Real Reality Couple: Jack Mackenroth and Dale Levitski Dating


Bravo’s reality shows are cross-breeding. Project Runway‘s Jack Mackenroth and Top Chef‘s Dale Levitski are dating, according to Bravo’s OutZone.

Jack told them: “It’s very baby steps. I really like him a lot. And geography is a bit of an issue, but we’ll see where it goes. I like him a lot. I assume he likes me a lot. Unless he’s lying…(laughter)… He’s adorable. I like keeping it incestual, keep it in the Bravo family.”

Said Dale: “Yeah, we randomly met over Myspace. And then we bumped into each other at the OUT100 party and clicked. He’s hilarious. We’re just gonna roll with it and see what happens. And he’s cute as %&#@. We have the same sense of humor. We giggle a lot, and you know, anytime you end up going through the Bravo-reality-show…we just looked at each other and said, ‘yeah…'”

To be completely Bravo cliché about it, let’s watch what happens and hope they can make it work, otherwise Dale may have to pack up his knives and go.


  1. says

    I would think that gay men would have dealt with the issues around HIV+ and “dating” someone who is HIV+. This is NOT the case at all. Many gay men look at being negative as an elite status and use it to be judgemental and “cruel” or make brash assumptions; such as if you are dating someone HIV+ then you must be as well or why would you do it??

    Far too often a gay man disclosing his HIV status as positive and it is “bye bye”. The rejection and isolation is very hurtful it causes people to long for a touch, sex or some other form of connection and lie to get it.

    The gay community has numerous men that do not disclose their status because of these reasons. The gay world has notions about how that person became infected (some true but far too many not true); watching bareback porn does not help your view of an individual and rejecting someone only bring the disease closer to you through lies and deception.

    No matter what every man you sleep with is HIV+; the only way to be sure is to get tested receive a negative claim; lock both of you away in a closet (no sexual contact) for 28 days and get retested again with a negative status claimed. Now you can have “unprotected” sex.

    I am shocked at how many “negative” men are playing unsafely and feeling relieved when they test negative. These are the same gay men who ignore and diminish HIV+ men. There is an entire subculture of HIV+ men who are not drug users or reckless; they made a bad decision once usually that decision was based upon trusting someone else. But the rest of the loving, warm, supportive and understanding gay community does not want anything to do with them.

    Well maybe if they are VERY attractive like the gay from Project Runway or some other status symbol that distracts from being HIV+. In other words you have to have a lot going for you to be counted again in the popular group; which only encourages at times more lies and deceptions

    The rate at which bareback porn is being produced and consumed and watched is alarming because so many gay men enjoy watching it but proceed to have a negative view of HIV+ men. The videos cast a shadow on a group of people that is not entirely true and no one wants to be that beckon of light to the community.

    To the who are HIV- do you think that all HIV+ men want to have bareback sex? To the men who are HIV+ it is not permission to make a fetish out of cum. We all have a responsibility to yourself and the greater world because we are all connected and the world is getting smaller and smaller each day.

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  2. wetcnt says

    Derek: “How about you focus that nasty negativity inwards” – what does that even mean? You want me to beat myself up? Please enlighten me as to what you really mean.

    I was commenting on the obsession with looks and how we have a ridiculous hierarchy based soley on appearance. Add to that the vapid worship of semi-celebrity and pass it off as an ‘important story’.

    I’m not bitter honey, just fed up with this stupid game of who’s hooking up with whom this week.

  3. Brian says

    I sure don’t think either of them are “perfect looking”… although Jack’s shirtless video on recent episodes puts him squarely in the muscle mary column. I also don’t think the obsession with looks and the “appearance hierarchy” is gay-specific or anything new.

    The story is because they’re both reality-show participants, not because they fit any particular aesthetic stereotype.

  4. Derek says

    It means keep your nasty bitter comments to yourself and that perhaps your are a bit unhappy on the inside hence why you are venting such crap on the outside……is that a bit clearer for you?

  5. Derek says

    And also Wetcnt this is Andy’s blog, if you don’t like the items he posts about – tough shit go elsewhere. Is anyone forcing you to read these vapid posts?

  6. jimmyboyo says

    What it sounds like to me is all the jack lovers are upset their fantasy world just got busted with the news that he isn’t single.

    A lot of cry baby’s whining over their lost mastubatory dream.


  7. Matt says

    Sorry Charles. I didn’t mean to get you so wound up. I just said I heard it was hard to date in a relationship like that. I myself never have. Actually, I don’t date at all so I really can’t say anything about love or relationships. Again, I hope I didn’t offend.

  8. JohnnySee says

    Lies! just some Bravo! bitch trying to get ratings. Dale was at a taping of ivillage live today in Chicago. With some bald (head shaved?) guy and they looked like and acted very much like a couple. Unless things are just in the “dating” stage with Jack.

    Oh and JMO and two cents, Jack isn’t that attractive. The sunken in eyes and rat face dont do it for me, plus he wears waaay too much make-up, why wear any at all? So much for Dale liking men because they’re men. Dale on the other hand is a cutie, and seems to have a fun personality.

  9. Gregg says

    Dale is adorable! I wanna watch.

    Guess what – it doesn’t matter if Dale is also POZ or not. They should be having safer sex in any case. Brush up on your safer sex education folks!

  10. Tread says

    Having met Dale in real life and not realizing until about two hours into dinner who he was, I can safely say that he played the diva “I-can’t-believe-you-didn’t-recognize-me” card. Sorry for not properly recognizing your 15 minutes.

    PS. The same goes for most 15-minute ‘mos.

  11. thepasser says

    seems many of TR readers might benefit from checking out and learning more (circa 2007) about HIV and practicing safer sex. most HIV is spread by people who are not aware of their + status and are not practicing safer sex. you can check it out in the privacy of your own home with out registering on the site.

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