Father-to-be (who isn’t a father just yet) Pete Wentz is featured in the new issue of Elle magazine where he talks very candidly about his sexual development (or lack thereof) … he also talks a bit about those infamous cameraphone P33N pics of his that made their way to the Internets a couple of years ago. Here is a new pic of Pete from this new issue of Elle along with a portion of his interview with the mag:
There were some smooshed little girl hearts littering the landscape last May when Pete Wentz, the bassist-songwriter for Chicago’s punky pop quartet Fall Out Boy, married Ashlee Simpson and soon after announced she was carrying a miniature headbanger due to drop any day now. The compact 29-year-old Wentz, with that trademark heavy eyeliner that made him look a little like Ranger Rick’s emo son, was off the market, and only one woman would be able to touch that bartskull tattoo on his pelvis … There would always be sweet memories of unwisely doffed jeans, cameraphone photos, and playful onstage boy-on-boy kisses, likely to disappear now that former preacher Joe Simpson is Wentz’s father-in-law. But no girl pop singer can stand between a swooning fan and her music—a good thing, since Fall Out Boy has just released its latest record, Folie à Deux.
ELLE: Do you remember your first sexual yearnings?
PETE WENTZ: They were for Cheetara, the girl from ThunderCats. She was really fast and had this baton that would extend.
ELLE: Are ThunderCats actually cats? Were your first sexual feelings for an animal?
PW: No, they’re aliens from the planet Thundera that land on a planet called Third Earth. I could get so nerdy on you.
ELLE: Did you have any odd misconceptions about sexuality as a youngster?
PW: I wasn’t sure where the girl’s genitalia sat compared to males. I wish I’d had GPS in high school because I had no clue where I was going.
ELLE: You did realize it was located in the groin area, right?
PW: Yeah, but I guess on a man it feels like it’s closer to the belly button. On a girl, it’s farther down. I’ll be honest: I was a superlate bloomer, and I was kind of a prude. I always wanted to be able to keep the number of people I’ve had sex with very low, because I never wanted to have to tell my future wife, “Oh, yeah, I was with 30 people.”
ELLE: You’re saying you wanted to keep your number under 30?
PW: Absolutely. I’m a bit of a tease. I’d make out with a lot of people but not go beyond that. Girls who actually don’t get you who were sure they could get you appreciate you on a different level. The ones who you don’t do it with keep calling you back.
ELLE: If you could have a do-over with any event in your life that involved a woman, what would it be?
PW: I wish I had never taken naked pictures of myself on a phone to send to a girl. It’s the worst thing ever.
ELLE: Well, admittedly, like millions of others, I’ve seen these photos. But if a picture of your penis is going to get leaked online, you could do much worse than yours.
PW: Oh, thank you. I appreciate that. But at the time, I wanted to find a cave and hang out there for the rest of my life and be a cave painter and eat dirt.
ELLE: I don’t want you to think I lingered on the photo, but I did notice that you looked groomed down there.
PW: The manscaping? Honestly, I felt slightly overgrown in those pictures. If I had taken them for public consumption, I would have done it differently—groomed a little closer, better lighting.
ELLE: So-called guyliner: What are the most common mistakes associated with it?
PW: Wearing it to the point where people only recognize you as “that guy who wears eyeliner.” I don’t really wear it anymore because of that.
LOL … Pete is awesome. I’m glad that he is finally able to talk about those P33N pics and offer a bit of jest. I understand the poor guy was really pretty destroyed when those photos leaked to the web … and I have to agree with the Elle interviewer, as far as P33N pics go — his aren’t too shabby ;)
Oh and about that baby that his wife Ashlee Simpson is supposed to be birthin’ … yeah, it ain’t here yet … so, to pass the time, Pete made his way out to a Borders bookstore in SoCal yesterday to pick up a few things to help him pass the time:
LOL … so while Ashlee was back at the hospital (or wherever she is these days) jumpin’ around to get her baby to come out of her, Pete’s been bizzy shopping for books/DVDs/CDs. Love it. Hopefully we’ll be hearing of the baby’s birth soon … all this waiting is driving me crazy.