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Meet Vogue's New Intern, New York Ranger Sean Avery


Sean Avery, who plays left wing for the New York Rangers, and is also the most hated player in the NHL according to the New Yorker, is going to be a summer intern at Vogue:

Vogue"Avery’s more conventional provocation techniques, such as trash-talking, wife-slagging, face-rubbing, slew-footing, slashing, diving, and flopping, may irritate his adversaries even more on account of his unconventional off-ice persona. Not for Avery the typical prairie-boy self-effacement of the hockey man. He has said that he finds sports, and athletes, boring, and that he’d like to be an editor of a fashion magazine. (He’s planning to do a summer internship at Vogue.) Unlike most hockey players, he sees nothing wrong with the fact that he likes to 'smell nice occasionally.' He has said that he prizes his black patent-leather Yves Saint Laurent high-tops, 'a lovely cashmere throw from a friend who works at Calvin Klein,' and his Philippe Starck machine-gun-shaped lamp ('It lets you know there’s a man living in the house'). For a while, he wore black nail polish on one hand—'my fighting hand.' He told one magazine,'Sometimes I’ll wear a scarf to the game and my teammates have no idea what to do.'"

WintourWWD reports: "He wrote a letter to Anna Wintour expressing his desire to work [at Vogue] (presumably his day job helped the missive get some attention). Avery will report to 4 Times Square this summer, though his first day hasn't been confirmed (a Vogue spokesman said it depends on how well the Rangers do in the playoffs)... The spokesman said Avery likely will work with a variety of editors, including European editor at large Hamish Bowles. There's also talk of him working at Men's Vogue. And the spokesman claimed that, like most interns, the 28-year-old Avery will be expected to do traditional assistantlike tasks — making copies and messengering couture gowns, for instance. Interns clamoring for a staff position would eagerly do such tasks to secure a $30,000-a-year, low-level editorial position."

According to this NYT piece from last October from which some of the info above was culled, his next big purchase was to be the entire Dior men's collection for spring, he never uses a towel more than once, his washer-dryer is the one item he won't part with, his favorite artwork is a photo of Andy Warhol, he is "defined" by his big and colorful Taschen art books.

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AFTER THE JUMP, some recent dirty tactics from Sean Avery which resulted in a new "unsportsmanlike conduct" rule from officials...

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  1. My perfect man. Sean, please pose nude now, you know you want to.

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 22, 2008 12:46:36 PM

  2. I think athletes get a bad rap. Some of them are very interesting people. Many athletes are not just a pair of biceps, wide shoulders, thick chests, mighty calves, powerful thighs, bubble buns, etc. And just like Sean, some of them even like to "smell nice sometimes."

    Where is THE QUEEN's comment on this topic? I hope the dear darlin' is all right.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 22, 2008 1:13:04 PM

  3. Can't he be a man and go fishing instead? I really lose my tent when I hear about the hotties doing the gayest things. Anna Wintour is such a douche and sounds like Sean wants to have that same, all over fresh spring flower douche smell.
    Someone needs to be checking his crotch on a daily basis for dribble spots when he's rubbing on that cashmere throw in his patent leather giddy up shoes.

    Posted by: DKNATL | Apr 22, 2008 1:34:15 PM

  4. hello miss derrick, yes i'm alright, thanks for asking.. i've just been laying low, waiting for the next gay republican sex scandal... my comments? well, i wouldn't mind mr. avery digging his well-shaped tongue between my asscheeks, that's for sure... and i'd be more than happy to return the favor!

    Posted by: the queen | Apr 22, 2008 2:03:14 PM

  5. That's my girl! You got sick of the Obama/Clinton Wars too? Yes, relax & enjoy that California sun, darlin'. (This isn't the rainy season out there, I hope.) Well, enjoy that California mist and dew too.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 22, 2008 2:10:31 PM

  6. He did a funny segment on Letterman last night. Looks like he likes the limelight.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 22, 2008 2:38:18 PM

  7. I can not tell you how much this guy's description turns me on. I mean for a one-night stand, of course. Think he'd be too hot to handle for more than that.


    Posted by: atari_age | Apr 22, 2008 3:34:20 PM

    I love Avery, I think it is amazing what he will be doing. Not only does he dress well, he is super Good looking.
    He is a great act, he is a pest on the ice, but it works for him, he also gets points,
    Except one thing, I am a Fashion graduate and he is also getting the job because he is a celebrity, you know how many normal humans would love that chance.!!

    Posted by: Jillian | Apr 22, 2008 3:38:29 PM

  9. Sorry if this comment spoils the fun, but for me, the politics of this post are a problem. The author is attempting (not very convincingly) to out someone based solely on stereotypical "gay" behavior, like an interest in women's fashion. This bolstering of gay stereotypes does not help the gay cause, it hurts it.

    Instead of trying to out someone like Avery, we should be looking at the way that Avery, and the media, spin what might be seen as stereotypical "gay" behavior. For example, in the New York Times article linked above, after listing many attributes and interests that might read as gay, Avery then goes to great pains to appear straight by bragging that there's always "a beautiful woman" by his bed. And The New York Times basically plays along with him -- in fact, the whole point of the article seems to be, hey, here's a really macho aggressive guy with all these feminine interests . . . who claims he's straight. (Pa-dum-bum.)

    Rather than label Avery gay, which is what every schoolyard bully does to the boy interested in girly things, I'm going to wait and see if Avery's experiences among the many gays and fantastic women of the fashion world sensitize Avery. And I hope that Avery, whether he's gay or straight, will find a way to bring his new appreciation of gay culture back to the homophobic world of sports and open up minds there.

    Posted by: The Next in Line | Apr 22, 2008 5:52:15 PM

  10. WHAT IF..... He is actually bi or gay and still is a macho, posing, semi-jerk????
    Ten times worse than the insinuation that someone might be gay by his tastes, is the "DEFENSE AGAINST ACCUSING HIM OF BEING GAY" -- which is just self-hating fag stuff.

    This boy creates his own image -- let him have it!

    Posted by: Bob | Apr 26, 2008 3:53:22 PM

  11. The Devil Wears a Jockstrap.

    Posted by: John | May 21, 2008 10:29:57 AM

  12. It's sad that he is being given the opportunity to intern at Vogue when there are more talented and passionate people who would die to be in his position. He treats fashion as a hobby and for some people it is their life. Stick to sports where you belong.

    Posted by: RYAN | May 28, 2008 1:15:34 AM

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