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Nyle DiMarco Shares His Long-Haired High School Graduation Pic

Who knew that Nyle DiMarco could've had a side gig as the lead vocalist in a 90's garage band of sorts?

The America's Next Top Model winner recently unearthed his high school graduation photo, and the transformation from an Eddie Vedder lookalike to the suave and sophisticated sex bomb that he is now is truly unbelievable.

"It always gets better folks," one social media user captioned the side by side photo of Nyle back then and now. There's so much about this left photo to discuss that its hard to figure out where to begin. The stringy long hair, the workings of some sort of a mustache, the unibrow, but the photo placed next to it shows what a glow up this dude has had, and it goes beyond the aesthetic.

Something pretty admirable about Nyle is that he has taken his platform of being hearing impaired and used it in a way that has gotten millions of people talking. He's worked on getting disability-emojis approved and has just partnered with Tim Cook at Apple to kickoff their accessible Everyone Can Code program at the California School for the Deaf (CSD) in Fremont, California.

Also his high school yearbook quote was pretty "sweet" as well.

Well done mister. 

Instinct Hottie of the Week is Fellow Writer Christopher Cragg!

If there was ever a movie with the title Woof or Grr or something of that nature, chances are Christopher Cragg would not only star in it but probably write it as well.

Chris is our Instinct Hottie of the Week, and for good reason as its always fun to discover fellow writing talent who happen to be good people and handsome to boot.

He is a Toronto-based Brit with a mustache that would give the Monopoly Man a run for his money. Outside of his good looks, Chris is also a talented writer in many senses of the word: sub-editor, online editor, proofreader and copywriter. According to his official website, he lives for "creating eye-bulgingly good content."

That talent has led him to create big brand stories for major companies including NIke, National Geographic and more, and his social media following has drawn in thousands of followers who enjoy seeing him in a variety of fashions (notably the fabulous OsoApparel as seen here). 

I had the pleasure of meeting Chris at RuPaul's DragCon in New York City back in September, and his demeanor and candor in person matches his effervescent personality that he displays online. It's good when both are in sync with one another, thus making him quite the easy pick for Instinct Hottie of the Week.

Learn more about Chris and what he does here, and check out his Instagram here

 

Hunky Justin Theroux Shows off at Vulture Festival NY

Getting to see hunky Justin Theroux in any capacity makes most of us happy, but it gets so much better when he happens to be shirtless. 

Similar to fellow actor Ben Affleck, Justin happens to have a very large tattoo on his back (of a rat), and was asked by an audience member at Vulture Festival NY (for which he was part of a panel on) about it this past weekend. 

“So I had two dogs, both rescues, pit bulls, pit bull mix, and when they died, I dedicated half my back to one and half of my back to the other,” he explained. “So, it’s a picture of a rat, because my dog used to kill rats in Washington Square Park, which is not fun. It was horrible. She was really good at it. I mean, it’s doing a service to New York also. Oh, and then a pigeon. A New York pigeon and a rat.”

The event where he lifted up his shirt was for a live recording of Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, hosted by the beloved Queer Eye star who also happens to be friends with Justin as well.

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Aspiring Actor Somlit Is Gracing Our Screens With Sexy Asian Male Representation

Last week, we discovered a video where five Asian men danced and ground their way into the hearts (and pants) of a few girls and one guy. We loved the video so much, we had to share it all with you. Not only that, we had to look into the guy who orchestrated the whole video.

But first, you guys have to watch the hot viral video yourselves.

But again, who is this “Asian Magic Mike?” Well, his name is Somlit.

 

This project really, really means a lot to me... . A moment to be real about this project #AsianMagicMike. . I've had this vision in my head for 3 years. I’ve beaten myself up for 3 years wondering why I didn’t make it happen yet, why have I not gotten in shape yet to do this, what am I waiting on? But I think everything happens for a reason. “Every no is on time, and every yes is on time.” - @ariannabasco__ . And the timing couldn’t have been better to release this. With so much dialogue going on, and so much thirst for representation, I really believe it happens for a reason and that this could potentially grow to provide such great opportunity... . But not only has this project been about the possibilities, but its also been about myself… This project is probably the first instance where I finally decided to take a step forward for myself as the artist I want to be. I’ve been fighting, I’ve been helping, I’ve been growing my skills, but I haven’t been owning myself. I haven’t been shining my own light, and I feel like this small little dance video, is just the first step in owning my art. . As an Asian American, I can dive into such a complex understanding of why we especially have such a hard time accepting ourselves as artists, but this is my moment that I am. I of course want this to uplift so many other voices around me, but I’m learning the more I hold my voice up high first, the more I can help other voices shine as well. . So even though I’m going broke, running on empty, I am just so blessed that I am owning something of mine. Thank you to those who constantly support my journey and uplift my voice. I am forever grateful for your time and belief in me. I sincerely have so much love for you. . Now lets get this on Ellen, and in front of Channing Tatum. . : @sheldonbotler

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Somlit seems like a young actor trying to make his way in the entertainment business. As with many people starting out in the industry, he’s found himself having to self-create and produce in order to get his name out there.

While looking around, we were able to find an earlier video that he created and starred in. The video was created to show his acting skills and hopefully get him a gig in the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians film. While he sadly didn’t get a part, we have to commend him for trying.

Then, his latest attempt at getting some attention was this Asian Magic Mike video. Not only do we appreciate the video for Somlit’s entrepreneurialism, the Asian male representation, and the sexy men, but we also appreciate that he threw in some gay representation as well.

So hats off to Somlit. He’s a young actor trying to make his way while also making representation for others too.

If you want to follow Somlit, you can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Simon Quarterman Says He's Thankful For His Full-Frontal Scene In HBO's Westworld

The second season of Westworld is underway and we were blessed with a full frontal scene within its first few episodes.

HBO is a cable station that’s not afraid to put naked bodies on our viewing screens. That said, shows like Westworld or Game of Thrones usually only film boobs and man pecs with only a few exceptions for shots of lower regions.

That said, it looks like Westworld is one upping Game of Thrones when it comes to giving viewers the full frontal we all so desperately demand.

The sci-fi tv show included a full frontal scene with actor Simon Quarterman and many were taken aback (in both positive and negative ways).

In reaction, Quarterman spoke with Vulture to say he doesn’t regret the scene. In fact, he wishes more male actors would do the same (So do we).

” Jonathan and Lisa talked to me about it and asked how I’d feel about doing that. My immediate response was, “Sure, whatever you need.”

“It’s not often that we see a man naked. It’s a rare thing. Women have to reveal a lot all the time, and it felt so in keeping with what we were doing with the themes and with the tables being turned.” 

Quarterman added:  “I found it incredibly powerful, actually. When we were shooting, I was very clear to the team that they could shoot it however they wanted to. I thought it was important for that scene to happen.”

Finally, Simon Quarterman noted that he feels that he benefited from doing the scene.

“I’d recommend it to anyone. I was really concerned about that moment. As you can imagine, you’re sitting in an auditorium full of a bunch of people. You know it’s coming up and you’ve built yourself up to this. And it’s coming, I’m about to get naked in front of everyone here. After it occurred, it’s quite liberating because it is shown now. Can’t go back, can’t hide that anymore. It is just a body. I mean, we’ve all got one. It’s very liberating.”

If you want to see screenshots of the scene yourself, you can click to this NSFW site.

Bask in the Handsomeness that is Former Reality Star Emmett Blois

Big Brother Canada just wrapped up its sixth season last week (yay Paras!) as it clears the way for Big Brother in the United States to start next month (please no more Paul. Ever).

A while back, we did a gallery post of sorts regarding the hottest men to ever appear on BBCan since its inception five years ago. I was reminded of one in particular who I follow on IG that definitely needs to be featured in some sort of solo kind of way as he is just that superbly hot.

Emmett Blois, who appeared on Big Brother Canada 1, did a great job during his season and made it all the way to the final three only to be evicted on the last night by none other than the fabulous Gary Levy (who should've won if it wasn't for TOPAZ! See the link here). 

Something I always admired about Emmett, who at that point was a dairy farmer from Gore, Nova Scotia, was that he talked about how gay friendly he was as his brother was openly gay (you see clips in the premiere episode). He also had a fantastic demeanor throughout the competition and has now developed himself into a well-followed social media personality while owning a gym called The Barn and doing a ton of other cool things.

Also... he's gorgeous. And these pics (where he's definitely put on some major muscle since his BB season) prove that. So if you are looking to find a way to get yourself through the day, relax and take a look at some of Emmett's sexy IG pics. 

Enjoy!

 

 

Good to be home.

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If you can find a way to make it fun you won’t have to search for the rewards.

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InstaHunk Alex Abramov's New Revealing Art Photography Series "Uncovered"

Russian artist and producer Alexander Abramov lives his life out and proud on his Instagram account where over 300,000 people follow him each day for a look at his woofy, furry goodness in action.

Alex has just released the first two volumes of a five-part series of revealing art photography books, Uncovered.

The hunky Russian has kept personal journals for more than 18 years and has drawn upon those memories to create Uncovered.

“My diary is about awareness of my homosexuality, about my experiences and explorations of the world: first feelings, first love, first sexual encounter,” says Abramov. “It’s also about human imperfection and struggle, drugs and fears, scars and past troubles.”

“On the whole, it tells of becoming the man I have wanted to be: a man who is able to inspire others to make changes for the better,” he adds.

A little background on Alex: he began his career in the media business as an assistant in a PR agency in Kazakhstan. He moved to Moscow in his early 20s where he worked as a producer of photo projects.

He also dabbled in fashion design creating collections that appeared on the runways of Russian Fashion Week.

Life eventually led to working in TV as an executive producer of a popular makeover reality series where he remained for five years before moving to the U.S.

“It’s been a long, winding road to where I am now but all of my past experiences in magazines, fashion and TV have contributed enormously to the making of this series,” says Alex. “They are all a part of the fabric of the man that I’m excited to reveal in ‘Uncovered.’”

I had the opportunity to chat with handsome Alex for my podcast, The Randy Report. Here’s a few takeaways from my chat:

Alex knows some folks just want to see him in the buff, and he’s ok with that. 

“Some people wanted to see me naked,” says Alex. “Okay, people, see me naked. But only in the way I want to represent myself. I actually don't have any issues with being naked. It was part of marketing and the story, to sell this book. Because, let's be realistic - some part of people will buy this book because they want to know me better through my journal notes; some part of people will buy just because they want to see me naked. And I'm cool with this.”

What you see is what you get with Alex. How he appears today, how he chose the characters for Uncovered. This is all an extension of Alex.

Press materials reveal that he was somewhat sickly as a child. And at 6’2” and 130 pounds, he was skinny with health problems. Eventually, he found his way to a gym as a young adult. But not necessarily to improve his health. It was to get a man. The kind of man he liked.

“I was always attracted to, kind of like, muscle, big guys. I had lovers and I had experience when I was skinny, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted. So, I start going the gym because I want to change my body to become more attractive to a type of guys who I really like.”

And that’s also how he chose the five characters in Uncovered. Each volume is named for the characters he portrays (Wrangler, Mercenary, Woodsman, Journeyman and Seafarer) and all represent masculine, sexual archetypes Alex has been drawn to all his life.

“It's all about my, let's call it, sexual fantasy,” says Abramov. “I was always into men. Like - men, men, men. You know, soldiers, cowboys, lumberjacks. It should be look like men and smell like men. It should wear clothes like men. I'm totally cool with different types in our LGBTQ community. All these different things. But my personal preference was always about men.”

If you’d like to hear Alex (and his charming Russian accent) talk about his journey to Uncovered, hit the play button below for the full podcast. We end up talking about a range of things including a bit of politics (I’m talking to a real Russian and I’m not gonna bring up “collusion???”).

 

 

In that he was born in the Republic of Kazakhstan and  lived his young adult life in Russia, Alex knows well the lack of LGBT rights in these countries.

For those reasons, he is donating 10% of proceeds of Uncovered to The Russian LGBT Network which promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

You can find more information about Alex’s book series Uncovered at his official website.

Let's close with just a few snaps from awesome Alex's Instagram account:

 

[ First image like a first step ] HI guys, today I finally can introduce you to my very #personal #project titled: 'UNCOVERED'. months in the making, hours of photo shoots at multiple locations more then pictures taken by my good friend and hugely talented #photographer Dima Bocharov | @dmitrybocharov | comes #artbooks different #characters and only story - My Story - the story of a man who wasn't afraid #speakup, follow thru with his #vision and be #uncovered, both #body and #soul. Put your profile #notifications #ON, every day I’ll post more information and images #photography #imnotafraid #cowboy #cowboyhat #bodyandsoul #introduction #monday #mondaymotivation #dmitrybocharov #storyofmylife #beardman #betruetoyourself #betrue #mirrormirroronthewall #eyesisthewindowofthesoul

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day 3 of our first shoot last #summer with @dmitrybocharov [ 5:30 am at Joshua Tree National Park ] Me completely #naked in #boots and a #Stetson with a #rifle on my shoulders. Now I’m trying to remember what I was even thinking about, but I can not. Totally sleep deprived, but yet in the #moment. What I do remember it’s how I was feeling. “#Wild” - a word which will explain to you guys my mindset that #morning. An #animal. A #hunter. Alone in the middle of nowhere amongst the #wildlife and sounds of the #desert waking up to the #newday. The picture doesn’t show you now all #beauty around me in this #July morning in the east #Southern #California, but I #promise, the pictures in the book, will... #photography #imnotafraid #cowboy #cowboyhat #bodyandsoul #introduction #dmitrybocharov #storyofmylife #artbook #wrangler #uncovered

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These Sexy, Gender-Swapped "Star Wars" Pics Will Bring Balance to the Force

A fun, sexy fan twist on an infamous Star Wars moment just went viral thanks to a shout-out from Luke Skywalker himself. Last November, actors America Young and Dove Meir posed for a series of photos sending up Carrie Fisher’s “slave” outfit in Return of the Jedi. Meir’s original Instagram post read: “What if Han Solo was cast as a woman and Leia a man?”

The shoot recently caught fire on Twitter, and it blew up on May 8 when Mark Hamill posted this to his Twitter:

Even 35 years ago, the “slave Leia” costume was controversial for its depiction of female objectification. These days it’s laughable, and a little sad. One of very few elements of the original trilogy that hasn’t aged well (this was a family film for goodness’ sake!).

Fisher was outspoken in her disdain for the costume. She told Daisy Ridley, “Don’t be a slave like I was. … You keep fighting against that slave outfit,” in a conversation with Interview before she passed away in late 2016.

The new shoot, on the other hand, is an impressive, edgy and hugely enjoyable display of good sportsmanship. As an added bonus, Meir has a washboard stomach and legs for days. These photos will age a lot better than Princess Leia’s first chunk of screen time in Return of the Jedi.

The Advocate recently tracked down Young and Meir for a conversation about the shoot. Check it out, along with the rest of the photos, here:

https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2018/5/16/viral-hana-solo-and-slave-leo-want-make-star-wars-queerer#media-gallery-media-0

 

Instinct Hottie of the Week is Award-Winning Director Brandon Deyette

Could he seriously be any cuter?

Instinct Magazine's Hottie of the Week is someone who you may be getting to know quite a lot over the next couple of years, as Brandon Deyette's career in the entertainment world continues to rise.

 

 

His directorial debut for the 2015 film Proxy (which he also starred in) won him a bunch of accolades and honors a couple of years back at several different film festivals. The movie details eight different characters who become connected and forever changed by the choice one man makes (it also stars actor Charlie Harding, who we featured on Instinct last year). The film is available for purchase here

 

 

His next big project is an upcoming documentary called Latter Day Glory, which details the high rise in suicide rates among LGBT Mormon youth. The film follows two gay ex-Mormon missionaries, comic book artist Terry Blas and celebrity hair stylist Jonathon Levi Powell (check out our exclusive with him here) as they travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures, while discussing with other gay Mormons and ex-Mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

During the film, they meet with former and current members off the LDS community including State Senator Jim DabakisNeon Trees' frontman Tyler Glenn, and Real World alumni Chris Ammon. It will premiere in the summer of 2018.

Brandon, who is now based in Los Angeles after living several years in New York City, is also in the process of developing a feature film on LGBT homeless called Kitty. Definitely someone who is on the rise in the world of filmmaking, both in and out of the community, and one you should look out for very, very soon.

For more information on Brandon, please check out his official site

 

Chris Pratt's 5 Sexiest (and Revealing) Instagram Pics

I've said it before, I'll say it again: Chris Pratt is one fine looking dude.

Whether he was on the softer side physically during his time on Parks & Recreation or when he was chiseled as f**k in Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris has always found a way to make himself unbelievably sexy as his charm, appeal, wit and humor just add to his already devilishly handsome good looks.

His social media accounts (preferably his Instagram) echo his attractiveness is in real life, as he's able to post funny yet sexy yet interesting photos of himself to his 18 million followers.

Let's enjoy our hump day by taking a look at Chris' five hottest Instagram pics.

 

 

See #Passengers on Dec. 21st and see if you can spot the stunt that caused these bruises!

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Six months no beer. #GOTG Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me.

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This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

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