Carson Kressley hopes for equal time with men’s Swimsuit Edition

Carson KressleyIt was inevitable someone would suggest it, and it makes sense former Queer Eye style guru Carson Kressley would be the one.

Just in time for the end of New York Fashion Week, Kressley — currently in the off-Broadway show NEWSical the Musical — opined to the Huffington Post that it’s about time for a male version of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

The magazine’s best seller, on newsstands now, has little to do with sports; it’s just pretty women in revealing bikinis. During a promotional tour, someone suggested major changes are in order.

Kressley suggested SI might not be the ideal forum for a beefcake version, but he said he’d do the styling for free if they get David Beckham to be the cover model.

Of course, this would be great for a mainstream publication. But at the risk of stating the obvious, the gay media has long done men-only swimsuit layouts … including Dallas Voice. But I say, the more the mary-er.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Chaz Bono among the celebs on next ‘DWTS’

Chaz Bono, the transgender son of gay pop icon Cher and the late Sonny Bono, is one of the new contestants on the upcoming season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. He becomes the first trans person ever on the show. The season will also feature one of the few other gay competitors on the show, former Queer Eye style guru Carson Kressley. (Several seasons ago, Lance Bass made it to the finals of DWTS.)

Chaz and Carson join a (typically) quirky lineup that also includes goofy actor David Arquette (Scream),  shrill conservative talking head Nancy Grace, singer Chynna Phillips and famous-for-nothing celeb Rob Kardashian.

The season premieres Sept. 19.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones