This is the first in an eight-part look at the Hunks of Reality TV:
Crush object: Jesse James, television host.
- A former rock star bodyguard, he is the founder and CEO of West Coast Choppers, a Long Beach, California based custom motorcycle shop known for its celebrity clientele.
- Other business ventures of his include the Cisco Burger restaurant, the Chopperdogs fan club, the Jesse's Girl clothing line and Garage magazine.
- However, he is best known for hosting the popular Discovery Channel series Monster Garage, where he and his crew could be seen converting one unlikely vehicle into another (like a limousine into a fire engine or a Volkswagen Beetle into a swamp boat). It was through this show that he met his future wife, actress Sandra Bullock.
- He has also appeared on such other reality-based programs as Motorcycle Mania, History of the Chopper, Iraq Confidential with Jesse James and Green Scream, and is currently competing on the second celebrity edition of The Apprentice.
- And yes, he claims that he really is related to the "other" Jesse James.