A New Man: Benjy’s Beard & Bling

November 28, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Pressed about his suddenly-darker beard, Benjy copped to dying it: “I thought it looked better darker. But I did it too much last night.” Howard wondered what Benjy meant by too much: “Look at the skin under the beard! It’s all…”

Benjy said he’d used 5 boxes of Just For Men: “I had to wash it like a thousand times.”

Benjy’s Bling

Gary came in to point out an (even more) unusual accessory around Benjy’s neck: a bejeweled cougar. “He’s wearing, like, hip jewelry now.”

Benjy said it was a gift from Elisa: “It’s, like, a panther, I think?”

Benjy also detailed his recent weight loss (going on 70lbs), a detail Robin later used to prove Elisa wasn’t really attracted to Benjy–and trying to distract herself: “I feel like he’s a Christmas tree. She keeps hanging ornaments on him…is that thing hanging from around his neck supposed to hypnotize her?”

Even with a new svelte figure, Benjy knew better then to deliver the kiss of death: “I don’t take off my shirt. I’ve always said, when I take off my shirt, I’m trying to break up with a chick.”

Finally Admits to Lying About His Age

Howard thought the recent changes in Benjy’s life also underlined his long struggle with aging–and Benjy opened up, admitting (for the first time) that he’d lied about his age: “I changed my age in college because I took, like, 9 years to graduate.”

Benjy said he hadn’t been a dedicated student until late in his collegiate career: “I was in and out of college for a long time. And then I got back in and I loved it.”