updated 05/08/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/08/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Perhaps, then, Frankel's job as resident snowboarder, rock climber and scuba diver has more to do with those hazel eyes—mounted on a don't-mess-with-me physique. "Jon looks like Mr. Stud Man, but in reality he's sweet, vulnerable and self-effacing," says colleague Katie Couric. "I've-known more than one woman who wants to be his valet." Of course, at 6' and 190 lbs. ("That's what I plug into the Stairmaster; it doesn't know if you're lying"), Frankel is perfectly capable of carrying his own bags. He also travels light. Now living by the "No pets, no plants, no girlfriend" rule, he admits that he had two women on his arm for a movie date recently. But, he confesses with the hint of a blush, "they were my grandmothers."