Welcome to the Dirty South.
Meet Shain Gandee, star of the new MTV reality show Buckwild, which is perhaps best described as the redneck version of Jersey Shore. We spoke to the 23-year-old Gandee—whose thick Southern accent often necessitates the use of subtitles—about hooking up with girls, getting a DUI, and some of his craziest experiences as a garbage man in the rural town of Sissonville, West Virginia. Plus, he answers the Same 10 Questions We Always Ask Everyone.
What was high school like for you?
Well, [Buckwild co-star] Ashley did all my work to make me pass, and I just went because I wanted to ride a four-wheeler after I got out, and if I didn’t go I couldn't ride a four-wheeler, so I had to go.
The show must have made you real famous. Can you go anywhere without people recognizing you?
I can’t go nowhere. I can’t go to the gas station no more. Most of the people around here is old men getting beer like me. So most of them want me to come, sit in the garage with them, and bullshit with them.
Seems like you make a lot of memories in your trucks. You’ve said you had threesomes and got a DUI in a truck you had to take to the junkyard.
Well the threesome, me and my buddy picked up this girl. She was going on break at her work and we picked her up, took her back up on the hill and tore it up. Took her back to work, dropped her off, and haven’t talked to her no more. Then another one I got stuck in a mud hole where I said I was [stuck], but I was only in two-wheel drive, and I had sex with this other girl in the mud hole. Once we got done I put it in full-wheel drive and pulled out the mud hole.
And the DUI?
I had a taillight out when I was driving up the road and this one [cop] got behind me and pulled me over and I kind of told him myself. I thought he pulled me over because he thought I was drinking but all I had out was a taillight. It cost me $4,000 to get my license back, but I got it back now.
As a trash man have you found some crazy stuff in the garbage?
I found a box of dildos one time. I thought that was kind of funny. That was in a dumpster. I know what the nastiest thing was. There was this woman on my trash route and she was in a wheel chair so she had to wear diapers and we had to throw away her diapers and stuff, and that shit was nasty. Disgusting.
What was the last thing you had to apologize for?
I don’t know.
What’s your favorite curse word or phrase?
What’s the worst hangover you’ve ever had?
The one I have right now.
What was your first car?
My Dodge Intrepid. I’ve went through a lot of vehicles.
Do you have a scar that tells a story?
I have a bunch of scars. I was riding this dirt bike one time and did a jump and didn’t make it and flipped over the handle bars and tore me up real bad. I dislocated a collar bone, fractured some ribs, had road rash all down my back. Road rash all over my arms. My sister wasn’t going to take me to the hospital. I had to wait an hour for my mom to get home from work so she could take me.
Do you have a party trick?
No, but I got the Gandy Candy. It’s Trick or Treat all year round.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
Taking a bite out of an apple.
What’s one thing to remember in a fist fight?
Don’t get hit and keep your breath.
Who was the last person to see you naked?
[Buckwild co-stars] Ashley and Salwa in a hotel room.
Finish this sentence: If I ruled the world for a day, I would…
Give everyone in the world a four-wheeler ride.
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