Prior to the London 2012 Olympics, I thought Ryan Lochte was the sexiest swimmer out there. Of course, that was before I heard him speak. From his post-race interviews, to his attempt to make his catchphrase “jeah” happen, the 28-year-old Olympian came off as the biggest douche out there. Albeit the sexiest douche, but a douche nonetheless.
It’s only fitting that ESPN and Lochte chose Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover to recreate. Let’s face it, he probably has the same IQ as the baby in the iconic record artwork. That said, he does a pretty good job of copying the image. The only difference is that Ryan is wearing Speedo. Too bad he didn’t fully commit to the project and go au naturel like the baby ;)
“If you look at the baby, he’s definitely happy in the water, and that’s what I am … and he’s chasing after a dollar bill, so he’s always on the grind,” says the swimmer. “Usually, when I go swimming, I have goggles on. So when I didn’t have my goggles on for this shoot my eyes were definitely burning. [Blinks a lot.] Am I blinking a lot? ‘Cause I feel like it. Hopefully everyone’s reaction when they see it, they’ll be like, dang, look at that guy. I honestly think I nailed the shot.” – Ryan Lochte
Lochte was one of many athletes participating in ESPN’s annual music issue. Photographed by Matthias Clamer, several well-known figures covering a wide range of sports posed to emulate their favorite musicians. From Beyonce, Devo, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan to everything in between, every genre of music is represented. Check out Ryan’s photo along with a few of my favorites below.
This week, I thought I’d start of February’s Sports Studs with a rower to mix things up a little. Also, rowers wear very tight clothing – wink ;) This guy’s name is Rolandas Maš?inskas and he is a rower from Lithuania.
At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, the now 20-year old won the gold medal in the single sculls event and with that, he became the first Lithuanian champion and the first medalist in the Youth Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he made it to the finals of the men’s double sculls where he and his rowing partner finished in sixth place. He’s definitely one to watch for in the next Olympics!
I’ve included a handful of photos of the handsome athlete below. Pay attention to where your eyes go when looking at the photos. I don’t know how anyone would be able to conduct an interview with a rower while they’re in spandex. My mind would totally be wandering… Enjoy the photos and a video of him rowing below.
Ever since I first laid my eyes on Jason Momoa on Baywatch Hawaii, I’ve had a major crush on him. Just like fine wine, the 33-year-old actor is getting better with age. I always thought he had a great body during his fake lifeguarding days, but holy efffin’ WOW. He’s turned into one sexy beefy daddy after bulking up hardcore to fill Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes (or loincloth) in 2011′s Conan the Barbarian remake. The Hawaiian hottie shares his fitness regime and guilty pleasures with the UK edition of Men’s Health.
“I love carbs but denial is good training for the mind. After finishing a one-month cleanse, I had a giant bowl of pasta and I swear to Christ it was like I was on heroin.” – Jason Momoa
Given his sickening physique, it’s hard to imagine Momoa chugging down a pint of beer, but he does. “I love cigars and booze,” says the actor, “If you’re going to pound the beers you’ve got to suck it up. It [the treadmill] gets you going, man. Then you can have that beer.” So… that’s the secret!!! I wonder what his beer to minutes on the treadmill ratio is? Probably not as low as mine because I look nothing like him. LOL. Check out his punchy photoshoot with the publication below. It’s not fair that Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show) can enjoy this piece of meat whenever she wants ;)
Since the NHL is back on the ice, I figured it be a good idea to highlight a hockey hottie so I decided on Henrik Lundqvist. He’s a Swedish pro hockey player that is the goaltender for the New York Rangers. He is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 wins in each of his first seven seasons. He is 30 years old (31 on March 2nd) and his nickname is King Henrik, given to him by fans. Aside from the NHL, during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, he led the Swedish men’s team to their second Olympic gold medal.
Off the ice, Lundqvist has been named Best Dressed in Sweden, one of People‘s World’s 100 Most Beautiful People in 2006, and in 2008, he was named one of Page Six Magazine’s Top 25 Best Dressed. Lundqvist is married and he and his wife gave birth to their first child this past July.
Aside from his impressive athletic ability and good looks, he’s also does a lot for the community and also supports the You Can Play campaign, dedicated to fighting homophobia.
The annual “Naked Issue” from Gay Times Magazine is out, featuring four collectible covers with super sexy blokes in the buff. The four covers consist of Luke Campbell (an Olympic Boxer), Chris Mears (an Olympic Diver), Ashley McKenzie (an Olympic Judo Competitor & Big Brother UK 2012), and PJ Brennan & Kieron Richardson (Hollyoaks British Soap Opera).
The models were photographed by world-renowned photographer, Dylan Rosser and they are hot, hot, hot. The Naked Issue, which features all naked celebrities, will help raise money for the HIV organization, Terrance Higgens Trust. Throughout the issue, readers are encouraged to text donations with the numbers provided.
Check out the sexy cover photos below. I’ve also included a couple extras that I’m sure you’ll appreciate as well. Be sure to get the issue when it comes out and text your donations in to help support a good cause.
A new study from Community Healthcare Network (a New York City-based nonprofit that provides medical services and outreach and education programs to 75,000 individuals a year) was released this week that reports on the attitudes and knowledge about HIV/AIDS of men who have sex with men (MSM) and who meet their partners through the use of social networking apps (ie: Grindr, Scruff, Manhunt, and Growlr).
According to the study (titled: “Zero Feet Away: Perspective on HIV/AIDS and Unprotected Sex in Men Who Have Sex with Men Utilizing Location-based Mobile Apps,” nearly half of surveyed gay and bisexual men are knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS, and are afraid of getting infected or re-infected with the virus, yet regardless they admit to participating in risk-taking activities like unprotected anal intercourse.
In total, 725 people who use the aforementioned apps were surveyed and they found that there was a clear disconnect between why men still engage in unprotected sex and the way prevention attempts try to address changing this behavior. Read the bulleted list of their findings below.
This week I decided to highlight a French hottie named Mathieu Debuchy that plays professional football for Newcastle United in the UK. The 27-year old actually only just signed with them on January 4, previously playing in France. He just signed a five-and-a-half year contract which will take him to the summer of 2018. The fee was not disclosed but it is believed to be in the ballpark of $5.5 million.
Given that he’s a professional soccer player he obviously has a great body, but he’s also so incredibly handsome and his tattoos are the cherry on top of a delicious… I was going to use alliteration with the word cake (ie: BLANK cake) but then two really dirty “c” words popped into my head so I decided to leave that alone.
One special treat with this guy is that there is a video clip of him and a teammate giving each other a nice big wet kiss on the field after celebrating a goal. I’ve included a screenshot as well as the actual video below. Enjoy!
Manti Te’o, one of the stars of the Notre Dame Football team recently fell victim to an elaborate hoax that is simply awful. The 21-year old met someone online a while back that went by the name of Lennay Kekua. He fell for her and they talked online and on the phone regularly. Kekua was believed to have passed away of leukemia on September 12, the eve of Notre Dame’s game against Michigan State, and only hours after Te’o’s grandmother had also passed. Still Te’o was able to channel his loss into a win for the team.
Now, because the story had received so much media attention, the hoax got exposed. Kekua never existed and it was a prank done by a group friends. The woman used in the pictures is still alive and well and had no idea this was going on and has never met Te’o.
This whole story is similar to the plot of Catfish, a movie where a man is being filmed by his brother and friend as he builds a romantic relationship with a young woman he met on Facebook… only to later find out she never existed. Watch ABC’s Diane Sawyer‘s report on the Manti Te’o story below.