The hearts of “90210” fans around the globe simultaneously fluttered when beloved Vegas male revue Chippendales announced its newest guest star yesterday. Actor Ian Ziering, who played heartthrob Steve Sanders on the hit ’90s teen drama and later charmed audiences on “Dancing With the Stars,” will soon don a coveted Chippendales bowtie (and not much else).
During a visit to the VEGAS.com office today, a fully clothed Ziering wooed the female (and some male) staff with his down-to-earth personality and charismatic nature. “To stand on that stage with a backdrop of men who are 6’5, 240 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal is a bit intimidating,” he said. “I’m just going to have fun. I don’t take myself too seriously.”
Ziering will host the show and showcase his moves on Thursdays through Sundays, June 6 through 30 at the Rio hotel. Previous Chippendales guest hosts have included Joey Lawrence, Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor”), Ronnie Magro (“Jersey Shore”) and Jeff Timmons (of the platinum-selling group 98 Degrees).
Ziering said he is incredibly flattered to be a part of Chippendales, which he jokingly referred to as “a well-oiled machine.” His wife, he said, has been very supportive. The couple are currently expecting their second daughter.
“I feel great about being … part of a show that has been around for 35 years,” he said, adding, “I just turned 49. I don’t know that they offer this opportunity to too many 49-year-olds!”
Check out Ian Ziering in Chippendales on Thursdays through Sundays, June 6 through 30 at the Rio. Click here, to buy tickets.