You can bet that Million Dollar Listing New York newbie Tyler Whitman was more than excited to share his all aspects of his life — personal and professional — with Bravo viewers when he joined MDLNY in Season 8. "I'm like the new little brother," he joked to The Daily Dish earlier this season. "I assure you I've never felt so ready for something in my life."
In a series filled with big personalities who aren't afraid to take a giant leap to close humongous deals, Tyler definitely can go toe-to-toe, and that has been especially true as he's taken on MDLNY OG Ryan Serhant on several occasions.
"I'm definitely the underdog of the show," he said. "They all have it. They all have these huge businesses and grown really, really impressive reputations, so now to be working with them in this kind of capacity was very surreal. That being said, they were all very different than what I expected and I went into it probably admiring Ryan the most just because I think we have somewhat similar backgrounds and the fact that we don't work for the biggest brands or the most well-known names. I really admired that instead of leaving [to go to a bigger brand], he stayed at Nest Seekers and said, 'I'm gonna own this brand and build [it],' and he did that. That's what I want to do at Triplemint, so I was really inspired by that."
He continued, "That said, socially and I thought I would probably butt heads the most [with him], [but] the more that I've gotten to know Fredrik [Eklund], the more I realize I would love to be Fredrik's best friend. Ryan and I, I don't think are social matches, so I will continue to just admire his business when I'm trying to be positive."
As for Steve Gold, they didn't really cross paths until the agents hung out together later on at the cast party that led to everyone, cast and crew, staging an after-party bar crawl.
"The biggest surprise of everybody for me was Steve 'cause I just assumed he's this beautiful man. He's probably gonna be obnoxious and full of himself. He is such a sweetie pie, easily the biggest surprise of the season for me," Tyler said. "That night after we were done with the big part of the party, we all went to Hell's Kitchen and hopped around to a bunch of gay bars. And eventually everybody started fading out — and it got down to just me and Steve. Me and Steve closed down a gay bar, not like a fancy place [either]. We just danced until that place closed, just the two of us. I was like, 'Aww, he's good peeps. This is my kind of people.' Especially 'cause at that point, everybody knows who Steve is and nobody knows who I am. And, for me, I'm like, 'That's right, I'm dancing with Steve Gold at a gay bar.' Pretty much very gay man's dream."
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