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PHOTOS: A Hard Day In The Life Of An Andrew Christian Underwear Model

Oh sure, everyone’s marveled at the guys in those saucy Andrew Christian music videos, but what happens behind the scenes? Queerty visited the Andrew Christian store in West Hollywood to snap a few shots and soak up the ambiance at a recent shoot.

A lot of gay men take their cues from models and porn stars, dressing and bodybuilding like the guys they want to be or sleep with. We’re all familiar with that body-type standard at work here: lean, rippling abs, tight ass. It’s a look that’s been constructed for gay men, but nowhere is the pressure to conform to that look more intense than for underwear models.

On this day at least, conformity was working. While the guys waited for their turn to appear on-camera, they lounged on store displays, primping in mirrors and weighing the pros and cons of various tank tops. They’re clearly a close-knit bunch, unafraid to clown around, flirt, get competitive and pet each other, well aware that these days can’t last forever.

Check out our behind-the-scenes shots below…

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