Photographer Pat Lee is to be thanked for many excellent photos of insanely fit fellows. And today's Hunk of the Day is no exception.
More of Cory's big guns and a full-body shot are after the jump!
Your Hunk of the Day? Kayne Lawton, in this shot from the 2009 Gods of Football calendar in Australia. Aussie rules football and rugby players pose nude in these calendars to raise money for the cancer charity, McGrath Foundation. The 2009 edition was produced by creative director and photographer of the project, Pedro Virgil.
Your Hunk of the Day is Campbell Brown -- a former Aussie Rules footballer and now AFL television commentator.
I wasn't very aware of Campbell until this morning, but his wikipedia page almost reads like a gossip column or the screenplay to an unfolding drama!
Penrith Panthers rugby player Josh Mansour is our Hunk of the Day. And let us appreciate for a moment the beauty in rugby uniforms/kit, shall we? If this whets your appetite, you'll really enjoy the additional photos just a click away!
Big thanks to Hunk du Jour reader Mike for uploading a bunch of nominees! Be like Mike, upload your nominees today.
Happy Hump Day, Hunk Lovers! Here's a hump day quickie for you, perennial fan favorite Jack Mackenroth in these exclusive pics just for your discerning eyes!
Jack gave us a little insight on the shoot:
[Kevin and I had] been talking about shooting for a while now but our schedules never seemed to synchronize. I've been a fan of Kevin's work for a long time. The shoot was initially for a Brazilian magazine called GLAD but something got lost in translation during their communication regarding art direction and they thought the photos were "too provocative" and they only ended up using one image. We put a lot of time and effort into the shoot so we sent them to you so they could see the light of day.
[ via Towleroad ]
Via my good friend over at Squarehippies!
This Armani swimwear video caught my eye this morning on Facebook, where the lovely Jack Mackenroth posted it. Armani will be outfitting the Italian team in the 2012 London Olympics.
(BTW - Hunk du Jour is also on Facebook... go to our page and "Like" us!)
Check out this video from the 2011 CrossFit Games, as some killer competitors in amazing shape tackle an intense beach workout competion!
Nick Youngquest. /baskit/. Hotness.
Rugby's Finest sent over this shot of Seb Stegman from the 2011 edition of their annual calendar. Check out what you missed in the 2010 Calendar after the jump!
I have an exclusive look at new photos from Jack Mackenroth, taken by the incomparable Rick Day! Says Rick, "It was a pleasure working with Jack. His beauty and professionalism made my job a hell of lot easier and quite enjoyable."
Jack was similarly impressed with Rick, saying "I love all of Rick's work, because he celebrates the male physique, without depending on tools like Photoshop, so the images always come out looking fresh and real, and the lighting is amazing."
By now you've seen the photos of Cristiano Ronaldo for Emporio Armani... This post may just be serving as an excuse to post him.
BUT! I do have a minor upgrade to the site that I'm sure will thrill and delight all of you... I've modified the Hunk of the Day nomination process so that we will no longer see multiple photos of the same guy on the same day.
AND! Last year we quietly implemented the return of commenting with a new system using Disqus. Please note you must confirm your e-mail address with Disqus (or use another method of logging in) for your comments to appear.
AND YET! I'm working on creating a blogroll system to spread more of the link-love mojo around to sites I love that don't link to us.
BECAUSE! I love you guys... Have a nice Thursday.
Some of our best ideas come from dedicated Hunk du Jour readers like yourself and Bill! Leave a comment and say thanks to Bill for recommending this post, then Suggest a Hunk of your own!
Tonight's quickie is courtesy Novak Djokovic, the sexy Serbian tennis star.
Tennis star James Blake is getting ready for a huge charity event taking place on December 1st in New York. Blake vs. Roddick: Serving For a Cure is the latest installment of his annual fundraiser to benefit the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund.
James Blake believes that progress against cancer should never be hampered by a lack of resources. The Thomas Blake, Sr. Memorial Research Fund, founded in memory of his father, supports early detection research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering--the nation's preeminent cancer center. The Blake Research Fund invests vital seed money at the leading-edge of science: speeding the most promising work, and shortening the time it takes for discoveries at the lab bench to become better treatments at patients' bedsides. One hundred percent of every dollar donated to the Fund goes directly to cancer research - One Set, One Match, One Cure.
[ James Blake - Official Site ]
ESPN Magazine brings a new spin to the swimsuit issue with their latest issue -- the Body Issue. The issue's choice of covers include NFL football player Adrian Peterson, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, and NBA basketball player Dwight Howard.
Check out the entire issue on newstands, or go green and buy a digital edition.
[ ESPN Magazine - Official Site ]
Attitude has released their sex issue, and who better to grace the cover than Nick Youngquest? The ten-page spread by photographer Simon Harris is punctuated with an interview with Youngquest.
After his appearances in the Gods of Football calendars, Nick has acquired a huge gay following... solidified by many photo shoots and appearances in gay mags. Straight-but-not-narrow, Nick displays his laid-back attitude about being a gay sex symbol and optimism on the future of gay rugby players coming out.
Check out the story in Attitude... their digital issues are available at attitude.co.uk and are a quick (and environmentally-friendly) way to get your copy.
Readers Becky, Laura and Ant dropped us a note with a link to this photo of the Greek Water Polo Team, calling it the best picture ever taken.
Do you think you can beat it? Send us the link and brief description of what YOU think is the best photo ever.
Congratulations to Jack Mackenroth on his Bronze medal win at Outgames 2009. Our friend medaled in the 200m IM (which he wasn't even thinking he would place in.)
UPDATE 07/28/2009: Jack won two silver medals today at the Outgames in Copenhagen in swimming - only .4 seconds from a gold!
UPDATE: Jack's final medal count: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 Bronze! Way to go!