How many chiseled abs are starring in The A List? (Or A List New York, or whatever LOGO is calling its NYC/Fire Island fag fest?) Well it depends if you give Rodiney Santiago, Reichen Lehmkuhl’s boyfriend, a six-count or an eight.
Of the six cast members of A List, five are former or current models; the outlier is Ryan, the hairstylist, who probably does the hair of models. We have not seen him shirtless so we don’t know if he has abs worth counting or not. There’s also Mike Ruiz, the photographer and gym bunny, who seems to appear in front of the camera as often as he is behind it.
So what’s missing from this roster of homoerotics? Namely, people of color (do Brazilians count?) and anyone who might look out of place on the cover of Men’s Health. Or even Frontiers. Which is, of course, to be expected: Just because LOGO is a “diversity” network catering to queers doesn’t mean it’s going to break the one tried and true rule of reality programming: the non-beautiful need not apply.
Get your body type varieties on Drag Race, mmmk?