Don't worry, your guilty pleasure, I love New York 2, is just around the corner. This new season promises to be more entertaining with double the drama. In the meantime, we decided to sit down with Mr. Boston (season 1) to get his take on Ms. New York, the guys, and Sister Paterson.
Moreno: Viewers got the chance to know you as Mr. Boston, but what about the real person. Tell me about your life. Where did you grow up? Boston: I grew up in a suburb outside Boston, MA. It was a nice upper, middle class upbringing. I started being funny in High School as a way to try to gain access to the popular crowd. It also allowed me to not get beat up, because the other nerds all got picked on by the bullies. I would just make the bullies laugh whenever they wanted to pick on me, and then they suddenly liked me, and totally forgot they wanted to beat me up. So that’ s how my humorous character got started.
Moreno: So, I take it you had a nice childhood?
Boston: It was fun because I did not hit puberty yet. Once I hit puberty, I constantly got rejected by girls, and it ruined my life. But before then, I was just a fun loving kid.
Moreno: How interesting. Tell me, what did your parents do?
Boston: My dad is a doctor and my mom was a college professor.
Moreno: Is it fair to say that you have always had an interest in working as an entertainer?
Boston: Yes, and I like reality TV the best because I get to do my own thing and I don’t have to pretend to be someone that I’m not. People always ask if I want to be an actor, and my response is “why would I want to play someone else, when everyone already thinks I’m hilarious being myself?” I also occasionally do stand up comedy, because I get to be myself doing that as well.
Moreno: What were you doing before you auditioned for I love New York?
Boston: Just working in accounting and going out on weekends trying to pick up girls. The usual.
Moreno: Tell me about life after I love New York. What have you been up to? Boston: After the show I’m back to my 9-5 job accounting job in LA. I moved to LA after the show to be closer to the producers. Hopefully I’ll get to quit the job if I ever get my own show. When I’m not working, I’m just going out meeting girls, that kind of thing. I like to get recognized. I also do club appearances on occasion.
Moreno: What was it like living in the house with New York and the other guys?
Boston: Quite stressful for me, because I’m not used to being around guys like that. But I got along with a lot of the guys and it ended up being a rewarding experience. The only person I was really scared of was Sister Patterson!
Moreno: Was there anyone in the house that you bonded with? Do you still keep in touch with anyone from the show?
Boston: I got along well with Tango and I kept in touch with him for awhile when we were trying to get our own show together, but I haven’t heard from him in a few months now. I also got along well with Twelve Pack and Heat, even though some people still question their sexuality.
Moreno: Tell us about an experience you had with Ms. New York that did not make it on TV.
Boston: After I had the great date with her in my last episode, we made it into the hot tub together. She was sitting on top of me as we were making out and she commented on my boner. It would have been really funny if they showed it. I don’t know why they didn’ t?
Moreno: Any extra comments on 12 pack and Heat?
Boston: Well they keep getting mad at me when I make gay jokes, so I won’t say anything.
Moreno: I have been asked this a lot in conversation, is Sister Paterson always intense or do you think it’s just for TV?
Boston: That’s the million dollar question. Half the guys in the house thought she was for real, and half the guys thought it was an act. There are even some rumors that it’s not even New York’s real mom, so who knows the truth! If I had to guess, I would say it is the real her, but her drama and anger may be slightly exaggerated for TV.
Moreno: The last time we saw you, you were dating Pumpkin. Is this still the case? Boston: No. We’re still friends, but it just did not work out. She lives an hour and a half drive from me, and I work during the week and we’re both pretty busy on weekends, so it just was not the right time. But who knows, we may even both be put on a future challenge show together, so I would not say you’ve heard the last of it!
Moreno: Any advice for the new contestants on I love New York 2?
Boston: Try to get on Sister Patterson’s good side early!