Hunk du Jour heartthrob Calisto Harvalias may not have taken the crown at the Mister USA 2008 Pageant, but we're still really proud of everything he does!
Calisto was second runner up (and Mister Congeniality!), and took the time to share these insider photos of the event... including his runway walk during the swimsuit competition! He ultimately lost out to Ivan Rusilko, who will be going on to represent the United States in November at the Mister International 2008 Pageant in Taiwan.
[ Calisto Harvalias - Hunk du Jour Exclusive Interview ]
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Dear readers, we have a call to action from one of the great guys we've had grace Hunk du Jour in the past, Calisto! We interviewed Calisto after getting a glowing recommendation from a reader who'd run across him at a promotional event.
Well, Calisto is in the running to be a Mister USA 2008 contestant, and he needs our votes! Let's show him a little Hunk du Jour love for being such a great (and hot) guy!
After the jump is our exclusive interview with upcoming DNA Covermodel Calisto. After pitching the idea while on a gig at New York Pride last year, Calisto heard that they liked the idea (and the photo spread shot by Chris Hager) and that he landed the cover!
We initially heard about Calisto after one of our readers, Walter, talked to him at a meet-and-greet at a local bar. Walter was so impressed with how sweet and friendly Calisto was he sent us a note suggesting a feature... and who were we to argue?
After the jump we chat about making it into DNA, the five photographers we should be paying more attention to, and how growing up as a nerdy kid in North Carolina helped him realize he wanted to help troubled teens.