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Ross Mathews: The People's Choice
13 questions with the pop culture pro
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Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities in the pop culture arena today.  Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest-working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 

Now, over 12 years later, Mathews is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for his own talk show, Hello Ross!, currently in its second season.  In addition to hosting his own show, Mathews is also a best-selling author, having released his first book, Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence, last year. Mathews can also be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on Chelsea Lately and is a fixture on E! News and the E! network’s live red carpet awards show coverage. Apart from his TV work, in December 2013, Mathews launched Swank, a home surfaces distributor.

If this were speed dating, how would you describe yourself to a complete stranger in just one sentence? I’m like a maltipoo—I’m really happy and loyal, and I love getting my tummy rubbed.

If you could watch only one movie every single day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Steel Magnolias, because it’s the best movie ever, but I’d stop watching before Julia Roberts—SPOLIER ALERT!—fucking dies, because it just hurts too much.

Hold onto your seat, because it’s about to get real. What’s your favorite color? And think of a pretentious new name for it. Perfect Pistachio Pastel.

What celebrity would you like to have wild, passionate, dirty animal sex with? Oh, dear lord, no one wants to think of me having sex with anyone, so I’m choosing to not answer this question. Justin Timberlake!

Who or what is your spirit animal? Oprah.

Describe, in detail, your death row meal. Pepperoni pizza with ranch on the side, chicken fingers with BBQ, Oreos, a fresh Costco-sized bucket of Red Vines, Nacho Cheesier Doritos and a Diet Coke. And a hamburger.

What song title could also be the name of your autobiography? “The Rose,” except lose the E and add an S!

If you could come back in your next life as anyone or anything, who or what would you be? Someone with abs.

Worst job you’ve ever had? I was a telemarketer once for an hour.

Complete the sentence: “I could not live without…” Creating.

Share your favorite beauty tip with us. SPF the top of your hands. That way, when you’re older and get your face tightened, you won’t have old granny hands that give your age away.

Tell me a secret! I had a headache all day today and didn’t tell anyone.

Finally, be a total shameless whore and plug whatever you want. Hello Ross! airs Fridays at 10/9c on E!

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