I recently had an opportunity to speak with Greg Woerdeman also known as TDOT Hottie, whose good looks are only outmatched by his work ethic.
By: Joshua Conner
Greg Woerdeman is a TDOT District Operations Supervisor & viral internet sensation based in Nashville, Tennessee.
What is a day in the life of Greg like?
“I guess a regular working day, it’s getting up by 5:00, I’m out of bed every morning. Walk the dog, grab all my food, that’s already prepped & throwing it my lunchbox. I’m usually at work by 6:00, and I work till at least 4 or 5 in the afternoon. Then, I come home, grab a quick bite, and get some gym time. When I get home, Torrey’s home, and we get some Greg & Torrey time in there a little bit. I might actually work a little bit more, if I have a lot to do, if not I’ll just kind of cuddle up on the couch with the dog & her, and try to relax a little bit. Then we eat some ice cream,” said Woerdeman.
“He eats ice cream all the time,” said Torrey Peak, Woerdeman’s girlfriend & photographer.
What ice cream flavor is most like Woerdeman?
“He’s pretty vanilla, haha,” said Peak.
“Probably vanilla, but here is what I do with it, so on a side note, I get vanilla ice cream & I put a bunch of stuff in it. I put Nutella, peanut butter, sprinkles, little brownie pieces and Oreos altogether, and I indulge in it. It starts out as vanilla though,” said Woerdeman.
What would be the title of Woerdeman’s life story and who would play him in a movie?
“That’s a good one, I know Torrey would want Jason Statham to play me, I would want the Rock to play me. As far as like the title of my life story, oh that’s a tough question, “Who would have thought?”, would be a good one & the subtitle would be, “Just a regular guy.” said Woerdeman.
What is Woerdeman’s underwear preferences?
“Oh boxer briefs, definitely, and favorite brand is, Torrey is yelling at me, that I rather go commando, which is true around the house, but not in public. For me, it’s boxer briefs, and as far as brand, it doesn’t really matter, but whatever feels the softest,” said Woerdeman.
If Woerdeman was drafted to any National League Football team, it would be the Titans because it’s local and he would play linebacker.
What was Woerdeman’s most memorable year?
“My most memorable year, that’s tough. I would probably say, this past year, because my career has done really well for the most part. I’ve switched from construction to maintenance at work, and that’s done really well, and all of a sudden, I go viral. There has been a lot happening,” said Woerdeman.
How does Woerdeman feel being known as the TDOT Hottie?
“It’s actually kind of nice, I guess I am kind of flattered, that I have my own hashtag in the first place. It’s just kind of nice, that I can represent our department as a whole in a positive way, and just be able to cut up about it. A lot of people don’t think of state workers as being in shape, or at least bit attractive, I guess it kind of maybe make a trend. That just because you work for the government, doesn’t mean you’re a fat old guy, you’re an in shape dude,” said Woerdeman.
You can follow Greg Woerdeman on Instagram @the_real_tdot_hottie
This post would not have been possible without the coordination of Torrey Peak of Torrey Peak Photography.