Jesse McCartney is all about The Food Network these days.
The 22-year-old musician recently sat down with Parade magazine to dish about his love for cooking, purity rings and dedicating his time to his favorite charities. Check it:
On good friends Jonas Brothers and their purity rings: “I never wore a promise ring like them. Itâ€™s a big step for them to be open about their virginity. Iâ€™ve seen them take a lot of heat. But I respect them, if thatâ€™s what they want to do. Itâ€™s cool.”
On giving back to the community: “Sheâ€™s [my mom] a cool chick… [I] grew up in a Christian household. We went to church every Sunday. I do think itâ€™s my duty to give back. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m involved with St. Judeâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Bono is my inspirationâ€”not only as a rock star but as a humanitarian. We arenâ€™t just put on this earth to sell records. Maybe itâ€™s because of my upbringing, but I do consider myself a moral guy.”
On his favorite TV show: “All I watch is the Food Network. I took a cheesemaking class a few weeks ago, and I told my family and friends to only get me kitchen stuff on my birthday. Iâ€™m into every kind of cookbook and anything by Anthony Bourdain. Iâ€™d love to own a restaurant if I could find the right chef.”
On finding the right girl for him: “Sheâ€™ll have to be someone who likes to eat my cooking. Or, at least, sheâ€™ll have to pretend.”
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