Ric Alonso Resigns from California Pageant Association After His Gay Adult Film Work as 'Jake Cruise' is Exposed

Kevin Hogan wasn't the only person this week ambushed out of a job for his participation in the gay adult film industry.

AlonsoFOX News reports:

Ric Alonso and his partner of 21 years, Ernie Koneck, have both been both prominent power players in the Southern California Scholarship Association — an incorporated not-for-profit association — which produces the Miss Hollywood pageant, an official preliminary to Miss California, and a feeder to Miss America.

Alonso is listed as the first “major sponsor” for 2011 scholarship donations, while partner Koneck has been the pageantry point of contact and is featured in photographs alongside the smiling young sashed pageant contestants.

On Tuesday, Alonso was exposed by RadarOnline as adult film actor and producer "Jake Cruise".

FOX News adds:

Following the revelation, Koneck announced his resignation Tuesday as Executive Director of the Southern California Scholarship Association, and said Alonso was in no way involved in the Miss Hollywood pageant, other than to provide scholarship funding.

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  1. wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
    gay men RUN that industry, how are they JUST NOW finding out that this guy is Jake Cruize?

    Posted by: Asher | Dec 2, 2011 8:05:27 AM

  2. Jake Crusie is probably the most recognizable face in gay porn... How silly that they just found out about him !
    Anyway: very unfair that he had to quit over this.

    Posted by: George F | Dec 2, 2011 8:27:18 AM

  3. Et tu, Andy?

    I would have though that you of all people would at least try to get the story right. Jake had nothing to do with the pageant at all. His partner produced a feeder contest and Jake made a donation to it. That's it. Nothing more. Jake wasn't a "power player" and wasn't involved other than making a small donation to his partner's contest. He didn't resign because there's nothing to resign FROM.

    You're really citing Fox News as a Source?

    Jake's partner has lost his job because of this kind of hysterical "homos with our young girls" nonsense and I never would have thought Towleroad would be joining in with witch hunt.

    And why are you using such a horrible picture of Jake?

    Posted by: Jasunmark | Dec 2, 2011 8:30:08 AM

  4. links to nekkid pics, please.

    Posted by: Pete n SFO | Dec 2, 2011 8:36:31 AM

  5. Ick, Jake Cruise is disgusting. He's like a foul dirty old man who inserts himself into porn scenes with young hotties no doubt desperate for the money.

    Posted by: endo | Dec 2, 2011 8:55:38 AM

  6. Full disclosure... I worked for Jake for three years. One of the best and most supportive employers I've ever had. I'm still in touch with him and he's still a friend.

    Andy, jake reads your blog, I'm sure he'd take your call if you wanted to clear up a few facts.

    Posted by: Jasunmark | Dec 2, 2011 9:01:29 AM

  7. @ENDO Jake might not be to your liking, or mine for that matter, but some of the young hotties seem to enjoy their time with him. That being said, I stopped viewing his stuff after he and I had a big blowout when he started to show and advertise barebacking videos. He said that he was just "giving the public what they want." I wish I still had the e-mail from him. He was NOT HAPPY that I'd criticized him. It was quite the rant.

    Posted by: Gigi | Dec 2, 2011 9:01:40 AM

  8. Oh please. The young hotties like the cash.

    And he's gross not just because he's fat and old but because he comes across as a predator.

    Posted by: endo | Dec 2, 2011 9:08:52 AM

  9. I'd love to see the standard reply when asked by a nosy reporter if someone has done gay porn become "Yeah. And?"

    Posted by: Jeffrey in St. Louis | Dec 2, 2011 9:10:33 AM

  10. This is Radar Online's reasoning for why they have decided to go on a witchhunt against Jake Cruise:

    "The Miss America pageant stands for the empowerment of women, traditional values and wholesome entertainment."

    Let's call a spade a spade. This is pure homophobia. Especially the "empowerment of women" line, which is as ridiculous as it gets, since not only is it clearly false, but how exactly is gay porn anti-female?

    This is sad. It shows there is still a gay=dirty mentality that is pervasive.

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 2, 2011 9:11:08 AM

  11. Nothing more than a 21st century witch hunt.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Dec 2, 2011 9:23:36 AM

  12. Even though I know this could be considered "news," I'm so disappointed to see this story on Towleroad. As Jasunmark said, Ric/Jake was not involved with the pageant except as a sponsor, and Ernie was never in any of Jake's movies. Ernie was (and is) tremendously dedicated to the Miss America program and the contestants, and his loss will be felt.

    This is a witch hunt, pure and simple, because for some reason, rather than acknowledging that the world is made up of different types of people, the Miss America Organization still chooses to adhere to the Fox News way of thinking. Fox News is one of the few media outlets to feature Miss America on a regular basis these days.

    Posted by: Larry | Dec 2, 2011 10:07:25 AM

  13. Given the comments, I would like to know the actual facts of this story.

    In the meantime, I'll say this:

    "The Miss America pageant stands for the empowerment of women, traditional values and wholesome entertainment."

    ...Empowering, traditional, wholesome values like which girl wears the best bikini. Show me a Miss America Pagaent where a homely, but intelligent, talented girl wins and then we'll talk.

    Posted by: luminum | Dec 2, 2011 10:07:56 AM

  14. Friends showed me a video of "Jake Cruise" eating a piece of doodie off some guy's anus. I haven't been the same since.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Dec 2, 2011 10:22:06 AM

  15. People are saying that somebody from porn isn't moral enough to be running a PAGEANT?!

    Carrie Prejean and Sara Palin are examples of what those pageants turn out. Talk about a pot and kettle situation.

    Posted by: Cam | Dec 2, 2011 10:47:00 AM

  16. So they mainly lose their money sponsor, wgo's really losing here?

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Dec 2, 2011 11:04:42 AM

  17. I think J. Cruise single-handedly proves that gay-for-pay is not a myth. How desperate must one be to bed that old goat? The monetary variable sure fits into this equation seamlessly.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Dec 2, 2011 11:04:51 AM

  18. @endo: If you think there aren't any younger gay men who are attracted to older guys, you're living in deeper denial than I would have thought possible outside a clinic.

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 2, 2011 11:11:53 AM

  19. Wait, why are they afraid of him? He's gay. Even if he were leading the damn pageant, those little girls would probably be safer with him than with anyone else they know.

    Posted by: SgtSausagepants | Dec 2, 2011 11:15:02 AM

  20. Damn, first of all, Jake Cruise is a hot looking older man. Second, he has got the lusty glint-in-the-eye of a fun-loving, sensual, troublemakin' sexy male! I'll bet he always had that lusty sparkle in his eyes, even as a young man. I've really loved watching his videos. When I was a young hottie 20 years ago, I really enjoyed sex with older men. I would have loved doing it with Jake. And from what I see in Jake's videos, the GORGEOUS! guys he beds are enjoying Jake too! As for bare-backing, c'mon on!
    Finally, let me say this to the mincing Dallas-"A"-list-types whose sexual contacts are fastidiously limited to guys who are between 20 and 30 years old, and who have perfect teeth, perfect skin, nine inch dicks, and lamebrains etc. etc. I've done it with a few guys like you in the past... dishrags... limp dishrags is what you guys are in bed.
    Princesses of the first order. I'd much rather have a roll in the hay with a lusty, energized man like Jake who really savors and explores the body of another man than I would with one of you mincing, picayune, fastidious fops!

    You go Jake Cruise! So awesome!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Dec 2, 2011 11:37:23 AM

  21. Do you tell yourself that because you're old and fat, Jomicur? Keep dreaming.

    Posted by: endo | Dec 2, 2011 11:38:25 AM

  22. This is the silliest thing I've seen in a while, but I guess they assume people are going to think he's recruiting girls into the porn industry.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 2, 2011 11:42:47 AM

  23. i'm with @Dan Cobb

    Posted by: me | Dec 2, 2011 2:07:05 PM

  24. Mr. Cruise - thank you for Michael Von Steel. They've done you wrong. That is all.

    Posted by: Steven | Dec 2, 2011 3:28:22 PM

  25. Not really a fan of Jake Cruise, but it's a shame he and his partner got ousted over this. There's really no cogent reason why they should.

    I'm more interested in the fact that they've been together for 21 years. Considering Jake's done numerous porn scenes including barebacking, I'm really curious as to what the dynamic in their relationship is like. I'm not judging either way, but I just find it really interesting.
    If I assume, that there's genuine love and understanding in the relationship, then it makes me want to me Ernie Koneck even more.

    Posted by: Hugh | Dec 2, 2011 5:05:13 PM

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