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Bravo Confirms Ex-Porn Star For Million Dollar Listings But Omits His X-Rated Past

We’ve mentioned the rumor before that Fredrik Eklund, a.k.a porn actor Tag Ericksson, was going to appear on the new season of Bravo’s reality real-estate show, Million Dollar Listings.

Now the network has confirmed Eklund will be one of the brokers appearing on the Big Apple spin-off, Million Dollar Listings New York, debuting March 7 at 10pm.

Bravo included a lengthy profile on the sky-high Swede in a press release, but there’s no mention of his adult past.

Fredrik Eklund is the youngest Managing Director for Prudential Douglas Elliman.  With more than 1.25 billion dollars in residential sales, he is known for being a “listings machine” working with the firm’s senior management team focusing on international sales, new developments and re-sales throughout Manhattan.  Eklund is constantly rated as downtown’s “Top Luxury Broker” and was nominated as “Rookie of the Year” by the Real Estate Board of New York.  He set record sales in 28 buildings in Manhattan last year and is often spotted showing apartments to top name celebrities.  Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Eklund studied at the Stockholm School of Economics before founding an Internet company and working for the investment bank SEB in Stockholm, London, Singapore and Tokyo. In addition, he is the founder of a high end residential real estate brokerage in Scandinavia with 35 employees.

And that’s despite the fact that Eklund has openly discussed it in the press and even addressed it in his memoir.

We’re fairly certain Bravo is gonna pull a Dustin Zito and mention Eklund’s porn past in the second or third episode as some big shocking secret. Seriously, when has a reality show not aired someone’s dirty laundry?

As for Eklund, the show should prove an interesting new enterprise: Now he gets to fuck people over on camera without taking off his clothes.

Photo: Bravo Media

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 30, 2012
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  • 37 Comments
    • Adam
      Adam

      I’m not going to watch the show anyway (I’m sick of watching that level of indulgence that I have no chance in hell of ever actually participating in) but let’s say I was just for the sake of argument. Why should I care about the host’s porn star past? Obviously from the bio they give him he seems qualified to host the show. Does a porn star never get to leave his (or her) past behind?

      Jan 30, 2012 at 6:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      we all have a past and like my past it’s nothing to do with anyone but ME!!! so why should we care about what this guy has done in the past! get a grip folks!

      Jan 30, 2012 at 7:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DC Dookie
      DC Dookie

      This is news?

      Jan 30, 2012 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi
      Gigi

      As someone with a past who is now also working as a real estate professional I take umbrage with your characterization of estate agents as ones who “fuck people over.” As with any industry there are certainly unscrupulous individuals in the real estate business but I can say with all honesty that most that I’ve deal with over the past 10 years, myself included, have gone above and beyond to protect our clients and give them the best service possible.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JD
      JD

      I don’t see why his past matters. He’s established himself in the real estate business, who cares what he used to do? I’m sure some agents on the show might have worked at a fast food restaurant at some point, do they need to mention that in their show bio?

      And whats with the “now he gets to fuck people over with clothes on” comment? That’s quite offensive to all the hard-working realtors out there.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vince
      vince

      What planet do you people live on that someone’s past makes no difference in regards to what they do in the future?? Sure it makes a great soundbite to say “we shouldn’t pay attention to someone’s past”, but unfortunately, it’s not reality. Your past gives people an idea of what type of person you are, creates a perception of you, and factors in whether you “fit” into a particular situation.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      @vince: RUBBISH! dragging up this guys porn past has absolutely no relevance to what he’s doing today and nor should it! would you not deal with this guy because he got his end away in front of a camera? NO! you deal with the guy because he’s good at his job and by the sounds of it has a great reputation in his field and by the sound of it invested his porn income wisely!

      Jan 30, 2012 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rf
      rf

      Last year Bravo filmed one of these bright light realtors stuffing mailboxes with flyers which is a federal crime punishable, I believe, by up to a $10,000 fine if its done by a business, which a realtor would be. This porno past, by comparison, is a refreshingly non illegal activity captured on film.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      It’s 2012. This guy’s adult entertainment background is moderately interesting for a couple of minutes, but really, what does that have to do with this real estate show? Is he going to have sex with his clients? Then his past is irrelevant. Unless the porn career has anything to do with what’s happening next, what’s the point?

      Jan 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sean
      Sean

      Good for him maybe he can be a example for all the other gay and gay for pay workers that there is a way out. You can use the money you make in porn for more than just drugs and alcohol.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ronin
      ronin

      NO ONE would care if he was a porn star quietly doing and succeeding in real estate. But that’s not enough for him… he clearly loves the camera and wants 5 more minutes of fame.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HM
      HM

      By the time ‘the iPhone generation’ rules the world, every politician, executive and sports star will have a dick shot, full frontal pic or sex video out there….. time to hit RESET on ‘shady past’..(right, Mitt & Newt?)

      Jan 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn
      Marie Cohn

      If he had NOT been a pronstoor (as they pronounciate it in Sweden, I think), Andy wouln’t have “cast” him in the first place.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • duke
      duke

      Of course his past matters. This is a reality SHOW (read: entertainment)not a documentary!

      Jan 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Good, get rid of that Madison guy. The laziest real estate agent I’ve ever seen. At least the other guys seem like they try to get their clients a decent deal.

      As for this guy, hey, he’s making a success out of himself and doing his job well. Good for him.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 6 · vince wrote, “What planet do you people live on that someone’s past makes no difference in regards to what they do in the future??”

      If he had a history of defrauding customers or criminal conduct, that “past” would be relevant. But that isn’t the case – he was merely a “porn star”.

      Quite frankly, I’d be far more comfortable with a real estate agent who had worked as a porn star than a former U.S. Senator whose career changed after an ethics investigation like the one that resulted in “The Keating Five” (or worse, Keating himself).

      Jan 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony
      Tony

      @B:
      There are certain activities a person can do that causes most people to make a moral judgment about them or question their character. I’m sure there’s plenty of wonderful, delightful people in the porn industry, but the profession has a bad reputation that is very well deserved. So vince is right, your past matters in a variety of circumstances and not just criminal activity. There will be lots of doors closed to you if you do porn. Good thing for this loser, reality tv isn’t one of them.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rich Ghost Wolf
      Rich Ghost Wolf

      Wow.

      “Loser”. “…Fuck people over…”.

      I would hope that the same folks who are so eager to denounce porn stars are not, themselves, into watching gay porn. Not even a teensy, tiny bit. Because after all, what then, does that make them?

      Such people make Rick Santorum look positively saintly.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 17 · Tony wrote, “@B: There are certain activities a person can do that causes most people to make a moral judgment about them or question their character.”

      You mean like the 1884 election between Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine?

      http://history1800s.about.com/od/presidentialcampaigns/a/electionof1884.htm has the full story, but the short version is that Cleveland (a bachelor) was having an affair and was rumored to have an out-of-wedlock son. Blaine, meanwhile, was believed to be corrupt and in the last week before the election, sat quietly at a church meeting in which the minister railed on about “rum, Romanism, and rebellion,” angering the Catholic and Irish vote, with the church proceedings widely reported in the press.

      The voters decided to protect their wallets, presumably figuring that Grover would be little threat to their daughters while in the White House.

      The campaign was nothing to write home about either: the Republicans had hired a bunch of kids to go around shouting “Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa.” After the election, the Democrats went around saying, “Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa? Gone to the White House, ha, ha, ha.”

      And with that sort of stuff going on in U.S. presidential elections, do you really think any of us should be concerned that a guy was once in some porn productions?

      Jan 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      @Tony: if you read the profile about the guy I’d hardly call him a loser!

      Jan 31, 2012 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JKB
      JKB

      Good for him!

      Jan 31, 2012 at 6:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      How about making a porn titled ‘Million Dollar Fisting’ :-)

      Jan 31, 2012 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bearfuzzlover
      bearfuzzlover

      As a former gay porn actor, I expect this may help his sales … especially with those that have seen him bare all in films … and like what they see!

      What he does is up to him, but I suspect there may be those that think they own him as a public company!

      Jan 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayUVA
      JayUVA

      Along with our allegedly bountiful freedoms, there is still a Puritan mindset hovering like a storm cloud overhead waiting to rain judgement down upon us. I was visiting relatives in Europe when Janet Jackson’s nipple made its Super Bowl debut a few yrs ago and my cousins and their friends were laughing derisively at the news of how outraged the radical religionists were in the U.S. over it. The most spot on comment I got was ‘You Americans love the violence but are afraid and upset by a harmless nipple.’

      Jan 31, 2012 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sami
      Sami

      Isn’t there a straight porn star called Scott Nails that sells real estate in the Las Vegas area?

      Feb 2, 2012 at 4:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Al
      Al

      I’ve met him in NYC and sweet guy. Sweet guy!

      We all have a past, so big deal.

      Feb 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack
      BubbasBack

      Damn hes turned ugly as a hog in heat! Burp…

      Feb 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaack
      Jaack

      Why are Americans so titillated by the word porn? Why are Americans so PRUDISH when it comes to sex? Why are Americans so judgmental about anything to do with sex? This man did what was right for him at his time of his career. Get over it America! Europe has and would shock the American psyche. They don’t have the baggage of religion America has. If America ever wants to progress, it must not let religion hold it back with social reforms. Why can’t America get past the days of censorship and obscenity laws?

      Each religion has its place in a country but cannot dictate policy unless it is a theocracy.

      Mar 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patrik
      Patrik

      Hehe.. I went to school with him. Same grade. ;-)

      Mar 31, 2012 at 12:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HM
      HM

      Rather ‘happy-go-lucky innocent porn star with sinister, shady reality tv future’…….thats the best way to describe him.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      Don’t really understand what all the fuss is about. Selling your body or cock is really not at all that different from selling Manhattan real estate –it is major prostitution, major money and major deception in a very contrived and illusionary marketplace. They have recognized statistics that hot pussy realtors are able to sell more, sell for more and sell quicker than non-hot ladies, so it is only natural that a hot cock would sell even better. I just wonder if any of the clients ever get a bit of the meat thrown in with the deal, or at least cop a feel or brush closeup when they are scouting out the new premises? Almost makes me want to apartment hunt. There was a series of ads a couple of years ago featuring half naked guys in the places, made the real estate much more interesting as always. From the looks of his porno, this guy is worth every inch of his commission.

      May 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      Don’t really understand what all the fuss is about. Selling your body or cock is really not at all that different from selling Manhattan real estate –it is major prostitution, major money and major deception in a very contrived and illusionary marketplace. They have recognized statistics that hot pussy realtors are able to sell more, sell for more and sell quicker than non-hot ladies, so it is only natural that a hot cock would sell even better. I just wonder if any of the clients ever get a bit of the meat thrown in with the deal, or at least cop a feel or brush closeup when they are scouting out the new premises? Almost makes me want to apartment hunt. There was a series of ads a couple of years ago featuring half naked guys in the places, made the real estate much more interesting as always. From the looks of his porno, this guy is worth every inch of his commission.

      May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RichB in PS
      RichB in PS

      Self promotion is part of the game, why not promote his past. I’ve seen the show and he’s ‘got it’ and knows his business – oh yes also have seen a nude photo of his buffed body and boner. Quite the package.

      May 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geri
      Geri

      So many young people are making porn these days that in the future it could start feeling like every other person you meet has a “porn past”.

      May 10, 2012 at 2:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Well
      Well

      He’s handsome. I’d want him to be my realtor if he did a good job. ;)

      Jun 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexi3
      Alexi3

      @vince: Unless your past is squeeky clean, which mine certainly is not, I can see no reason not to focus on what he has done with his life as he’s matured. There are many things I did in my teens and early 20′s which if that is what people are going to judge me on today I would be professionaly down the drain. Hopefully people mature and grow and learn from past missteps. Assuming you believe his choice to be in porn for a time in his life was a mistake. Seems to me he’s made some smart choices and made a success of his professional life. What he is like as a human being, I don’t know and so have no way of judging even if I were inclined to do so.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      If I didn’t know I was on a gay site….What a bunch of prigs. This is who I marched and fought for all those decades ago? Watch what you wish for.

      Apr 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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