• Model : Ernest Gromov II

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    photos courtesy of Joe McCormick

    Name: Ernest Gromov

    Hometown: Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Based: London, UK)

    Favorite Quote - “If you want to be a champion you got to live like a champion” -  LL Cool J

    Can you do cartwheel or handstand? - I can do a version of a cartwheel and handstand push-ups.

    Beach or mountains? Why? - Beach! Because I love the sun, the ocean/sea, beach, hot weather, girls in bikinis, guys in swim shorts, everybody cheerful and upbeat... Whereas when we are talking about the mountains it is, probably, cold and lonely, and if there are trees and bushed, then there are probably insects and all sorts... Not for me... I'm a beach kind of guy.

    Most loved workout - Chest... or Shoulders... or Back... or Arms... Legs is the hardest one :/

    Best date night movie - Any film with Channing Tatum

    One place you haven't been but dying to go to - Ghana... Jamaica... Florida... Serbia... Bulgaria... and many more :)

    Bath or shower? - Shower in the morning or after a workout to (re-)energize for the day. Bath in the evening to relax.

    Song that makes you dance every time you hear it - ODG Fuse 'MIllion Dollar GIrl' or pretty much any Afrobeats track... Anything by Sean Paul - his music carries so much good positive energy... Old school hip-hop... Russian folk (me being Russian and all) :) and many more... I love dancing :)

    Favorite food to eat on holiday/cheat day - Pelmeni with smetana (Russian beef dumplings with thick sour cream) and black pepper... Or anything interesting that I haven't tried before... Or maybe Mexican, American, South American, West African, Indian, Arabic, Chinese... All depends on what's available and what I feel like having :)

    What are you currently working on (personal/professional) that you are very passionate about - My acting career. I am in the process of making a transition from modeling into acting and I am very serious and passionate about this. I completed my acting training about a year ago and spent the last year doing various independent films, as well as getting a couple of small parts on British TV shows and playing young George W Bush at a theater in central London earlier this year. Got my show reel done, got signed, just did a couple of days playing a small walk-on part in a new comedy show with a Hollywood A-lister... Constant progress but still a my humble beginnings... Got to stay focused and work hard.

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    photos courtesy of Joe McCormick

    Check out Ernest's Showreel on YouTube :

  • New Star Wars Trailer - HOT

    Although the new Star Wars trailer doesn’t tell us much, this is what we do know :

    1. The cute storm trooper guy in the beginning is really scared. Oh and by the way - there are HUMANS inside those??? Dude, somehow I totally forgot that.

    2. The guy flying the plane looks like he has a rugged “let’s get down to business” attitude. Probably there is some sort of war or something and maybe that’s why that other dude was freaked out. We like a decisive risk taker - it’s super hot and we hope he’s at the weird alien bar later so we can scope him out.

    3. Scary Cape Wearing Bad Guy gives me butterflies, and the idea that Hotty McHottenstein Adam Driver may be the lumbering sex pot in that cape makes me want to jump up and down with excitement. Or take a cold shower. Or Google image after image of him and immediately go to sleep with hopes of bare shoulders and jacuzzis. 

    Gotta go.

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    P.S. Now I remember this and it all makes sense - somehow at the time I didn’t register they were humans. I know, I know, but cut me some slack I was 8. 

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  • Ludlows Lad : Winner Photos

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    I recently told a friend we’d chosen a winner for the Ludlows Lad competition and had a super fun party filled with Jelly Shots and handsome men.

    “Who’s the guy who won?” she asked.

    I flashed a photo of the adorable Miguel Guillermo Medina and I wish I had taken a snapshot of her face. 

    “He’s GORGEOUS.” she said. “Will he be at ALL your parties?”

    We certainly hope so.

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    As if it wasn’t awesome enough to have him as our winner, Miguel just happened to WIN the Team division of the Toughest Mudder Championship only days before the party. 24 hours of intense obstacle running? Beastly. Believe it or not he was on crutches for the party, but still managed to flash that charming smile for bucketloads of photos like a champ. 

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    Missed the party? Don’t be sad. Miguel will be starring in some fabulous Daily Hot Guy photo and video shoots in the near future, and those you can watch again and again...

    In the meantime, be sure to follow him on Facebook and Instagram. Consider it a Pre-Holiday gift to yourself. 

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  • Model : Jaewon

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    Name: Jaewon

    Hometown: Hoover, Alabama

    Favorite Quote : “Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill

    Can you do a cartwheel or handstand? Oh yeah. Just did both to make sure.

    Beach or mountains? Why? Mountains. In the midst of chasing our dreams, we all drift from our roots. Each time the mountain graciously offers me passage, I find my way back to who I really am. There’s nothing like meeting myself at the face of adversity with my Ka-Bar and some 550 cord.

    Most loved workout? For me, everything is mental. If it is challenging, I love it. If I had to pick one, running for the body and philosophy for the mind. Quantum mechanics isn’t a bad alternative.

    Best date night movie? Ice Age. Maybe Despicable Me, I love minions.

    One place you haven’t been you are dying to go: So many places. Mars. Moon. I definitely want to visit civilizations in other planetary systems. If I have to pick just one place on Earth, then northern Alaska. I want to explore uncharted territories and cook dinner over a warm fire while gazing at the aurora over my head.

    Bath or shower? Bath. In a natural fresh water pool or hot spring.

    Song that makes you dance every time you hear it: White Ghost Shivers by The New Orleans Owls. I’m a goof ball when it comes to dance. But, ever since I watched Will Smith’s Hitch, I kept my real dance moves at home. In public, ninety degree elbows and small steps side to side; unless you call me out. ;)

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    Favorite food to eat on a holiday/cheat day: What is a holiday and how do you work out your cheat muscle? I eat clean meals that I cook at home. I absolutely love eating so I eat most food. Schnitzel and Hefeweizen wins most of the time. No fast food. No junk ever.

    What are you currently working on (professional or personal) that you are passionate about?Rockets. I am developing a family of small launch vehicles to give the average person an affordable access into space. Back in grade school, everyone laughed at me when I said this. Then, I started building nuclear rockets for NASA and the laughter slowed down. I currently work with some of the most brilliant engineers and professionals at Conspire Technology Corporation. We’re working very hard and we never give up. Outside of rockets, I work as an actor and model. I am focusing on action and I want to work my way into Marvel films. I also volunteer my time to various non-profit organizations. I am a strong advocate of quality education; especially for underprivileged students. It is imperative that we lead future generations by example.

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    Want to connect with Jaewon? Hit him up on Facebook or Instagram and tell him we said hello!

  • We Have a Ludlows Lad Winner!

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    One fine morning I was headed to a meeting with one of our collaborators when I received a text, “I have Jelly Shots!”

    My first thought was “YES!” and the second was, “Um, it’s 9:30am, what’s going on over there?”

    Needless to say I flew through the door and tried all 5 crafty Jelly Shot flavors before I even set down my laptop.

    Perhaps I should have a cup of coffee first? Nah.

    I was immediately inspired and looked up Ludlows Cocktails and it’s fabulous owner, Freya Estreller. A few days and a meeting later we had launched the Ludlows Lad competition and I had found a new boozy vegan treat. Win!

    This week brought the selection of our Ludlows Lad winner (he’s AMAZING) and the exciting addition of a third female owned business into the mix - The Wellesbourne, founded by Sophie Huterstein. With a gorgeous bar, delicious cocktails and a handsome winner lined up I can barely contain my excitement. 

    Wish you could join us for the big reveal party? Tweet us and share your favorite classic cocktail - a few lucky winners will join the fun! Yahoo!