“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe has become something of a people’s champion in recent years. Whether it's his folksy sense of humor or his modest attire, people seem to find Rowe more relatable than your average Hollywood celeb.
Rowe gave people another reason to like him this week when he revealed that, despite his no-doubt sizeable income, he still chooses to live in a simple apartment.
Rowe posted a number of pictures in response to a fan who challenged him to prove that he lives the basic lifestyle he claims too.
The full challenge, issued by a fan named Kucera, was as follows:
"Please tell us truthfully that you 1. Don't live in a mansion, 2. that you've made and eaten Kraft Macaroni Cheese in the past year, 3. that you've driven around to find a parking spot so you don't pay for parking at a sporting event and 4. You haven't pulled a Dan Patrick and dropped celeb names you've met or hung with in an attempt to score with someone."
Rowe answered the first two prompts with photographs from inside his apartment. Check them out:
He also wrote out answers to Kucera’s challenges. Here they are:
1) I don’t live in a mansion. I house sat in one once, and I kinda liked it. But I’ve never owned one, and have no plans to. My current apartment is very modest, relative to the zip code. It’s the same one I’ve come home to for the last 14 years. With the exception of a small smokestack that partially obscures Treasure Island and Alcatraz, the view is the best thing about it.
2) I do. But in the interest of full disclosure, I also have some Ancient Harvest, Mac and Cheese with quinoa. (It’s important to try new things.)
3) I can’t recall the last time I went to a sporting event and didn’t take public transportation.
4) Who is Dan Patrick?”
Well played, Mike.