If you've had the pleasure of checking out the CW's High Society, it's likely you've already got a few preconceived notions about the show's drink-throwing, dandy-about-town Paul Johnson Calderon. The 25-year-old former Paper blogger and writer (who's working on his first novel) is High Society's gay boy answer to Ryan Phillippe's Sebastion Valmont in 1999's Cruel Intentions. A good looking, enfant terrible who cavorts about (and stirs up drama) with a glossy crowd whose social contacts and blood lines run deep into the most exclusive circles in New York City. Socialite Mellon Cleared Over Divorce ‘Plot’
We had the chance to chat with Calderon about why scruffy downtown boys trump uptown bluebloods, his distaste for LOL and why he hates to make the first move. Flirting Mistakes We All Make
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Professionally, what are you working on now? I haven't blogged in a while, right now I'm writing a book, which I started in boarding school. It's about coming to New York City, finding love, being broken-hearted, searching for fame, the next party; but it's more of a fictional expose than a memoir.
Speaking of finding love, how has being on the show changed your love life? You know, it's funny you ask that. It's really hard to be gay and find a nice guy. For starters, I'm not a gay that's very promiscuous. I don't fit into that stereotype, so it's hard to date. But since the show, more people are seeing that I'm cute and funny. More people are hitting on me now. Guys and girls, both. Gay Penguins Split Over Homewrecking Female Bird
Really? Girls? Would you be open to dating a girl? (pause) That would be difficult. I have similar dramas that women have in relationships. I think it would be too much of the same thing.