Swedish professional soccer player Anton Hysén has declared himself to be gay in March this year. The news was met with varying degrees of shocked incredulity. Media all over Europe made a pilgrimage to Sweden to interview him. Organisations of all kinds and denominations tagged the hero label to his (admittedly very attractive) person. The only thing I find incredible about this story is that it was worth mentioning at all not to say the vast media interest. It just goes to show that soccer has a long way to go to get free of all kinds of prejudice.
When writing a blog about pretty boys, the +Twilight saga has to be part of the deal. There are just too many shirtless teens running around in various sequences to ignore it. And I heard that some girls like it, too. But that might be only rumor. After all, cute boys usually are gay or bisexual, the heterosexual kind is called good looking.
It's that time of the year again. Not as good as Wimbledon, the ATP Masters Final is still worth watching. And it is well worth watching for tennis, too. This year, +Novak Djokovic, +Rafael Nadal, +Andy Murray, +Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, and Mardy Fish are having it out in the O2-Arena. With so much talent, tennis should be of the finest.
The question whether +Tom Daley is gay or not has been asked (and not answered) so many times, it is becoming a running joke. There is a simple principle at work in that. The people who ask don't need to know. People who answer the question one way or another don't know. And the people who know don't answer the question. And this, in my opinion, is as it should be.
A modelling career may be the dream of many a beautiful teen boy. If you think it is easy money, then you should first read the interview with +Andrei Ries in absoluttomag (link here; in Portuguese). In it, the Brazilian actor and model was quite candid about how much work went into his career. He also stressed the deprivations of being apart from family and friends for long periods of time. If you are not prepared to work hard, to put up with being alone, and to live out of your suitcase, then look for something else to do.