February 16, 2012
News: Former Kink Star Opens Gym in FL
We’ve written about hunky Mike Verdugo before. First, back in 2008 when his porn past was revealed after he was a contestant on HGTV’s Design Star. And again when he was suspended from his job as a police officer due to that porn past. Now, The Miami Herald is reporting that the 37-year-old fitness trainer has opened a gym in Davie, Florida. Verdugo told the newspaper that he made the kink film Rope Rituals for director Tom McGurk in 1996 at age 22 for $700. He says that he appeared naked but didn’t engage in any hard-core sex. (As we recall from the VHS copy we had back in the day, he was tied up.) The Hollywood Police Department claims it fired Verdugo for not disclosing his previous work. “One door closed and a few opened,” a philosophical Verdugo says. His new Bodytek Fitness is averaging 300 customers a week and he plans to open another in Wilton Manors. So there is life after gay porn. Amen!