Before He Was Olivia Palermo's Boyfriend, Johannes Huebl Was A Manny On Youtube

by Chiara Atik · May 14, 2010

    Model Johannes Huebl got his big break playing a Manny opposite various UES socialites in an pseudo-rap music video, and it is hilarious.  It's from 2007, but we decided it was time to bring it to a whole new audience. Tinsley Mortimer even makes an awkwardly sexy appearance!

    The video, shot in the summer of 07, was used as a promotional tool for the novel, "The Manny". In it, the relatively unknown German model Johannes Huebl (and later boyfriend to Olivia Palermo) plays a manny to a desperate Upper East Side Mother. The video's rap is recited like something your Middle School teacher would play to teach you about fractions.

    I genuinely laughed outloud while watching this video--and not only at the video's expense! Tinsley Mortimer makes a completely random and gratuitous appearance , but it's ok because hearing her purr into the camera "He's got a sweet ass" was awesome.

    And speaking of gratuitous, there are a lot of shots of Huebl, tanned and shirtless on a bed, massaging various older women who brag about how he can "bang all day".

    The video ends with Johannes in bed, deadpanning to the camera: "It's good to be the manny."

    And now, as if we had any doubt before, we know it's good to be Olivia Palermo, too.