Derek Blasberg, ________, Is Vanity Fair's New 'Man on the Street'

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Derek Blasberg, the socialite that Getty Images frequently captions “actor” by accident, has been officially knighted by Graydon Carter as Vanity Fair’s “man on the street.” In a press release, Carter offered this explanation: “He seems to be everyone’s best friend.”

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Vanity Fair did a short interview with the magazine’s newest professional It Boy, who attempted to explain his vague and high profile semi-job, a genre of employment that Blasberg has really nailed:

What I hope it means is that the magazine will utilize my skills as a professional extrovert and roving reporter on a relentless search for new hot spots, new hot people, new hot everythings.

Blasberg, who VF notes is the author of two books: Classy and Very Classy, managed to sneak in some bland life advice (“When in doubt, write a handwritten thank-you note”)–undoubtedly a subtle peg for his stationery line—and some even more bland life advice:

People ask me if there’s a secret to looking like you’re always having so much fun. It’s not a secret. I do have fun. Listen, if you want to be a person who’s around fun people all the time, act like a person that fun people want to have around.

[Slow clap.]


Contact the author at ellie@jezebel.com.

Image via Getty.

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