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Only on RCL: Our Exclusive Interview With the New ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’

Exclusive Interview With Dos Equis's New 'Most Interesting Man in the World.'

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(Dos Equis)
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As you probably know by now, there’s a new “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Based on his first two appearances in commercials, we’ve already seen him do a number of, um, interesting activities: traversing the sands of the Serengeti, catching the eye of a gorgeous redhead, chopping a melon with his bare hands, sprinting through a back alley with a pretty blonde and an adorable piglet, rescuing a soccer ball from a well.

But we wanted to get to know him a little better. Find out what makes him tick. So when his public relations friends at Dos Equis informed us that he would be available for a rare interview opportunity—via WhatsApp, naturally—we were intrigued. And we quickly set up a time to chat.

Below, here’s our hour-long conversation with the Most Interesting One. As you’ll see, he had plenty of amusing stories to tell, but also some good wisdom to impart. Anyway, just read the exchange and enjoy. (Note: The portions in bold are from us.) —Shawn Donnelly for RealClearLife

 

1:46pm
Hey Shawn. Looking forward to catching up. I need a few more minutes to finish deciphering some sacred Sanskrit documents, but I will make time for you. I’ll be ready when you are.

1:47pm
Totally understand! I know how that goes. Looking forward to chatting. Let me know when you’re ready to begin.

2:02pm
Just finished. Now I’m fixing my guests and I a late dinner—my signature pinctada oyster tacos.

2:03pm
Ha. Those sound excellent.

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2:03pm
They taste as good as they look.

2:04pm
Nice. Who are your guests if you don’t mind me asking?

2:07pm
Did I stump you?

2:07pm
My friends, Bogdana and Georgetta, the jammer and the blocker from the premier Romanian roller derby team.

2:07pm
Sorry, my reception is a bit spotty out here in the middle of the Aegean Sea.

2:08pm
Good people. I understand. Say, without sounding like a perv, what are you wearing?

2:11pm
My casual Tuesday attire: a crisp white shirt, made from cotton grown on a 1,000-year-old farm in Southern Egypt. It was sewn by one of the two area tailors: the blind one is better.

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2:12pm
How about you?

2:13pm
Ha. You’ll have to put me in touch with him. I’m in my usual attire: black polo, black blazer, khakis, suede loafers, camo socks. Switching gears, what’s the best way to approach a woman at a holiday party without coming off like a creep?

2:17pm
Also how many other people are you messaging right now? You’re not as fast at this as I anticipated. No offense.

2:21pm
Avoid the pedestrian, bring up the unexpected. Once at a Summer Solstice party just outside of Reykjavik, I brought up whale mating calls—you wouldn’t believe where the conversation went from there.

2:22pm
Good tip! Ever had an embarrassing holiday party moment?

(Dos Equis)
(Dos Equis)

2:22pm
Sorry, mi amigo. My guests were getting antsy for hors d’oeuvres and my attention.

2:23pm
No problemo. I figured it was the Aegean Sea reception again.

2:23pm
Blending in vs. standing out sounds pretty embarrassing, so I’ve heard.

2:24pm
Who would win in a fight, you or Conor McGregor?

2:30pm
I’m confident I would take him in a food fight. Or a rap battle.

2:30pm
If you could choose one person from history to go on an adventure with, who would it be?

2:40pm
My friend Abdul’s late grandmother, Tilda. An incredible seamstress and even better rock climber.

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2:40pm
Ah yes. Tilda was a legend.

2:40pm
I’m glad to hear her legacy extends beyond the Upper Peninsula.

2:40pm
Got a favorite cocktail?

2:40pm
Margarita.

2:41pm
Got a dream woman?

2:41pm
Also Margarita. You’d love her. Oddly enough she makes a mean Michelada.

2:43pm
OK two more questions: Got any travel advice? What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?

2:43pm
Travel advice: Never pass up a free ride—that also works for business.

(Dos Equis)
(Dos Equis)

2:45pm
Excellent! I think that about does it, unless you have anything else you’d like to add.

2:45pm
OK one more: You must have a bit of money to be able to travel so much. How did you make your dough?

2:52pm
From scratch. As for wealth: money doesn’t make the man. I’m rich in friends.

2:52pm
Very good. Well I will let you return to your dinner guests. Great chatting with you!

2:58pm
Enjoy the holiday season and keep spreading Tilda’s legend. Stay Thirsty, mi amigo!

3:00pm
I will be sure to do that. You too, sir. Hasta la vista!

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