Reza Farahan is either on the cusp of becoming a breakout star for his role on Bravo's new reality series "Shahs of Sunset," or a footnote in the history of failed reality television series. The series follows a group of thirty-something Iranian-Americans -- the children of six exiles from the Iranian Revolution -- as they look for love and happiness amidst fabulous wealth in Beverly Hills. If the series succeeds, it will be largely because of Farahan's larger-than-life personality.
Farahan was on "Watch What Happens: Live" (Weeknights, 11 p.m. EST on Bravo) immediately following the premiere. There, he was as charming and witty as he was on his show's premiere. Farahan seems to have a smart comment and quick comeback for everything. He's also a proud openly gay man.
When asked if it was difficult coming out, Farahan admitted that it was. "But I like to keep it 100 [percent]," he said. "I keep it real and that's how you do it when you keep it real."
He was candid and forthcoming and an absolute delight throughout the interview. When he got the chance to play Andy Cohen's Plead the Fifth game, there was no hesitation when asked about his male celebrity crush.
"Ryan Gosling!" he said immediately. Unfortunately for Farahan, Gosling is both straight and living on the other side of the country, in New York. But there's always the chance Gosling will make an appearance on an upcoming "WWHL." We're sure Cohen would invite Farahan back to meet his crush.
"Shahs of Sunset" continues Sundays at 10 p.m. EST, while "Watch What Happens: Live" airs every night at 11 p.m. EST, both on Bravo.
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