NAME: Wass Stevens
AGE: [Refuses to state]
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
WEIGHT: Middle weight
UNIFORM: Brioni jacket and tie, custom-made Ron & Ron suit, handmade Italian driving gloves, Bettanin & Venturi shoes
FORMER DOORS: Every club in New York over the past two decades at one time or another
FAVORITE BOOK: Anything Harry Potter, Burroughs or Bukowski
PETS: A three-pound, long-haired Chihuahua
REJECTION RATE: It's probably holding steady at 70%. Put it this way, they clocked my rejections one night over the summer and it was over 4,600 no's. That is a lot of no's.
REQUIRED GIRL/GUY RATIO: 70/30. It's always better to have more women in a room. But it's never better to have a glut of tacky, unattractive women. There are more women with heinous style in New York than men.
DOOR PHILOSOPHY: I'd rather the club be fierce and slow than packed and disgusting.
LARGEST BRIBE REJECTED: A car. Someone once offered me their Range Rover...a new one.
BIGGEST SUSTAINED INJURY: I was in the hospital for five days because I knocked a guy's teeth out. My hand got infected from a part of the tooth which lodged in the tendon of my middle knuckle. That is why I wear gloves now. I will not work even in the hottest days of summer without a pair of gloves.
AUTOMATIC DQ'S: Women with their t*ts hanging out, really short skirts, midriff exposed. I hate that...be tasteful. Don't come up to my rope looking like a hooker trying to find a trick in my club.
AUTOMATIC ENTRIES: There is never a definite...ever. I've turned away friends, celebrities, investors.
CLOTHING DON'TS: Trucker hats are done. Anything with rhinestones and sequins, baseball hats and anything Ed Hardy is so done. Untucked dress shirts are a huge pet peeve.
BEST LINE TO USE: "Hi. We are not on the guest list, but is it okay if we come in?" Be honest. Don't try to bullsh*t me.
WORST LINE TO USE: "I am a good friend of Wass."
WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT THE DOOR: I am an actor. I just finished working on the season finale of The Black Donnellys. It will be a mid-season replacement on NBC. I have a movie coming out called A New Wave, and World Trade Center is coming out on DVD.
WE'VE HEARD YOU HAVE A THING ABOUT FEET: Correct. There is nothing worse than a pair of busted feet on a woman. A woman who puts on a pair of strappy heels and doesn't have a proper pedicure...I can't let that in.
THE KIND OF A CROWD THAT MAKES GOOD FILLER: I love European tourists as a filler crowd. I don't have a problem with a well-dressed couple from Brussels. I don't have a problem with six well-dressed people from France. They add something to the room and Europeans are a lot of fun. They are not as concerned with posing. New Yorkers pose.