PHOTOS: This New York Firefighter Was Once A Gay-For-Pay Adult Film Star, But Who’s Counting?

jesenskyIt’s a good thing Jonathan Jesensky had dreams of becoming a firefighter and not, say, a politician. The 33-year-old New Yorker just joined the squad as a rookie, but not before starring in about ten gay porn films over the years.

You might know him better as Jonathan West, the hunky tattooed former military man who performed in such box office hits as Semper Bi, Ripe, and Paramedics. But now he’s gone straight (in more ways than one), though there’s no indication he’s tried to hide his past.

Neither, it should be mentioned, does the city of New York or his fellow firefighters.

The NY Daily News tracked down one NY smoke-eater whose response was, “Whatever, I don’t care. I haven’t met him yet, but I don’t care.”

And really, why should he?

If Jesensky is competent on the job, his past career choices shouldn’t make any difference to anyone.

The Daily News points out that, “The city’s uniformed forces do not hire people with a serious criminal past for law-enforcement jobs. But the city’s strict civil service law — which includes age and fitness requirements — does not bar candidates who have posed nude or starred in X-rated films.”

But it’s still worth a trip down memory lane to fully appreciate, don’t you think?





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