Jeff Timmons: Maintaining a Stripper’s Body Is Hard Work

updated 02/24/2014 AT 8:30 AM ET

originally published 02/24/2014 AT 7:10 AM ET

Prepare to see more of Jeff Timmons. A lot more.

The 98 Degrees singer will star in his own reality show, Men of the Strip, on E! this summer.

The show, which promises to show a lot of skin, will follow the ups and downs of a male revue in Las Vegas. Think Magic Mike meets your favorite boy band.

The dancers were chosen during a three-month cross-country search, followed by a 42-city promotional tour.

“It’s more than a normal male revue,” Timmons tells PEOPLE. “We chose guys who can sing, who are funny and entertaining. The show will start with a 90-minute movie over Memorial Day weekend, and then we’ll start our Vegas residency right after that.”

And yes, Timmons will also take it off. So how does a 40-year-old man prepare to go shirtless in front of millions of people? With a lot of hard work.

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“As I get older, I find it more difficult to stay in shape,” he told PEOPLE at Friday’s Full Sail University Hall of Fame celebration.

“It’s mostly about diet. I watch what I eat – low carb, not a lot of grains. No sugar, except for booze once in a while. I eat lean meat, eggs, fish. It’s kind of a boring, bland diet. I like sweets, so I can’t eat any of them. If I have a bite, it becomes a gallon of ice cream, or an entire cake, or a dozen donuts.”

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