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U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva is a Show-off, But No One's Complaining


The U.S. Olympian gymnast has a habit of sexting women, Deadspin reports.

A NYT profile also pegs him as someone who enjoys being seen:

He insisted, though, that he is just as much of a showman and would like to work in entertainment someday.

“I want to do musicals, acting, Broadway, everything,” Leyva said. He noted that only a few people have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. “My goal is to join that group.”

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  1. He's cute but sounds too full of himself. Being a good gymnast doesn't translate into emmys, grammys and tonys! Can he sing? Can he act. Whatever. Next.

    Posted by: Luke | Jul 31, 2012 11:04:54 AM

  2. Luke, you bitter old queen. Damn.

    Posted by: Brandon | Jul 31, 2012 11:09:02 AM

  3. Just being realistic!

    Posted by: Luke | Jul 31, 2012 11:11:43 AM

  4. If he's straight, why do we care? It's boring lusting after straight men.

    Posted by: Who cares? | Jul 31, 2012 11:14:23 AM

  5. you failed to post the gratuitous crotch shots!

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 31, 2012 11:15:24 AM

  6. He has really pretty lips. I can think of a few places I'd like to see and feel them. I'm just say'n. LOL

    Posted by: BSmart2 | Jul 31, 2012 11:16:38 AM

  7. “I want to do musicals, acting, Broadway, everything,” Leyva said.

    Musicals, acting and Broadway AND he's straight?! Someone's got their wires crossed. Ten bucks says he's sexting girls to prove to everyone (including himself) that he's straight. Mark my words, in less than 5 years this guy comes out as gay... or bi.

    Yeah, he is a hottie. That other gymnast is way hotter though.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jul 31, 2012 11:22:24 AM

  8. Is it true that his older brother works in the gay adult entertainment industry?

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Jul 31, 2012 11:34:17 AM

  9. He's an exhibitionist, but who cares?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 31, 2012 11:44:26 AM

  10. He's got a big ol booty!

    Posted by: Anthony | Jul 31, 2012 11:50:52 AM

  11. How dare he have aspirations outside of sports! You queens are bitter, lonely, jaded hags and must be from New York City. Bunch of wrinkly barflies clinging to opportunities in life missed.

    Posted by: parkrunner | Jul 31, 2012 11:52:39 AM

  12. He needs to pull those pants down some more. He's cute and I don't mind looking at him at all. Wish he'd let the hair on his chest grow.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jul 31, 2012 11:55:10 AM

  13. Well--he's cute enough - but *star* material? Maybe, maybe not.

    Posted by: Danny in the East Village | Jul 31, 2012 11:57:18 AM

  14. i thought he was very short, pint sized... like 5'5.... that might not work well in the entertainment industry (older actors r short, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, etc, but the new heartthrobs r at least 6' tall these days)... assuming, of course, that these quotes r true and he actually said any of this...

    Posted by: V-8 | Jul 31, 2012 11:57:50 AM

  15. He has a mouth like a flower. Who cares if he's straight or gay, he's damn hot.

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Jul 31, 2012 12:02:09 PM

  16. Danell is cute, but have you seen his dad? Woof!

    Posted by: Kiki | Jul 31, 2012 12:02:44 PM

  17. Be that as it may, he let us down with his dismal performance in yesterday's competition. His perception of himself let him down. Want to see hot gymnist? Check out the guys from Mexico.

    Posted by: Cecil | Jul 31, 2012 12:24:14 PM

  18. not bad, but not my type. i thought sexting was was sending dirty text messages, not pg-pics that'll end up on guyswithiphones.com

    Posted by: luke | Jul 31, 2012 12:36:09 PM

  19. With the list of awards he listed, no mention of medaling in the sport he competes in? And the US wonders why we faltered...

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 31, 2012 12:43:39 PM

  20. Gymnastics and musicals and he is straight... Hold on, let me go catch my pig that just flew away.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 31, 2012 12:53:56 PM

  21. TOWLEROAD is my favorite blog, but guys with iphones rocks, too!

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Jul 31, 2012 1:12:56 PM

  22. Sexy but too bad he's so short.....

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jul 31, 2012 1:16:06 PM

  23. It would be such a waste if he is straight. Oh, the things I would do to him.

    Posted by: Calvin | Jul 31, 2012 1:18:22 PM

  24. The guy bombed last night on a world wide stage and the NBC commentator said "Boy he couldn't wait to cover his head with a towel after that performance, could he?". Karma it sounds like.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jul 31, 2012 1:25:55 PM

  25. tell NBC to free the olympicsGary.zenkel@nbcuni.com

    Posted by: homes | Jul 31, 2012 1:32:46 PM

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