(All images in this post by Matthew Rettenmund, unless noted)
I dragged myself to my second Chulo Underwear show — and I'm glad I made the call! Hot boys in clingy underthings, funny photogs and hosts Michael Musto and Paper's Mickey Boardman made it an NYFW night to remember.
Check out my booty-ful first Chulo experience here!
(Image via Chulo Underwear)
Held at the brand-spankin'-new Calligaris luxury furniture store at 55 Thompson Street in Soho, the evening was fun-filled, and for a good cause, according to this Chulo press release:
Proceeds raised will be donated to CITTA whose work brings health, education and economic development to women in impoverished regions. Additional proceeds will be donated to the community-based organizations with which the CHULO brand works—helping to educate and employ marginalized young people in New York City.
I got there and spent over an hour snapping behind-the-scenes (hell, it was in-front-of-the-scenes, as the models were running around shirtless prior to the show) snapping cute boys, including Internet-famous (his Instagram here!) physique model Lony Pizarro. Venezuela-born Pizarro told me he'd just moved to the East Coast the day before from Utah, and that he'd be in a model house in NJ. As massive and handsome as he is — where is Mae West when you need her? — he was truly sweet and very charming with everyone who requested a selfie, some making spit bubbles with the drool as they put in the ask.
Pizarro is perfection — from the front, back or side
I also met Dillan Jackson, one of the handsomest fresh faces ever. He was shyly collecting business cards and, like all the other models, looked even more striking once fake snow (it was actually salt) had been applied to their faces and stubble and hair by New York Institute of Beauty's on-hand pros. I do not believe Dillan knows how hot he is; it won't take long for someone to tell the Kentucky native in no uncertain terms.
Dillan with and without his shirt, plus getting grrr - oomed
Also loved Brant Alexander, who had boyfriend-experience presence and knew how to walk, always a bonus at a runway show: