I’m just like millions and millions of other television viewers in that I tune in every Tuesday night for the new episodes of A&E’s Storage Wars, and just like millions and millions of other television viewers my top reasons for watching are: seeing all the bizarre stuff left behind in storage lockers and how much it’s worth (or not), Barry Weiss, and Brandi Passante. (The order depends on a person’s weakness for collectibles, passion for custom automobiles, and testosterone levels.)
For those of you who find yourselves smitten by Jarrod’s whip-cracking significant other (like yours truly) I uncovered these pictures of Brandi taken at the Grand Re-Opening of her and Jarrod’s Now and Then Thrift Store in Orange, California.
The Grand Re-Opening was in honor of the expansion featured on the show and was attended not only Brandi (in a pair of worn blue jeans and black Outlaw apparel V-neck t-shirt) but also her
husband significant other Jarrod Schulz, fellow cast mate Darrell Sheets with his son Brandon Sheets, and Storage Wars husband and wife auctioneers Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson.
But enough about fellow cast members, this here post is all about Brandi Passante! Let’s take a loooooong look at that tall drink of Brandi shall we?
Brandi was asked about her sudden sex symbol status in a recent interview on radio station KROQ:
DJ: It must be weird for you but since the show you’ve become a bit of a sex symbol. There are Facebook pages, web sites dedicated to you and how hot you are and how much people love you.
Brandi: Yeah… My favorite one is the one devoted to my feet. [laughing] It’s by the Toe Wizard. [I looked for it with no luck -ed.]
DJ: But what’s that phenomenon like when suddenly you’re on television – you probably never saw this coming in a million years – and now you’re like a sex symbol and now you have to deal with that.
Brandi: Yeah… It’s a, it’s an odd development. You know, I don’t see myself as anything other than, you know…
Jarrod: Does the guy email you and want to set up a toe shoot? I’m just sayin’, I have to wash my own laundry now.
D’awww!! Jarrod cut her off! I guess it was to be expected.
For those of you curious to know more about Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante’s store, it is located at 810 N. Tustin in Orange, California (zip code 92867). The hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Here’s a brief description from the store’s Facebook page:
The Best, and most unique, thrift store in orange county!!! Different than any other… Better qualitity, better prices! Come check us out, We probably have what you are looking for!!!
Here are a few photos of the interior of the store from the A&E site. (If you click on the link A&E has a neat feature where it talks about some of the items in the photo – descriptions, how much they cost, what they sold for, etc.)
It still seems that all the Brandi-loving Ahabs of the world are still pursuing the elusive Brandi Passante bikini photo though. Alas, that great white whale has yet to be found, and perhaps doesn’t even exist. (Anybody out there able to help a sailor out?)
To find out more about Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante’s relationship (ie are they married or aren’t they?) be sure to check out our post addressing that topic!
Storage Wars airs on A&E on Tuesday nights at 10/9c.