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Thanks to Gregory Pace, I finally got my picture taken with New York institution Amanda Lepore. We were at the CockyBoys (Work Unfriendly) holiday bash, where I also finally got to meet CockyBoys founder Jake Jaxson, Davyd Dixon (porn PR extraordinaire) and Zachary Sire (Str8 Up Gay Porn), and see Erik Schut (TLA).
As an added bonus, I had a great talk with Tayte Hanson, who just debuted new, shorter hair (but who is more substantive than that comment implies). Others on hand included Diesel Washington, Liam Riley, Levi Karter and Helix model (for now?) Ryker Madison...but I'm quite sure there were many more.
I was a very fat kid. Like, I was a kid and a half. By first grade, I was the fattest kid in my class, a 75-pounder.
Sometime during grade school, I became fixated on Richard Simmons. I liked that he was such a screaming homo (for your reference, Richard Simmons to this DAY is not officially out) and I embraced his 1980s silliness. Plus, I thought if I danced around to my little black-and-white TV while he bounced around inside of it, I might get skinny.
At some point, I wrote him of my progress, and would you believe he wrote back? I didn't believe it myself, which is why I licked my finger and smeared his autograph, just to make sure it was real.
When I ran a teen mag, I knew what the fuck I was doing. I could spot stars in their embryonic form from a mile away. Less hyperbolically, I was pretty good at figuring out which kids would blossom—I made good, early calls on Zac Efron, the Jonas Brothers, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and lots more.
I was also on the money with Penn Badgley, who was such a cutie on a new show in 2002 called Do Over that we did an exclusive shoot with him.
When he ran in the mag, he sent me this adorable signed headshot. I can't tell you how rare it was to receive a thank-you.