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9 Things You Did Not Know About Brian Friedman

As he’s about to enter the jungle, we thought we’d take a look at who Brian Friedman is and uncover 9 things you didn’t know about the famed creative director.

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  • He’s choreographed music videos for Britney Spears– the latest was Hold It Against Me, but he’s also the mastermind behind her Slave 4 U, Me Against The Music and Toxic.
  • He was born in 1977, making him 38. He was raised in the United States in Illinois.
  • He was offered a contract to become X Factor’s creative director after appearing as a judge and choreographer on the show So You Think You Can Dance and on the X Factor series 4.
  • He’s been the creative director for X Factor for 9 years on and off.
  • He has admitted that he’s sad not to be involved in this year’s X Factor, but hopes that appearing in the Jungle that it will allow people to see him “in a more realistic light.”
  • In terms of what he’ll miss in the jungle Brian says, his fiancé, followed by his family and then luxuries. “My fiancé thinks I am absolutely crazy, ” he says, roaring with laughter as he does. “He doesn’t get it at all. I am going to miss him, then my family, my bed, my dog, the food, the gym, my toiletries, my showers, fragrances… I have never done anything like this before and I am not used to living without the luxuries that I have been accustomed to now!
  • He’s a control freak and isn’t afraid of being honest. “It’s going to be a real challenge to take a step back and not be such a control freak, ” reveals Brian. “I do everything at home. I cook and I am a very clean person by nature. I wouldn’t ever want the camp to be a mess.”
  • He’s got “no body fat” fat right now and he thinks this could be a problem, but he has been on a “regimented diet for the last three years and so I feel like I will have one up on the other contestants, ”
  • Brian is engaged to his long-term boyfriend Daniel Brown, they plan to get married in the near future.

This article was first published at The Gay UK




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