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Add Some Smolder to Your Saturday With Gay Modeling Couple 'Jarlos' - PHOTOS

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John Tuite, a native Floridian artist, and Carlos Santolalla, his Californian photog boyfriend, have become what is believed to be the first pair of gay models to be signed as a couple. “Jarlos,” as they’re now being billed, have walked runways for DKNY, built up a gargantuan Instagram presence, and are now making headlines as Fusion’s newest, and somewhat controversial hires. While both of the men have backgrounds in modeling individually, they’ve made it clear that Jarlos, their gestalt presence, is the unit that they’re presenting themselves as for Fusion. The decision to work together rather than separately, say the pair, came from pressures within their old agencies to remain in the closet about their sexualities.

As much as we may stereotype the fashion world as being stacked with queer designers and beautiful, sexually charged people, the industry can have its moments of glaring bigotry.

“It’s so fucked up. After coming out, I didn’t want to be weird about it again and act straight at castings,” Tuite recounted in an interview with The Cut. “I met with this one agency and they said, "We’d like to sign you, but you have to delete your Instagram account with your boyfriend and you guys can’t go out to parties together anymore." What the fuck? That was last year.”

According to Alexandra Phipps, a representative from Fusion, the agency had their eyes on the duo long before they were signed on. The passion and presence that they both brought to the runway were more than enough to bring them up on peoples’ radars, and when Fusion learned that they were interested in working together, the decision was a no brainer.

"We have been aware of Carlos and John for a while, now. We have an agent on the men’s board here who started Carlos in the modeling business,” Phipps explained to Dazed. “John and Carlos have modeled together in several projects, so it seemed natural to sign them both. They are great models and they have an amazing look, as a unit and individually."

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Student Discovers His Engineering Lecturer Is An Italian Male Model: Photos


Let’s talk about engineering.

Screenshot 2015-03-31 06.51.21Pietro Boselli is a teaching assistant and mathematical modeling lecturer at University College London. He’s also a ridiculously attractive male model who got his start in the fashion industry working with Giorgio Armani at the age of six.

Earlier this year one of Boselli’s students stumbled upon Boselli’s Instagram account whilst in class and soon realized that the man responsible for making him an engineer was also an in-demand high-fashion model.

The 26 year-old Italian's academic achievements belie the assumptions that one typically makes when thinking about models. Not only does Boselli holds a Ph.D in mechanical engineering (with honors,) but he graduated with distinction and a specialization in computational design.

Perhaps you’re on the fence about picking up a copy of Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems; we understand. Then again, Boselli might just be able to convince you to reconsider giving STEM a second chance.

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RuPaul's Drag Race Pit Crew Plays Dirty Charades With Oiled Up, Red-Headed New Stud Bryce: VIDEO

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The second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Oh Pit Crew! debuted this week and kicked off the show by introducing new pit crew member Bryce (with comments from host Detox) to the group. RuPaul and pit crew veterans Miles and Jason welcomed Bryce to the crew with a hearty round of Dirty Charades and an ab rubdown.

Watch the redheaded stud introduce himself, along with his abs, AFTER THE JUMP

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Traveling with Fashion: Into the Woods in Tenerife with Fran Otero — VIDEO


Men's fashion brand Modus Vivendi takes us on a trip to Tenerife, the largest and most populous of the seven, volcanically-formed Canary Islands of Spain, in the new campaign for its Bear Line of underwear, starring model Fran Otero and photographed by Adrian C. Martin.

MoretravelThe campaign was shot in the stunning Esperanza forest, often foggy because it is up a mountain close to the cloud zone where the moisture creates the lush green moss so prominent in the photos and video. Tenerife also boasts the third tallest volcano in the world (measured from the base on the ocean floor), Mount Teide, which is protected as a National Park and World Heritage Site. It most recently erupted in 1909 and remains active.

The Canary Islands are also a popular destination for gay and lesbian European tourists, who head there for the beautiful beaches. With this kind of natural beauty to be found, who can blame them.

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Latina Supermodel Patricia Velasquez Comes Out in New Memoir: 'I Want to At Least Start a Dialogue' - VIDEO

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VelaThe world’s first Latina supermodel Patricia Velasquez has come out as a lesbian in her new memoir Straight Walk, reports the New York Post.

In the book, Velasquez says she felt compelled to come out because of anti-gay prejudice in the Latin community.

She describes her time in the South American beauty pageant system, her rise to fame - and how her life changed when she met Sandra Bernhard backstage at a fashion show.

The supermodel explains that she felt an instant connection with Bernhard, with whom she was “was deeply in a way I’d never experienced before.”

Velasquez doesn’t go into details about the relationship but writes that the “cried for two years over Sandra” when the relationship came to an end.

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Transgender Model Andreja Pejić Launches Documentary Kickstarter Campaign - VIDEO

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Supermodel Andreja Pejić, who recently came out as a transgender woman, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature-length documentary on her life.

Pejić, an Australian national originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, spent time in a refugee camp near Belgrade during the Bosnian War.

The documentary Andrej(a) “will explore gender politics in-depth around the globe, and the beauty industry and its attitude towards diversity, will be a focal point.”

Writing on Kickstarter, Pejić explains:

“I hope that by sharing my humanity, pain, tears, laughter, joy, and biggest struggles on film, it will shed light on what it means to live as a transgender individual. I have always believed that differences between people should not equal divisions and I simply want to create something that could help build a bridge between my community and the rest of the world.”

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