[UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 8.]
Full disclosure: We remember Brad Goreski from way back when, before the TV tear sheds and red-carpet coups (we’re still reeling from Jessica Alba’s Golden Globes moment last year). We’ve all rejoiced in his sky-rocketing success story because, at the end of the day, it took oodles of elbow grease and killer wit to become Bravo’s It’s A Brad Brad World It Boy.
But, after our revealing interview, we learned things about the 34-year-old Toronto native that made us adore him so much more. Yes, he talked a tad about his feud with Zoe (although he’d rather not), but with his memoir, Born To Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far hitting shelves today, he actually opened up about so many more important skeletons that were previously in his closet (did you know that being 10 years sober is his secret weapon, or that he used to rummage around in bins full of the Goodwill's toss-offs?).
And don’t worry, we got into his literal closet, too, snagging shots of him donning looks loaded with spring tips and tricks that work for guys and girls from every walk of life. With a fresh gig as Kate Spade’s stylist and a slew of celebrities banging down his door, this may be the last time he comes up for air for a long while. So, take a good gander—and notes!