You might have heard by now that Mike Shouhed is making quite the leap, going from Shahs of Sunset and LA real estate to the revealing pages of Playgirl. But, the real question is, just how much Shouhed should he show?
During a recent stop by Bravo HQ, we peppered Mike with Playgirl questions, and while the shoot hasn't happened yet, he's thinking hard about the direction of it. "It's a work in progress," Mike told us. "I definitely am going to make it something very elegant and tasteful and something fun for the audience to see."
So, any inspiration from fellas who went full monty in the past?
"I was thinking maybe like the Burt Reynolds one, you know where he was on the shaggy rug with his hands behind [his head] ... something sexy and fun. I don't want to be cheesy," Mike said.
Earlier this week in an interview with the New York Daily News, Mike said that while he is indeed posing for a magazine in which naked men are kind of the whole appeal, he's not exactly sure just how much, um, skin, fans will get to see. "I haven’t really decided how much of Mike Shouhed they’re going to get — I want to make people happy and keep it classy ... I’ll have to see how I feel that day ... I hope they keep it warm in there," he joked.
Mike said that it isn't vanity or money that caused him to do the Playgirl shoot -- and that there's a bigger reason at hand. "I hope it gets the message out there that Persian men are sex symbols ... I think I’m in the forefront of a new trend of letting women know that Persian men are the real deal and if you haven’t tried one, you should."
Should Mike let it all hang out, figuratively and literally? Comment yes or no below!