Category Archives: Shirtless Male Celebrities

Hunk of the Day: Chase Finlay

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We’re on a ballet kick of late, with the likes of James Whiteside lifting his heels recently, and that bodacious bulging continues with this Hunk of the Day, Chase Finlay,  a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. In poses that manage to be at turns graceful and humorous, with a mischievous glint and a gravity-defying physicality (credit to a few pics by Terry Richardson, who also captured Jared Leto and Brad Goreski) Finlay winningly exudes the artful expression of a ballet dancer in his prime.

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Miscellaneous Man Candy

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Every now and then a post comes along to catch all the miscellaneous pics of previously-featured Hunks that have been revealed in the time since their crowning glory. This is one of those posts, and it’s a catch-all for some heavy-hitting hunks that have already graced these virtual pages. We begin, as we often do, with Tom Daley – and it’s a very good place to start.  These shots are from his latest calendar. Everyone loves it when Tom gets wet, and Tom is more than game to please the fans.

Ronnie Kroell is another celebrity who knows how to treat his fans, as seen in this pair of pics. His workout regime is reaping wondrous rewards, most of which are easily visible to the naked, and thrilled, eye.  His work for the Friend Movement adds a layer of depth to such a pretty façade, and it feels good to celebrate someone whose inside is just as gorgeously-rendered as the outside.

This hairy shot of Jude Law, who bounced his naked ass around so sexily here, shows him aging in an impossibly hot manner. Chin up, man.

Finally, a pair of peeps whose butts merit their own post, but who will have to suffice with this major minor feature. First up is tennis champ Novak Djokovic, who previously posed in his black briefs and super smile.

Second, and bringing up the hottest rear ever, is Matthew Camp. Mr. Camp has been here a number of times before, notably for his fragrance, his looks, his scent, and his sexiness. This shot should cement his hunky status as he gears up for film stardom.

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The Majesty of Mark MacKillop

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He’s been featured here before, but since his new book is available to order now, it seems a fitting moment to post a feature on Mark MacKillop. ‘Rm. XIV’ is Mr. MacKillop’s coffee-table book collection of photos taken during a ‘West Side Story’ touring stint in Europe. He described the tour as a challenge that left him feeling isolated, which, to our benefit, resulted in this collection of intimate portraits.

With an introduction penned by ‘Kinky Boots’ star Billy Porter, the book comes with Broadway’s blessing, and some serious theatrical fairy dust. MacKillop is one of those rare performers who seems inwardly shy and introverted, while thrilling the world with his talent and craft. ‘Rm. XIV’ offers a peek behind the veil, with the perfect alchemy of intimacy and intrusiveness.

The book can be ordered here, and a few limited-edition versions are still available.

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Hunk of the Day: Chris Pratt

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Star of the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Chris Pratt worked his ass off with work-outs and healthy-eating to achieve the  results seen here. As such, he has earned the honor of being named the Hunk of the Day. If I had a trainer and a million dollars I could do the same thing. Not to detract from the fine work Mr. Pratt has crafted, I’m just saying… Tomorrow I’m hoping to see the new movie, and not just because of the shirtless GIF seen here. Plot and storyline and character development are just as important.

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Zac Efron & Bear Grylls, Shirtless & Going Down

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As if doffing his shirt and riding a majestic steed through water wasn’t fantasy-island enough, here we have Zac Efron getting his shirt off with Bear Grylls, and repelling down a cliff to get even wetter. Say what you may about Mr. Efron, he knows his freaking audience. Horses, water, shirtless Bears… oh my.

And just to make things easier for you, here is a naked Zac Efron, and a naked Bear Grylls. Double your pleasure, double your fun.

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Zac Efron, Shirtless & Riding a Steed

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I’ve done my fair share of weird things without wearing a shirt, but Zac Efron gallops into a whole other realm of sexiness and pulpy-page-turner fantasy with the photo below. I still contend that he looks better naked and in motion.

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Michael Phelps Nude for ESPN’s Naked Issue

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(Ok, they call it the Body Issue, but it’s really the Naked Issue.) It would seem that there’s not much of a difference between donning a Speedo and donning a birthday suit, but Michael Phelps and his tan lines prove otherwise. The difference is profound, and sexy, and folks looking to see Mr. Phelps in all his glory need only pick up the latest ‘Naked Issue’ of ESPN Magazine. Said source has been supplying images of nude athletes for several years now, including Evan LysacekOguchi Onyewu, Matt Harvey, Giancarlo StantonTomáš Berdych, and the infamous Rob Gronkowski (more than once).

Mr. Phelps is no stranger to baring his body, having appeared on this site several times, notably in the shower and in his Speedo. Never before, however, have we seen Michael Phelps naked – until now. Was it worth the wait? You tell me. I will say this much: tan lines are back.

UPDATE: A better look at Michael Phelps nude.

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Hunk of the Day: Joe Manganiello

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To paraphrase Julie Andrews, an egregious error has been made, and while I would never refuse to accept a Tony nomination, I must admit when I’ve been neglectful, and right the wrong as soon as possible. In this case, it’s the stunning overlooking of Joe Manganiello as Hunk of the Day. Now, in my defense, Mr. Manganiello has been featured here before, notably shirtless in this post, in which I admitted that he wasn’t my idea of an ideal man, physically – but I’ve posted a number of gentlemen who don’t personally stoke my own eclectic fires, so let’s give this werewolf his day in the sun.

He’s had his share of moon moments as well, when we pitted his ass against Channing Tatum’s butt in not one but two butt-battles. In the first one, I think it was a dead heat, and in the second one it was all but impossible to give the edge to either one. Clearly a third tie-breaker round is needed.

This post will also complete the ‘Magic Mike’ stripping quintet, thereby giving each of those strapping strippers a turn as Hunk of the Day. That’s right, Mr. Manganiello joins the already-annointed Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Alex Pettyfer in all their half-naked glory.

And while the Battle of the Butts is fun and fine, the real war will be waged with these questions:

Long hair or short hair? (I vote for short.)

Beard or no beard? (I vote for short beard.)

Cigar or no cigar? (I vote for cigar. Who doesn’t love a big fatty between their lips?)

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Hunk of the Day: Tyler Hoechlin

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‘Teen Wolf’ star Tyler Hoechlin is the Hunk of the Day. The only ‘Teen Wolf’ I’ve ever seen was the rather lackluster 80′s version starring Michael J. Fox. Since that disappointing outing I’ve steered clear of most werewolves, and as fine as Mr. Hoechlin may be, I’ve no interest in checking out the MTV series just yet. Fortunately, Hoechlin commands interest just for looking that good.

For those of you seeking out more wolf-like men, check out Hugh Jackman, Ben Cohen, and Scott Caan.

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Hunk of the Day: Mark MacKillop

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This is no ordinary Hunk of the Day. This is Mark MacKillop – performer, model, and photographer who is currently working on a Kickstarter campaign to fund his coffee-table book, a project that is about as perfect as one can be. Mr. MacKillop spent a year touring the world in a musical, and along the way captured himself in hotels, revealing the paradoxical isolation and disenchantment living a life of performance. I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing a similar project, but I have neither the body to do it, nor the funds to propel myself around the globe. For that reason, it’s thrilling to see Mr. MacKillop execute it so admirably.

At first glance it may seem like a simple vanity project, but as one used to such criticism, I see it as so much more. MacKillop doesn’t just preen and pose, he invites the onlooker into a deeper level of intimacy. There is isolation here, and a sense of loneliness, and even a notion of longing that is palpable in his gaze. Hotel rooms have always been intriguing respites, and here they are given full range and expression as the backdrop to a very human experience. The images MacKillop has captured are not only homoerotic, they are haunting. They are as inviting as they are distancing, creating a dramatic tension that informs even the most private of moments.

Even in this selfie-obsessed world, most people don’t know how difficult it can be to take a picture of yourself. There are the simple logistical concerns – the timing, the posing, the set-up – and then there is the actual moment the photo is taken. There is an artifice of acting involved, but there is also the basic element of truth to it. It may be posed, it may be planned, but the very nature of photography is that it is authentic. A picture tells a thousand words, and most of them are inarguably real.

This man stood here, this is the window out of which he gazed, this is the bed in which he slept. These are irrefutable truths. What he may have been thinking, what was going on behind the camera’s line of vision, and what pushed him to that point are unanswered questions, unknowable by all but the subject.

It’s a fascinating dichotomy, this murky divide between the public and the private, the revealed and the concealed. There are other divisions at work here as well – the artist vs. the man, the seen vs. the unseen, the model vs. the photographer. These are fertile grounds for artistic expression and creative play, but for deeper, darker, more philosophical meanderings as well.

As MacKillop’s gaze vacillates from outward to inward, and back again, the viewer is given access to an interior study, and all the surface beauty gets distilled into something more pure and substantial. The evocative is never given the respect or power it rightfully should command. Neither is the provocative. There’s something lonely and isolating about that too.

{Mark MacKillop’s Kickstarter page is here, and he has a website as well.}

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Novak Djokovic: Bulging in Boxer Briefs

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While we’re on a tennis kick, here is Novak Djokovic, caught on a balcony in a pair of boxer briefs. Personally, I prefer him in something slightly skimpier, as seen here, but I don’t think anyone would throw Mr. Djokovic out of bed for wearing these. As for his package of jewels, I love a man who knows his way around balls. Tennis, people, I’m talking about tennis. Love – Love. Game on.

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Hunk of the Day: Ryan Paevey

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There’s been a lot of shirtless action here of late, mostly due to laziness upon my return from vacation, but also for the summer heat that has exploded around us. Ryan Peavey has already been named a Hunk of the Day, but it bears repeating, and stands up to this encore honor. Mr. Paevey is a soap opera actor, and soap operas always remind me of summer, when I would sit for hours watching NBC’s daytime line-up (no offense to Paevey’s ‘General Hospital’ origins.) Back then it was ‘Generations’, ‘Days of Our Lives’, ‘Another World’, and ‘Santa Barbara.’ I think only ‘Days’ remains in production, the others replaced by reality and talk shows.

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Hunk of the Day: Adam Driver

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Continuing our streak of unconventional Hunks named Adam, this is Adam Driver, of HBO’s ‘Girls’ fame – a show which I have never seen, and likely never will. Mr. Driver may not be my cup of tea, but he has a rabid cult-like following, proving that there is someone for everyone in this world. I like when ideas of beauty encompass more than what mainstream thinking would seem to allow. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and if there’s one thing that this blog hopefully promotes, it’s diversity and an appreciation for all that is different. Congrats to Mr. Driver on being named Hunk of the Day!

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The DILF Post

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On this Father’s Day, let’s look back at some of those daddies who were featured in a very different capacity as Hunks of the Day here. Does Fatherhood add or detract from a guy’s appeal? I’m not going to give my politically incorrect answer (Fathers and sex have no business being together outside of the Catholic church) but here are a few to get you shouting ‘Oh Daddy!’

First up is Matt Bomer, who has shown us that you don’t have to be straight to be a good father – a lesson that Neil Patrick Harris also gave, fathering twins no less.

Relatively new to being a baby daddy, Channing Tatum was much better known for other things. Stripping, modeling, and going butt-to-butt with Joe Manganiello.

He’s not quite there yet (pop it out Mila!) but Ashton Kutcher is about to become a father, and it looks like he’s ready.

Thanks to Reese, Ryan Phillippe became a Daddy a while back, but he remains in fighting form as evidenced here.

A tree-trimming father who didn’t bother to put his pants on for the holiday festivities, this is Mario Lopez.

Giving off that sexy Mr. Clean vibe and displaying his prowess with a tool belt, Chip Wade is an HGTV father.

I don’t know what kind of physical gifts the offspring of Ed Burns and Christy Turlington were bestowed, but I’m guessing they’re major.

Shakira’s Baby Daddy Gerard Pique.

Jamie Foxx will often bring one of his kids to red carpet events, which is a very cool thing.

The bromance between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck did not result in any children – they got them by other means.

Sometimes Dads can be kind of slutty. Case in point Eddie Cibrian.

His own kids are becoming stars in their own right, but they wouldn’t be around at all if it wasn’t for Will Smith.

Last but not least, a pair of daddies who own the term DILF: Ben Cohen and David Beckham.

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The Ageless (& Shirtless) Ryan Phillippe

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Some people never age, and some people never wear shirts. Luckily for us, these two traits often intersect in the same glorious body, as evidenced by these beach photos of Ryan Phillippe showing off what he still most definitely has. While it’s not as much as he showed off here (Warning: Gratuitous Male Nudity), it’s always a welcome eyeful.

 

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