Terrence J and leggy supermodel girlfriend Selita Ebanks looked cute as they hit up a Knicks game recently in between promos of ‘Think Like A Man’. There are guys that are still scratching their heads while asking, ‘how did he snag that’ but there is no denying that Terrence J is on a quick come up.

 It was just six years ago that he was cut from the BET host auditions during their nationwide search, but that didn’t discourage him from driving to the next city and auditioning again which led to him becoming a new host for 106 and Park. Lately, he’s been making the transition from a successful television host to a budding actor with roles on BET’s ‘The Game’ as well as movies like ‘Stomp The Yard 2′, Burlesque [in which he received a Golden Globe with the cast] and of course, his newest film, Steve Harvey’s ‘Think Like A Man’.

He recently stopped by Sway In The Morning to promote the #1 film, and while there, he revealed that becoming an actor has helped him gain respect from his peers who weren’t feeling him at first when he took over AJ Calloway’s spot on 106 and Park:

It’s been eye opening because I’ve been able to connect with people differently. With 106 & Park, I’ve always had 16 and 17 year old girls running up to me ‘Hey, we love you!”, but older dudes and people my age never really gave me that respect. They grew up watching AJ and Free so it’s always kind of been standoffish. So now, I’m able to get respect from my peers.

Just after the ‘Think Like A Man’ promo came out, a big dude walked up to me in the club and said, “Yo, I ain’t gonna front man, I’ve hated you since the beginning man but after this movie, you alright man.” For me that means the world, just to branch out. I love 106 & Park and I’m so grateful that I was able to do it and I’m still able to do it but it’s good to finally start to get some outside looks.

Watch the interview below: