Television host Mike Rowe is well aware of the strong presence both he and his programs have. Born in 1962, the Discovery Channel star hosted Dirty Jobs for nine seasons, during which time the title attracted millions of views. So, when he turns up on internet rankings or discussions focused on his appeal to a female fanbase, it\u2019s not anything new for Rowe. But what does this modern-day television personality have in common with Golden Girls star Bea Arthur? Both rank well as sex symbols. Television and internet fame go hand-in-hand Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe \/ Instagram Both Baltimore and Maryland at large have been a home to Mike Rowe since he was born, so it is no surprise he participated in an interview with The Baltimore Sun back in 2014 right after years of hype from Dirty Jobs made him a star. It was during this interview that he discussed his resounding fame both on TV screens and online in very different ways. Rowe learns about and shines a spotlight on the jobs someone has to do but many overlook \/ Photo: Troy Paff \/ \u00a9 Discovery Channel \/ Courtesy: Everett Collection RELATED: Tim Allen Hopes This Guest Star Will Return To \u2018Last Man Standing\u2019 Interviewer David Zurawik asked Rowe, \u201cHow do you see your TV image?\u201d To this, Rowe explained, \u201cTwo things happened. One, I got a lot of press because I was the subject of a homily in a big church service in the Midwest. The same day, I was nominated as Hot Slut of the Week.\u201d The reign of sex symbols Bea Arthur and Mike Rowe Internet rankings recognize Bea Arthur as something of a sex symbol \/ Photo: Scott Enyart\/TV Guide\/courtesy Everett Collection It\u2019s true. The website D-Listed announced back in October 2007 that Rowe had ranked very high in that category for September. High-ranking, but ultimately not winning, as he soon revealed to Zurawik. \u201cThe hot slut thing is great, because I wanted to ask if you think of yourself as a sex symbol,\u201d Zurawik went on. To this, Rowe immediately replied, \u201cWait, I lost to Bea Arthur.\u201d One of the famous golden quartet \/ Photo: Alice S. Hall \/ \u00a9Touchstone Television\/courtesy Everett Collection Actress Bea Arthur lived an eventful life even before posthumously receiving this honorary title over Mike Rowe, as she broke barriers for women serving in World War II and brought major star power to The Golden Girls, to the point newcomer Estelle Getty felt intimidated working in her presence. Rowe is no stranger to working outside his comfort zone, as his Discovery Channel show revolved around that very idea, all to shine a light on \u201cmillions of regular people\u201d in their particular gritty jobs. Have you watched both of these programs?