'The Seven' Host Kevin Manno Is Totally Welcoming Of Man Hugs

You're gonna be seeing a lot of them, so there's no time like the present to get acquainted with the hosts of MTV's new pop-culture countdown show, "The Seven" (premieres Sept. 27 at 5/4c). Below, check out an introduction blog post from the male half of our bubbly coed pairing. His name is Kevin Manno, and before joining MTV, Kevin was a regular radio and television fixture in Chicago, serving as an on-air host on WKQX-FM and WBEW-FM, as well a music correspondent for JBTV. We're happy he's making the switch to TV--just look at that cute face! Get to know some more about Kevin, plus meet his on-camera partner Julie Alexandria.

Hello there, amigos. I’m one of two hosts of a brand-new show on MTV called "The Seven," and I’m pretty darn stoked about it. Julie is the other host...she’s prettier than me. Until a week ago, I was a Chicagoan. Now I’m a New Yorker. If anyone is familiar with this city, please drop me a line. I have so many questions! For example...is it lame to listen to Jay-Z’s "Empire State of Mind" on repeat as I walk around in public?

So far, my favorite MTV moment was getting a man hug from Sway. He’s a nice dude. He said, "Welcome to the family!" And then he made me cut my dreadlocks. I guess it probably would have been confusing if we had the same haircut.

I’m gonna go home and sleep on my floor now (still waiting on the bed delivery), but as of Monday the 27th, I’ll be with ya every day @5 p.m. on MTV. Set your DVRs if you can't make it (but you better have a good excuse)!