So we are in the home stretch for the All American Guy of the Year 2015 contest. Who will be the winner? Your vote decides. We make the official announcement on January 13, 2016 at 12pm (noon) EDT. There are two polls taking place; one in the public access section of the AAG website and the other in the members-only section of the site. Each poll accounts for 50% of the total vote.
To vote in the contest, Please visit this link.
Jadsen is one of the classic AAG models, who’s been around since late 2009 with the project. Jadsen capitalized on his AAG exposure soon after his debut, landing a campaign for HIMistry’s skin care line (Macy’s), a fashion show and a number of magazine covers and spreads. Check out Jadsen’s extensive portfolio of photos and videos in the Members Area.
Jadsen’s AAG photo shoots have taken place all over the USA, including productions in New York, Miami, LA and Puerto Rico.
Justin B. joined the AAG team a few years back and ever since has been wowing the fans. He’s an IFBB Pro fitness athlete and models part time while in college. Never one to skip a workout, he has diligently sculpted his physique since he was in his late teens. Justin loves to mix it up in front of the cameras, going from athletic and fun to sexy and playful. He’s certainly not shy about his presentation.
Check Justin out in the Members Area to see dozens of photos and videos from his shoots with AAG throughout the years.
When Martin had the chance to travel to Puerto Rico for an All American Guy shoot, he was beyond ecstatic. Not only would he be running around on the exotic beaches of the tropical island, but he’d get a chance to visit some of his cousins and other relatives— Martin’s heritage is Puerto Rican.
After a first day of shooting— mostly in the El Yunque rainforest, where the climate was cool and the surroundings very green and exotic, he spent that evening taking in the sights and sounds and savoring the flavors of old town San Juan. The following day found him on the east coast of the island, soaking up the sun, frolicking in the ocean and mixing with the locals— all while posing for some amazing photos for his AAG production. There was also plenty of time for a visit to his cousins and a chance to eat some home-cooked authentic Puerto Rican dishes.
Join the Members Area and follow Martin during his weekend island trip. There’s plenty of photos and multimedia, including stylized videos and behind the scenes footage. Martin is hoping for a return to the enchanted island and perhaps visit some spots he didn’t get to see during his first trip.
Derek P. hails from the Midwest and is currently studying exercise science in college. He got into fitness while in 8th grade, training for sports and has developed a lifelong passion for lifting weights ever since. He enjoys seeing the results he gets from training his physique and wants to capitalize on all his hard work in the gym.
His first experience modeling was when he shot for his school calendar. From there it was getting behind the lens with Michael Downs for AAG.
One of his favorite hobbies aside from lifting weights is cooking. At an early age his dad’s best friend (who is a chef) got him into the culinary arts. He now applies his cooking skills to making fit and delicious meals that complement his rigorous gym lifestyle. Derek will soon be part of the upcoming “Fit & Sexy” feature on AAG where you’ll really get to see him put his skills to work.
For his AAG shoots Derek has not been shy one bit about showing off his impressive physique. Join the Members section to see him at his physical best and sexiest. Also be sure to check out his recent cover for British author Jane Harvey-Berrick’s latest romance novel “Semper Fi”.
The sexy newcomers Eric T. and Sammy T. will be debuting soon on All American Guys. Here’s a preview video featuring the sexy midwesterner Eric, sporting Marcuse swimwear. Eric’s definitely not shy about showing off his hard-earned physique. To see more of Eric, please JOIN THE MEMBERS AREA.
The photo features Eric T. alongside Sammy.
Check out the full list of models in the running for “Model of the Year 2015″. Click Here to View Them. Then cast your vote below in the PUBLIC POLL. Also feel free to leave a comment and share this page using the share features up top.
The winner of this year’s contest wins over $700 in prizes including a trip to the islands for an AAG shoot. Voting ends January 13, 2016 at 12pm EDT. **This portion of the voting accounts for 50% of the total vote. AAG members’ votes count for the other 50%.
The public voting booth for All American Guy of the Year is Closed. Please stand by for results which will be announced at 8pm EDT. on 1/13/16
The 2016 Masculine Calendar is available for purchase for all you fans of the brand. Today’s featured model is the sexy Ryan Harmon who appears in the 2016 calendar. Ryan is a native of Washington state and is a relative newcomer to the fitness modeling industry. He’s a passionate and ambitious young man with looks to boot and did we mention he has a killer physique? To purchase the Masculine calendar for 2016, please visit this link: www.masculinecalendar.com
It’s been an amazing year for Quinn Biddle. In less than eight months, he’s rocketed from relative obscurity as a 22-year-old college athlete from the Midwest to being one of AAG’s most popular and recognizable models. First scouted at the Arnold Classic last April by Michael Anthony Downs, Quinn has worked with several other top photographers in the field. “I was just there with my buddies to check it out,” Quinn says of his timely presence at the Arnold. “I was in pretty good shape, I’d been an athlete all my life. I had a friend who was a fashion model, but I never really thought about it for myself.”
Quinn was aware of guys like Steve Cook and Craig Capurso. He’d Skyped with the latter and used his 30 Days Out program to get in shape. But it never occurred to him to pursue fitness modeling on his own. But all that changed when Michael Downs approached him and suggested they set up a shoot. What had impressed Downs was Quinn’s striking good looks and piercing light blue eyes. He was a stand-out in any crowd.
After a strict diet and intense cardio training, Quinn arrived in Florida for his first shoot in super shape. “I was down to 182 lbs.” Was he nervous about being in front of the camera? “Not really. I wasn’t too worried. I’d been told before that I was photogenic. So it wasn’t a big deal to actually do it.” Nevertheless the results surprised him. “I was stoked when I saw the photographs. They were awesome. I didn’t know what to expect. I’d never done a professional shoot before.” Back home people were equally impressed. “I come from a really small town in Indiana. It was funny because people began to act like I was a celebrity. Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be famous. Not to brag, but in high school and college I was pretty popular. I was used to it.” Playing football helped, but Quinn also stood out as a student, winning academic honors in high school and attending Wabash College where he majored in English and Creative Writing.
It didn’t take long for other offers to come in. Quinn traveled to Las Vegas and shot with Furious Fotog and Eric Wainwright. He also worked with Michael Stokes in L.A., then John Hough and “King of Covers” James Ellis. In September, Quinn was approached by the producers of the Steve Harvey Show on television. He landed a spot in a dating episode. The reaction to his appearance was extremely positive.
In the fall, Quinn decided to relocate to Florida. “There aren’t that many modeling opportunities in Indiana,” he says. “But it was a big jump. ” He discussed the move with his Mom and headed down soon after a cousin’s wedding. “The first few weeks were not easy. I didn’t know anybody down here and was not making much money. I didn’t have any family to rely on,” he says. “But then I landed a second job, met some fun people and things began to change for the better.”
A recent highlight for Quinn was his trip to Miami to work with Jorge Freire and Abel Cruz of Photo Studio Miami. “That was probably the most fun I’ve had yet on a photo shoot. They are super fun guys and their studio is pretty sweet.” One of the shots they did, landed on the cover of Miami-based Wire Magazine. It was Quinn’s first cover but certainly not his last. He and Photo Studio Miami already have plans for more. While in Miami, Quinn also shot with legendary photographer David Vance. The results were spectacular and were featured on a prominent blog. He’s also been to Atlanta a couple of times to work with photographer Jeff Horner. On his last shoot he collaborated with fellow AAG model Tanner Chidester.
For Quinn, becoming a model has been a learning experience on many levels.. “I’ve opened up a lot since I first started,” he says. “When I first started, I was super covered up. I didn’t want to do speedos, or underwear shots. But I realized that if you want to get noticed in this business you have to do some of that work, be edgy. But lately I’ve pulled back on the sexy stuff. It’s not ultimately what I want to be known for.”
Book covers have proven to be a good outlet for Quinn. Author M.J. Fields has used Quinn’s images, shot by Michael Downs, for a series. Other book covers with well-known photographers are in the works. ”They can be profitable and are a good marketing tool,” Quinn says.” So too Facebook and Instagram where Quinn has a rapidly growing following. “Social media is like having a giant billboard without having to pay for the space,” he says. But it can have its downsides too. “You have to filter out the creepy people or mark some of the more provocative messages as spam.” The plus side is making a difference in people’s lives. “What I like are the people who contact me and tell me how much the motivational posts I’ve done have been helpful to them, that they really needed to hear that message today. I always try to keep it classy.”
What’s next on the horizon? Besides some book cover projects and the usual paid shoots, Quinn is busy training for a bodybuilding show in February. He’ll compete in the Classic Physique division. “I hope to place high, be a national qualifier, try and get my pro card. That should provide more visibility to sponsors and other sources of revenue.”
Being a fitness model is never easy. Aside from the training and dieting, and frequent traveling, one has to deal with the constant attention and demands. Even though he is still relatively new to the business, Quinn seems to be taking it all in stride. His head hasn’t blown up too much yet. “I”m a naturally humble person,” he says. “It might have to do with where I’m from and how I was raised. I’m just a normal guy like everyone else.”
If there were an award for being Mr. Personality in the fitness field, J.R. Wallace would be a shoe-in for the title. Standing at 5’10″ with devilishly handsome looks and a dynamite bod, this Texas hunk charms everyone he meets. You can’t help but be swept up by his magnetic energy and gung-ho spirit. Whether competing in shows or posing for fitness shoots, J.R. always brings his A-game. His inspirations over the years have been his buddies Cole Miller and Bobby Momenteller (one of AAG’s most popular models) and bodybuilder Simeon Panda. Calling himself xDarkMusclesx on Instagram, J.R. is becoming as well known as his former idols. Recently J.R. was featured in Masculine Magazine, in a layout by none other than Michael Anthony Downs, but the good news is that J.R. is soon to be making his long-awaited debut on All American Guys.
Gracing covers of various magazines, including France’s Mensuel, or sporting James Tudor underwear for a fashion spread J.R. is ridiculously photogenic. In just a few short years, he has developed a wide fanbase and reputation as a fun-loving, easy-going guy that photographers like Furious Fotog and Jorge Freire repeatedly turn to. Recently J.R. has become affiliated with Swole Squad Apparel, fashions for the physically fit. There isn’t anything this guy can’t do.
They say that everything in Texas is big, and J.R.’s monster physique certainly proves that point. But he’s also got a big heart to match that sick-ass bod and larger-than-life personality. Check out his scorchingly hot body of work with the Michael Downs and see for yourself Who Shot J.R.!