Category Archives: Hunk of the Day

Hunk of the Day: Gary Lucy

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Another gift from across-the-pond, this is Gary Lucy, our Hunk of the Day. While largely unknown on these shores, he’s a major star in the land of ‘Hollyoaks‘, ‘Footballers‘ Wives’, and ‘EastEnders’ – British dramas where he often disrobed for love scenes or showers or other integral plot devices. Currently he’s starring in ‘The Full Monty‘ (where there was recently a lighting snafu which resulted in theatergoers getting to see Mr. Lucy’s, well, full monty.) The possibility of that no doubt caused a bulge in ticket sales.

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Hunk of the Day: Tom Varndell

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Another across-the-pond hottie stripping for a good cause, this is Hunk of the Day Tom Varndell. A rugby player for the Wasps, Mr. Varndell had some matter-of-fact words to describe his naked shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine: ”I’ve never done a full nude shoot before so it was a bit nerve wracking. But rugby players work hard and train every day, we have to be in decent shape and we are kind of entertainers on the pitch anyway so we like to show off!” There’s nothing this website likes more than a good show off.

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Hunk of the Day: Brendon Urie

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Brendon Urie, lead singer for Panic! At The Disco, is our Hunk of the Day, brought to my attention by this scorching rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – which manages to rise to the Freddie Mercury occasion and do more than justice to the Queen classic. Mr. Urie carries an impish sexiness with him as demonstrated in his lively performance. Of course, music always adds a dash of sexiness to everything. [See Adam LevineJustin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Shears, Enrique Iglesias, or Adam Lambert.]

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Hunk of the Day: Tyler Glenn

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Lead singer for the group Neon Trees, Hunk of the Day Tyler Glenn is also openly-gay, which is neither here nor there. It feels like we’ve been on the threshold of not having that matter for some time. With every day, and every person who comes out, it’s less of a big deal. A small but integral part of what makes a person who they are. Still, the struggle is not quite over, and Mr. Glenn is a welcome dose of Mormon-raised honesty. Add him to the hot gay musically-inclined ranks of  Tom Goss, Steve Grand, Brett Gleason, Eli Lieb, MikaChris Salvatore and Aiden Leslie.

PS – I am in love with his style.

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Hunk of the Day: Patrick Wilson

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From his booty-baring Broadway turn in ‘The Full Monty’ to his booty-baring role in the HBO version of ‘Angels in America’ Patrick Wilson has done more butt-flashing than many a Hunk of the Day, and so it is with great fanfare that he gets to be named a Hunk now. Recently he caused a sexy stir in his turn on ‘Girls’ – a show which I have not yet seen, but which I’m told is as sexy as most of what he does. When researching these shots, I was more impressed and delighted to learn that Mr. Wilson plays in a band with his brothers on occasion. That’s the sort of real-life experience that instantly makes a celebrity more relatable, and endearing.

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Hunk of the Day: Jonathon Nason

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It’s not often that I get to actually meet a Hunk of the Day (in fact, there are only two three that I’ve shook hands with in real-life: Christian, the unforgettable Skip, and Andy (and I’ve shook more than hands with the latter). This time around, I’ve met the featured Hunk – Jonathan Nason. He works in Ogunquit, so for the past few years he has served me libations at The Front Porch. Recently, he was crowned Mr. Ogunquit, and these photos should give a pretty powerful indication as to why.

A native of Maine, Mr. Nason was born in the small town of Hiram, where he started off working at his father’s construction company. After tiring of construction, he made his way to Ogunquit, and The Front Porch, where he has been working ever since. While he enjoys the atmosphere and social aspect of the job, his true passion seems to reside in art and all its forms, and he finds a creative outlet by expressing himself through drawing and painting (as seen below.) As for his recent crowning as Mr. Ogunquit, Mr. Nason joins a long line of illustrious hunks who have been gracing the beaches of Ogunquit for over thirty years. Stop by The Front Porch, or the beach, before the season ends to see him in action.

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Hunk of the Day: Stuart Hatton ~ Mr. Gay World

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While I was pulling for my own country in the Mr. Gay World competition, credit must be given where credit is due, and the winner of this year’s Mr. Gay World was Hunk of the Day Stuart Hatton. If the US couldn’t do it, I’m just as thrilled to have the UK take the prize. Plus, my hat goes off to anyone who knows how to rock the ink and the spectacles at the same time. Bravo, Mr. Hatton.

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Hunk of the Day: Killian Jones

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Give me a swashbuckling bit of eye-liner, some leather boots, and a sharp, shiny hook, and I’m a happy Comic-Con guy. Or in this case, the Hunk of the Day Killian Jones, who stars as Captain Hook on ‘Once Upon A Time.’ Yet another television show I have not yet seen, it sounds charming enough, with its fairy-tale-mash-up story lines. And if Captain Hooks looks this dashing (and hairy) I may have to check it out.

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Hunk of the Day: Brad van Buuren

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Sometimes a Hunk of the Day just needs the right person to bring him into focus. In this case it’s hunky Brad van Buuren who gets a visionary hand by photographer John Bortolin in this impressive display of man meeting model. Mr. Bortolin manages to capture both the light and the impressive subject in all their glory. This sort of thing has happened before, and whenever beauty and art and talent find their way to each other it will happen again.

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Hunk of the Day: Aiden Leslie

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Gay singer-songwriter Aiden Leslie was good enough to start following me on Twitter, so I’m returning the favor in the only way I know how: granting him Hunk of the Day honors. Mr. Leslie has been remixed by the masterful likes of Junior Vasquez, and hopes to bring more male vocalists to the clubs. This post brings some of his eye candy to the fore, while his website offers a much better view of him, and allows a fuller description of his work, as seen in the excerpt below:

Six days after graduating high school in Ohio, Aiden Leslie moved to New York City to pursue his music dreams. “I was mesmerized by Elvis as a child,” he remembers. “My parents were huge fans and would always play his records. One morning I told my parents I wanted to be a singer like Elvis and they said I could do anything I wanted. Their belief encouraged me.” In New York, Aiden was cast in an off Broadway play. In between rehearsals, he would tag along with the show’s sound engineer and scour the shelves of Eightball Records, a vinyl record shop that was popular with DJs in the mid-nineties. There, Aiden was introduced to an underground music world he didn’t know existed. It wasn’t long before he became a fixture in the New York nightlife, frequenting clubs like Palladium, Tunnel, Twilo, Roxy, and Jackie 60 to listen and dance to after-hour DJs Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia. “I saw dance and the underground club scene as another form of theatre”, he explains. “Unscripted and self-expressive; an art form in stark contrast to the strict structure of the traditional plays I was performing in.” The one element he found to be lacking in dance was the presence of strong male vocalists. “A lot of DJs are simply not open to playing male artists on their dance floors. I think it’s time that has changed. I want to be a part of the movement to bring more guys to the floor.”

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Hunk of the Day: Robert Ballard

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This is Hunk of the Day Robert Ballard, doing what male models do best. Mr. Ballard lights up the stills and the live-action frames with equal aplomb and sexy abandon.

Primping and posing in the golden hour…

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Hunk of the Day: Christian Bok

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Today we drain the saturation because everyone looks better in black-and-white. Although, in Christian Bok’s case, he probably looks just as well in full-color. We should all be so versatile. Congrats to Mr. Bok on being named the Hunk of the Day.

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Hunk of the Day: Chris Campanioni

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The thrill I get in discovering that a pretty male model is also a writer and professor is unlike any other thrill in the world. It’s at once reassuring, disarming, surprising, reinvigorating, and humbling. Such was the case when a few online photos of Chris Campanioni led to his website and a description of his various endeavors. Mr. Campanioni is an accomplished author, who holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Master of Arts from Fordham University. He teaches English literature and creative writing at the City University of New York. Since we’re on a New York kick of late, he’s our Hunk of the Day… and a whole lot more.


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Hunk of the Day: Bernardo Velasco

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Brazilians do it better, at least that what it seems like when presented with a gorgeous guy like Bernardo Velasco. This Hunk of the Day is a Brazilian model and actor, and you should have no problem getting lost in those dreamy eyes. It’s a perfectly lovely way to pass a late summer afternoon, and I don’t blame you in the least. I’ve amassed a larger-than-usual collection of photos this time – you may see why.

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Hunk of the Day: Brad Pitt

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Certain classic hunks defy the aging process, while others embrace it and revel in their maturity. Brad Pitt seems to be taking the latter route, which is in keeping with the unconventional path his career has taken. Never one to rest on his beautiful laurels, he chose many roles seemingly to break his chiseled leading-man status, getting gritty and dirty while downplaying his pretty-boy hotness.

To be honest, I was never completely taken with his physical charms. Don’t get me wrong, he’s as near perfect a Hunk as you can get, but perhaps that was the problem. Perfection has a way of detracting from raw and brutal sensuality, and I’ve often thought that Mr. Pitt recognized this and did whatever he could to retain his rough edges. There’s a great deal to admire in that.

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