Category Archives: Hunk of the Day

Hunk of the Day: Steele Johnson

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My pal Skip said that if today’s Hunk of the Day Steele Johnson doesn’t make a go of his diving career (an unlikely scenario given his recent clinching of a spot at this summer’s Olympic Games) he can always go into gay porn as he’s been born with the ideal name. Cheeky porn affiliations aside, Mr. Johnson has fulfilled his dream and is heading to Rio in all his Speedo-clad glory. His diving partner is recent Hunk of the Day David Boudia. Taken together, they’re going to heat up Brazil in a few weeks. Watch out, Tom Daley.

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Hunk of the Day: Alex Crockford

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With his #CrockFit fitness plan and workout expertise, Hunk of the Day Alex Crockford is no stranger when it comes to beautiful bodies. Not only is he a talented fitness trainer, he’s also a modelBut you don’t have to take my word for it. Mr. Crockford’s ‘About’ section on his website proffers everything you need to know about this Hunk of the Day, and in more eloquent form than I can muster. Here he is:

I am Alex Crockford; a positive, driven, focussed and highly ambitious individual who seeks to create an empowering impact on as many people as possible. I embrace life as a journey, learning and experiencing valuable lessons every day to build a passionate, high achieving life. My dream is to build a platform that enables me to help change the lives of millions of people, inspiring the uninspired to live healthier, fitter and happier lives.

I love life! I wake up every single day with absolute passion and dedication towards my dreams. I am extremely passionate about being healthy and keeping fit. In the journey to get to where I am today, I had to go through a lot of highs and lows but I have found that the most satisfying feeling has been to help and inspire others to start and maintain their health and fitness journey. This is why I have created #CrockFit, a place where people can find a suitable fitness plan to transform their body in 12 weeks and maintain healthy habits for life.

…Two of my biggest dreams have been to be a top model, and also be known as a guy who inspires people to embrace a health and fitness journey. Since a young age, I looked at the fitness models in adverts and on the front cover of magazines and thought ‘wow, I want to be there!’. This thought never left me and stayed burning inside of me for years until I took action and started to work towards this dream. Whilst personal training I began the extremely slow and competitive journey of becoming a fitness model, modelling for top international brands and eventually landing myself some major fitness magazine covers. This was amazing and seeing myself on shop windows in giant size is a feeling that I still struggle to explain.  I love being a model and am grateful for opportunities that come my way, but I wasn’t born to be just a model? Although it is my dream I knew I wasn’t satisfied.
As a personal trainer working one to one with people and helping them change their lives was so satisfying and I loved my work, but I always felt that I was being boxed in, helping just a few people in one day. I had big dreams and I felt I could achieve much more. I have the passion to not only inspire one person at a time but maybe thousands, millions.

Through my own personal journey, I started to gain more and more clarity about my passion and my purpose – to inspire and motivate millions of people across the world to be fit & healthy and most importantly, to FEEL great & be happy! With my experience as a personal trainer, I knew three things for sure:

1.     Fitness gave people freedom, confidence and transformed each part of their life.
2.     People excelled in smashing their fitness goals and staying on that path when they have support, be it with a PT, friend or a community.
3.     I had limited hours in a day as a PT and was limited to helping just few people.

 

With this in mind, I created my fitness brand called #CrockFit.
With #CrockFit in place, I now have an official service where I can connect with anyone across the world and deliver all the tools they need in order to change their lives. Having helped people across the world better themselves, I now truly know my purpose in life is to not give up until myself and other like-minded people have made a considerable impact on helping millions of people be fit, healthy and happy.
I have witnessed trends and niches in the health and fitness industry and something I always notice is an overpopulated help for people who are already into fitness, and an under populated help for people who haven’t started yet. It is my absolute goal to connect and inspire these people to help them be the change they are desperate to make.

My work is dedicated to the people that need help taking the first step, or have maybe fallen off and want to find their feet again, or maybe they need that extra bit of guidance to take their fitness to the next level. The fitness programs I provide aren’t just for the top elite athletes, they are also for the normal person looking to make some positive changes in their life.
Fitness and health has ultimately helped me gain the confidence and self-belief to push myself outside my comfort zone not just in the training environment, but also in other life situations too. I really would be no-where without the life skills I have gained from being active every day, eating healthily and maintaining a great lifestyle. I would love to help you create these habits, so your life can benefit in this way too!

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Hunk of the Day: David Boudia

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This Hunk of the Day goes out to my friend Sherri, who recently alerted me to the fact that the Olympic diving trials were airing. David Boudia has been here before, but this site was revamped and those posts have been lost to the ether. He’s back here, and better than ever, as he prepares to storm Rio for the US Olympic Team. Though my patriotism calls for me to pull for Mr. Boudia, if the competition ends up being Tom Daley, we may have a real dilemma in our Speedos.

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Hunk of the Day: Alex Naddour

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Behold, the Olympic hopeful gymnast Alex Naddour – our Hunk of the Day. Perhaps some of the best-built bodies thanks to how they are required to train to excel in such a sport, the gymnasts are about to make a big splash here. (I can barely pull myself out of the swimming pool, so I can’t imagine the strength needed to do what these guys do.) As the world prepares for the summer Olympics in Rio, here’s an early peek at one of the hopeful participants. Mr. Naddour will be competing in the 2016 Olympic trials this weekend, so send him lots of luck and prayers that we’ll be seeing more of him in Rio.

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Hunk of the Day: Paul Ruggeri III

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Hailing from Manlius, NY, Paul Ruggeri III is a US gymnast who kicks off our Summer Olympics 2016 coverage (and uncoverage as these shirtless shots will attest). He’s also the chosen Hunk of the Day, which is a nice footer for the curriculum vitae. Mr. Ruggeri is chasing his Olympic dream on the road to Rio, so get ready for all the upcoming double-entendres employing floor routines and pommel horses. Giddy up, Team USA!

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Hunk of the Day: Nolan Ritter

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Nolan Ritter, and the body that he’s been working on since high school, makes his debut as Hunk of the Day, and with the wealth of modeling work he’s done over the years it looks to be but his first. Check out his website for the complete rundown. Congratulations to Mr. Ritter, and many happy returns of the day.

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Hunk of the Day: Max Ehrich

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Summer was the time when I got caught up with my soap operas. I was an NBC boy back then – ‘Days of Our Lives,’ ‘Another World.’ and ‘Santa Barbara.’ For a brief moment there was ‘Generations.’ As I got older, I almost migrated to CBS, where ‘The Young and the Restless‘ kept company with ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’ It is on Y&R that our Hunk of the Day is making a splash. Max Ehrich made perhaps his most prominent mark there, but he’s also appeared in my beloved ‘Ugly Betty’ for their third season, as well as ‘Under the Dome.’ Now he’s been named a Hunk of the Day, and nothing will ever be the same.

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Hunk of the Day: Marc Buckner

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Male models who keep most of their chest hair seem to be making a slight comeback after the razor-ravaged plucked-chicken look so favored in the last couple of decades. We here at ALANILAGAN.com applaud such a movement. In keeping with such support, here is hairy-chested Marc Buckner, the Hunk of the Day. Together, we can make the hairy revolution happen. (And not just with dirty beards and man-buns.)

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Hunk of the Day: Josh Segarra

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Stealing a bit of the Tony Award thunder in his dance frenzy during the ‘On Your Feet!’ musical excerpt (hello Gloria!), this is Broadway star Josh Segarra taking a bow as Hunk of the Day. Catch him at the Marquis Theatre while ‘On Your Feet!’ is still on its feet.

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Hunk of the Day: Colin Cunliffe

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Triple-threat actor/singer/dancer Colin Cunliffe is the multi-hyphenated Hunk of the Day. He appeared in the amazing revival of ‘Pippin’ and a couple of ‘Broadway Bares’ numbers, and since this is the season for all things Broadway and baring, he is so christened our Hunk of the Day.

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Hunk of the Day: Josh Sabarra

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This Hunk of the Day recently wrote a saucy red-hot memoir entitled ‘Porn Again’ – and that alone earns Josh Sabarra this honor. It doesn’t end there, however. Mr. Sabarra has a curriculum vitae bursting with bodacious boasts, backed up by talent and substance, grounded in intelligence and wit, and served up in a very pretty package. Check out his website for the whole story, and give ‘Porn Again’ a whirl.

 

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Hunk of the Day: Seth Sikes

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The thrill of naming this Hunk of the Day is that he’ll be performing in a couple of days just a few miles away at The Mansion Inn at Saratoga Springs, NY. Seth Sikes will be bringing his set of Liza Minelli songs into that thoroughly-thoroughbred town for a performance on June 23, 2016. He’s also known for his take on Ms. Minelli’s famous Mom, Judy Garland, and since we need a little happiness right now I’m posting the link of his indelible performance of ‘Get Happy’ below.

As the Assistant Director for shows such as ‘The Nance’ and ‘Sondheim: The Birthday Concert’ he has spent a number of hours behind the scenes, but in a role that puts a show together. In his work showcasing the careers of Ms. Garland and Ms. Minnelli, Sikes steps into the spotlight himself to make their best-known songs his own. Sometimes in channeling the work of someone else, an artist reveals a little more of themselves. That’s the beauty of a great song, and the wonder of a great interpreter.

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Hunk of the Day: Dalton Jackson

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Porny hot Dalton Jackson makes his debut as Hunk of the Day here, just in time to heat things up. Mr. Jackson has a career that you can search out on the Internet, but it’s his modeling shots and smoldering stare, shown off to such fine effect here, that grants him this Hunk of the Day christening.

 

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Hunk of the Day: Richard Hadfield

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Swing it, mister! The Hunk of the Day is Richard Hadfield, an across-the-pond bloke who reportedly just split with his grip Collabro (who give him shirtless backing support in this photo from Attitude). Currently, Mr. Hadfield is moving into the swing and standard realm (check out his take on The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’ below) which seems to suit his soothing voice just fine. Music has provided a number of hunks with inspiration, including Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Keith Urban, Tom Goss, Jake Shears, Eli Lieb, Lenny Kravitz and Nick Jonas.

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Hunk of the Day: Zachary Gordin

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The costumes are usually spectacular, the staging is often splendid, and the talent is unsurpassed, but I’m still not the biggest fan of opera. That said, I might be swayed should the Hunk of the Day honoree Zachary Gordin be part of the production. His rich voice is about the only thing that surpasses his practically-perfect body, sculpted into opera jock form. But don’t take my mumblings for anything, read through the long list of accomplishments as furnished on his website:

Zachary Gordin is renowned for bringing masterful singing and strong physicality to a wide variety of roles: from baroque heroes, to contemporary works written specifically for him. For his performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe at the Olympic Music Festival, the Seattle Times hailed him as “a singer already capable of some arresting musical insights. The occasional big effects were commanding and intense without ever descending into coarseness, and the delicacy and tonal allure he brought to the cycle’s preponderance of quiet songs were deeply impressive.” Recent operatic performances include Joseph De Rocher – the convict – in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Dayton Opera, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte as a guest artist with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Visalia Opera Company, Escamillo in Carmen with Diablo Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Lyric Opera, Silvio in Pagliacci and Monterone in Rigoletto with Sacramento Opera, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas and El Cantaor in La vida breve with West Bay Opera, Germont in La Traviata with West Bay Opera and Center Stage Opera, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with North Bay Opera and Center Stage Opera, and many others.

Equally at home as a soloist on the concert stage, Gordin has performed Monteverdi’s Magnificat with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Duruflé’s Requiem with the Valley Concert Chorale, Mendelssohn’s Magnificat with the Dominican Winifred Baker Chorale, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat and Psalm 92with the San Francisco Choral Society, Bach’s Cantata #82 “Ich habe genug” and Mozart’s Coronation Masswith the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Schubert’s Mass in G with San Francisco City Chorus, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and Women Sing, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Center Stage Opera Orchestra. Upcoming performances include:  Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking with Shreveport Opera.

Gordin has been in high demand as a guest artist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, where has sung Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Verdi’s Otello, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, “A Night at the Opera”, as well as Orff’s Carmina Burana, for which Maestro Michael Morgan writes “Zachary Gordin is the ideal baritone for Carmina Burana. In addition to having a very full, powerful baritone, this is the best singing of the high, sensual music that I have ever heard. This is as good a rendering of those solos as one is ever likely to encounter.” As Carmina Burana has become a signature piece, over the past few seasons he has reprised this demanding role in performances with the YOSA Philharmonic and San Antonio Choral Society, Pacific Shores Philharmonic, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Clara Chorale, the Choral Project, the UC Berkeley Choruses, and others. Recent premieres of works written for him have included “Constant Fever” by Sheli Nan, The Myth of Kurva by Loretta Notareschi, and “A Nation Announcing Itself” by Clint Borzoni for the Sacramento Pride Gala “Courage to Stand”.

Gordin’s talent has been recognized as a winner of prestigious vocal competitions, including: the Pacific Musical Society Competition, East Bay Opera League Vocal Competition, Bellini International Voice Competition, and the Ibla Grand Prize Baroque Music Competition. He was the recipient of the Irene Patti Swartz Encouragement Award for the Florida Grand Opera National Voice Competition, and Grantee of the Vocal Arts Foundation in San Francisco.  He was also World Finalist for the Academia at Teatro alla Scala, Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the youngest candidate selected for the ORFEO 2000 World Competition of International Finalists hosted by Hannover Staatsoper. In addition to his performance calendar, Gordin maintains an active schedule training singers, and presenting workshops and master classes for opera companies and universities throughout the US.

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