Spanish model Jon Kortajarena is the Hunk of the Day, and in timely fashion, having just appeared in Madonna’s whimsical new video. (He’s the guy she kisses and gives a shot, I believe. Lucky fuck. Her, I mean. Well, him too, despite what Drake would have you believe.) Mr. Kortajarena has landed advertising campaigns for Just Cavalli, Versace, Armani, Bally, Etro, Trussardi, Diesel, Lagerfeld, and Pepe Jeans, as well as heavy hitters H&M, Zara, Guess and, wait for it, Tom Ford in a butt-baring advert for glasses.
An openly gay male model is, strangely enough, not the norm outside of Andrew Christian’s borders, despite the in-roads and stellar examples of Ronnie Kroell and JP Calderon. Mr. Kortajarena is making headway in that arena simply by not making a big deal about it. That’s the sort of shrug I like to see.Back to Blog