FOF #983 – Jack of All Trades

May 11, 2009 · 110807 views

Jack Mackenroth flexes his guns for Marc Felion and Fausto Fernós
Jack Mackenroth on the Feast of Fun podcast Jack Mackenroth and Fausto Fernós Jack Mackenroth Jack Mackenroth

On the fourth season of the reality tv show Project Runway- mens designer Jack Mackenroth abruptly withdrew from the show due to a serious staph infection completely unrelated to his HIV status.

A real life jack-of-all-trades, he is now working on a design-inspired TV show pilot with Kevin Christiana.

He’s in Chicago to promote his Merck sponsored HIV Education Campaign Living Positive by Design— as an honorary guest of Design for a Cure.

And, he’s training to compete in Men’s Swimming at the Out Games in Copenhagen. How does he do it all?

We’ve got the sexy, fashion savvy Jack Mackenroth in the home studio. He’s taking your questions through Facebook and he’s telling it all!

Listen as Jack talks about how he manages to stay healthy, muscular and sexy, how serious he got with fellow reality TV star Dale from Top Chef and what it was like playing a dead body on the TV show Law and Order. Plus, what are the fashionistas REALLY like? Find out on today’s show.

Check out these fun pictures of Jack taken by our friend Jason Smith during the taping of the show.

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  1. Andy says:

    Jack is so hot, attractive, funny and smart. Loved the show!

  2. Alfonzo says:

    This show was so much fun! Have Jack on more often, he is so funny.

    Ok, what’s with the crazy christian lady? If she really were trying to represent Jesus, she would tell Jack how wonderful it is that he’s living proof that HIV positive people can live lives that inspire others.

  3. Jesse says:

    As far as creating an unrealistic vision of what living with HIV is like is concerned:
    Anyone who makes those complaints needs to take a moment and think about what they’re saying. Instead of cute Mr. Mackenroth, would they prefer someone wasting away because they smoked crystal meth and didn’t take their meds? I think he’s pretty much a perfect image for what living responsibly with HIV is like. People who maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t engage in risky behavior can not only have a GOOD quality of life, but an AMAZING quality of life. I’m a thousand times healthier now than I was before I contracted HIV.

  4. Drew says:

    It really is amazing that Jack can still look that good and keep his crazy schedule.

  5. Curtis says:

    Great show guys. Jack was a really great guest. You should do your best to have him back. Too bad he doesn’t live in Chicago.

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