POPsessions: Jeff Probst on Why He Collected Alligators
As the host of "Survivor" for the last 13 years, Jeff Probst has braved torrential downpours, wild animals, and exotic insects. He's one tough guy, but there is something that can reduce him to tears.
"'The Notebook' still gets me," Probst confessed to Yahoo TV, "even though I don't normally like corny movies."
We learned a lot of other surprising things about the wisecracking reality host in our POPsessions interview. Read on to discover his TV crush, musical preferences, and more!
1. Have you ever dressed as a celeb for Halloween? No, the only reason I dress up on Halloween is to see my wife in her sexy Halloween outfit, and I'm pretty sure that's the reason any guy dresses up for Halloween.
2. What article of clothing could you not live without? Flip-flops. Living in L.A., wearing socks is something I do when I'm dressed up or if I'm going to dinner. Otherwise, I prefer to wear flip-flops everywhere. And in my house, I never have shoes or socks on, whether I'm inside or outside. And it's not because I'm some big adventure guy, I just really don't like wearing shoes and socks.
3. What do you eat or drink while watching a movie in the theater? Popcorn. It's an essential part of the movie experience.
4. What was the first movie you saw? The first movie I remember seeing was "Planet of the Apes," the original. It definitely scared me. I remember a lot of movies from my childhood scaring me — "Jaws" was another one that rocked my boat.
5. What song was playing during your first kiss? If a teenage boy can remember the song playing during his first kiss, then the first kiss does not qualify as a first anything.
6. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall when you were a kid or a teen? Yes, Farrah Fawcett. And it was not for her hair.
7. What movie makes you cry? "The Notebook" still gets me, even though I don't normally like corny movies. "The Notebook" at the end, when James Garner tells Gena Rowlands that last time they only had about 15 minutes, that gets me every time. Then again, so does "True Romance," so I like a variety of love stories.
8. What's the guiltiest pleasure currently on your DVR? Well, we have two kids, so there really isn't much space left on our DVR for anything guilty or otherwise. It's full of "Jessie" and "Ninjago" and "How Things Work," and more "Jessie" and more "Ninjago." That's really it. I go to the queue and it's 98 percent full and I'm looking for something to watch and if it's not Disney-related, it's not on there.