PHOTOS: Clark Bockelman —Modeling’s Next Big Thing

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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  • 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.

  • DickGreenleaf

    Stupid tattoo

  • balehead

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

  • Homophile


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

  • Derek Williams

    Holy pulchritude Batman!

    This guy is stunning.

  • Kangol

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

  • hassia

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

  • Homophile


    Like you’d turn him down.

  • ShowMeGuy

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

  • 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.

  • tookietookie

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

  • Tackle

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

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  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • rcs831

    Yawn. Not much under the hood.

  • Daggerman

    ..WOW! He’s so cute I’d def’ stick my tongue between his buttocks!!

  • Doughosier

    He could sing Tomorrow belongs To Me if they ever remake Cabaret.

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