The next reality star using his fame to leverage a fashion career may not be one you expect.
Andrew Woods -- the quirky "Real Word: Washington, D.C." cast member whose personal style relies on plastic "flip shades" and a trademark Panda hat -- has launched a T-shirt line and is seeking a contract to endorse sunglasses.
But while Andrew's career as a celebrity pitchman is still in the future, you can buy his T-shirts today through Soulusa Internationale. His latest design, which he spread out on the bar, is a sketch of a battle scene aptly titled "Werewolf vs Raptor." (Andrew said he wasn't sure who would win that confrontation, but admitted he personally identifies with the werewolf.)
In case you were wondering, the famous panda hat -- which he was wearing at the bar -- is by a company called Rocking Horse, but no longer makes them. However, it was doing its job of attracting women, a steady stream of whom approached for his autograph.
Next week's episode of the "Real World," which was filmed last summer, shows Andrew meeting the woman who is still his girlfriend, former model Andrea Leigh. Andrew said he ditched the cameras the night he went out to meet her, an indiscretion that cost him a $50 fine out of the weekly allowance MTV provides cast members.
"They'll fine you for anything," he said. "If you stand too close to the curb, so the camera guy has to go on the street to get around you, that's a $50 fine. You could do the show and end up owing them money."