Last night, my men's grooming guru (and hot bf), Joe, and I attended a private dinner with Mark Sanchez at Nobu 57 to celebrate the launch of Degree Men Adrenaline Series with Motion Sense Technology. It was a super intimate setting, Mark brought his brother (who's also his agent) and the food was never ending! Literally, we had about eight courses. I had special vegetarian meals and when beef came around Mark would hide it from me! The hottie Jets Quarter Back and I had some one on-one-time after our meal and I got the scoop on his playlist, dating style and why he cut off those beautiful curls. What's on your workout playlist?
I definitely have some '80's on there, but it depends on who I'm working out with. If I'm with guys on the team it's Kanye, Jay Z, Lil' Wayne and stuff like that, but if it's me by myself I have the whole '80's gamut. I just listen to Pandora.
You had gorgeous, curly hair. Why did you decide to cut it off?
I don't know. I think it looks more professional. Not saying that long hair isn't professional, but being clean cut and shaven is a part of my position and my role. It's also low maintance. I don't use gel or anything, just a pomade.
Would you consider yourself low maintenance when it comes to grooming?
I'm not too flashy. If I have extra time I don't want to waste it on my hair.
How did you manage your curls?
I wore a hat. I didn't wash it everyday, because I heard you weren't supposed to do that.
What do you do to prepare for a date?
Shave. I shave before anything important. If I don't shave before a game my dad gets upset. I want to look clean cut. I also brush my teeth. That's about it.
Would you wear a scent?
I like Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbanna. I like one spray and then I walk through it. I don't want to smell like an entire truck of cologne just crashed across the street.
What do you look for in a woman?
My mom has to like her. Someone who's comfortable and understands the kind of lifestyle I have. Even though we may be in an intimate moment or on a date that someone may want to come up and talk to me about a play. Someone who understands.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Broadway. I don't think it's a guilty pleasure, but I love going to shows. I once presented for Memphis at the Tonys when they won for "Best Musical." That was big. I love Broadway and this is the best time to see a show. I've seen almost everything, but there's a couple that I still want to go see.
As you can tell from the interview, Mark was fun and I was really impressed by his level of professionalism. He even signed footballs and mini helmets for all of us (best gift bag ever!). He's definintely a ladies man though! He made it a point to place napkins on every woman's lap as she got up and sat down. No one minded!
Joe's putting the new deodorant/antipersperant to the test. The new technology releases extra protection when the body is in motion to prevent sweating before it starts. As you know, he's the type of guy that likes fresh scents, so out of the five options, his favorite is Extreme. We'll keep you posted on the sweat diaries! (Hopefully they're non-existent!)