Sure, he’s the new co-host of ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’, but Michael Strahan’s teeth seem to be all anyone wants to discuss. With other interests in his love life, namely his gorgeous fiance Nicole Murphy and trials of his ex-wife Jean Muggli.

The gap-toothed former defensive lineman for the NY Giants gave an interview recently where he addressed his unique smile. Once the ‘Live’ host began making the type of money that would allow him to ‘fix’ certain things about his appearance, teeth included, he admits that he thought about doing it.

“I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man…I was in my twenties,” he confessed to a popular magazine. “I was playing with the Giants. There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix anything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say, ‘This is who I am.’ I’m not perfect. I don’t want to be perfect…”

Would audiences love the big guy without without his famous gap-toothed smile? Perhaps. What makes him most admirable, though, is his commitment to being himself and not conforming to Hollywood and celebrity beauty standards. Usually, we hear about women in Hollywood, like Anne Hathaway for example, who are overly concerned about the pressure to appear perfect that we forget that men can feel that pressure as well.

It might seem strange in today’s world of veneers and almost alien-like bright smiles, but Michael Strahan’s teeth are picture of perfection in their own right.

His gorgeous fiance, Nicole Murphy, doesn’t seem to mind his unique smile at all. Strahan spoke about their relationship in his recent interview as well, saying: “I can be myself. I have someone who gets along with my family. And who gets along with my friends. And we have a lot of the same interests. Life is just a lot more peaceful.”

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