Like seemingly every politician in recent memory, Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s secret habit was exposed in the New York Post this morning, only his was decidedly less scandalous than most. The 43-year-old official had spoken to DuJour magazine, confessing his love for well-maintained nails. “I had an ex-girlfriend who ruined me in terms of my macho, ex-football-player self—she turned me on to mani-pedis,” Booker said. “Being a public figure, people talk smack about you, so I found this 24-hour mani-pedi place and go in the middle of the night. It’s this guilty pleasure I have. Look, manis are good, but pedis—there’s something... transformative.”
Mr. Booker, not only do we agree with what you’re saying, we applaud you taking care of your hands and feet! More men could benefit from these services (just look at the flip flops walking around SoHo any given weekend). Sure, you may want to avoid going the full Cristiano Ronaldo —black toenail polish is a bit much, and it can resemble some sort of fungal problem—but just look at Patrick Bateman ! Murdering spree aside, he knew a thing or two about self-maintenance. Rock on, Cory Booker.