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PHOTOS: Clark Bockelman —Modeling’s Next Big Thing

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cbOne of our favorite writers Guy Trebay had another tough assignment for the New York Times this week, digging deep into the impenetrable world that is modeling. This stuff is all surface and fluff, of course, but Trebay makes it sound halfway important, or at least worth your time, by grabbing you with a line like this: “In a corridor outside a sixth-floor conference room in Manhattan’s garment center, five exceptionally handsome young men slouched against the walls, looking like gods of Olympus come temporarily to rest.” I’m in.

To summarize, Calvin Klein is looking for models for his show in Milan this Sunday, and these guys are walking the conference room runway in search of a coveted exclusive and a shot at model stardom. Two made the cut that day, including Clark Bockelman, whose appearance turned the room “electric.” Unfortunately, the Times saw fit to publish only one pic of the 6’2” 21-year-old Indiana farm boy who had been studying geography at the University of Denver before an “acquaintance” of Bruce Weber introduced him to the legendary boy-photog. We’re here to remedy that oversight with a collection of Bockelman’s nee model name Clarke Wesley’s finest “work” (yeah, yeah, modeling is a job, we get it) and some recent Facebook pix. Enjoy! And check out Clark/e on the runway Sunday in Milan. He’s sure to be streaming somewhere.

Photos: Facebook/Tumblr

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By:           GREG OWEN
On:           Jun 22, 2013
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  • 21 Comments
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      I don’t know what to make of pic #2. Large balls and a tiny wee wee just don’t work together for me. Cute face though.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 8:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickGreenleaf
      DickGreenleaf

      Stupid tattoo

      Jun 22, 2013 at 10:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      He’s hawt/cute…the jealous should grow lives already….

      Jun 22, 2013 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile
      Homophile

      @Tackle:

      You know what doesn’t work for me? Guys who say “wee wee”.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams
      Derek Williams

      Holy pulchritude Batman!

      This guy is stunning.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Same old thing in a new bottle. He’s seriously lacking in the genitals department too.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hassia
      hassia

      @Tackle: One wonders whether some of you get out in the real world or just confined to the sanctity of your mothers basement.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile
      Homophile

      @Kangol:

      Like you’d turn him down.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ShowMeGuy
      ShowMeGuy

      @DickGreenleaf: I agree. Looks like some flow chart from a 1950’s science textbook.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Queerty needs to get it together and update this website with newer technology. Having to click for each picture and a new page loads is like AOL in the 90s. Update your site, girls.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tookietookie
      tookietookie

      @Tackle: Maybe he just has a really large scrotal sack.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Homophile: Lol… @hassia:Yep the basement.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      meh

      Jun 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jbaltes
      Jbaltes

      He looks a little too “junior high-ish” for my taste. Certainly nice looking, but lacking in really rugged, masculine appeal. He will do well with the very young market, I suspect, but I wonder how he will play to the 35+ crowd?

      Jun 23, 2013 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The article makes it seem like we will be hearing more and more from him.

      They leave out the fact that there are 4 Model auditions for Kleins shows each year and so far does anybody remember any other the other models chosen to lead them or the underwear shoots in the last 5 years?

      Jun 23, 2013 at 6:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      I don’t think I am a total size queen, but baby dick won’t cut.
      Not his strong suit, open-crotch underwear shots are NOT a good idea for him.

      Jun 23, 2013 at 8:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Calvin Klein seems to like the big potato small meat look.

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xlPF-ltdwco/Ty7LKwCbUmI/AAAAAAAAAIM/632O-5tOAX0/s800/1995-west.jpg

      Jun 23, 2013 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      Maybe they think it’s less intimidating. For me, it just looks sad. Like I said– I don’t think I’m a size queen. Been with lots of hot smaller Asian guys, frankly. But when someone is BIG and beefy and is hefting around a 4 inch pecker, it’s distracting.

      Jun 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      Okay I don’t know how to phrase this without sounding like I’m saying he’s not good looking, which he absolutely is, but when I read he “electrified” the room or whatever, I kinda expected a lot more. He’s really hot, but he doesn’t look different from lots of other hot guys I’ve seen.

      Jun 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Awww I just wanna cuddle with him. I LOVE PIC# 9. I will never go all vanilla but it would be interesting to stray away from chocolate men from time to time.

      Wink!….

      Jun 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rcs831
      rcs831

      Yawn. Not much under the hood.

      Jun 26, 2013 at 6:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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