Would You Rather? With Subway’s Jared Fogle

    February 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Today’s “Would You Rather?” guest is none other than Jared Fogle. Also known as “The Subway Guy”, Fogle is a spokesman for the chain but has used his celebrity to do so much more including motivational speaking for healthy eating habits and actually completed the New York City Marathon in 5 hours, 13 minutes and 28 seconds last year.

    EgoTV: Before we get into the game, I’d like to ask a personal question, since you’re one of the only people I’ve ever interviewed that had something like this happen; what’s it like to have a huge rumor spread that you died?

    Jared Fogle: Well, it’s been surreal. It’s funny because it’s been off and on for the past two years. Last year when I started doing PR for running the New York City Marathon it revived the whole rumor again, which doesn’t make sense, because here I am promoting running a marathon and people are asking if I’m dead. I can always tell when the rumor starts again because I’ll get an influx of “are you ok?” texts and emails from people I haven’t spoken to in a while.

    EgoTV: I interviewed Apolo Ohno the other day about you challenging him on behalf of Subway to run the NYC marathon and told him now he has to challenge you to do something he is good at since you already ran. So would you rather speed skate or go on Dancing With The Stars?

    Jared Fogle: Wow. That’s a tough one. I’ll say Dancing With The Stars because I can’t imagine myself balancing on anything on ice. I can’t skate, I can’t dance either, but at least I know I won’t fall flat on my face on a dance floor.

    EgoTV: Would you rather speak on national TV with a booger hanging out of your nose or your face half paralyzed from Novocain?

    Jared Fogle: Now would people watching know I’ve had novocain?

    EgoTV: They would just assume something was wrong with you.

    Jared Fogle: Interesting. I’d probably say novocain. At least that goes away. Boogers last forever in people’s mind.

    EgoTV: Would you rather swim 10 minutes in frigid water or a half hour in a pool that you know dozens of kids have peed in?

    Jared Fogle: [laughs] As long as I didn’t have to put my face in the water, I’ll take the kiddie pee pool. If I can wear goggles I’m ok with it.

    EgoTV: Would you rather be transported back to an unknown time or forward to an unknown time?

    Jared Fogle: I’ll go back in time because technology scares me and it would take too long for me to adapt in the future.

    EgoTV: Any preference in time period?

    Jared Fogle: Well it’s not too far back but I’m fascinated with the 1980’s. Even though I was really young at the time, I just feel like it would be a great time to be in your 20’s or 30’s.

    EgoTV: You’re doing a major speaking engagement, would you rather show up wearing tighty whities or stinking from getting sprayed by a skunk.

    Jared Fogle: Skunk. The visual of me in tighty whities and people are not going to listen to whatever I’m saying.

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