Our fave Olympic hopeful Tom Daley will compete Monday afternoon in the Men’s Diving competition. He is seen as Britain’s leading contender. Good luck!
Our very favorite athlete (I can assure you those are three words I have never uttered in my life) Tom Daley is gaining the attention of advertisers as the cute-as-a-whip 18-year-old Brit Olympic diver garners his first endorsement deal. Take a look at his commercial for Adidas… which is sadly, rather uninspired. But at least it opens the door for more—like print campaigns. In Speedos! Daley will, of course, be competing at the London games this summer. I might actually watch… sports. Ha ha… can you imagine? *adidas Men’s Marathon 10 Running Shoe – Dark Grey/Red
This month, Aussie gay mag DNA celebrates its 150th issue with a shout-out to Aussiebum. That upstart underwear company has the distinction of being among the first to offer wares designed to give men an extra push… A little pocket in which one tucks their jewels made one big difference.
The runaway success of its novel underwear design led to a rethinking of men’s undergarments, bringing the “bulge” back into fashion with a bang it hadn’t seen since the late 1970s’ machismo signature (read: a sock stuffed in the front of one’s jeans) created by gays in San Francisco.
Today, crotch-focal undies have reached the mainstream, led by Andrew Christian (lower pic). Just take a look at David Beckham’s modeling pics in his scivvies. Any further questions? It certainly makes for a much prettier world. *
Holy smokes! It’s been entirely too long since the Nun has served up an entree of beefcake… so let’s make it a good one. Meet 25-year-old L.A.-based model and actor Parker Hurley. At 6’0″ and 170 pounds, he’s a big fan of superheros (as you can see from Parker’s Tumblr blog) and in fact, is vying to play one in a film. You got my vote, dude.
Hurley has modeled for countless clothiers, worked the runway and has the requisite requirements for any Smoking Nun Hot Guy: effervescent teeth, fearless in a Speedo, a bod built for denim and hair that sweeps just right with a wisp of the wind. Ooh la la, boy, oh boy. *
Rufskin Denim, whose fashion lines are designed to shine, has just released its Spring 2012 swimwear campaign, featuring Rodiney Santiago. At last, some new pics of our boy, who has been busying himself with silly VH1 series Couples Therapy. Rod is shown here wearing Rufskin’s Paraggi, Palermo, Surf, Portofino Roma and Capri lines of swimwear in addition to various tops and accessories. For so much more, visit the clothiers webbie at www.rufskin.com. Its daily blog is here.And a few more nuggets from the Spring campaign. Below is our old pal Michael Barre, a runner-up for The Smoking Nun’s Sexiest Man of the Year in 2011.