Category Archives: Male Models

Hunk of the Day: Parker Gregory

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In his wonderful novel ‘Confessions of an Ugly Step-Sister’, Gregory Maguire posits the simple but powerful question, “What purpose does beauty serve?” I’ve wrestled with such a notion over the years, trying (often in vain) to purport the reasons we need beauty, but a decent description and explanation has always eluded me. It’s one of those tantalizing answers that is always out of grasp, teasingly there on the tip of your tongue, but impalpable at the last.

Hunk of the Day Parker Gregory offers an illustration of beauty, at least according to my eyes. For me, it’s not so much physical perfection (though I won’t discount that either) it’s more of an appreciation of an expression – something in the eyes, in the gaze, that hints at the melancholy of a sensitive soul. Such a reliance on the superficial is a gamble at best (and a foolish one at that) as appearances can often be deceiving, but we want to believe the best of something so, well, beautiful.

As for Mr. Gregory, he may not be beautiful in everyone’s eyes (though for the life of me I don’t see how you couldn’t find beauty here) but that’s the wonder of it all. As a wise woman once remarked: “Beauty’s where you find it.

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Hunk of the Day: Diego Miguel

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Brazilian model Diego Miguel is our Hunk of the Day, and some days – Mondays especially – that’s all that needs to be said. Just look…

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Hunk of the Day: André Hamann

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Forget the World Cup, one of the best things Germany has done is give birth to the Hunk of the Day, André Hamann. Rather than espousing upon his obvious attributes in my silly words, let’s have a few quotes from a much more masterful word-worker, Nathaniel Hawthorne in ‘The Marble Faun.’ They pertain to Mr. Hamann, and any beautiful man or woman for that matter. They also tell us a bit about art, and beauty, and humanity. The conundrum is that Mr. Hawthorne seems decidedly undecided as to which is more powerful. See for yourself…

Nature needed, and still needs, this beautiful creature, standing betwixt man and animal, sympathizing with each, comprehending the speech of either race, and interpreting the whole existence of one to the other. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

It was difficult to make out the character of this young man. So full of animal life as he was, so joyous in his deportment, so handsome, so physically well-developed, he made no impression of incompleteness, of maimed or stinted nature. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

And, in truth, while our friend smiled at these wild fables, he sighed, in the same breath, to think how the once genial earth produces, in every successive generation, fewer flowers than used to gladden the preceding ones. Not that the modes and seeming possibilities of human enjoyment are rarer, in our refined and softened era, (on the contrary, they never before were nearly so abundant,) but that mankind are getting so far beyond the childhood of their race, that they scorn to be happy any longer. A simple and joyous character can find no place for itself among the sage and sombre figures that would put his unsophisticated cheerfulness to shame. The entire system of Man’s affairs, as at present established, is built up purposely to exclude the careless and happy soul. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thus coarsely does the world translate all finer griefs that meet its eye! It is more a coarse world than an unkind one. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

This hallowed work of genius shows what pictorial art, devoutly exercised, might effect in behalf of religious truth; involving, as it does, deeper mysteries of Revelation, and bringing them closer to man’s heart, and making him tenderer to be impressed by them, than the most eloquent words of preacher or prophet. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Hunk of the Day: Bryan Thomas

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Some men are so physically perfect you simply have to sigh. Case in beautiful point is Pennsylvania-born male model Bryan Thomas, the Hunk of the Day, who seems born to be on the cover of a magazine. Beauty has its own spirituality, even in the slight way it elicits a sigh, a whisper of desire, the hint of want. There is a long tunnel of longing in each of our lives. Such prettiness is a reminder of this. It’s the same prettiness that unfurls from the frond of a fern, or drips from the dew-stained bloom of the rose. It is visceral and ephemeral, fixed and fleeting, and it tugs as much at the mind as it does on the heart.

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Hunk of the Day: Sung Jin Park

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Represented by Wilhemina Models in New York, this is Sung Jin Park, the Hunk of the Day. A native of Korea, Mr. Park is a bit on the thin side, recalling the waif-like hey-day of early 90′s heroin-chic. (How did Marky Mark ever get into the underwear scene at such a thin time?) Mr. Park is further representation of the Asian male model explosion currently taking over the pretty scene.

 

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Hunk of the Day: Todd Finlay

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The Hunk of the Day hails from Down Under. This is Todd Finlay, an Australian-born model who has spent a chunk of time in Miami. If you’re going to model, I suppose Miami is as good a place as any in which to work. And if you happen to look like Mr. Finlay, finding work shouldn’t be much of a problem.

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Hunk of the Day: Jose Pena

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The best male models make looking nerdy look so damn good, and Jose Pena, our Hunk of the Day, is illustrative evidence of this. Mr Pena, a native of New York who sometimes goes by the nickname Jay if you want to seek out other photos, is a six foot-two inch tall glass of water currently storming the international modeling stage.

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Hunk of the Day: Rodrigo Guilherme

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All hail the new Hunk of the Day. This is Rodrigo Guilherme and he has the puckered pouty lips that Glee’s own trouty mouth Chord Overstreet can only dream about. He looks arguably better than Mr. Overstreet too, but let’s not pit hot-guy against hot-guy unless they’re both shirtless. Then again, have at it. Some battles are best fought without clothing.

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Hunk of the Day: Hector Peña

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Introducing Hector Peña, the Hunk of the Day. I love him because in some of these shots he’s got a tummy like mine, and it gives me hope. Not that there’s anything wrong with Mr. Peña’s belly (or mine, thank you very much) but in the relentlessly-perfect standards of the gay community, we are pretty much all considered fat. It would matter more to me if it, well, mattered more.

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Hunk of the Day: Daisuke Ueda

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Japanese male model Daisuke Ueda is the Hunk of the Day. Male Asian models have long been a rarity, but that’s changing in  as more and more have been strutting the global runway. Diversity is a good thing, and that’s one goal that this blog has always tried to achieve. Mr. Ueda manages to be look both innocent and wise beyond his years, pure and devilish all at once. That kind of chameleonic magic bodes well for a model.

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Hunk of the Day: Darrell Thomas

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The relationship between photographer and model has long been a symbiotic one. Like the sea anemone and clownfish, they need each other – perhaps not vitally, but in ways that no other can provide. I’m not sure who’s who in that analogy – and even the sea version has its dose of tension (the sea anemone does sting the clown fish that it’s protecting, it’s just that the clownfish has its own protective coating that prevents them from feeling the sting.) But I digress under the sea when it’s the model and photographer above the water who capture our attention in this post.

Darrell Thomas is the model (and Hunk of the Day), and Tom Cullis is the photographer. When the artist and the muse come together in such perfect alchemy, the magic is palpable, and the results, as seen here, are momentous. It’s not enough to look as perfect as Mr. Thomas does, one must have a way of capturing the light in just the right way, of eliciting just the right pose and posture, and that’s the province of Mr. Cullis. The body of work they crafted here is a testament to beauty and creation and collaboration. It’s the sort of thing that inspires me over and over again, and never fails to make me want to attempt to do something this gorgeous.

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Hunk of the Day: Sesamir Yearby

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We briefly interrupt the family vacation recap in the form of the Hunk of the Day, since some of you have been getting as antsy as a four-year-old in a fancy restaurant. Hailing from the Midwest, male model Sesamir Yearby brings a bit of American beefcake to this eve of our independence. Shirtless Americana, so to speak, and I can’t think of a better way to show off some proverbial fireworks. As Hunk of the Day, Mr. Yearby has a lot to uphold, but he is clearly up for the title.

Here’s a brief clip of Mr. Yearby on the runway, and giving some fun interviews.

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Hunk of the Day: Thomas Rousseil

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Male underwear model Thomas Rousseil is the Hunk of the Day. Keeping it brief in briefs, Mssr. Rousseil charms with his high hair and high back-shelf. It begs the question: can one’s hair ever be too high? Personally, I think that yes, it can. But other things can make up for such stylistic mis-steps.

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Hunk of the Day: Torben King

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A male model named Torben King is our Hunk of the Day. Mr. King is known largely for his work on a Parke & Ronen ad campaign – the perfect poster boy for such a sexy brand – and has been seen other places as well. Hell, on a simple side street he’d make a splash with these chiseled features. All hail the new King in town.

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Hunk of the Day: Kevin Smith

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Who knew that Kevin Smith was so hot? This is the male model who shares the same name as that other Kevin Smith. You may decide who’s hotter, and whether this Mr. Smith deserves to be the Hunk of the Day. (Personally, there’s not really much a contest in that superficial arena – and I say that without even recalling what the other Kevin Smith looks like.)

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