Danny, Julie, and Puck of ‘Real World’ share V-day moments

Jill Bouffard

Recently, Danny Roberts, Julie Stoffer and Puck of MTV’s “Real World” came to Quinnipiac for question and interview session with students.
After the event I caught up with the three stars and asked them about their Valentine’s day experiences. Here’s what they had to say:

Danny:
On Valentine’s Day:
“First of all, I think it sucks. It’s just a lame holiday that’s created entirely by Hallmark, and it’s totally commercial.
“I think that if you have a valentine then it should be Valentine’s Day everyday. You shouldn’t need a one day to celebrate that love.”
On the worst Valentine’s Day:
“Probably the worst was when you’re a kid and your girlfriend dumped you right on Valentine’s Day.”
On the best Valentine’s Day:
“The best Valentine’s Day is the only one I’ve ever had. This past year, Paul came to visit me [during the “Real World” season] and he brought me some food from my favorite restaurant back home. We got to spend the whole day together.”

Julie:
On Valentine’s Day:
“You don’t need a lover on Valentine’s Day, you just gotta have love!”
On being a virgin:
“Despite what Danny and Puck might say, I strongly, deeply believe in love. I think love is bigger than sex and any two people.
It’s an energy of its own. I’d rather wait for love.”
On what she would like most:
“I just want somebody I love to give me a bowl of Cheerios in the morning. I want them to give the day to me.
“It would be a day without cell phones, agents and pictures. We get some Taco Bell in the afternoon, then go to the pier and skateboard.”
On her favorite valentine:
“My brother. He gave me a bunch of cool stuff last year!”

Puck:
On his favorite valentine:
“My dog Beana. When I first moved to L.A. I didn’t have a girlfriend, and I was feeling really lonely all the way out there.
“So my mom called and said `Dave, why don’t you get a dog?’
“So, I decided to go out and buy one. A cute one, you know, in order to pick up chicks.
“On “Valentine’s Day Eve,” I go out to score my dog.
“After going to several houses, I finally saw this one Chihuahua. He was drinking water out of his bowl, practically standing on his head.
“And I look over, and this owner’s husband shot me a look and said only one thing… `That dog’s going to break your heart.’
“And he was right.”