Category Archives: Hunk of the Day

Hunk of the Day: Jason Rosell

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My heart (and tummy) will always have a soft spot for those men and women who were once overweight but who worked hard at getting in shape and shedding their extra pounds. Some of them have gone beyond that to inspire everyone else, as is the case of Hunk of the Day Jason Rosell. Bringing Sexercise to the masses, Mr. Rosell has found a hot new way to workout while motivating others to do the same. Check out the YouTube clip below to hear part of his story. Feast your eyes on the photos to fill in the rest.

From his website:

With roots from Spain and Puerto Rico, Rosell brings a Latin/Pop/Dance vibe to the music scene like no other. In the Spring 2013, Jason released his MTV Dance worldwide hit track and music video, “Caliente.” The dance/Latin-pop track peaked at #2 on the indie dance/Latin-pop charts. Shortly he released “Ayy Mami,” the single/music video that made it onto “MTV top Hits” as well as #27 on the Top 100 Latin songs of the week on itunes/ilyrics & #32 on Amazon “Top Pop songs.”

Jason – once 80 lbs. overweight himself reaching 220 lbs of pure fat beat the battle and now helps 1000′s each year to change mentally and physically. Jason is the star of the show “Being Fat Sucks,” where he serves as the host and celebrity fitness/nutrition expert. Jason is the CEO of his own fitness/nutrition company “Caliente Fitness” mentoring and training celebrities as well as day to day hard workers being instrumental in the mental and physical transformations of clients worldwide. Jason serves as an inspiration to those who “battle the bulge” and it is clear that overall health and nutrition are important considerations in his daily life.

With a long list of accomplishments, Jason first gained fame from starring in three of VH1/MTV’s highest rated reality shows “I Love New York” and “I Love Money 1 & 2”, where Jason was known as “Heat”. He later continued his acting career and has since become known for appearing on ABC’s hit soap opera “All My Children” as “Jake”, the film “Equal” alongside Joe Estevez, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and many more.

When not working on his various projects, Jason is involved in many charities, including: The American Cancer Society, Rescue Humanity Foundation, and Walk with Sally.

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Hunk of the Day: Jose María Manzanares


Save the debate on the humanity/inhumanity of bullfighting for another pocket of the internet. This is a damn Hunk of the Day post, not some politically-correct highbrow soapbox. Look for acts of moral turpitude elsewhere. Here you’re only going to find a hot Spanish bull-fighter, Hunk of the Day Jose María Manzanares, in all his bulging, bull-fighting glory. PS – You’ll See.

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Hunk of the Day: Pierre Vuala

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Fitness expert, personal trainer, and model Pierre Vuala is one magnificent Hunk of the Day. If he’s not enough to motivate you off the couch, I don’t think anything will. One visit to his website was enough to motivate me. (I put down a cookie for crying out loud.) A knee injury prevented him from following his sports dreams, but rather than be deterred he went for a similar life of inspiration as a fitness trainer. I’m guessing anyone under his services is thankful for that.


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Hunk of the Day: Richard E. Grant

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When a Renaissance man is able to surprise and delight with a twist you never saw coming, there’s a certain thrill I get that jolts my heart in the most joyously unexpected way imaginable. Such was the case when I discovered, rather long after the fact, that Actor/Director Richard E. Grant had produced a fragrance last year. Usually I’m quite on top of such matters (I tend to ferret out when Tom Ford is coming out with a new Private Blend before Mr. Ford himself is aware). In the case of Mr. Grant, his ‘Jack‘ perfume was a lovely surprise that revealed another layer of a complex gentleman. For that reason alone, I had to write up this Hunk of the Day honor.

Additionally, however, it’s in service to his many years of stealing the show, whatever that show may be. The sinister way he snarled through ‘Gosford Park’ paved the way for every villain on ‘Downton Abbey’ – a show into which he’s injected new life this season, as is his wont. Yet for all of his amazing acting work (and 2005′s directorial accomplishment ‘Wah-Wah’) I may be most excited about his fragrance venture. Mr. Grant shares a passion for scent, and his cologne cocktail, with an opening of citrus, hints of marijuana, a dash of vetiver, and a few select spices, sounds like a heavenly masterpiece designed to delight the olfactory senses. (Yes, I’m rooting around for a sample, and hoping desperately they ship overseas.) In the meantime, I offer this Hunk of the Day crowning to Mr. Grant, the quintessential British gentleman who likely smells as good as he looks.

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Hunk of the Day: Barrett Pall

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If I wasn’t envious enough of the blessed body, the chiseled face, and the perfect package, I would be envious of the fact that the Hunk of the Day Barrett Pall was recently performing in my dream gig: as the bartender of the ‘Watch What Happens Live’ Playhouse, and personally mixing cocktails for the one and only Andy Cohen. Yeah, that stings a little, but to the beauty go the spoils.

When writing about someone as gorgeous as Mr. Pall, I try to uncover something that makes him a little more relatable, a little more human, a bit more, well, mortal – because no one should be that perfect. His bio doesn’t do much to make me feel better about myself, reading like a much more well-rounded and successful person than I could ever hope to be: writer, model, fitness instructor, personal trainer, fashion lover, world traveler, foodie, life coach and all around good guy.

I thought I might find some less-than-stellar dirt on his website, Artisan & King, but that space turns out to be as perfect as everything else about him. (Grrrr…) I was especially impressed with the ‘Feelings‘ portion of his site, and this passage about a break-up:

This thing called a break-up is made even harder when one person has not done anything immensely wrong. It is simply a difference of the minds, of the hearts, of the souls. A love tank empty, a heart broken, an intertwined spirit unraveled.

There are many different scenarios that lead to break ups, but one thing is certain the love does not just disappear. You may do the breaking up, or you may be the one broken up with, but if the love was real, neither side of this lackluster coin feels like “winning.”

You shared couches, meals, memories. You became each other’s best friend, confidant, partner. You enhanced each other’s comfort, ease, understanding. You started to build a life, introduced family, talked about the future. This person was not your everything, but rather the missing piece.

Then things changed.

The thoughtfulness, the acts of love, the communication all got lost in translation, or simply never arrived. You start to feel the exact opposite of how this person originally made you feel. Your happiness fades. Your eyes tire from tears. You know this simply is not working.

You’ve tried different ways to make yourself heard. You’ve made changes. You’ve done work.

You’ve given hints. You’ve been explicit. You’ve done it all. ~ Barrett Pall

It would be made easier if someone had done something awful, but the truth is nothing makes this easier. Anger only masks the pain and sadness that eventually comes. You wish things had been different, but wishing only makes wishes. Actions had not been employed, and you are left with a heavy heart, not a heart-happy one.

You think back to the times it was magic, and it only makes it sadder.

You could be immature and negative, but it gets you no where, so you choose to honor the love you had, respect the time you spent together, and think of a future when maybe, just maybe, you and your ex can be friends.

Break-ups are not the end, nor are they the beginning. They are simply a time in your life that you must allow yourself to be present with some of your deepest feelings; feelings that surround your own happiness and ultimate life.

We must understand that if there was true love present then we were gifted one of the greatest pleasures of life.

We are not to speak poorly, focus on the bad times and leave that time in our lives in a box. We are meant to take the things we learned from that person, and cherish them, so that we may continue to grow. We shall plant a seed deep inside of us with that person’s name so that a tree of knowledge can grow from the things we learned. We must honor the relationship, the good times, the love, so that we may ultimately honor ourselves. ~ Barrett Pall

So… yeah. I got nothing. No critique, no faults to find, nothing but admiration. Luckily, what I’m left with is inspiration – so I guess I got something after all – and a pretty substantial something at that.

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Hunk of the Day: Brian Maier

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This Hunk of the Day is both DJ and model, a requisite combination these days it seems, not that anyone seems to mind in the least. If the guy spinning sets in the booth is better seen shirtless, then so damn be it. And if he strips to his underwear in the name of his craft, well, call me a quickly-won-over fan. Meet Brian Maier, who has his own powerhouse website here. Mr. Naier exemplifies the brawny and beautiful trend whereby more and more of us are giving in to the might and majesty of the real, the hirsute, and the not-so-finely-plucked gentlemen of the moment. Twinks are so three years ago.

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Hunk of the Day: Cam Newton

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Yes, Cam Newton has a banging body. Yes, Cam Newton has a practically-perfect physique. Yes, Cam Newton has modeled for Under Armour. But Cam Newton is not the Hunk of the Day for those reasons alone (or his Heisman-winning turn as quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.) One of the most overlooked aspects of sexiness, at least for me, is the smile. Mr. Newton has a winning one in every way – broad, big, and ever-ready to explode at a moment’s notice. That’s the essence of what makes a man a hunk.


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Hunk of the Day: Francisco Javier Gómez Noya

Hunk of the Day: Francisco Javier Gómez Noya

Our Hunk of this holiday is Francisco Javier Gómez Noya, a Spanish triathlete. That’s correct, Mr. Noya competes in triathlons. I can’t get my head around that. Hell, I can’t get my head around a half-marathon. Put two of those on top of swimming and biking? No thanks. But hats (and shirts) off to the amazing Mr. Noya.

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Hunk of the Day: Rob Gronkowski

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Sometimes a guy hasn’t been named a Hunk of the Day because in the back of my head I’ve already put him in that category. Such is the case with Rob Gronkowski, who’s appeared here several times previously, most notably in this nude spread and that naked post, but never as an official Hunk of the Day. Well, today is the Gronk’s lucky day, as he gets his first christening as the honored Hunk.

It comes at a good time, as the Patriots gear up for their Super Bowl run, and Mr. Gronkowski just had his pants pulled down on national television (another reason to watch Sunday football). Hopefully he’ll pull a few more tricks of similarly-revealing nature out of his pants before the season ends. In the meantime, a few classic naked Gronk shots from that infamous ESPN nude body issue.

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Hunk of the Day: Daniel Sisniega

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The Andrew Christian Hunk Brigade continues its march toward immortal beauty with Daniel Sisniega, who won an Andrew Christian modeling contest. Though he doesn’t speak English, this is proof that lust is a universal language. Hailing from Mexico, Mr. Sisniega fills out his Christian wares as if to the manner born. {This was also a suggestion by a FaceBook friend, so if you have any men you’d like to see up here, shoot me their names. You can reach me directly at alanilagan1[@]}

Former Hunks of the Day that also modeled for Andrew Christian include the following:

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Hunk of the Day: Niklas Edin

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It’s that strange winter sport that I still don’t quite understand.

There’s some slowly-moving rock that slides across the ice and most of the players have to wear ridiculous pants or something. Those are the official rules anyway. Since there is no Winter Olympics this year, we’ll have to make do with scenes from seasons past, so here is Hunk of the Day Niklas Edin, who played for Sweden’s Olympic curling team. Anyone who can lunge like this is a Hunk in my book. Oh, he’s a ginger to boot.

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Hunk of the Day: Cooper Helfet

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With a name like Cooper, he’s got to be good. That’s probably not true across-the-board, but in this instance, with tho Cooper, it most certainly is. Feast your eyes upon Cooper Helfet, the Hunk of the Day. Mr. Helfet plays football with the Seattle Seahawks (who recently put another player on the Hunk of the Day list) but, far more importantly, also models when he’s off the field. That’s the kind of side-career I can get behind. (And speaking of behind, check out the tight-end talk of the last part of the video clip below.)

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Hunk of the Day: Ning Zetao

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Hailing from China, the Hunk of the Day is Ning Zetao, who was born in 1993. The latter part leaves a sting, as I was already in college at that time. No matter, Mr. Zetao has made the most of his years, swimming competitively and scoring several gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games. (Personally, I prefer non-competitive swimming with a cocktail in one hand and a book in another. Technically that’s probably more along the lines of floating, but apples and oranges, you know?)

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Hunk of the Day: Jerrad V. Swodeck

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Do you ever look at the Hunk of the Day and wonder what he is able to do in life aside from working out and eating lean, protein-packed meals? That’s the thought I had while assembling these photos of Jerrad V. Swodeck. How is it possible that this man has time for anything outside of the gym? I mean, where does a body like that come from? While I just made the claim that the Hunk of the Day is partly done for my inspiration, the only thing I feel upon looking at this type of perfection is deflated. Why bother when the results are this unachievable? Hand me another Ultimate Cinnamon Roll and be done with it.

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Hunk of the Day: Murray Swanby

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Another find by Andrew Christian joins the battalion of sexy underwear hangers, as Murray Swanby scores his first Hunk of the Day honor. The last shot features fellow underwear models Jon Varak, Noah Wright and Jeffrey Hawkins. Other Andrew Christian notables that have bared their briefs (and scandalously more) here include Colby Melvin, Quinn Jaxon, Diego Sans and Pablo Hernandez.

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