Remember RingBoy? Well the New Yorker went and wrote a big article about the guy last week. Very detailed and, occasionally, not very flattering. Some excerpts below...
"His bedroom closet currently contains only Donna Karan; in the coming year, he says, he intends to wear only John Varvatos. Two years ago, Lee dropped thirty pounds and got rid of most of his possessions."
"Roy went through a macaroni-and-cheese phase where he bought hundreds of boxes and ate it all day long,” Robynne Reitnauer, a longtime friend of his, said. “Then it was instant oatmeal. He discovers something he likes and goes with it until it makes him nauseous."
"Roy had a bunch of hard-partying friends,” Yong recalls, “and when he decided to buckle down he threw them all a big party around Christmastime. At the end of the night, he said, ‘I hope you’ve all had a great time. Because in the new year I don’t want to see any of you again.’ He told me this, thinking I’d be proud of him and his resolve, and I said, ‘That’s terrible!’ He said, ‘The difference between you and me is you’re too chicken. I’ll do what I have to do to get ahead.’"
"When Lee learned that someone told me he had used prescription diet pills to help him lose weight, he concluded—incorrectly—that the source was J. C. Spink. He sent me a long e-mail, c.c.-ing Spink, recounting the epiphany in which he purportedly realized that he needed to go on a diet:
It was a day in the year 2000 when I dropped JC off in front of Urth Café where JC was meeting a prostitute. . . . I was thinking to myself that it was so pathetic that someone would have to resort to paying for sexual relationships. . . . I thought that maybe if I ever got as obese as JC, it would be impossible to give a good first-impression to any woman. . . . I urge you to ask him if he ever paid for a sexual act such as the aforementioned blow-jobs, hand-jobs or sexual intercourse."
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