Category Archives: Hunk of the Day

Hunk of the Day: Morris Chestnut

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Morris Chestnut is one of those actors that most people recognize because of the many films he’s done, but for some reason or another hasn’t become a household name. Perhaps this Hunk of the Day honor will do something to change that, because with this kind of body, he deserves greater recognition. He first hit the scene in 1991, as a cast member of ‘Boyz in the Hood.’ Subsequently he’s appeared in numerous films, including ‘Under Siege 2′, ‘G.I. Jane’, ‘The Best Man’, ‘The Brothers’ and ‘Breakin’ All the Rules.’ Now he’s a Hunk of the Day, the greatest résumé builder of all.

 

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Hunk of the Day: Toby Kebbell

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While it’s probably the most popular feature of this site, the Hunk of the Day posts can get a little dull for me. There are always new hunks popping up on the internet, and sooner or later Zac Efron will take his shirt off again, and David Beckham will disrobe to his underwear, and Ben Cohen will have another calendar out, but I’m continually seeking out something new and different and slightly obscure. That’s when I turn to you. Today’s Hunk was a suggestion, by a straight guy no less, but a straight guy with impeccable taste. This is Toby Kebbell, born Tobias Alistair Patrick Kebbell (and, personally, I would have held onto the original.)

If you have any other Hunks you’d like to see up here, let me know.

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Hunk of the Day: Taye Diggs

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A rare fully-clothed Hunk of the Day, Taye Diggs doesn’t need to take it all off to prove his Hunkdom. Instead, he smolders with his eyes, seduces with his lips, and cuts such a debonair figure that the parts left to the imagination can’t help but be practically perfect. There is something to be said for the mysteries that come cloaked in a shirt and tie (especially a bow-tie). Mr. Diggs is slated to take over the vaunted heels of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ when Darren Criss finishes his run, and after hearing him croon in ‘Rent’ and ‘Wicked’ the visitors to the Belasco are in for a treat.

Oh all right, you twisted my arm. Off with his shirt!

(PS – Thanks to Sue for the request!)

 

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Hunk of the Day: Fabio Mancini

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The latest face, and more importantly body, for Emporio Armani, is Hunk of the Day Fabio Mancini. Keeping the brand squarely in the midst of his own Italian heritage, Armani has chosen Mr. Mancini for the latest underwear promotional shots. It would be difficult to find someone to argue with that selection, and thanks to Mr. Mancini, Armani is once again giving Calvin Klein a run for his brief-stuffed money.

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Hunk of the Day: Michael Chernow

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Co-owner of The Meatball Shop, chef and creative guru Michael Chernow is the Hunk of the Day. Culinary cuteness with a side of ink should please a number of readers, and any guy that knows his way around the kitchen is a hero in my book.

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Hunk of the Day: Nick Wechsler

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The Hunk of the Day, Nick Wechsler, has done a fair share of American television, but I haven’t managed to see any of it. instead, I’ve focused on Cosmo centerfolds like the one featured here. I’m not quite sure how Cosmopolitan seems to have more pull than Playgirl when it comes to getting male celebrities to get fully nude, but rather than question it let’s just celebrate it. Congratulations Mr. Wechsler, you’ve arrived.

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Double Hunk of the Day: Dirk Caber & Jesse Jackman

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Here’s a double-scoop treat for your ice-cream licking season. Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman are the Hunks of the Day – a joint-honor for two sweethearts who have been featured here once before. I like their attitude and outlook, and everything toward which they are working, but photos like these are what put them squarely in the middle of Hunk territory. The best part? They like to kiss. Hot AND sweet.

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Hunk of the Day: Chris Harder

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Speaking of pornography, this Hunk of the Day is a gay porn superstar. Ever since Chris Harder made his porn debut, fans have been clamoring for more. Though this site is not one that reveals full-frontal male nudity, a lot of others do, so check out the interwebs for more of Mr. Harder if you are so inclined. Personally, I prefer a tease to the full monty any day. Regarding Mr. Harder – rock on, my friend, rock on.

 

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Hunk of the Day: Luis Santaella

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There’s something devilish in those pointed eyebrows, but it works wonders for Luis Santaella, the Hunk of the Day. Giving his smoldering visage an even darker edginess, they highlight the daring derring-do of Mr. Santaella’s lovely Latin looks. As for the rest of him, that’s not too shabby either. Who runs the world? Male models.

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Hunk of the Day: Shane Mumford

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This Hunk of the Day was born the same summer that Madonna’s ‘True Blue’ album was released. Tell me that won’t leave a mark. Anyway, enjoy the fine physique (and follicles!) of Shane Mumford, and Australian footballer. This bit of thunder from Down Under has a mane that almost can’t be tamed, but I’m sure a few of you would like to try. Go for it.

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Hunk of the Day: Sam Smith

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True talent will always add an element of sexiness to the most mundane man. Not that Sam Smith is in the least bit mundane, but he’s not everyone’s cup of tea. That toxic quagmire of self-hatred – internet comments – would have you thinking that Mr. Smith isn’t attractive in the least, and this post – along with most Hunk of the Day posts – is the hopeful anti-thesis of all that hate. As the Hunk of the Day, Smith proves that beauty is not just in the eyes or the sexy chest hair (both of which he has for days), it can be in the subtle cooing of a love song too.

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Hunk of the Day: Klaus Burkart

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You may have your own ideas as to what a milk technician does, but it turns out it’s a real thing, and it’s the profession of Klaus Burkart, the Hunk of the Day who was recently crowned Mr. Gay World 2015. Hailing from Germany, where he works his milk magic, Mr. Burkart’s gay agenda was to push for everyone to be able to come out and not have it be a big deal. While such high hopes may have aided his winning, I have a feeling there were other forces at work too. At any rate, congrats on representing for 2015!

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Hunk of the Day: Patrick Frost

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There are more than a few people who wouldn’t mind if Patrick Frost nipped at more than their noses. As the Hunk of the Day, he seems anything but chilly, even if he’s barely wearing any clothes. Prose seems superfluous at a time like this, so…

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Hunk of the Day: Andy Boyer

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Creator and founder of The Crochet Empire, Andy Boyer, is our Hunk of the Day. Currently preparing for the Super Jocks in Super Jocks show that is scheduled for next weekend, Mr. Boyer is the boyishly handsome gentlemen behind the jockstrap fashion that fronts the event. His crocheted jockstraps and accessories have put a new twist on an old classic, re-envisioning the trusty jock and reinvigorating the art of crocheting.

Despite a busy schedule of filling out jockstraps, and jockstrap orders, Mr. Boyer was gracious enough to answer a few interview questions on all things related to the topic at hand:

Question: You’ve managed to take what some would consider an old-fashioned notion – crocheting – and turned it into something cutting-edge and sexy. Where did you come up with the idea of making crocheted jockstraps?

Andy: A few years ago I wanted a hobby to pass the time. Both of my grandmothers crocheted and my mom knits. I decided to start crocheting to keep a family tradition alive. I wanted to try things that were different from just doing afghans. I thought it would be interesting to see if I could make a jock for my boyfriend as a bit of a gag gift. I googled and discovered that they exist. I did some research and made one for him. I tweeted about it and mentioned it to friends, and they just kind of took off. People were making requests for them, so I did a kickstarter campaign and went from there. 

Question: Jockstraps have to be both functionally strong to handle what they have to contain, but delicately constructed given their design – how do you balance the two?

Andy: Just the nature of crochet ends up making a strong pouch, so that allows me to use very thin, soft yarns. They end up with the right amount of give. Other than that I just use high quality elastic that feels good on the skin. 

Question: About how long does it take to complete a crocheted jockstrap?

Andy: On average about 4-5 hours. A basic, solid colored one can take only 3, but we make so few of those. When making a design, what starts to add time is how many times in a row we have to change color. 

Question: Describe your work process., from inception to design to execution to result.

Andy: I have a collection of patterns and designs. I’m always stashing them away for future projects. So, some times I just choose to make a design I’ve wanted to make, or I have to create a pattern for a custom design that’s been discussed with a customer. I always like trying new designs since it’s fun to make something I’ve never done before. Some designs can be difficult to execute. The space isn’t very large, so the images have to look almost 8-bit. I also have to plot out how the design works with stitch increases through the first several rows. That can be a challenge. After that there’s a few hours on the couch following the pattern and making the pouch. Then it’s about another hour at the sewing machine putting everything together. 

Question: Aside from the bow-tie in the main feature photo, do you wear any of your work?

Andy: Yeah. I have some prototypes I wear, and one I did for pride. Generally I have way too many back-orders for other people to make any for myself. Once I’m all caught up I’ll have more. Right now I just keep the experiments. 

Question: What have been the best reactions to your crocheted jockstraps, either from wearers or admirers?

Andy: Everyone has been very positive. I’m proud to say I have all 5 star reviews on Etsy. Some of the best have been comments like, “It’s like a hug for my junk,” and “It feels like magic on my junk.” Because it’s yarn, I think people assume they’ll be like wearing a sweater and they’ll either be itchy or hot. So, what’s satisfying is when people say how surprised they are at how soft and comfortable they really are. I use a very thin, soft yarn, and more than one customer has said that theirs is the most comfortable jockstrap they’ve ever worn.

Question: What does your partner think of your work? Does he ever act as model for your designs?

Andy: He loves it. He thinks it’s really cool and totally supports it. He was the model for the Kickstarter campaign. The only jockstrap that existed at that time was the one I made for him. 
Question: Tell us about the upcoming Super Jock Fashion show and how it came together.
Andy: The idea of a super hero fashion show was first thrown out by a friend many months ago. I thought it was a fun idea and decided to look into it. I’m also going into my 6th (I think. I’ve lost track) Ride for AIDS Chicago. It’s a 200 mile bike ride that raises money for TPAN, a HIV/AIDS organization here in Chicago. It seemed like a great opportunity to combine the two and make the fashion show into a fundraiser. I don’t remember when the idea came to me but one day i almost jokingly said, “How great would it be if I can get Bianca del Rio to host this?” I thought it would be an intriguing event and something a little different than what she does normally. I contacted her manager and she wanted to do it. I’m very excited to have her and can’t wait for the hilarity she’ll bring.  More information on the fashion show can be found at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1387444 and the Ride for AIDS Chicago, as well as donations, at  http://rideforaids.kintera.org/2015/andyboyer
Question: What’s next for The Crochet Empire?
Andy: Hopefully expansion. I’d love to stat seeing items in retail stores and create a bigger network on Etsy. I have some product ideas I want to develop. I like the idea of working on leather harnesses and maybe some sweaters. 

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Hunk of the Day: Jerry Mitchell

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Jerry Mitchell, the impresario of all the beauty and talent that is Broadway Bares, is our Hunk of the Day, and it’s an honor long overdue. Since originating that blockbuster fundraiser (which has brought us the scantily-clad bodies of Ricky Schroeder, Brandon RubendallJoshua Michael Brickman, and Peter Nelson), he has ensured that it is the sexiest event of the year, and when you combine skin with a winning and worthy cause, I’m always on board. Mr. Mitchell doesn’t just talk the sexy talk either, he has walked the sexy walk, as evidenced in these shots showcasing his banging body. This year’s Broadway Bares event looks to continue in the tradition of naughty-but-oh-so-good fun and fundraising with its ‘Top Bottoms of Burlesque‘ theme. There’s no more fitting, or fit, gentleman to start the season off right.

As far as other talents go, Mitchell is a renowned director and choreographer (in my dreams I still try to execute those kicks from ‘Kinky Boots’) as well as a seasoned performer who’s tread those glorious boards himself. The list of his credits is a long and impressive one, and shows no sign of stopping (it includes You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Full Monty, HairsprayLa Cage aux Folles (2004 revival), Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsLegally Blonde: The MusicalCatch Me If You CanLove Never Dies and the aforementioned ‘Kinky Boots.’)

That sort of consistency and mettle in a crazy competitive career field is the mark of a legacy in the making. Mr. Mitchell has already secured his place in the firmament of Broadway stars, but to his credit he’s only just begun.

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