Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees Talks "Hip" New Male Stripper Show, Working With "Shredded" Hunks

Celebrity News Nov. 14, 2013 AT 10:00AM
Jeff Timmons
The 98 Degrees singer talks about co-creating a "hip" and "modern" new male stripper revue, "Men of The Strip" Credit: F&G Photography

It is 98 Degrees and Rising! Boy band member Jeff Timmons has a new on-stage gig as the shirtless host of Men of the Strip as the show tours the country. "For guys and girls alike, it's just an entertaining show. It's funny!" Timmons tells Us Weekly about the hot male revue he co-created with choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard.

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Timmons, 41, is no stranger to showing off his body on stage, having previously performed in the Chippendales show in Las Vegas. "I had a great experience with them. It's not like what everybody presumes about it, it's a really well-done, professional, sexy production," Timmons says. "I had some great ideas with regards to how we can make this show more modern, more hip, sort of make it mainstream."

So how does Men of the Strip compare to Chippendales? "[Men of the Strip] is still edgy, sexy and girls can let loose, but it's more about the production," the revue host explains. "It's a real show with lighting design and great music that we've put together. We're trying to make it a Broadway-esque production -- sound, lights, and amazing choreography!"

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Even though the 98 Degrees guys, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre, haven't made it to one of his shows yet, Timmons insists they are 100 percent supportive. "I'm always the guy that does sort of the edgy things of the group, and they're familiar with all that. They're very supportive but I don't know that they quite understand it!"

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During the show, fans of the pop singer can hear him perform a few of his 98 Degrees hits in addition to his own music, while also enjoying other areas of talent. "These guys… they’re all over 6 feet and shredded to the gills!" Timmons joked with Us. "It's like, man, I have to keep up with these guys!"

To check out when Jeff and the guys will be in your town, check out the Men of the Strip website .

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