We love getting some dish, so when famed celebrity and fashion photographer, music-video director and reality star Mike Ruiz shares behind-the-scenes skinny on The A-List: New York, we got a little excited.
The hit Logo show, which wraps up its second season this coming Monday, might be coming back for a third go-round next year—but without Ruiz, the resident father figure.
“I benefited from it in many ways but it’s just run its course for me,” Ruiz says on this week’s episode of the Swish Edition. He was too nice to get catty, but we couldn’t help but wonder if maybe he’s over all the
manufactured drama that was Austin and Derek’s love-hate relationship, the insertion of diva wannabe Nyasha’s meddling ways, Ryan’s two-facedness, or just sick and tired of Rodiney’s broken English. (Oh come on. We tease because we love.)
He may be over the on-screen drama-fest, but don’t count this hot daddy out: For one, his hot new coffee-table book, Pretty Masculine, is out October 12. As the video promo shows, it’s chock-full of of his signature stunning male photography.
And, of course, Ruiz shot fellow A-List cast member Rodiney Santiago’s 2012 calendar, which will certainly be steaming up cubical walls come January.
Also in this episode: Mike opens up about his cute Ghandi-lookalike father, why he thinks they added straight girl Nyasha to the A-List this season (we’ll say it again…drama!), his transition from still photographer to hot video director (and back), some behind-the-scenes info about Kathy Griffin, and much more. Mike’s segment starts at about the 31:00 mark.
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Scott Wallis is the co-host of the Queerty/GayCities-sponsored Swish Edition comedy & interview talk show. He’d love to help cast the A-List: DC, but realizes Washington-based shows have a very bad track record (i.e. Real World DC, The Real Housewives of DC, etc.).
Images via Mike Ruiz