It's been five years since we were first introduced to the agents of Million Dollar Listing New York. Season 1 included Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant wheeling and dealing in the fast-paced market of Big Apple real estate. After we bid Michael Lorber a fond farewell, Luis D. Ortiz joined the guys in Season 2. A lot has changed for the trio over the years, and no one knows that better than the men themselves. The guys recently opened up to The Daily Dish about their initial episodes and how their lives have changed most since they first stepped in front of Bravo's cameras.
Ryan's style really hasn't changed at all since Season 1.
Ryan's advice for himself back then? "Don't do that; think twice," joked the former bachelor, before noting how much growth we've seen in him over the years. "In the show, people are really watching us grow up for the most part; Season 1, from just dating to running around to figuring out life. It's growing up in this business, but it's also growing up in front of other people. And this year I get married and it's nuts."
Fredrik, also from Season 1, in an incredible belt buckle. No word on if he still owns it.
"I don't regret anything," the Swede explained, before recalling how his one true love was there right from the start (yes, really!). "[Derek Kaplan was] in my epilogue on Episode 12 of Season 1. We're sitting on the grass in Central Park and we had just met, but we weren't serious. So the morning after the first night, when we met in Greece, I was like, 'Babe, I have a television show coming,' and he's like, 'OK, that's weird.'"
Luis, in simpler times, back in Season 2.
As for Luis? "I think that it's very [good] that we did everything that we did because in a very big way it has everything to do with everything that we are now," he said. "And had we not done any of that, we wouldn't probably have learned from it and be who we are in this moment in time. So I don't regret anything at all, and I'm sure nobody else here [does] either."
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