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Hahahah how funny, I got to watch the “Normal heart”.
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MMMM, long hair, me like. (top photo) Too bad it looks like the skin on his chest is about to rip open from the stress. Still, I wouldn’t throw him out of bed for drinking a protein shake and an energy bar.
Rod and Bob saved me when I was a kid. I saw their story in the paper folded it up and carried it in my wallet for a few years. It was proof to me that being gay wasn’t wrong and two men could love each other. They gave me a model of what gay love could look like and it saved the suicidal teen that I was at the time. I will love these guys forever.
In the 80s and 90s Bob Paris was the sexiest, most beautiful man on Earth. And he still looks great. He is one of the smartest gay activists of all time. Always a serious thinker and a very kind man.
Wasn’t the blonde one naked in Playgirl?
Yes, Rod Jackson did pose for Playgirl some years before. Of course we all know Playgirl models are straight [eyes rolling]. Anyway, I remember that interview they did for Oprah. It blew people away. There was some homophobic remarks from her less intelligent audience members but I guess we shouldn’t be surprised considering the conservative attitude that was pervasive in the 80s.
Couldn’t agree more. I remember many straight women were in love with Paris, even those who weren’t normally attracted to bodybuilders. He was and still is one of the sexiest men on earth.
Most straight bodybuilders didn’t care he was gay…Only the sad queens really hated him….
@Paul F: are you bi and like trans women with long hair?
ewww, his former partner is almost trans
Bob Paris was an awesome example of a bodybuilder with a perfect classical physique, and an awesome example of a human being for coming out at a time when it was going to make things very rough for him. And there were a lot of gay bodybuilders who didn’t have half the talent and genetics to make it in competition that he did and never came out, hich says a lot for Bobs character. Good to hear about Bob today, he seems very happy, although he and I both have “shrunk” a little since the eighties! Then again, that was eons ago. I wish him all the best.
I remember him. What a great, courageous guy.
Kind of surprising to see him in the video though. He looks good but now just a regular middle aged guy. I guess when they stop the steroids it all goes away.
It was all steroids. He is not a role model.
Look, we get it that you are anti-gay. But the issue is, you spend a lot of time on a gay website so which are you? A troll or a self hating right wing gay?
Bob and Rod were my role models; I came out shortly after they did. I figured if they could do it, so could I.
I’ve never looked back.
I am much more interested in what happened to Rod Jackson. Some vilified him as an opportunist back in the day and I would expect his story to have much more texture. It seems he virtually disappeared from planet Earth. All of the ink is on Bob Paris….OK so he was Mr. Universe…I know that story. If Rod is reading this, write a candid book…..it would sell.
The most interesting thing about DUO by Herb Ritts and Bob and Rob Paris Jackson (at the time) is that Ritts was the SECOND choice to do the book. Mapplethorpe was gearing up to do the book, and got so ill, he couldn’t do it, and died. Forget which one of the Glimmer Twins really wanted the book done, or if Ritts decided himself to do the book, but that’s the story behind the origin of DUO. The stink about it is that neither Rod nor Bob would “sign” the book when they were in Miami on South Beach decades ago. Nice attitude.
@Cam: both, s/he also likes sex with dogs
@ibernard: Can’t speak to their attitude, but I actually own a copy of DUO signed by Rod.
@stadacona: That was an era when everyone was doing steroids. He wouldn’t have been considered for anything if he hadn’t done it. I bought one of his body building books a long time ago. They should’ve re titled it to Juiced or something.
I used his book Flawless back in the 90’s. He offered great tips for beginners and I commend him for his work.
Ew, definition of “too much”
@litper: While I lost my virginity to a woman(she insisted)at age 26, and I don’t think women are “yucky”, woman parts don’t make me hot like a dick will. I just like a man to have long hair (and a beard) like they were designed to have. The furrier a man is, the hotter I think he looks. As shown by the comments on this site, people have different tastes in men. Mine is for HAIRY men, and I’m not repulsed by tattoos either, like some.
As someone around his age and remember the original interview….I about fell off my chair when I saw the current day Bob. He is still an attractive man but I don’t see ONE ounce of the previous Bob.
I think the more attractive we were as young gay man the harder it is getting older and totally loosing ALL bits of our original look. Some men grow older and just look like older versions of themselves, others evolve into a totally different look. It happened to me and it took me a long time to really accept I would never regain ANY of my former looks.
I would love to hear how this has effected someone like Bob who was, for all purposes, a perfect specimen.
@Bobby Christina Crawford:
We can look good at any age as long we accept the age we are. At least I think so.
Bob looks great–dapper, articulate, silver fox-hot. I wouldn’t necessarily kick the 20-something version of him out of bed, but I would be concerned about ball shrinkage and performance, if you know what I mean.
Dreams do come true. Now only if Bob would grow his beard back. That would make this sexy amazing inspiring man that much more. :) Glad to see more people coming out to inspire others!!
Never watched the show, but whenever I saw the commercials for it I always thought he was gay. Glad he came out on TV.
I am proud of my future husband!!!
Finally! I’ve never watched this show but I do know that he is the cutest
Hey Bob, everyone with eyes and ears already knew, buddy.
I thought he already came out? His wiki listed him as gay months ago.
@AEH: Unfortunately coming out is a process that usually have to do many times. Whether it’s someone not believing you, like a parent, new friends, colleagues. It appears he didn’t it more to help his client than to bring attention to himself.
@Caleb in SC, hands off my boy biaaatch!
Who didn’t know this? I was waiting for him to come out all along but I’m glad he did. I never once doubted the fact that he’s gay. The same thing happened when I was like 15 and I saw Ricky Martin and immediately I was like “he’s gay”, and I’m ALWAYS proven right!!!
Congrats, Bob. Welcome to our struggle and our community!!! I’m just so glad he chose to be honest at long last. I have hope now that things are finally getting better.
*sniff* I swear I wasn’t crying. This room is just dusty!!!
Good for him!
You mean this was supposed to be a surprise? I knew he was gay before that show was popular. That show is so fake. Jillian cheated to help her team (typical lesbian) and the people usually end up fat again after leaving. I find that whole show disgusting. “step right up! Come see that fatties. Watch as we make them run and jump and do embarassing stunts for your entertainment!” Its a form of abuse.
I remember watching on TV (I think it was “The Doctors) where Jillian Michaels said that she had met the love of her life, Bob Harper, on the show. She went on & on about their relationship. That made me scratch my head b/c I thought I had read rumors on the internet that they were both gay. Fast forward several months later, she comes out & now so does he. So she was definitely lying. Was he on the lie too?
@hotshot70: Cheating is typical of lesbians???
You said you find the show disgusting.
What I find disgusting is gay men who are prejudicial towards lesbians.
He has a nice body, but I’ll take Jillian.
He came out when he was 17 (31 years ago). I don’t think he meant it to be a big surprise.
I haven’t seen that show in years and never really watched it, but once I heard his voice, saw his mannerisms I knew he was gay. Not to mention his lisp was in OVERDRIVE.
You fell for that? I think everyone knows they made up that story to create a reason to bring Reuben back. The ratings dropped dramatically when he left, and this was the way to get him back without it seeming fishy. I don’t watch the show and even I know that
heres hoping that by doing as he did, it will encourage all other closeted celebrites to come out.
the only person they’re harming by not coming out is themselves.
the sooner more prominent people come out; the sooner the haters
in this country will realize that we’re no different from anybody
else except for who we love.
@viveutvivas: I see a gay version of The Hunger Games. Bring it!
And better yet, he was a gay FATTY who worked hard to get into the shape he’s in now, to help others as well. Now off to stuff my face for Thanksgiving lol
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