FOF #2778 – Tales of a Male Supermodel

Sep 10, 2019 · 2142 views

Rick Gory may have left the runway a long time ago, but he still works the runway like a supermodel in his everyday life. Rick Gory, Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion. Photos: Fausto Fernós.

In the late 80s and early 90s, Supermodels reigned supreme and among their ranks was Rico Marcelo, who, with his tall muscular body and razor sharp cheekbones became the object of every gay man’s desire after appearing in ads for Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men and Davidoff’s Cool Water.

Did you or a friend have this ad pasted on your bedroom wall? 1990’s Davidoff’s ad for Cool WaterCologne for Men helped launch Rick Gorey’s modeling career. Photos:

Bruce Weber’s groundbreaking photography for Calvin Klein’s Obsession ignighted a whole genre of black and white photography in the 1990s. “Ric and Natalie, Villa Tejas, Montecito, California” by Bruce Weber. –source

Even though he was lusted after, Rico wasn’t exactly in love with being a model. He was ready to leave the industry but then something happened that changed his life forever.

Today male supermodel Rico Marcelo, who know goes by his real name Rick Gory, joins us to talk about his amazing career as a Calvin Klein model, his panther tattoo and why modeling isn’t as glamorous as it seems.

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  1. Joel says:

    Good news. The first-ever U.S. Preventative Services Taskforce Recommendations on PrEP advised docs to offer PrEP to all patients at high-risk of HIV acquisition and gave the supporting evidence an A grade. Discuss PrEP with heterosexual men and women, homosexual men, and injection drug users who i) have a serodiscordant partner, ii) use condoms inconsistently with high risk partners, and iii) had an STI within the past 6 months. Prescribe PrEP for daily use or before and after HIV exposure events like sexual activity or injection drug use (event-driven PrEP).

    The agency analyzed 29 prior PrEP trials and found a relative risk reduction of 46% for new HIV infection. Adherence is critical: with 70% adherence relative risk reduction improved to 75%, though in some studies of men who have sex with men adherence was as low as 22%. PrEP use increased risk of renal and GI adverse events, but most toxicity was mild and reversible off treatment.

  2. JOel says:

    The U.S. Preventative Services Taskforce gave it a “Grade A” – highest level.

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