Tuesday, June 28, 2011

VIDEO: Jack — How to Straighten Men's Hair


What's the best way for a guy to straighten his hair? California-based male model Jack is a retail and style expert — and when it comes to styling and straightening his hair, he knows what he's doing. In this exclusive VIDEO, he shares his secrets.

Don't miss the earlier video we made together, Jack: Male Model Behind the Scenes

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Friday, June 24, 2011

The Best-Paid Male Model in the World: Baptiste Giabiconi, Nude and Singing

Photo op: Baptiste Giabiconi posed nude for Karl Lagerfeld in Interview Magazine.

What does it take to be the best-paid male model in the world? Looks help, of course. Being discovered by fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t hurt, either. Staying relevant, diversified and in the spotlight is also a good idea. 

Born in 1989 in Marseille, France, Baptiste Giabiconi signed with DNA Model Management in New York in 2008 — and that same year, Karl Lagerfeld enlisted him as the face of Chanel. He has also appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Numero Homme and other magazines around the world. Last year, he released a music single, "Showtime," and appeared in a photobook by Lagerfeld called Beauty of Violence.

This year, he made a splash with the fashion industry — and the media — when he posed nude for Karl Lagerfeld for Interview Magazine. It's proof of the value of celebrating the natural beauty of the human body — not to mention working the media. 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

VIDEO: Daniel & Kimberly — Muscular Male Model Becomes a Happy Father


Muscular male fitness model Daniel Delgado has been a favorite of modelJOCK's readers for a long time, and in this unique VIDEO, he shares a very special and intimate moment: He and his girlfriend Kimberly discuss her pregnancy and their plans to become parents, as they pose for some fresh artistic shots. We wish both happy parents the very best in their new roles — and I look forward, as always, to doing more photos and interviews with Daniel!

Don't miss Daniel's other shoots:

Daniel: Art of the Body
Daniel: Boxer, Behind the Scenes
Daniel: Pumped Up, Working Out
Daniel: Locked and Loaded


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mr. Ideal Nigeria Highlights African Male Beauty as it Boosts Entrepreneurs

Last year's Mr. Ideal Nigeria contest offers a glimpse of what's expected for this year.

Contests that focus on beauty and talent are nothing new. But with Mr. Ideal Nigeria, the goal is not only to highlight African male beauty but also to inspire and support entrepreneurship. 

The contest is headed by Ayotunde Fabamwo, who is currently a student at the University of Southampton in England and is also head of marketing for the Ejector arts seat in Southampton — and he also spends a lot of time in Nigeria, where one of his projects is to oversee Mr. Ideal Nigeria. As this year's contest gears up for June 24, Ayotunde shared his thoughts about the contest, as well as photos of some of this year's contestants. 

When did you start Mr. Ideal Nigeria, and how did you get the idea?
I was taught from a very young age that it is important to grow in life and help make a difference in the world and I wanted to do just that. I realized that a lot of my friends who had finished university had no jobs and these were very creative people who could start their own business and make money out of it; all they needed was a little push and I knew they were a lot of young Nigerians like that as well. So I decided to come up with a male competition that will produce a winner who will be the spokesperson for the ONEclub9ja, a club of young entrepreneurs coming together to exchange business — and creating campaigns to inspire young Nigerians to start up their own businesses.

What makes an "ideal" man?
An ideal man is not just someone who provides for his family but also his country, because at Mr. Ideal Nigeria, we believe that the more viable businesses we have, the better the economy and that leads to a raised standard of living for the average Nigerian.

Where does the contest take place and what happens during the event? Mr. Ideal Nigeria is the nationwide search for Nigeria's most adorable man, so we host the competition in different states every year. Last year it was in Akure and this year we are having it in the exotic tropical spot of Lagos. At the grand Finale, the top 16 are determined by a combination of online voting and preliminary judging compete in four rounds of competition: physical fitness, talent hunt, evening wear and the final question.

How many contestants do you have this year?  We have 34 finalists this year drawn from 6 cities: Abuja, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Akure. Each of this cities held their own auditions and prelims and presented the pageant with their top six, unfortunately two people could no longer continue at the finals so we have 34 finalists this year.

How do you narrow down the competition?A combination of online voting and preliminary judging will determine who makes it into the Top 16. The top 16 will compete in physical fitness, talent hunt, evening suit and final question. At each stage of the competition, four finalists will be cut out, until we are left with the top four at the final question stage. The judges will vote for a winner based on everything they had seen that night.

What do you look for in a contestant?At Mr. Ideal Nigeria, we look for an individual who has the ability to communicate and inspire. Someone who has that overall star quality with great determination to succeed and an outstanding character. He has to be physically fit, [have a] body [that is] well proportioned and evidence of an active and healthy lifestyle.

How can we follow the contest?
Mr. Ideal Nigeria is an amazing project. It’s one that will touch lots of lives and create a lot of entrepreneurs in west Africa. You can follow our pageant by visiting www.mridealnigeria.com or our blog www.mridealnigeria.blogspot.com to get all the latest news and updates.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

INTERVIEW: Stuart Reardon, British Rugby Star Becomes Male Model

Stuart Reardon may be best known as a professional rugby player, but this English celebrity is likely to be known increasingly for his looks, thanks to his new modeling career. In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with modelJOCK.com, Stuart — who plays for the Crusaders — shares his goals in the world of male modeling. This powerful, muscular force on the rugby field is sure to have an equally impressive impact as a model.

Stuart's Stats:
Age: 29
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 90 kg
Waist: 32"
Shoe: 10
Location: Warrington, England

At what age did you first start playing rugby and what other sports do you play?
I first started playing rugby at the age of 10. I also enjoy MMA, boxing, Muay Thai, a lot of martial arts sports, swimming, running. I regularly go to the gym. I have always been keen on sport, as I have always been an active person and love taking part and getting involved in all kinds of sports.

I read in The Sun that you spent four and a half weeks at a Thai boxing and MMA camp in Phuket. How did it go and how has it helped you?
I went to Thailand to a training camp in September of last year for four weeks called Tiger Muay Thai. It was a massive camp in Phucket which had a large number of classes — Muay Thai, MMA, yoga, body fit, running programs, weights, gym, western boxing. You can have your pick of which classes you want to do and private lessons. We trained for the majority of the day, just breaks for food and showers. It was a great experience the climate was very warm and it got me in very good shape. Anyone who is into active holidays then I would definitley recommend it. It helped me get really fit after coming back from a double achilles operation which had me sidelined for 18 months.

What does your exercise and workout routine consist of? Is your exercise and fitness strategy similar to other rugby players?
My workout routine is similar to most rugby players. We train all week, which is set by the club. Most players do extras, dependent on what you need to work on — gym, skills, speed, fitness, strength, whatever the player needs. Rugby is a very fast, high-impact sport, so you have to be very fit to play.

How did you first get interested in modeling, and is it something that you’d like to devote yourself to on a full-time basis?
I first got approached when I was younger to do modelling, but I wanted to really focus on rugby as that was my main passion and dream. As the years have gone by though, I have been involved in many calendar shoots with the clubs and other modelling projects for friends. Rugby is still my main focus, but as I have quite a bit of spare time and I enjoy modeling I wanted to give it ago and see how far it takes me.

What kind of modeling most attracts your attention — where would you like to see yourself as a model in five years?
Fitness modeling, commercial, underwear, fashion are all the types that I would like to do. I don't really know where I see myself in five years time in modeling as I am just starting out.

You already have a public persona and presence, thanks to playing rugby. Do you think this will be a big advantage as you move forward as a model too? 
I don't know really if it is an advantage or not but only time will tell. Hopefully I will be judged on the photos.

Would you have interest in moving into acting as well?
Acting isn;t something I have thought about but never say never...who knows.

I also read in The Sun that you posed nude back in 2003. How did that happen, how did people react and how was the experience?
Yes, the nude calendar was the first professional modeling I took part in. It was a free shoot for a testimonial calendar for one of the players on the team. It went down pretty well — all the lads found it quite funny.

What basic tips would you offer your fans about how to stay in shape?
Tips to stay in shape would be to have a healthy diet and an active life. There are lots of sports and activities out there to keep fit — you just need to find one that suits you and your lifestyle.

What is the best way for your fans to follow your work, both as an athlete and as a model?
The best way to follow me would be on Twitter — @stureardon — or my Facebook — Stuart Reardon — or Crusaders RLFC. I am currently with Impact models as well and on Model Mayhem.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

VIDEO: Luke — Speedos and Rap ("Jump Around")


Luke Scherer is a multi-talented man. Not only is he a male model, stunt man and personal trainer (click to see the videos where he shows off those talents), but in this newest VIDEO he shows off his talents as a song writer and rapper, as he models Speedos and other swimwear. This is one different music video!

See Luke's other videos and photos with Mark Edward Studio and modelJOCK:

Luke: Male Model Workout
Luke: Male Model Stunt Man Fights it Out (with his girlfriend!)


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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Male and Female Nudity, Center Stage in the Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Campaign

The human body is a natural creation, but often it's considered too explicit to be viewed. That's not the case with Tom Ford, whose current print campaign for Neroli Portofino bath and beauty products includes nude male and female models Max Motta, who hails from Brazil, and Denisa Dvorakova, who is from the Czech Republic. 

Tom Ford is a leading fashion designer best known for his work in luxury clothing, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics. But with this attention-getting new ad campaign, he is attracting lots of new attention. 

The new product line includes a unisex fragrance, moisturizer, shower gel, body oil, bath scrub and bath soap. It's refreshing to see a cheerful, unapologetic and fun use of the human form. 

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