Joe Jonas Bench Body + Punk’d Episode

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PHILSTAR interview under!

What made you sign up with Bench? I’m sure you get a lot of offers and the Philippines is so far away from L.A. What about the brand made you go the extra mile?
JOE JONAS: I signed up with Bench because it was such a great partnership. They have such great clothes, first of all. It’s also my first trip to the Philippines. It’s the first time anyone’s ever invited me over here and me and my brothers, we always wanted to play concerts over here.
That’s right, you have a pretty big following here.
Yeah, it’s really exciting, you know. You go to a city like… I went to Africa and I didn’t know what it’d be like and people had (Jonas Brothers) T-shirts! It was the same thing with this.
I was so shocked at the (Bench) stores, I was just all smiles because I was so overwhelmed having that kind of response here. The fans are so supportive and I didn’t even know I had fans here.
I remember early on, you and your brothers used to rock a kind of preppy look with the suits and the button-downs. Now I see you being more street, with the sneakers and the T-shirts. How would you describe your style? It seems like a constantly evolving thing.
Yeah, definitely evolving… Me and my brothers were so young at the start of all this so we kind of told ourselves that we wanted to be taken seriously so we really dressed up. We had suits and all that and we liked dressing that way. But you know we’re older now and we have facial hair and we can’t help it. (Laughs)
We don’t really focus on that anymore. Let’s just have fun with clothing. Let’s have bright colors. Me, personally, I’ve always liked bright colors and I’ve always loved to take risks onstage. When I look at clothing, I always see if I can use it onstage, whether it’s a sneaker that could be comfortable but kind of pops, or a jacket that would be nice to wear. I’m always looking for something different from the normal.
You went to the store yesterday, right? What kind of items did you check out? Any favorites?
I think the polos are really cool. I like how everything’s really fitted well. That’s something people are starting to capture in the US too. People are liking clothing that fits well.
I thought the shirts were really cool too. I’m a T-shirt kind of guy. T-shirts and jeans are basically all I have. So when I see a good T-shirt, I jump on it.
Yeah, with some American brands, the shirts are a bit billowy.
Yeah, that’s true… And the clothes (from Bench are made from) good fabric. They’re really comfortable and it’s just nice to wear.
It’s been three years since (the last Jonas Brothers album) “Lines, Vines, & Trying Times” and it seems like you guys are really taking control of the music now.
Yeah, it’s really exciting because now it’s all about creating the music. Being able to get in the studio again with my brothers has just been an exciting process.
What kind of direction do you think you guys will be going in?
Direction? I think we’re still exploring the process right now. We’re not really sure exactly yet whereabouts that will go. I think it could be dance, it could be rock, it could be pop but we wanna challenge ourselves as musicians and also give the fans something they’ll like… though of course it’s gonna be different from years ago because it’s been so long.
Yeah, I mean your solo album “Fastlife” (released last year) was a bit more clubby and Nick’s doing Broadway. So with all that, and such a long time after the last Jonas Brothers album, which Jonas Brothers song do you not mind playing and which song are you like, ‘Oh God. We need to play this one?’
(Laughs) I like that question.
Yeah, you were so young. I mean, I wouldn’t wanna be doing what I was doing when I was 16.
Yeah, for me, to be really honest, the songs that made your career when you were younger are the ones you kind of, from playing it so many times, you get tired of?
For a while, Year 3000 was a song that like, okay, can we not play this anymore? And me and my brothers were looking at each other and like, okay, guys, we have to play the hit song for the fans. So we change it up a little bit. We’ll do acoustic or a little more rock or a little more funky, just to keep us excited.
A song I love to perform, right now, is a song called I’m Sorry. It’s a song I was really able to pour my heart out in. I just felt really passionate about it. And with my brothers, it’s When You Look Me In The Eyes. That’s a song where people’s eyes really water up and you see couples holding hands. You see how a song has touched them and for me, that’s an amazing feeling.
Well, for me, you just have to play Much Better and Love Bug, which is one of my shower songs. My not-so-guilty pleasures.
Oh, I love it! Those are some of my favorites too. That’s awesome. Thanks, man… Love Bug was also one of my favorite videos to film. It was so much fun.
You went a bit more club-oriented with “Fastlife.” Was it because you were going out more and stuff like that?
Yeah, it’s really a mixture of that and it’s just really a coming-of-age record for me. As I got older, I was able to hang out and hang out with friends and discover music on my own. I felt like that was the kind of vibe I was feeling. I was really proud of that record. I was really happy to create something different because I’d been with my brothers for so long.
The nice thing, again, with creating new music with my brothers is we’ll be able to pull those different inspirations together. Nick and the theatrical stuff he’s done, the club music and dance records that I did, even the inspiration of Kevin… I mean, he’s gotten married since last we wrote. There are a lot of things he’s gone through and is going through — good and bad — and he’ll be able to put that in the music. We’ll all be able to put it together.
A long way from the Year 3000 days.
Exactly. (Laughs)
Okay, so you’re doing (the dating show) The Choice, right?
Yeah, I did one episode. I think people thought it was like The Bachelor a little bit but it really was just for fun and something like The Voice.
(Laughs) The Choice and The Voice?
Exactly. (Laughs) I can’t give away too much but it’s a dating show with a bunch of really nice girls and they have an opportunity to go out on a date with celebrities. So it was a lot of fun. At first I was a little bit, I don’t wanna do a show like this. It’s not really me. But I had so much fun and I think America and maybe the world will think it’s great.
Hopefully, you guys get it over here?
Yeah, we usually get a lot of the shows. Doing a reality show though and your brother doing (the reality show) Married to Jonas kind of opens your lives up to the public. Why the decision to let the public into your lives?
That’s a good question. Yeah, sometimes it’s nice to be able to say you don’t want to talk about this or that in an interview because that’s one thing you keep to yourself. For Kevin and Dani, a lot of the world’s gonna see every second of their life, whether it’s them brushing their teeth or them getting into a fight. Me and Nick are gonna be in and out of the TV show. It’s not really about us. It’s more about their marriage.
But obviously, you know, the one time time I see Kevin five days ago, there were cameras. There’s gonna be a lot of me and my brothers but I think it’s good for Kevin and Dani because they’re really fun to watch. Me and my friends are always laughing because the arguments they get into and the situations and the trips they take are just so elaborate and so funny, we always say, “You need a TV show. You guys are too hilarious.”
For instance, in the trailer, Kevin’s taking longer to get ready than Dani.
Hey he has curls, right? Cut him some slack.
Exactly! I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun to watch.
Okay, after all the press and appearances, what’s one thing you’re looking to do before you leave the Philippines?
See, I don’t know if this still happens but I heard you can get soda in a plastic bag here. (Laughs)
You can. (Turns to Joe’s team) You need to take him there.
And I wanna ride one of those g-peas…
Jeepneys?
Jeepneys! I need to get in on one. I think I have to. And also the motorcycle taxis, the tricycles. Yeah, I’m down for anything. I think we’re doing that (Intramuros) walking tour today (with Carlos Celdran). And then obviously we’ll be bouncing around the city so I’m just going to try to eat as much food as I can. (Laughs)
JOE! JOE! JOE!” the press conference has barely startled and the fans—mostly teenage and pre-teen girls—are going insane. Without a live band, even without his brothers to share stage duties, Joe Jonas has the crowd in the palm of his hand. Serving up energetic versions of solo songs like Just in Love, he proves to anyone doubting the power of a solo Jonas that where teenage girls are concerned, he can still make theme scream.
“I bumped into my theater student and she was crying!” Young STAR’s Christopher De Venecia tells me, when I bump into him. “She was in line for the meet and greet but she didn’t make it to the cut-off. Lines, vines, trying times, and tears? It was definitely an emotional moment for the Jonas faithful. Preview girls Eunice Lucero and Isha Andaya actually ended up taking photos for some of the fans who were too far from the stage to get a good photo. “You’re my husband, Joe! You are!” and “You’re so hot! You’re hotter now!”—out of the mouths of babes.

  • Anonymous

    joe jonas = tom cruze
    I was laughing and fallinh out of my chair
    his smiles and laughs were priceless
    He is unique

  • classicalmusicplayer

    I watched Punk’d 10 times last night it was so hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    “When I get home, I’m telling my brothers to pack their bags and we’re heading back here!” – Joe Jonas

  • Anonymous

    Joe Jonas is Unpunkable! He is also flawless, perfect and amazing and smells good (haha)!

  • Anonymous

    When Joe said that he’d date a Filipina, several girls shouted “I volunteer as tribute!”

  • Anonymous

    Joe: I love the food, the people have been very nice and the fans have been very welcoming. I just wanna learn more and more.

  • Anonymous

    Fan: Would you date a Filipina? Joe: Yes, I would! Crowd: djhdgsjhdsfhgsdfsghdfhsdghsg
    LOL

  • Anonymous

    Fans who hugged joe jonas at their meet&greet also said he had rock-hard muscles and abs, but soft hands.#

  • Anonymous

    joejonas calls kevinjonas Mr. Mayor. He calls nick jonas Mr. President. He calls Frankie Jonas the Bonus Jonas. And he is DJ DANGER!

  • Anonymous

    Joe said he doesn’t have a girlfriend, but would date a girl who’s fun and understands a busy schedule. And he’d date a girl who likes a big family.

  • JustxLeex

    joe ruined it…

  • Anonymous

    Joe mentioned that JB2012new music might be released in the summertime! YAY …………..screammmm

  • Anonymous

    Joe said ‘Mahal ko kayo’ which means ‘I love you’ to his fans. Only first he said ‘Mahal kayo’ which means ‘You’re expensive.’ LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Joe winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn YES

  • oceanUP

    joe should date jessica sanchez

  • Anonymous

    Joe is gonna be a judge in Miss USA :O

  • Anonymous

    oceanUP said:
    joe should date jessica sanchez

    Ewww gross NO WAY!!!!

  • Anonymous

    oceanUP said:
    joe should date jessica sanchez
    ==
    She is talented but she is so air head

  • JoeJonasGirl0676

    That last picture I do have to say Joe has nice handwriting but he always has had nice handwriting.

  • Anonymous

    Joe is the smart jonas lol who could expect that?

  • Anonymous

    watched punkd 4321445679765 times and its still hilarious

  • Anonymous

    watched punkd 4321445679765 times and its still hilarious
    ————
    Same here, it’s so funny how Joe Punk’d them instead.

  • Anonymous

    He’s incredible hahaha he ruin everything. And Emma Roberts withiout help the poor guy omg

  • Queen BB

    Joe is a BOSS, the MAN, the NINJA

  • Untouchable

    you can’t punk my baby

  • Anonymous

    Joe is Unpunkable. My DJ Danger was so funny!!!

  • Anonymous

    Joe Jonas is unpunkable YAY …. that was hilarious

  • rainbow3000

    Joe remain cool

  • Anonymous

    nice try homeboy! hahaha! Aw, Joe you are so adorable

  • Anonymous

    i love how punkd bring out the true colors of celebrities. Emma Roberts not helping out the froyo guy says a lot about her. Even the stranger who just passed by the store help!

  • oceanUP

    hi

  • Anonymous

    smart joe

  • Anonymous

    At first, I was like, “WTF Joe. Why the hell are you lying. What the fuck is wrong with you?” Yeah. He’s more observant than I gave him credit for.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    OMJ! I was there! I saw him and he looked so PERFECT! like a wax figure, soooooo FLAWLESS! he’s just so freaking handsome and really smelled good! And his stare, OH MY JONAS, his STARE could make you FALL IN LOVE with HIM! No wonder why these famous hot celebrities fellfor JOE. He’s just so BEYOND PERFECTION!
    ———
    OMG THIS

  • Jinxx.

    Joe punk’d Punk’d. LOL.

    I wish he woulda fell for it though, it woulda been funny to see him freaked out!

  • Cami

    HILARIOUSSSSSS!

  • Anonymous

    At first I was a little bit, I don’t wanna do a show like this. It’s not really me.
    ——
    lmao offcourse he got the plame for getting in this show and he was called desperate but it’s always about his bad management pushing him *cough*papa j *cough* lol

  • JoeHoe15

    JOE JONAS IS UNPUNKABLE! LIKE A BOSS! HA!!

    –Never ever mess up with Joe! NICE TRY HOME BOY!! :p

    Today is his day 5 here in the Philippines. And tomorrow will be his last day here. T_T Can he stay longer??????????!!!!!! >_<

  • Anonymous

    MTV just got JoBro’d

  • Anonymous

    OMJ! I was there! I saw him and he looked so PERFECT! like a wax figure, soooooo FLAWLESS! he’s just so freaking handsome and really smelled good! And his stare, OH MY JONAS, his STARE could make you FALL IN LOVE with HIM! No wonder why these famous hot celebrities fell for JOE. He’s just so BEYOND PERFECTION!

  • Anonymous

    awkward joe is awkward

  • Anonymous

    hahaha! SMART JONAS right there! that’s HILARIOUS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Is the girl with joe, Ashley benson?

  • Anonymous

    yeppp.

  • Anonymous

    Joe is unpunkable, lmao. That’s my boy.

  • Anonymous

    Then that’s awkward Last year she said something like joe and her would be perfect together

  • Anonymous

    Joe is awesome.