Up until he turned 30, Ron Lester had never experienced romantic love – or anything even remotely close to it.
For at more than 500 pounds, the Varsity Blues star wasn’t exactly what you’d call eye candy.
Then, on the day he turned 30, all that changed with a “gift” from a fellow celebrity pal, says Ron.
After launching his BlogTalkRadio show, Ron Lester Online, on Dec. 17, Ron was flooded with emails from women wanting to know how his pre-weight-loss love life com- pared to his love life today – as a 190-pound hottie.
So last week, Ron took the time to respond, and wound up recounting how Chicago deejay Erich “Mancow” Muller – whose Mancow’s Morning Madhouse is syndicated nationwide – helped him lose his innocence before losing 350 pounds.
“Mancow is one of my best friends . . . He’s one of the people who helped me get laid the first time,” reveals Ron.
“I was in Vegas with some of my cast-members from the show Popular. And I was about to turn 30. And next thing I know I get a knock on the door and there’s this beautiful hot blonde standing there.
“And I . . . figure she’s got the wrong room. And at this point, no hot women are knocking on my door. Well, I opened the door. I said, ‘Can I help you?’ She says, ‘You Ronnie?’ I go, ‘Yea.’ She goes, ‘I’m a present.’
“I lost my virginity to a hooker by the name of Ginny in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel. At first I was like, ‘I’ll never admit that. I’ll never admit that.’
“Well, let me tell you something: That was a $2,000-an-hour hooker. And she did things to me that I can’t even put into words. Of course, it was my first time. So it’s not like I had anything to compare it to . . . But at that point – woo hoo!”
After moving from his hometown of Kennesaw, Ga., to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s, Ron, now 38, began his showbiz career a stand-up comic. His first acting role was in the 1997 flick Good Burger. Two years later, he landed a recurring role on the Judd Apatow-produced NBC comedy Freaks and Geeks.
In 2001, Ron appeared in Not Another Teen Movie, parodying his role as the rotund Billy Bob in Varsity Blues. That same year, he underwent his weight-loss surgery – and flat-lined during the risky procedure.
To hear Ron full confession of his loss of innocence, click here.