mike is a fantastic guy, seems very smart and balanced, I love when he smiles!!!
Asa is so real and though a little strong and kinda tough she is great entertainment. But please wax your brows!
MJ is precious, she deserves love and happiness.
Sammy......there's always one in every friend group.
I love this show. Mike is my favorite. I am so glad Mike isn't interested in GG. She is insecure and needs to grow up.
Mike, you need to stop sending GG mixed messages. You know you're gorgeous and use it to get what you want, which is a new girl every time you feel pressured. That's o.k., you're just not ready to grow up and settle down. GG knows what she wants, unfortunatey it seems to be you and you play with her like a cat with a mouse. I hope she finds someone who's willing to help her pull her sweet. gentle side out. Good luck to you both! Can't wait for next season!
I agree with another comment on here,...........Sunny was obviously ready to dive into ANY conversation/arguement for the sake of getting air time. Too obvious. She's on an obvious quest for air time . GG grew on me during the season, did not like her at first. Do not like Sammy. Mike, you seem to be kind hearted, BUT you should get over yourself,...soon..because you are not especially handsome, and if you want to find someone who cares about you you have to stop being enamoured with yourself to a point where its hard to like you. Asa, is a bit pretentious. She wants to stand out as the soulful struglling artist type, but she herself admitted that she doesnt have to work, and she's totally set with real estate inverstments through her family. So, I think it was wrong of her to try to portray GG as a spoiled rich daddys girl, when the extent of Asa's coasting off her familys money [probably far exceeds the amount of money that GG gets from her Dad. If you are all true friends of MJ, someone should do something to confront her about drinking alcohol. She is a heavy duty drinker and she will die of cirrhosis if she doesnt stop drinking excessively.