Well here’s a Happy Monday surprise for some of us: Simon Dunn naked. He was just crowned as Hunk of the Day for a second time, but this bobsledder from Down Under is clearly making a serious bid for the elusive Triple Hunk glory. (Thus far only Ronnie Kroell has managed such a feat.) Since Mr. Dunn seems to have no issue with nudity, he looks to be the next contender. Thanks to Simon for brightening up a decidedly-dreary Monday. No better way to begin the week than with a nude Simon Dunn.
In the midst of our Seattle Chronicles, the Hunk of the Day is a tribute to ‘Twin Peaks’ and my sojourn to Snowqualmie Falls. It’s Dale Cooper himself, Mr. Kyle MacLachlan. For some reason the quirky actor has avoided being named Hunk of the Day, and I’m not sure why. His bodacious butt has made appearances in ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘Sex and the City’, and most bubbly of all, ‘Showgirls’ – in which he memorably paraded nude before a neon-lit pool and bonked the wet bejesus out of Elizabeth Berkeley’s Nomi. I’ve long admired MacLachlan’s work, and hope to see him back in the Peaks one day.
Not really sure what to say about the recent photo that Justin Bieber put up on Instragram… My ass certainly wouldn’t fly if I put this on Instagram, but maybe he’s taken it down already. He was kinda naked already on this blog, and was definitely in nothing but his underwear. As for the fully naked shot below, have at it. I’m neither impressed nor unimpressed.
Like Greek Gods and Goddesses, the most stunning wardrobe most athletes can don is nothing but their skin. It’s an art form really, to sculpt your frame into something akin to a statue through hard work and competition. Luckily, that is being captured, and by an entity whose acronym remains a mystery to me. There’s only one thing that ESPN has proven good for over the years: the Body Issue of their publication, in which they coax the fittest players into taking off all their clothes and posing for action shots of their preferred sport in the buff. It’s resulted in some stellar exhibitions by Michael Phelps, Rob Gronkowski, Evan Lysacek, Matt Harvey, Giancarlo Stanton and Tomáš Berdych.
The latest edition provides a pair of pectacular gentlemen: Bryce Harper and Stan Wawrinka. Feast your eyes upon their fit bodies, and a bonus video of Mr. Harper for those who want to see things in motion.
Adam Levine drops his towel and gets completely nude for these screen caps from his new video ‘This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like a Motherfucker.’ Well, no one said ass-play was ever easy… Mr. Levine has taken his clothes off here before but for a strategically-placed pair of lucky hands. This time it’s on video and in motion, captured here for posteriority.
‘X Factor’ contestant Sam Callahan, of Scottish descent and skinny-dipping heritage, is the Hunk of the Day, thanks to some smoking-hot photo spreads as the ones excerpted here. Rumor has it that he wears his kilt in the traditional manner (read: pants-less). Luckily, as these pictures will attest, sometimes he doesn’t wear a kilt at all.
Nick Jonas has solidified his status as worthy and willing Hunk with all the times he’s removed his clothes in the past year or so. Starting with the Instagram shot heard round the world, and following up stunningly with his fittingly chosen magazine cover for ‘Flaunt,’ Mr. Jonas has come into young adulthood in sexy fashion. Further proof of his penchant for taking his clothes off is evidenced here, and in GIFs from another instance where he appeared in the buff. Yes, we still get jealous…
While his snug pants stole the show in ‘Cinderella’ it was his naked rump that got all the glory in ‘Game of Thrones.’ Meet the Hunk of the Day Richard Madden, who makes as charming a prince as he does a wild-maned lover. The magic of a few GIFs is able to capture some of that glory, and a few of these photos partly capture his captivating eyes.
Good sportsmen in Europe get naked far more freely than their American counterparts. This conservative country could use such unfettered matter-of-fact dealings with nudity. The Warwick Rowers are famous for their naked calendar, originally created in an effort to raise money for their club, but then it turned into something with far greater meaning, as they joined the brigade against homophobia as Sport Allies. This is the future, and a powerful testament to where the world has been headed for some time.
One of the standouts on the team, at least from the photos, is Laurence Hulse, who is now being honored as Hunk of the Day. Mr. Hulse has gone on to do several photo shoots since then. A naked calendar can do wonders for expanding one’s career outlook. No doubt he has a few team-mates who will soon join him in such a vaunted category – we’re always on the lookout for fresh hunks.
The snow-covered tundra of upstate New York greets this crazy month with, what else, some more snow. Poo-poo to that frou-frou. I’m still recovering from the tornado that was having my niece and nephew stay over on Saturday night. Yes, it takes that long. Remind me never to serve French toast or anything that requires syrup again as the entire house was sticky for the whole next day. But enough about that, onto the recap…
The week began with the somewhat surprising hunktitude of Calvin Harris. Did that come out of left field, or do I just not know how baseball works?
Another surprise was the unhyped and unheralded return of the Madonna Timeline with this hush-hush song that instantly brings to mind the first guy I ever kissed.
The last week of February marked my brother’s birthday.
Madonna was dragged down but did what she does best: got back up and rose like the phoenix. You can’t keep a good woman down.
The great crepe caper.
For the first time ever, there was a three-time Hunk of the Day ~ Ronnie Kroell – as voted on by you. (And me.)
Flowers can lift the darkest days, and that’s a very good thing at this time of the year.
Fashion can do that too, and when in an emotional pinch I head to the closet and find something like this to cheer me up.
Mark MacKillop is still promoting (and perfecting) his latest book, Rm. XIV.
The Special Guest Blog is still going strong, with this entry by one of my besties, Ann Agresta. (Applications for your own Guest Blog are currently being accepted – just do it!)
A request and a promise fulfilled, this is Stephen Amell, the Hunk of the Day. Mr. Amell’s cousin Robbie was recently featured as a Hunk here, so it’s only fair that Stephen be given his due. In fact, Stephen has the edge when it comes to onscreen male nudity, but I hate to pit family against each other (unless it’s the Jonas brothers - and we all now that Nick left them all in the dust with these photos). In the meantime, check out Mr. Amell’s offerings.
The very first triple-time crowning of Hunk of the Day goes fittingly to Ronnie Kroell, whom readers chose as their favorite from a quick Survey Monkey poll. I have to admit, I voted for him too, but my vote doesn’t count any more than anyone else’s, so Mr. Kroell won it fairly and of his own merit (and a rather wide margin). The greatest Hunks aren’t just those with physical gifts and attributes – they contribute to society or lead stellar lives in ways other than the superficial. Beauty certainly counts for something, but it’s not everything, and that’s why Mr. Kroell deserves this honor.
He just made a stunning, sweet, and sexy appearance as the Tin Man in Kenyth Morgan’s fantastical ‘Unlock Your Heart’ video – and it’s a perfect melding of character and charm for the original King of Heart.
Kroell has long championed artists and charitable causes, often blurring the line between beauty and charity in the most hopeful of ways. His Friend Movement is testament to this. Offering “a multi-media arts company that celebrates friendship, builds confidence, and prevents bullying,” the Friend Movement is based on these core values: Forgiveness, Respect, Inspiration, Education, Nurturing, Dreaming.
Ronnie Kroell had been individually working on creating a grassroots movement that would aim to celebrate our diversity and prevent bullying, but more importantly it would focus on the things we all share in common. He merged his ideas and worked with his friends to conceive Friend Movement.
Today Friend Movement offers a wide variety of services not limited to, but including: Motivational Speakers, Consulting Services, and The New F Word Photo Campaign. Ronnie Kroell continues to nurture and cultivate relationships with a wide array of organizations along with an impressive catalogue of celebrity support. Friend Movement continues to pursue its founding values and ideas as it advances into the future with the support and dedication of an incredible team of creative individuals and the unconditional support of countless individuals worldwide that keep the momentum going.
We are living in a time where social networking has become a part of daily life; integrated into all aspects of what we do as human beings. Friend Movement’s constant evolution on how we view media and the needs of society, coupled with our core values and our mission statement, gives us incredible opportunities to be innovative, creative, and playful with our art and ideas. ~ FRIEND MOVEMENT
He recently posted the following poem on his website, and it offers a peek into the psyche and vulnerability of what’s behind the pretty face:
By Ronnie Kroell
We’re born naked and awake,
But slowly our eyes are coaxed shut.
Fear and limitation created for power’s sake,
Not a mystery why we fall in a rut.
We’re not all that different you and I,
But in our mind we draw the lines.
I fit here, you fit there, but do we ever ask WHY?
We dare not step outside the confines.
Life is about living our truth,
Embracing the light and dark.
We strive daily to grasp the magic of our youth,
Working diligently to leave our mark.
The secret is to let go and simply “BE”;
Nothing in life is black and white.
So, let us take a lesson from a tree,
Standing still and embracing its might!
We are all connected under the sun,
But before we can know PEACE —
An inner battle must be won.
Gratitude must prevail and ego must cease.
Ready, set, GO!
This is your day to truly shine.
Don’t let their no be your no;
Work hard and trust the stars will align!
Congratulations to Ronnie on this triple achievement! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy – and for once I can say that without a bit of snark or sarcasm. Good guys bring that out in me – and everyone else. For more information on Ronnie and his Friend Movement, check out his website here.
Maybe it doesn’t quite add up to fifty, but there are at least five nude male celebrities in this post, and that’s to count for something. Kicking it off is Channing Tatum, who will be appearing in the sexy sequel to ‘Magic Mike’ as discussed here. That’s fairly safe fare for summer, but Mr. Tatum provides some badly-needed heat for winter fun right now, particularly in the trio of GIFs below. Scroll down… (and keep your eyes peeled for Matt Bomer in the background.)
Another favorite who’s appeared on this blog many times over is Dan Osborne. From his cute diving stint with Tom Daley to his steady flow of underwear pictorials, Mr. Osborne provides regular fodder for eager eyes. Here’s a shot from his latest Attitude photo shoot.
One more across-the-pond hottie comes in the form of Harry Judd from the band McFly. Clearly the most fit of that group of lads, Mr. Judd also likes to engage in some naked horseplay. Can’t fault the man for that.
Last but most certainly not least is Jamie Dornan, Mr. Fifty Shades himself. He got naked before that movie (as can be seen in the last shot here) and he got naked in it (as can be seen in the next to last shot). There are some full-frontal nudes of Mr. Dornan floating around elsewhere, but you won’t find them here. (Unless they slipped by me in the Archives, but you’ll have to dig deep. Very deep.)
Much ado has been made of Channing Tatum’s new poster for the sequel to ‘Magic Mike’ ~ ‘Magic Mike XXL‘ ~ and its full-frontal ‘Coming’ tease, but it’s his ass that features here. (By the way, does one need to have seen the original to get much more out of the sequel? Am I the only one who’s only seen GIFs of the movie?) Anyway, this is Channing Tatum’s naked butt. It’s been on display here before (particularly in this booty-throwdown with fellow hunk Joe Manganiello), but I find such things deserve a second look, especially when it wiggles like that.
An alternate, but more succinct and powerful take on ‘Magic Mike XXL’ was given by my hero Louis Virtel, who had this to say:
“When the hell do we get what we deserve? When do we get the frontal nudity? It’s 2015, I’m watching a trailer for ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and I’m pretending to be scandalized by humping motions. I’ve got news for you: I see at least one penis every day of my life. Sometimes more! The idea that we’re about to watch another ‘Magic Mike’ movie that congratulates itself for being edgy without even offering up a well-lit frame of a single dick is stupid and annoying. Do the cool thing, Channing! Wink and whip it out. Done! You’re done! Just do it. The title ‘XXL’ is promising, but I’m hoping it’s a response to our very, very reasonable demand for an actual damn johnson in this lacquered-up smutfest. Amen and praise be.”
Joining the elite group of Hunks who have been hot enough to merit a second Hunk of the Day Honor, here is Chris Salvatore. Anybody with their own underwear line is near and dear to my heart, and Mr. Salvatore continues to produce some of the finest skivvies on the market (which are both fashionable and comfortable, as my butt and balls will attest.) He was recently featured in Attitude Magazine’s Naked Issue, hence the two nude photos at the bottom of this post. For that alone he gets this double nod as Hunk of the Day. (Be sure to check out his first feature here, because he looks just as hot in his underwear as he does out of them.)