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Ten gay top model hopefuls. Four identical questions. Forty revealing answers.

Ten gay top model hopefuls. Four identical questions. Forty revealing answers.

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Who will score a date with Sean Horlor?


Some were nervous, some weren't.

For a bunch of pretty boys, I have to say they gave low-maintenance interviews for the most part. Some rose to the challenge, most didn't.

The prize for whoever impressed me most, of course, was a date with me and a feature interview and photo shoot for Xtra. (If you're in Vancouver, pick up the March 25 issue to find out who won!)

I asked the same four questions of each Gay Top Model contestant. The toothpaste question is one I use to figure out if someone is obsessive compulsive. Not getting what I mean? Check out Toban's answer and compare it to the rest of the models' answers.

The answers that surprised me most came from the worst date question. These were your worst dates? REALLY, GUYS?

Get real. For some perspective, here's my top three worst dates of all time: throwing up in someone's bed, getting punched in the face by my date and throwing up on a guy while taking a "romantic" bath together.

Which three top model hopefuls did I end up taking out? Write me at vancouvergayblog@gmail.com and tell me which three you would take out and why.

(PS: Check out more pics and videos of the boys at
gaytopmodel.com)

ADAM

Age: 24
First Impression: Totally West Coast

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
I haven't been on a brutal enough date to keep it in memory, but I guess the worst date I've had was in Montreal. It was with this guy who was in law at McGill and he was the most awkward person I've ever spoken with. He would repeat everything that I was saying and then make it about himself - like a parrot. I found out that everything he said was actually the complete opposite of who he was. We didn't go out a second time.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?
Doggy-style. It's the most fun.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
Middle. Absolutely.

4) How would you end a first date with me?
A hug goodbye and thanks for the good time.




FRASER

Age: 19
First impression: The Shy Guy

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
I haven't really been on a date before. If someone were to plunk into my life that I would date, I would.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?

Sandwich. Because it's fun with more people.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
A quarter of the way down.

4) How would you end a first date with me?

If it was a good date... I don't know. It depends on the date and how I felt at the end of the date.




GARON

Age: 23
First impression: Too Nice (see worst date story)

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...

It was the first date with my partner. We met at the Odyssey and we decided to get some drinks. We were waiting in line on the back patio and he tells me that he's going to run to the bathroom while I waited. I was standing there and then the drinks show up.... Well, the thing is that my date never came back. It turns out that he stubbed his toe so bad he had to go get a tetanus shot. The next time I saw him, he showed me the bracelet and everything.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?

69, because it's a mutual position. I like giving while taking.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
I squeeze it from the middle.

4) How would you end a first date with me?

I would probably ask for another date if it went well. I'm a little bit shy. A warm hug and a peck on a cheek goodbye, along with looking forward to the next.




MICHAEL

Age: 25
First-impression: Man About Town

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
I haven't really dated much to be honest. The worst almost-date would be when you think you're going on a date and it turns out to be drinks — then you end up at a bar and go home with someone else.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?

Missionary. I'm usually more of a one-on-one type person, and I'm the type of guy who likes to take control.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
The top of the tube.

4) How would you end a first date with me?

A hug and keep it at that. It's about trying to get to know each other and I wouldn't want to give the wrong signal out.




RICK

Age: 24
First impression: Mr Laidback

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
I don't know. I'm pretty mellow and take everything in stride. I'm a vegetarian, so I guess the worst date would have been the one where I was taken to a steak house and had dinner ordered for me. No, seriously. We got there and the food was already ordered. It was a nice thought but not the perfect thought. We went out again after. I didn't eat the meat, despite him ordering it for me. I'm not that kind of guy.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?
Missionary. Because it's old school.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
Middle I guess.

4) How would you end a first date with me?
Depends on how the first date goes.




RILEY

Age: 24
First Impression: The Nicest Smart-ass in Town

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
My future date with you.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?
Doggy-style. I have no idea why. (Note: I could hear Riley's boyfriend say: "Because of the animal in you" in the background.)

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
The middle. Definitely.

4) How would you end a first date with me?
With you paying the bill and hopefully never hearing from you again.




ROB

Age: 20
First impression: Small-Town Boy

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
I've never been in the dating scene. As soon as I came to the city I jumped into a relationship, and I've been in one for the last two years. I've never really had a bad dating experience.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?
69. I'm a 69er. I would just say you're getting the same amount of pleasure from both ends.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
The middle.

4) How would you end a first date with me?
Depends how the mood was and if there was chemistry... and also the alcohol factor. Most likely I would probably go for a second if the chemistry was good, and see where it goes.




TOBAN

Age: 24
First-impression: Spicy & Feisty

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
The worst date I was on was more of an interview than a date. Literally, it was a half an hour long coffee date, and all he did was ask me question after question after question. Not a single bit of conversation. I didn't find out a single thing about him by the end. Needless to say, there wasn't a second.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?

Obviously the man-wich. Three heads are better than two.

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
From the bottom up so all the toothpaste is near the top, and sometimes I even roll the tube up. Then you can see how much is left and then go to the store to get more. My roommate squeezes from the middle and it's disgusting, but not enough yet for me not to live with her.

4) How would you end a first date with me?
I suppose I'd have to go on a first date with you in order to say. It depends on what the date involves. If it was an afternoon stroll in Stanley Park, maybe we'd make out under a cherry tree and if it was a dinner and a movie...  Well, it depends on the date. Different situations require different actions. If you know what I mean.




TYRONE

Age: 24
First impression: Chatty Cathy

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
So I was talking to this guy for a couple of weeks and you know, I really don't do the online thing, but I thought in this case that I'd give it a try. Oh yeah, this was one of the first times I had been out with a guy. I was nervous and didn't know how to handle myself, and I thought I should just go with it, like, anything can happen, you know. I guess going into the date I didn't have any expectations and surprisingly enough, the guy turned out to be really cool and really good looking. All the things you don't want to do on dates, I did... I was clumsy eating sushi because I don't eat a lot of sushi and I was trying to balance a shrimp with my chopsticks and it fell into my water glass. Water splashed all over both of us. He wasn't paying attention at the time because he was trying to call the server and when he got wet, he turned around and asked what happened. I said "I don't know" but there was a shrimp in my glass and he noticed. Later I walked into a tree because I was focusing so hard on him and what he was saying.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?

Is this going to appear in a headline somewhere? I'm thinking missionary. I think it's the connection. I believe with sex you have to have a connection, and that's where it happens, looking at each [other].

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
I guess I'm a middle man.

4) If you were to go out on a first date with me, how would you end it?
I think if the moment is there you feel it. I don't believe in aggressiveness. I have to leave feeling good. Depending on how the date went and how the connection was, a natural hug, something very light so it can leave room for what might happen next.




ZACKERI

Age: 23
First impression: Boy Next Door

1) Tell me about the worst date you've been on...
Met up with a guy, went out for dinner, and actually his ex showed up and he spent the entire time talking with his ex. I'm pretty sure that his ex bought me dinner at the end of it. I never called him again.

2) Missionary, doggy-style, 69 or man-sandwich?

That's a tough one. 69 probably. You know it's not one person doing all the work, it's a shared constructive team-building atmosphere. It makes you both work. Everyone's got to put in the effort, right?

3) Do you squeeze toothpaste from the top of the tube or the middle?
Top of the tube.

4) How would you end a first date with me?

Depends if you're buying dinner or if I am. Wait and see. You never know. I like to leave my options open. I'm spontaneous and sporadic and that's how I roll.


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If you're in Vancouver, pick up the March 25 issue of Xtra to find out who won!

Vancouver's Gay Top Model.
gaytopmodel.com.


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Comments

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Listen, I just think you are sending the wrong message by parading a bunch of guys for us to all judge. ( and you get mad at me for judging this whole thing ? ) Why don't you have any "real" looking guys up there ? This whole "take your shirt off" if you want to be accepted is lame. Why not get these guys to volunteer with the homeless ,aids patients, or maybe the elderley for a week and then ask them question's based on their experiences with that rather then grill them on what they'd do on a first date ?

As far as meeting people...fine I'm all for that ( and I have met some of these guys...some of them are good guys and some of them have nothing more to offer... well I'll save the last part of that comment so as to NOT be called a DOUCHE. )

I guess some of us are just looking for more substance then a night of partying with your shirt off.

Good luck to the winner. May you spread love in ALL shapes, colour's and size's....not just a stereotypical mold !
ummm..
ZACKERI has to be the sickest thing i have ever seen..... what is wrong with you people

GO FRZR
Hmmmm,
Being really, really honest here, I'd have to say that there's not one of these guys that does much for me. However, saying that, I give each one of them full marks for putting themselves out there by entering the contest. May the 'best' one win.
subtle
Hey Sean, a not so obvious way of getting laid by one of these "models" , one date is all it takes, like the line up this year, guess there's no height restrictions, go Toban!
Isn't is all forcharity
First off let's remind everyone that the GTM event is for charity (Friends for Life). Also B, awesome comment about internalized homophobia amongst the gay community. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS!? Really you have nothing better to do than hate...ONLINE!? Get over it. I've met with all of these guys and maybe if you took the time to meet them yourself you would find they are all really nice guys. Being as I was the winner of the 2009 round I can speak for myself when I say I didn't do it because I'm a narcissistic homo. I wanted to meet guys in the gay world and make new friends because I had just moved home from living abroad for over a year and my friend said it would be fun to do it together. Why are there SO many gay guys at the ready to rip other gays down when we already have so much hate thrown at us from a world scale. Put your time and energy to good use and do something possitive for the gay community instead of bash it.

I interviewed all the guys for 101.9 Queer FM and all of them said they did it to meet new people and make new friends.

Thanks for your time everyone! Just had to put it out there. And just a PS if you ever see me out and about feel free to say hi because I'm not a rude douche like a few people who wrote above me.

Cheers!
Yum
Adam, Garon and Toban = dreamy. Can't wait to read the follow-up!
Awesome!
@B: Awesome comment!
Addicted to sassy
@Wicked Bitches of the West (Brad, Beef, Jay): My sources among the models say that the three prize dates have been travel-oriented -- Roman hands and Russian fingers! There's been more tom-foolery, hank-pankery, and non-sensery than at the Annual Choirboys' and Altar Boys' Picnic at Holy Rosary! Best of all, the three prize dates made Sean Horlor's bad dates above (got punched once and vomited over his dates twice) look like afternoon tea at the Lieutenant Governor's! Soooo ... just you wait till the date videos get posted on YOOO-Toob!
Stop with the cruelty
Seriously,

The cruel, rude and judgmental responses directed towards these contestants is completely inappropriate.

Everyone knows this isn't a real modeling contest. It is a bar competition.

So stop with the hating.

Kudos to you boys for putting yourselves out there! I think you all seem fabulous.

Don't get too crushed by all the cruelness because those people writing the cruel responses are most likely jealous, insecure or homophobic.

Don't forget that internalized homophobia amongst the gay community is more rampant than homophobia from the straight community, and more cruel.

Be proud. Be fierce!
Check back later this week for full dates!
Although I can't give your five minutes back, I'm totally ready to take another five minutes away from you when the three full dates are published later this week! TIME BURGLAR!

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