Upon arriving on Temptation Island, trouble magnet Jeff scarcely had time to unpack his swim trunks before he decided what he wanted to tempt fate. Yep, one look at Kara's boyfriend, Vin Diesel wannabe Jason, and the mischievous sometime model was a goner! He just had to pretend he was going to give Jason a trinket indicating his interest in Kara.
"When we were walking by, Jason was pretty much growling at everyone," he tells TV Guide Online. "My first impression was that he was a tool, so I had to mess with him. It was nothing toward Kara at all. I didn't want to hurt her feelings I never even met the girl!"
However, after logging some quality time with his archenemy's significant other, the 24-year-old realized that he enjoyed rubbing her back as much as he did getting under Jason's skin. "We had a little bit of chemistry," he teases, adding that he didn't turn on the charm just to piss off Jason. "Actually, everything played out the way it would if I was just meeting Kara. I wasn't trying to play any games just because Jason and I had [an altercation]."As Fox's late-summer skank-o-rama continues to pick up steam (starting tonight a 9 ET), expect the buff drama king to add fuel to the fire. "I might be the focus of a little bit more tension," he hints, chuckling. Not even the threat of a sound thrashing by Jason can curb the playboy's enthusiasm. "Nah, I kickbox; I can take care of myself." Yet if he had it all to do over, he might alter his attitude, at least a smidgen. "Maybe then I wouldn't have looked like such an ass."