Hirsute Hunk of the Day Hutch Dano is an actor/rapper, but has a much more substantial thatch of chest hair than Eminem – and a kinder countenance from what I can gather from the limited exposure I’ve had to both. He also goes by the stage name Farenheit 51. I don’t know where the name comes from, but if he wants to give me an explanation he can give me a call.
Aussie Jason Dundas is a fitting Hunk of the Day, on this Day of Madonna, as I came to know of him through an interview the Queen did with Entertainment Tonight. So you see, this particular Hunk does indeed have a Madonna connection, as it should be. A television host who has made his mark across the world, Mr. Dundas went head-to-head with Madonna while on her ‘Rebel Heart’ promo rounds, and both came out smelling rosier because of it.
As further evidenced by his inclusion of gorgeous ginger Bryce Eilenberg in this year’s pit crew, RuPaul has always had exquisite taste in beautiful objects, and today’s Hunk of the Day Miles Davis Moody is no exception. Another member of the Drag Race pit crew, Mr. Moody comes equipped with a smoldering gaze, smoky eyes, and sinfully sexy body. The engines have been roaring for quite some time. Back that thing up…
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.
Male model and personal fitness trainer Justin Leonard is the Hunk of the Day. Represented by Ford Models Chicago and The Matthew Agency in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Leonard brings some classic American ruggedness to the realm of hunks, along with a sultry smile that manages to be sweet and sexy at once. His work with UnderwearNation.com, as seen here, is something to behold. That site always manages to bring out the best, and the beast, in its photo shoots. Of course, Mr. Leonard brings some of his own heat as well. Good things to work with…
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.
I love a Hunk of the Day who comes with his own awesome narrative. Such is the case of Serge Ibaka, and his website provided the following synopsis of a legendary career in-the-making:
Serge Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, on September 18th, 1989, in a family with strong ties to sports and basketball. Serge is the son of two basketball players; his mom, Amadou Djonga, played with the national team of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his dad, Desiree Ibaka, played professionally and with the national team of the Republic of Congo. Basketball is almost in his genes. Serge started to play with a basketball from a very early age, spontaneously, trying to emulate his parent’s and his older friend’s skills. Childhood in a civil war affected country was not easy but Serge, who had to overcome difficult moments such as his mom’s passing and war related conflicts, always kept his basketball passion alive, and from a very young age dreamed of becoming a professional player and of being able to help his huge family: 17 brothers and sisters.
Serge had become one of the best prospects in Africa but never stopped thinking about getting better, progressing and playing at the highest possible level. And he did. Hand in hand with You First Sports Africa and after a long bureaucratic period, he headed to Spain. On March 19, 2007, Serge arrived at Hospitalet (Barcelona) and joined the junior team of the city club. His impact was immediate, and the team won the state junior Championship of Catalunya and classified for the Spanish tournament. From that moment on he wasn’t a secret outside of Africa anymore.
That summer he was invited to the adidas Nations basketball camp in New Orleans as part of the African team. It was his first trip to the USA and he took advantage of it: he was the best player on his team and one of the best in the whole camp, which gathers the best young players in the world. After a summer of hard work and dedication, Serge joined the senior team of C.B.Hospitalet that competed in the second Spanish division, the LEB Gold. Being the youngest foreign player in the league at 18 years old he finished the season with averages of 11,8 points, 8,3 rebounds and 3,1 blocks per game (best in the league in blocks).
During the season many NBA scouts visited him and saw him live and in April he took part in the prestigious Hoop Summit in Portland, an under 19 game, playing for the international team that played against the USA (he had 8 points and 8 rebounds in the game). In June, he attended the Eurocamp in Treviso, where he convinced everyone of his potential and was named MVP. His name was already on almost every NBA team’s agenda, so he decided to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft. On June 24th, 2008, he was chosen with the 24th pick by the Seattle Sonics.
In his second season in the NBA (2010-2011), he earned a spot in the Thunder’s starting five in mid season. He finished the regular season with 9,9 points, 7,6 rebounds and 2,4 blocks per game and a total of 198 blocks, more tan any other player in the league. In the playoffs, he helped the Thunder to arrive to the Conference Finals for the first time in their history, with averages of 9,8 points, 7,3 rebounds and 3,1 blocks. On that same season, Serge participated in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All Star Weekend in Los Angeles, another childhood dream come true.
In the 2012-2013 season, he established himself as a key figure in the Thunder alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and he achieved career highs in points and rebounds, with 13,2 and 7,7 per game respectively. He also averaged 3 blocks per game, good enough to be the best shot blocker in the NBA for the third consecutive season and to be elected as part of the best defensive team for the second straight season. In the playoffs, the Thunder lost in the second round. So the current 2013-2014 is a new opportunity for Serge Ibaka to prove his constant ascending value in the league and to try once again to win the championship ring with the Thunder.
Because there’s nothing hotter than a fit guy in white briefs, especially when he’s hosting the Oscars. (Quite frankly, this was the highlight of the Oscar ceremony – and it’s not even over yet.) Neil Patrick Harris has been here practically naked before, in this racy Rolling Stone cover shot, as well as shirtless in his first Hunk of the Day honor. He also wore nothing but glitter here, as was befitting of his turn as Hedwig. As for his Oscar-hosting debut, I thought it was safe and classy (as classy as you can get in your underwear) – and the perfect way to be invited back (though I may be at odds with the world on this one.)
A day without a ginger is like a day without sunshine. We’ve had far too many of those lately, so here’s a ray of orange light to drive away all your sorrows. Meet Bryce Eilenberg, the new Hunk of the Day, and member of the RuPaul’s Drag Race pit crew. I haven’t seen Miss R’s race in a few years, so I’m not sure if the pit crew does anything more than stand around in their underwear, and quite frankly that’s more than enough to bring out the teenage girl in me. Mr. Eilenberg can teach me the alphabet any way he wants, and if that means in a series of shirtless GIFs then so be it. I was always a good student.
This post will hopefully make up for the fact that I totally neglected to feature anything on ‘Kiss A Ginger Day‘ (which apparently happens on January 12). To that end, check out these other adorable gingers to brighten your day. (Start your engines!)
The song may have said that long-haired freaky people need not apply, but that’s certainly not the case for Cole Monahan, the Hunk of the Day. His lengthy locks are a vital component of his appeal, and while long hair has never been my thing (move along, Fabio) this site is not just for me. Mr. Monahan has something to do with hockey, I believe, but you shouldn’t take my word for it. Out of all the sports I know nothing about (which is basically all the sports) hockey is the one about which I know the least. (I mean, I know more about curling than I do about hockey.) But if Monahan wants to sign me up for some lessons, I’d be more than happy to triple salchow for his ass. After all, what would Brian Boitano do?
UPDATE: It turns out Monahan has nothing to do with professional hockey, he just posed for a hockey-themed spread. He’s actually a professional male model. This is something that makes much more sense to me. Terra firma, not hockey ice.
The truth is that I don’t watch much television these days – outside of ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ (That pretty much sums up my mindset in one fell crazy-ass swoop.) So I don’t get to see such fine specimens as our Hunk of the Day, Robbie Amell, who has an extensive television resume, and a burgeoning film career as well. No matter, the internet provides more than enough news-worthy items, among which Mr. Amell’s finely-tuned pecs recently popped up. (See GIF below.)
Robbie has a cousin, Stephen Amell, whom I thought was already named a Hunk of the Day, but it turns out I was mistaken. Perhaps you’re next, Stephen. In the meantime, it’s all about Robbie.
There are a a few gentlemen who have earned the distinct honor of being named Hunk of the Day not just once, but twice. This is an elite group of individuals who possess something a little deeper than beauty. To be doubly-honored requires substance underneath all that style. Some of these guys are fighters for gay equality, some are artists fighting for a better world, and some are simply doing their own thing no matter what the world throws their way. Sometimes that takes more guts than anything else. Of course, each is also fit and fine as fuck, which is the superficial first requirement for a Hunk of the Day honor.
For our first Triple Hunk of the Day crowning, I am putting it in the capable hands and eyes of you, the viewer. Let’s do a little Survey Monkey action and see if we can’t winnow this field of six into one winner who will be featured as the first-ever Triple Hunk of the Day. Here are the nominees:
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First up, by the alphabetical order of last name, is Nick Adams.
And the Second Crowning of Nick Adams.
Next up is Harry Judd.
And the Second Crowning of Harry Judd.
Next up is Ronnie Kroell.
And the Second Crowning of Ronnie Kroell.
Next up is Chris Salvatore.
And the Second Crowning of Chris Salvatore.
Next up is Todd Sanfield.
And the Second Crowning of Todd Sanfield.
The final contender is Casper Van Dien.
And the Second Crowning of Casper Van Dien.
Did you vote for your favorite? If not, scroll back up and take the poll! (Not a pull.)
No word yet on whether our Hunk of the Day shares a blood-line with Rip Van Winkle (or Vanilla Ice for that matter) but Travis Van Winkle stands on his own regardless. He’s got the California Guy thing down pat, and there’s a twinkle in this Winkle that secures his hunky status, especially when stripping off for shirtless romps like ‘Meet the Spartans’ or sweaty jaunts like whatever is happening in the last pic below.
Look, I don’t have a problem with gay people. I have a problem with gay people who pretend they’re not gay and then go about trying to deny rights to other gay people. There’s a certain space in hell reserved for such loathsome hypocritical asshats. Then again, internalized homophobia is its own form of hell, created during anyone’s time on earth when they live a life pretending to be anyone other than themselves. When I see that in certain friends, mostly I feel pity. UNLESS the person starts fucking with my rights.
Now, I’m most definitely not saying that Republican Congressman Aaron Schock is gay. That’s the kind of talk that gets people in trouble. And you certainly can’t tell if someone is gay based on their photos or fashion or the fact that they painted their congressional office to look like the set of ‘Downton Abbey’ or were reportedly seen in a naked shower encounter with another gentlemen. What I do know is that Aaron Schock is opposed to marriage equality. In his oh-so-original words: “I do not support gay marriage, and I believe in the definition of marriage being between one man and one woman.” Maybe it’s just a requirement of his political party, or maybe he truly feels that way. Regardless, his anti-gay voting record is shameful for anyone.
He supported an amendment to the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. He was against the President’s decision to not defend the Defense of Marriage Act against court challenge. He also voted against the 2010 repeal of the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces.
So until Aaron Schock stops fucking with the rights of gay people in this country, he’s going to have to contend with snarky posts like this (which by no means is meant to insinuate or claim that Aaron Schock is gay.)