Today is Thursday and you know what that means on Homorazzi.com. It’s Man Crush time. Last week, I gave you two hotties to fawn over to make up for the fact I missed the prior week. You’re only getting one today, but he’s sexy enough to tide you over til next week’s selection. Meet Brandon Quinn. The man who captured my virtual love this week.
I first came across Brandon a few months ago when I was on the Lifetime press site looking for Project Runway pictures. Once logged in, a picture of him popped up promoting his show on Lifetime. I never heard of “Against The Wall” before, but after seeing him shirtless, I knew I had to catch a show and investigate further. Coincidentally enough, Quinn plays a cop on the Lifetime serial.
Born Brandon Quinn Swierenga, the 6’1″ stud was born in Aurora Colorado. Prior to appearing on “Against The Wall”, Quinn guest starred on numerous shows including “The O.C.”, “Charmed“, “The Vampire Diaries” and “Entourage” to name a few. For those curious to know more about his personal life, he’s married and has one daughter. He met his wife Rachel Catudal in Montreal, Canada where he briefly lived. Even though he’s taken, it doesn’t mean we can’t lust after him and admire his sexy body which you can see in all its shirtless glory below. Enjoy.
For this week’s Model Behavior, I wanted to feature someone in high fashion. I could easily feature fitness models with bulging biceps every week but I like to change it up. British model Roger Frampton is an excellent choice to head back to the world of fashion. Plus, I was sort of in the mood for a green-eyed strawberry blonde hottie. Frampton fits that criteria and then some.
I couldn’t find too much in terms of biographical information about Roger, which shocked me considering he seems to be everywhere. In editorial fashion spreads, he’s appeared in GQ, Instinct Magazine, Arena Homme, Wallpaper Magazine and Fantastic Man to name a few. With regards to ad campaigns, his perfect bone structure scored him gigs for Thomas Pink and Polo Ralph Lauren. He’s also strutted on the runways for some big fashion players like Perry Ellis, Emporio Armani and Vivienne Westwood.
If you were curious to know if looks run in the family, the answer is “yes”. He has four other brothers, David, Peter, Freddie and Joel, who are also male models. The five Frampton brothers posed for photographer Alasdair McLellan in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Arena Homme. Check out that image and many more below.
With about a month before Brian and I head over to Australia and New Zealand for a little vacay, expect to see a lot more posts about hot Aussie men like this. While we’re in the dead of Winter, those lucky folks down under are experiencing sunshine and warm Summer breezes. Totes jealous. Oh well, soon we’ll be basking on Australian beaches too with cold weather nothing but a distant memory.
Since it’s swimwear season in the land of Oz, Aussie publication AXN Magazine enlisted photographer Simon Le to snap a retro-inspired fashion editorial. Models Jonathan Best and Adrien Kute show off their toned bodies in bold colored swimsuits with retro styles and classic cuts. They couldn’t have picked two better male models to strut their stuff. If you’re into smooth swimmer’s build types, then Adrien Kute is up your alley. For those who prefer a meatier hairier cub, Jonathan Best is your woof daddy fantasy. Check them both out in several pics below.
Writing about a 2012 calendar in the middle of January seems a little pointless but I have three legit reasons to back up my case. First, it’s Saturday which is our unofficial day to admire the hottest athletic studs in the wide world of sports. See Patrick’s Sports Stud feature to check out our weekly picks. Secondly, I’m heading off to Australia and New Zealand in February with Brian. Just booked our tickets this week and words can’t describe how excited I am. And lastly, and most importantly, do we really need an excuse to show off sexy buff men? I think not.
Footy Ink is a celebration of the coolest body art in the National Rugby League (NRL). Yearly, they showcase the hottest athletes in the league to raise money for the McGrath foundation. The only criteria to be featured in the calendar is that they’re hot, have a six pack and decorated with some wicked ink. I love me my Aussie rugby players, so this calender is definitely up my alley.
Years ago, tattoos did nothing for me, but in the past couple years I’ve sorta come around. Sometimes the right tattoo on the right canvas can just elevate their hotness level. That being said, there are times when people go overboard and come up with some really ugly tattoos. I’m getting a bit off topic here, but you know what I mean. Thankfully, none of the studs featured in Footy Ink’s 2012 Calendar have super tacky tatts. But maybe I’m wrong. Check out my favorite guys from the 2012 calendar and see if their ink is acceptable.
Even though the NFL Playoffs are taking place right now, I wanted to highlight a non-football-rugby-soccer athlete to keep the mixture of sports coverage interesting. Due to the rugged and muscular nature of those guys, they tend to be a little too predictable.
This week, I’ve chosen to highlight NBC basketball player, Blake Griffin. I’m surprised that I haven’t highlighted the power forward in a Sports Stud feature to date, considering he was featured in ESPN’s recent issue of “Body’s We Want“. The 22-year-old plays for the Los Angeles Clippers and is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He offically made his NBA debut in 2011, was selected as an All-Star, won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. Way to start off with a bang! To add to that, Sports Illustrated also ranked him as one of the NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time.
Now, I leave you with some sexy shirtless pictures that certainly don’t disappoint. You’ll see why he was selected for ESPN’s issue, the cover of the current issue of Men’s Health magazine, and how he brings the heat when he hits the beach.
As predicted after the first released still from “Magic Mike“, more shirtless goodies would follow soon after. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, my prediction has come true. They got their hands on two exclusive promotional pics from the upcoming stripper movie. As you can see from the picture above, Matthew McConaughey was the first one to show off his body. With the new images, we now get to feast our eyes on Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez in all their shirtless glory. Today is definitely a good day.
In the new images, the handsome men wear various neckwear, pants and nothing else. Naturally with this being a movie loosely based on Channing Tatum’s nights as an exotic male dancer years ago, a lot of skin would be involved. Amen to that. Based on the new images, it’s going to prove difficult to keep track of all the abs in the movie. I’m going to go out on a limb and say over 100 ab shots will be shown after all is said and done. Hopefully, a couple of butt images will be included in the eye candy.
In a recent interview with MTV, Matt Bomer discussed learning how to put a thong for the movie. Like he didn’t know already ;) Anyway, here’s a quote of him playing
dumb coyly with the interviewer.
“It was criminal man, we had a blast. There’s a new band of brothers in town,” Matt said of bonding with his co-stars. “There something about having to throw a thong on in front of other people that just instantly forms an ensemble. We had a great time. I really think there hasn’t really been a movie like this before, and we did it all on a G-string budget,” Matt Bomer revealed to MTV . “I’m excited to see what people think.”
As promised, here’s the second Man Crush of this week. Not only did I want to make up for the fact I didn’t write one last week, but I feared my crush post on Jeremy Jordan didn’t provide enough skin for all you horn dogs out there. Trust me, I know what my Man Crush fans want. Plus, I thought a little buff eye candy could serve as inspiration and motivation to hit the gym. With the month almost halfway through, I know some of you are probably on the verge of abandoning your New Year’s resolution to become fitter in 2012. Just imagine Wiehahn Stiglingh as you push yourself to do one more crunch, rep, situp, etc…
Wiehahn Stiglingh is a Financial Advisor from Cape Town, South Africa. Men’s Health photographers went on a search to select a few local South African studs to show off their bodies for them. Wiehahn was the lucky one chosen to grace the South African issue. His image proved so hot, the publication used it for several international editions including UK, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, Poland, Mexico and all Latin American ones.
The issue must have produced some impressive sales numbers, because Men’s Health used him again for their January 2012 issue, titled “New Year, New You“. Check out Wiehahn’s sexy pics below. You’ll either find yourself in the gym five minutes after reading this post or exhausted from *ahem* you know what ;)
With the completion of the 2011 Man Crush Showdown taking up my time last week, I neglected to write the first Man Crush of 2012. To make up for that, I have two hotties for you today. First up is Jeremy Jordan. This 27-year-old hottie is not to be confused with 90s pop singer Jeremy Jordan (The Right Kind Of Love) or a popular porn star from the early 2000s. Instead this Jeremy Jordan is an accomplished Broadway actor about to make a big splash this weekend.
Jordan co-stars with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in “Joyful Noise” opening this Friday. I caught an early screening of the film and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Be sure to check out my review of the film on Friday. In the past, I’ve been accused of picking my Man Crushes based solely on looks and a bangin’ body. Sure, Jordan is cute, but what I find the sexiest about him is his voice. Man, can this guy blow. His musical moments in “Joyful Noise” blew me away.
Jeremy was born on November 20, 1984 and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. He earned a BFA in musical theatre at Ithaca College. Immediately after graduation, he began working in stage productions in Connecticut and Florida before making it to Broadway. A few of his notable credits on the Great White Way include “West Side Story“, “Bonnie & Clyde” and “Rock of Ages“. For all you “Law & Order: SVU” fans, you might recognize Jeremy from an episode of the NBC crime series in 2008. Get to know this talented vocalist in a few pics below. I predict you’ll be hearing a lot more of him in future years.