EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Playgirl Punked By Steven Slater Look-A-Like; Fleeces Bottle Of Vodka


Aug. 17 2010, Published 6:55 a.m. ET

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Playgirl VP of marketing Daniel Nardicio thought he celebrated his birthday on the Hudson River Sunday night with famed JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater – but it turns out he was duped!

Nardicio tells in an exclusive interview that a friend of his said Slater wanted to join the party held on a Playgirl cruise ship so he welcomed the invite, but now realizes it wasn’t the real Steven Slater.

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“The guy was pretty funny saying things like, 'Boycott JetBlue' and 'Fly United!' Nardicio said. “It was a little off since that’s not typically something you do when there are legal things involved, but I didn’t think anything of it.”

“Slater looks like a lot of gay guys…pudgy, pale.”

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The mystery man was clearly playing up his part as Slater and Nardicio said he didn’t leave empty handed.

“At the end of the cruise the guy asked for a bottle of Belvedere Vodka because they were promoting the party,” Nardicio says. “So I said, ‘Sure, take a bottle.’

“Do I care? No, Not really. I think it’s funny. The guy must have been mistaken for Slater and figured why not go with it.”

Nardicio goes on to say, “I was duped, but all I lost was a bottle of vodka.”


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