July 17, 2008

News: Design Star Contestant Has Porn Past


Another reality-show star has been exposed as a onetime pornster. First, it was Alex Castro from American Gladiators and then Crazy James from Big Brother 9. Now, the guys at GayPornBlog have revealed that handsome Mikey Verdugo—a contestant on this season’s edition of HGTV’s Design Star who was eliminated last night—appeared in a kink video for director Tom “Ropes” McGurk in 1996. The film, titled Rope Rituals, shows Verdugo (who used the porn name Jeremy Wess) servicing another model while he is tied up. We’re sure this video is in our collection somewhere and are searching the VincentLambert.com vaults as we type, but in the meantime, fans of interior decorating can check out a clip at http://tinyurl.com/5plvn9. Upon leaving the show, Verdugo said he would return to his job as a police officer in Florida. Now, if only some naughty footage of Season 1 winner David Bromstad (below), who stars in Color Splash on the same network, would surface. He’s another hot tattooed man we wouldn’t mind seeing tied up.

UPDATE: Local Hollywood, Florida, news outlets are reporting that Mikey Verdugo has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a fact-finding internal-affairs investigation. Reporters from the local station tried to contact the recently ousted Design Star contestant with a porn past at his home, but he offered no comment. Verdugo’s attorney said in a statement, “My client has done nothing wrong. He has served the community of Hollywood with honor and distinction for over 10 years. The only reason someone would criticize my client is that he publicly has a different lifestyle.” The Hollywood police department said they would not comment until the investigation is complete.

3 comments:

David Dust said...

I LOVES me some Mikey V!!

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:)

peacelovelunges said...

I cannot believe he would be placed on leave by the police department while they investigate him—and the fact he even needs an attorney just demonstrates the sad double standard that penalizes men who are stars of gay porn. If he were a woman doing lesbian porn, do you think he would not be met with the same vitriol?

Vincent Lambert said...

Sam, I totally agree. A double standard definitely exists. It’s too bad Mikey is suffering for something he did almost a decade ago! Thanks for writing.

best,
VINCE