As a we continue to celebrate our one year anniversary, we bring to you yet another website exclusive! MichelleMcCool.net has been fortunate enough to hold an exclusive interview with Michelle’s older brother, Jeff. In this interview, Jeff answers the questions to the best of his ability, little does he know that at the end of this interview, Michelle weighs in and sets the record straight! Comments within the parentheses are from Michelle McCool herself, after reviewing this interview. Enjoy!
MM.Net: Is Michelle more of a Mommy’s girl or Daddy’s girl?
Jeff McCool: Definitely a Daddy’s Girl! (I am very blessed….I have the best parents in the world who have always loved and supported me no matter what, but I may be known as a daddy’s girl )
MM.Net: What’s Michelle’s middle name?
Jeff McCool: Leigh
MM.Net: What does your family call Michelle, does she have any nick-names?
Jeff McCool: Other than air head? No, pretty plain. Never had a nickname. (Wow….he’s right though. The only thing people have called me are Mac, Cool or McCool..nothing fancy! )
MM.Net: What’s Michelle favorite meal? (steak, burgers, pizza )
Jeff McCool: Salmon! (Used to be one of my favorites, but not really anymore. Favorite healthy meal: chicken or tilapia and broccoli. Favorite unhealthy: pizza )
MM.Net: What can someone say that will always make her smile?
Jeff McCool: Nothing in particular… she’s generally pretty happy…
MM.Net: What does Michelle do that annoys you?
Jeff McCool: Nothing really…. (Oh, he’s being nice here )
MM.Net: What annoys Michelle?
Jeff McCool: Ignorant people!!! (That’s harsh…I can’t agree with this one. I think he means ignorant as in people who do stupid stuff for no apparent reason. You know, being mean for no reason, etc… ) She gets annoyed easily by long lines, and people who cut into long lines. (So I’m not the most patient person in the world….I’m working on it! I get annoyed by people who smack their food and lying…not too much else! )
MM.Net: What did Michelle want to be ‘when she grows up’?
Jeff McCool: A teacher. (Nah….mainly a gymnastics coach &/or physical therapist. The whole teacher thing came later )
MM.Net: What kind of music does Michelle listen to, and who is her favorite singer (s )?
Jeff McCool: She listens to a bit of everything. Southern rock, country, hip hop… whatever makes her mood, I guess. As far as favorites… no freaking clue! (He’s right…as long as it’s not somebody screaming into the mic…that gives me a headache )
MM.Net: What is Michelle’s favorite movie, actor and actress?
Jeff McCool: She loves Adam Sandler… I believe Mr. Deeds is one of her favorites, but her all-time favorite is Dirty Dancing. (He’s funny, but not my favorite. I actually really like Denzel Washington & Cameron Diaz. Some fav’s…Dirty Dancing, Remember the Titans, Pretty Woman, Longest Yard, Coach Carter… )
MM.Net: Growing up, do you remember any of her celebrity crushes?
Jeff McCool: She was SO SO SO shy as a little girl, its almost unexplainable. (I’ll explain….my brother was always talking – I never had a chance. Ha, ha! ) She never really said much about things like that. But, I’m pretty sure she was a pretty BIG Kirk Cameron fan… Growing Pains was a regular at the house. (True…wow, he did better than I would have. Forgot about ole Kirk )
MM.Net: What are some of her childhood obsessions?
Jeff McCool: Honestly, she didn’t really do the doll thing. She was a pretty big New Kids On The Block fan, but wrestling was honestly her favorite since she was like 5 or 6 years old. (No, no, no…..liked them, but not that much. Was really just into sports – anything outside with brother and friends )
MM.Net: Has she ever had a favorite WWE Diva, growing up or now?
Jeff McCool: The divas weren’t a big part of the WWE growing up, and as of right now, I think she looks at them all as friends, and inspiration more than anything. But, growing up, I cant even explain how much she loved Sting and Ric Flair. It was so funny! Right before wrestling would come on back then, she would come running down the hallway screaming “wooooooooooo” “wooooooooo”… she knew how to put the figure four on someone when she was about 7 years old!
MM.Net: Does she have any hidden talents?
Jeff McCool: Well, she DEFINITELY cannot sing. (SO TRUE….Nothing joyful comes out of my mouth ) And if she cant throw it in the microwave, she isn’t going to cook it. lol… (Hey, I’m getting better & I can follow a recipe now ) However, it’s no secret that shes a great athlete, but a lot of people don’t know how great of a tennis player she was growing up, and how good of a golfer she is after having just picked up the game in the past year. As far as hidden talents, not really sure on that one.
MM.Net: Does she have any bad habits?
Jeff McCool: It sounds so funny to say NO – but, I have racked my brain and can’t think of one! She eats right, she works out, she treats people right, she goes to church all the time, she doesn’t cuss, it’s almost not fair to be that perfect. I guess this where I come in and take up her slack…. too many bad abits here o even explain!
MM.Net: What’s she scared of?
Jeff McCool: I don’t think shes a real big fan of snakes. (OH NO!!!!! ) Other than that, we do have that in common…not scared of anything (Jeff, what about frogs ) …. fearless! When we were kids, we were up in the mountains on vacation. We went to this water park thing that had a high dive. I was seven, and she was five. Everyone there was like 8, 9, and 10 years old. The platform over the pool seemed like it was 100 feet in the air. Nobody would go jump off of it! Her little ass said; “it looks like fun,” and pranced right on up the ladder, out on to the edge and jumped! After that, we all spent the rest of the day doing the same. But, if it wasn’t for this little five year old with brass balls we would have never done it. She’s never been afraid of anything.
MM.Net: What kind of jobs did Michelle have growing up?
Jeff McCool: Nothing major… From about the time she could drive, after school, when she didn’t have some sort of sports practice, she used to teach dance and gymnastics. Other than that, I don’t think she EVER had a job until she got out of college. (Give me some credit, I was always playing a sport )
MM.Net: How does Michelle’s family feel about the Playboy comments that seem to circulate around the Wrestling Divas, especially Michelle?
Jeff McCool: The comments don’t bother us at all. We know it comes with the business that she is in… all the gossip and rumors and whatnot. But, I could bet you all the money in the world that it would 100% NEVER happen! (He may be right, but I say never say never )
MM.Net: Have you, or your parents seen Michelle in action at DSW, if so, what’s your reaction?
Jeff McCool: My dad goes up there every other week with my Mom. Pip (Jeremy ), which is what he has gone by since we were kids, has been there several times and I have only been once so far. She looks much more comfortable in front of the camera as well as in the ring. She seems to get the best crowd response as well. (I wouldn’t say that at all!!!!!!!! I would like to & am working on it! )
MM.Net: Do you remember where Michelle met Jeremy? The date of their wedding, and their ‘wedding song’?
Jeff McCool: Pip and I have been best friends since we were in diapers. She has known him all her life. We grew up about 2 miles apart and they’ve known each other since then. They started dating when she was a Senior in High School, and got married November of 2000 (2001 ), I believe. He actually sang their wedding song and had it recorded. Not sure what it was. I told him he was such a dork for doing that, that I blocked it from my memory… hehehe (Hey, it was sweet….at least all the ladies thought so )
MM.Net: What’s one of the craziest rumors you’ve heard about Michelle online, and in Palatka?
Jeff McCool: Online – would have to be all the being released, and Playboy stuff… it’s pretty funny. No real rumors in Palatka… everyone is pretty much “in the know”. It’s such a small town, so everyone tends to shy away from rumors ’cause they already know the truth. Plus, they know I’m a badass, and they don’t want to start anything! : )
MM.Net: Has Michelle bought you anything ‘special’ since being a WWE Diva?
Jeff McCool: Hell no! LOL… She teases me all the time about when I was playing pro-football, I never got her anything, so why should she?! She’s going to do the same for me! LOL. Nah, we have always had the same relationship. Christmas, we get each other a pair of sneakers, and a pair of flip flops like every year since we were kids. We take each other out to eat on their birthdays and keep it at that. I don’t think we ever wanted to take the chance of hurting the others feeling by getting them something extravagant, and making the other feel bad… know what I mean?
MM.Net: How did you come across MichelleMcCool.net and what was your first impression? Do you know how Michelle came across the website and what she thought?
Jeff McCool: When she first got involved with the WWE, I used to Google her, and search for anything on the Internet that talked about her. I found it that way…. I spread the word, and I believe that’s how she came across it.