xoJane Objectifies Male Models Sports Illustrated Style

February 15, 2016
Male models channel their best Sports Illustrated pose for xoJane.
Male models channel their best Sports Illustrated pose for xoJane.

On the heels of Sports Illustrated unveiling its cover girls for its 2016 swimsuit issue, xoJane pokes fun with a swimwear shoot of its own. Male models are in the spotlight, posing for photos, typical of their female counterparts. Wearing swimwear from the likes of Parke & Ronen, Vilebrequin and BOSS, the models are photographed by Stephania Stanley with styling by Lindsay Huggins.

Asked about one of the strangest things he’s been asked to do as a model, Logan responds, “Um, being, uh, balls-to-butt earlier on today.  Yeah, super recent. About an hour ago. Probably 30 minutes ago.”

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Continuing down a provocative path, Wendell is asked if he has ever had to stuff a sock in his bulge to which he confides that he’s had to fluff: “Uh, fashion week in Milan. And so you know, winter equals shrinkage. So I was backstage and they were like, ‘You know, Wendell, what— what’s going on? You know? You— you’re a black guy.’ And I was like, ‘It’s cold out here. Give me— cut me some slack. You know?'”

In between laughs, Wendell continues, “And they were like ‘Listen— listen, we’re oiling you up. We’re putting these Speedos on you. You have the best Speedos on. This is the key piece in the show. We need you to—’ and I was like, ‘All right, give me one second.’ I went backstage, got to attention, came out and it was a great show.” Read more on xoJane.com.

Model Kevin King photographed for xoJane.
Model Kevin King photographed in swimwear for xoJane.
Model Wendell Lissimore photographed for xoJane.
Model Wendell Lissimore photographed in swimwear for xoJane.
Model Wil Aleman photographed for xoJane.
Model Wil Aleman photographed in swimwear for xoJane.