Is sleazy Brody Jenner the closest thing to a gay-friendly reality star this side of The Hills? In his new MTV show Bromance — premiering Dec. 29, where a group of guys compete to be his BFF — not only does the so-called famous actor-something get his wannabe best friends to tear up, but he also eliminates them one-by-one … in the hot tub.
Reports E!’s Marc Malkin: “Jenner purposely put his wannabe buddies into some compromising and rather uncomfortable situations because he thinks it forced them to show their true characters. For instance, the elimination takes place as they sit knee to knee in a hot tub. ‘It’s kind of homoerotic and I love people saying that,’ Jenner says in all seriousness, adding, ‘I’m cool with my sexuality and the gender that I like and I have a beautiful girlfriend. That’s why I feel so comfortable with having these awkward guy moments.'”
And it wouldn’t be a reality show without a token gay:
Same-Sex Spoiler Alert: There is a token gay guy among the competitors, Michael, but the poor sap never even made it to the first elimination round. In the premiere episode, airing Dec. 29, Michael is shown packing his bags and leaving the frat house (where else do you think they would live?) shortly after filming. He explained to Jenner he was disappointed to find that Bromance was more Animal House than The Hills.
“He was really excited about being on the show,” Sleazy T says of Michael. “He got really groomed.”
So groomed that Delgado nicknamed him Eyebrow Mike, a moniker the eyebrow-plucked Michael apparently didn’t appreciate.
“He was waxed and all ready to go,” Jenner says, “but he thought he was going to meet Lauren Conrad.”