Beefcake of the Week ~ Michael

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Photo by Flaming City Photography

Hi Michael!
What does the term “Bear” mean to you?

“A fun-loving, huggable, big, hairy guy.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?

“Heading out on a hike or out on the water for the day, stopping at the farmers market on the way home & cooking a meal together. Enjoying it all underneath the stars.”

Model:  Michael Coates

How would you describe your personal interior design style?

“Modern, natural & minimal. I don’t like a lot of clutter. While I prefer clean lines and a modern aesthetic I love bringing nature inside. Wood accents, plants and natural light are essential.”

What kind of music do you listen to?

“Everything from Fleetwood Mac to Drake. I love discovering new artists and I will forever be a huge Tori Amos fan.”

Model:  Michael Coates

Location: Chicago

Height: 6ft

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Sign: Pisces

Model Michael Coates

Fitness Routine:
“I am an avid Crossfitter. It may not be everyone’s thing but it certainly works for me. I come from an endurance background, so incorporating weightlifting is essential if I want to bulk up. I try to go to Crossfit least 5-7 times a week. I also enjoy swimming, biking, hiking and skiing when I can.”

Occupation: “I work as an Art Director and Photographer.”

Hobbies: “Cooking, Crossfit, outdoors, music, painting/drawing, travel, photography.”

Model Michael Coates

Guilty Pleasure Snack: Cheese-It’s

TV Faves: “Game of Thrones, Strangers with Candy, I love Lucy, Six Feet Under, Golden Girls.”

Last good movie you saw: “The Normal Heart’ on HBO. Incredibly well done & poignant film.”

Currently Reading: “The Maze Runner”

Model Michael Coates

Turn Ons: “Blue eyes, strong hands, creativity, spontaneity, affectionate guys, confidence and above all someone that makes me laugh.”

Turn Offs: “A negative disposition, bullies, unacceptance within our own community, ignorance and arrogance. “

Personal Statement:
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Photo by Flaming City Photography
Photo by Flaming City Photography

Beefcake of the Week ~ Matthew from Chicago

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Hi Matthew!
What does the term “Bear” mean to you?

“I think this is a fluid, changing term – but generally a hairy guy, can be bigger or more muscular. In my experience, most are friendly and fun-loving.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?

“Dinner or drinks at a local restaurant. I like to get to know someone through conversation; an organic exchange of thoughts, opinions, likes and dislikes.”

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How would you describe your personal interior design style?

“Warm, comfortable, lived-in. Pristine places are nice, but I want my guests to feel at home. Nothing is worse than being afraid to sit on someone’s couch! My walls and furniture are neutral; I change the look with things like pictures, pillows, art, flowers – subtle color in key places.”

What kind of music do you listen to?

“Varied! For the most part indie or euro-pop: Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service; Robyn; The xx; LCD Soundsystem; Peter Bjorn and John.”

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Location: Chicago, IL

Height: 5’10”

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Green

Sign: Aquarius

Fitness Routine: “I go to the gym 5-6 times a week; it’s a mix of weight training and cardio. When it’s nice outside I run along the lakefront path on Lake Michigan, and during the winter the stair climber is my best friend.”

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Occupation: “Teacher and musician.”

Hobbies: “Travel as much as I can, and play softball during the summer. I love to cook and entertain at my place. Trying to stay in shape – although it’s mostly to counteract the aforementioned food and beverages!”

Guilty Pleasure Snack: “I love sour and chewy candy. Sour Patch Kids and Chewy Spree.”

TV Faves: “Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Law and Order: SVU.”

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Last good movie you saw: “I only go to movies once a year – on Christmas night with my sisters. This year was “American Hustle” – and I loved it.”

Currently Reading: “A James Patterson Novel – “Gone”

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Turn Ons: “Confidence, intelligence. Being easygoing and adventurous. Lover of friends, family, and life.”

Turn Offs: “Arrogance, negativity. Smoking is a deal-breaker.”

Personal Statement: “I love the quotes “A person’s wound is where their passion is born” and “Not all those who wander are lost.” They speak to my motivations and passions, which include traveling and singing. I perform with an amazing ensemble, the Wicker Park Choral Singers. WPCS is a Chicago, all-volunteer, non-profit ensemble dedicated to building community through choral music.

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Meet Hot Otter Musician Alan Clark!

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Hi Alan!
What does the term “Bear” mean to you?

“A big, furry and huggable guy.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?

“Hiking up a mountain and pitching a tent to watch the sunset over the water.”

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How would you describe your personal interior design style?

“I love a modern style. I feel it’s the easiest to clean. I love a nice antique dresser though.”

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What kind of music do you listen to?

“Anything with a good beat or melody. I’ve been stuck on Dub-step and Metal for the last year.”

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Location: Seattle

Height: 6’3″

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Green

Sign: Cancer

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Fitness Routine: “I’m not a gym guy. Perfect push-ups and a 10 mile hike is good for me.”

Occupation: “Musician. Bassist in The Classic Crime.”

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Hobbies: “Photography, disc golf, snowboarding and video games.”

Guilty Pleasure Snack: “Gummy bears.”

TV Faves: “South Park, Family Guy and Modern Family.”

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Last good movie you saw: “Defiance.”

Currently Reading: “Books on Photography.”

Turn Ons: “Downturned eyes, Furry round bellies, fuzzy face and thickness.”

Turn Offs: “Awkward pick up lines, unable to hold a conversation and coming on too fast. I usually don’t like to be smothered until I’m in bed.”

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Personal Statement:
“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Meet “Hotter Otter” Walter Delmar!

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Photo by HNS IMAGERY©

Modern Bear catches up with the woofy producer/actor/model Walter Delmar and gets the low-down on dating, design, and his latest project producing a talk show…

Hi Walter!
What does the term “Bear” mean to you?

“I categorize bear as in au natural. With minimal hyper grooming.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?

“I always like to meet guys in a public setting even if I met them off of online apps. I love to go to hike or coffee so we can establish a connection. I’m not big in dinner dates or formality with dating. I don’t drink or party (but I still like to get ratchet at the bars and clubs) so that’s what I’m looking for in men. Someone who is alive and not checked out of life. I’m a no pressure let’s just see if we can connect as humans kinda man.”

How would you describe your personal interior design style?

“If it has an animal or natural vibe then it’s in my home. I’m not into modern cold pretentious decor.”

What kind of music do you listen to?

“I love edm trap hip hop rap 90s house when I workout or am djing but at home when chillin I listen to Americana and classic rock.”

Location: WeHo!

Height: 6’1

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Sign: Aquarius

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Photo by HNS IMAGERY©

Fitness Routine: “I workout 2-3 hours every day in some capacity whether it be lifting, hiking, Yoga, jogging, sex, dancing, kayaking, dancing or bike riding. It’s my way to stave off unnecessary negative energy.”

Occupation: “Producer, Actor, writer, DJ, Go-go dancer, server, bartender, personal trainer, single mother.”

Hobbies: “Gym, hike, writing, musicals, love, sex, prayer, cooking, did I mention sex?”

Guilty Pleasure Snack: “Anything baked! Yum!”

TV Faves: “Game of Thrones!!!”

Last good movie you saw: “I really enjoyed the ‘Wolf of Wall Street.’ The pace was great and the acting was phenomenal.”

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Photo by HNS IMAGERY©

Currently Reading: “John Grisham and Miracle of Mindfulness.”

Turn Ons: “Honesty, Loyalty, Spiritual connection, healthy, natural, wit.”

Turn Offs: “Addiction, weakness, doubt, self-deprivation (except in bed).”

Personal Statement: “Currently I’m producing the new gay web chat show starring Jonny McGovern (funny daddy bear). Check my twitter for episodes with Calpernia Adams, Alec Mapa and Detox.

www.twitter.com/walterdelmar

Personal quote- “It’s all a dream you just have to be awake to see it.”

Beefcake of the Week – Phil

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Photo by Real Men Real Life
Beefcake Phil from Georgia

Meet Woofy Phil from Stone Mountain, GA…

Hi Phil!
What does the term “Bear” mean to you?

“I think the definition of a bear is a man who is secure enough in his hairiness to let it grow.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?

“Going on a ten mile hike with a rugged bear, taking him to dinner (his choice), and then back to my place for a sensual massage!”

Location: Stone Mountain, GA

Height: 6’

Hair: Salt & Pepper

Eyes: Brown

Sign: Virgo

Fitness Routine: “A happy balance between working out, eating right and getting enough sleep.”

Occupation: Electrical Tech

Hobbies: “When I have time, I love to hike. I’ve hiked over 150 miles of Georgia trails.”

Guilty Pleasure Snack: Zaxby’s

TV Faves: “I don’t watch TV at home, but when I’m with friends, I’m addicted to ‘Orange Is The New Black’ and ‘Downtown Abbey.”

Last good movie you saw: “Gravity’ (Sandra Bullock kicks ass!)”

Currently Reading: “47 Ronin’ by Joan D. Vinge.”

Turn Ons: “I love a good kisser, and definitely massages!”

Turn Offs: “Someone who uses the words ‘I’ and ‘me’ a lot.”

Q: Personal Statement: “Don’t judge!”

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