Calvin Klein’s heterosexual man-lover has successfully dominated the splash pages of every major news source (and The Post) for the past week. From violent “blood baths” to an “image remake“, the “outing” of his heterosexuality and getting kicked out of a party by Michael Lucas—it’s been a fabulous month to be a Nick Gruber headline.
Today brings The Inevitable Gawker Interview, and the website has trusted Michael Musto with the important task of breaking into Gruber’s psyche. Much like NY Magazine‘s fluff piece on Mr. Gruber, Gawker manages to dig up a wealth of information and fill a treasure chest with pull quotes, but does so in half the time without the bullshit.
The most notable things to come from this interview are Nick’s brand new definition of his sexuality, the admission that he’s never had sex for money or anything of the sort—not once!—and that answering questions about blowing Calvin Klein make him uncomfortable. Great!
Looks like all this press has been working in his favor, though. Gruber uses this interview to announce that his dreams are finally coming true: He’ll walk in New York Fashion Week next month.
Here’s some of our favorite gems from The Gawker Interview:
Gawker: Why is it so important for you to tell people you’re not gay?
Nick Gruber: Because that’s false information. I don’t believe in labels, I believe in what my heart tells me I love. If people say, “What are you?” I say, “I’m not gay. I’m straight, but I believe in love.”
G: You mean Calvin never even got a blowjob out of all that?
NB: No comment.
G: Well, “straight” is a label. But so is “bisexual.” Wouldn’t that one better describe you?
NG: Not at all.
G: But you’ve had relationships with men.
NG: The only one I had was with Calvin. I don’t believe in labels. I believe in love. If someone asks me what I am, I’d say primarily straight.
G: Well, I’m primarily gay! [I laugh, he wisely doesn’t.] How did you get involved in fashion?
NG: I got involved by meeting the right people, who have given me inspiration and told me I can be a model. I’m doing one show and pending two other shows. I’m doing Malan Breton and attending Zang Toi and Carlos Campos castings.
G: Were you ever a rentboy, escort, anything like that?
NG: Never once in my life.
Never once in his life!