HGTV Design Star’s Bondage Porn Past

Posted July 11, 2008 6:12 AM by with 82 comments

Reality TV stars with porn pasts have almost become de rigueur, but this one’s shocking even for me. Superhot Michael Verdugo, a contestant on this season’s HGTV “Design Star”, has a nasty porn past doing bondage videos for Tom “Ropes” McGurk! McGurk is the pre-eminent king of really hardcore bondage videos. Seriously, his videos are NO joke.

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According to his profile on HGTV, the 34-year-old police officer from Florida is a fan of Le Corbusier and dreams of one day designing a nightclub. I wonder if the nightclub would be anything like the dungeon he gets tied up in Rope Rituals (as “Jeremy Wess”)?

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Not completely convinced its him? Matche the tattoo on his right shoulder seen in this profile of Verdugo in the Sun Sentinel (below, left) to the one scene on Jeremy Wess (below, right):

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There’s even a video of him tied up and getting jerked-off by bareback star Chris McKenzie on XTube! Click continue to see the video and more pictures.

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82 responses to HGTV Design Star’s Bondage Porn Past

  1. Chris July 11th, 2008 at 7:10 AM

    That is so fucking funny! LMAO what would clive davis say.

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  2. Joshua July 11th, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Isn’t the show already filmed and the winner picked but not revealed to the end of the month? I think HGTV will pick this guy because he will go from porn star to reality star. The ratings will go up and he has probably already handed in his resignation at the police department. Any publicty is good publicity. The timing comes a few weeks before they announce the winner.
    Coincidence? The show is more about looks and attitude than it is about design. This guy designed his house with help from others (big deal) while others have design education, experience, and own companies. I think he was put on the show because of his good looks and because he was a cop. The big deal is that he is a super hot porn star cop and most likely the winner LOL

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  3. tommie July 11th, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    He’s def. the hottest guy on the show … I’ve been wondering if he’s gay (he plays very straight on the show) but I guess we know. Now I especially hope he wins!!!!

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  4. clint July 11th, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    He is not even in the ballpark of being as hot as David Bromstad. But I would by the video of Mikey jerking David off.

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  5. Austrev July 11th, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    What a hot wank–He can rebuild my back-room tonight!

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  6. David July 11th, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    I don’t know what the relaity TV show is but this guy is very hot.

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  7. Trent July 11th, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Ive been a fan of this blog for a while but for me this post seems kind of out of line. This guy obviously has a good thing going for him now, why drag all this out in the open. Im sure he is openly gay but I doubt the porn thing would make him feel that good, so why not have a heart and just let the guy be?

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  8. simon July 11th, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Uh, Trent, that’s the price you pay when you decide to do porn. It’s not like he was forced … (well, maybe he was once the cameras started rolling, but you get my point)

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  9. Don't cum on my chrome! July 11th, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Is it really that much of a leap from sadistic sex to mid-century modern? Ever been to Titan’s offices? Home & Dungeon TV is otherwise known as SOMA.

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  10. aj July 11th, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    i hope that david bromstad comment is joke. his eyes barely open.

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  11. argh July 11th, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    seems like any website that has an xtube video posted never works for me. any chance of a link to it, please?
    thanks.

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  12. Vern Yip July 11th, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Hey guys.
    This is truly amazing. This guy really knows how to drill into studs …. in the house of course. I am definately voting for this guy.

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  13. paige_davis July 11th, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Let me know when you find a clip of Ty Pennington getting tied up and punch-fucked.

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  14. Anonymous July 11th, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    YESSS!!! i new he was gay.
    god hes so hottt.

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  15. boy1der July 11th, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    sorry to burst everyones bubble but the tattos are in his favor. I looked for a pic that showed his tatoos off and though they are similar, they are not the same. His spiral for instance on his left bicept is thiner than this porn guys.

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  16. alex July 12th, 2008 at 1:54 AM

    I agree with Trent. “Outing” this guy is too much. Technically speaking, Michael Verdugo did NOT do porn; Jeremy Webb did. Although I’m certain there might be purient interest in connecting a reality TV personality to gay porn, I don’t think that’s an appropriate thing to do.

    Every adult forum website that I’m a member of strictly forbids the posting of legal names of porn actors. I’m extremely disappointed that the owners of gaypornblog.com would choose to publish this article. Perhaps the owners should publish their full names, since they think it’s okay to “out” someone.

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  17. Haden July 12th, 2008 at 8:31 AM

    I agree with Alex and Trent. It’s really not necessary to make a huge deal of this. It would do nothing but cause problems. So what if he did porn? That doesn’t mean he should have all this exposed. We all know how people in this country use something like this discriminate when it comes to “family values”.

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  18. Jeff July 12th, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    My he has a small penis:-(

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  19. Mario July 12th, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    This blog is surfacing everywhere. This story is really starting to break nationally. I keep seeing gays speak that he is some sort of role model for the gay community. While I dont know this guy, I find him hardly a role model for the gay community. First, he LIES to the police department and hides his gay porn past. Then the department allows him to use the department’s patrol car, uniform and badge to promote himself to land a spot on the show, in hoping to start a business and new career. I highly doubt that any police department would allow any officer to use official patrol cars and uniforms to start their own business. Now what does the police department get in return? They are embarrassed with one of their officers seen bound, gagged, and fucked in some gay porno. This guy has hurt other gay officers that work in law enforcement. He fits the sterotype of what many think gay guys are… porno stars, sex freaks, and interior designers. While I have no opinion of the show he is on or if he wins or loses, but to call this guy a gay role model is insane. Every gay that wants to be a police officer is going to be extra screened and met with more suspicion now.
    Way to go!

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  20. Mike July 12th, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    I disagree totally..while I don’t condone outing people per say…he is now in the public eye..and should of know with the age of the internet..his past would come to light…you want fame..well this is the price you have too pay!

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  21. Darren July 12th, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Well either way good for him.He is so fucking hot.Especially w/ the short haircut.

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  22. LTcompanda July 12th, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    This post isn’t out of line at all – anyone who would get offended by this guy being in skin flix wouldn’t be reading this blog anyway.

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  23. Buck July 12th, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Give the man a break. What he did in the past is old and should not affect him now. Mickey became an outstanding cop. We should all praise him for achieving excellence.

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  24. jake July 12th, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    There is nothing wrong to have porn acting past. This guy is hot. He should be proud of himself.

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  25. Troy July 13th, 2008 at 5:58 AM

    Just shows this mans got if all and could make it at almost anything in this multi fasceted world. I admire
    anyone that can try different things and
    run with any of them.

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  26. p July 13th, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    he can arrest me anytime im in FLA. handcuff me bend me over the patrol car hood

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  27. scott July 13th, 2008 at 8:57 AM

    holy crap!!!

    i love that cover shot for that video. And I love when peeps dig up unknown, interesting pasts. And this is way interesting.

    I think he’s way hotter with hair and in that video. This is good sh!t.

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  28. San Francisco Gay Pride Parade 2008 Photos July 13th, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Everybody’s got a past! Don’t we all??

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  29. JJ at UrbanBoys July 13th, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    So, why should doing gay porn in the past hurt his chances to be the next HGTV Design Star … not like he’s trying for American Idol, lol.

    Seriously, he’s hot, he’s a nice guy, he’s a good designer, and he just happens to have done a hot video! Good for him!

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  30. mvfan July 13th, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    He’s openly gay.

    And so what of his past? It doesn’t change the fact that he’s probably the most talented one on the show.

    Unfortunately, he’s been eliminated from the competition, (no doubt in no small part to his lack of hosting skills, and all the negative publicity now). He’ll also probably see a lot more discrimination due to this ruckus.

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  31. Anonymous July 14th, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    Why would anyone post this…this guy is a police officer now..this is going to ruin his career! It’s in the past, leave it there. We all have things in the past we regret i’m sure this is one thing he does. His sexual preference is not the matter here. I feel bad for the guy. I wish him the best of luck.

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  32. Niles July 14th, 2008 at 7:09 AM

    I don’t feel bad @ all for this guy…perfect example of a case where you need to make wise choices…your past always comes back to haunt you..be it good or bad…it’s just like if you had a criminal past..that can hurt you from getting a good job…listen to all these people in here with there views….”HE’S HOT”..that’s what’s wrong with our gay community..always thing with our dicks..UGh!

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  33. blurred July 14th, 2008 at 7:24 AM

    I think it’s just a coincidence and that the guy looks sort of like him. The facial structure is different

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  34. leb673 July 14th, 2008 at 7:53 AM

    This comment is to boy1der:
    You should have looked at the position of his left arm before you posted your comment that the tats don’t match….the boxer pic shows the inner side of his bicep and the porn pic shows the outerside, take a closer look before you try to keep your fantasy of Mikey being straight…..hehe

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  35. surprised July 14th, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    Whoo! This makes me like him even more! I was crushed when he was eliminated from the show last night- he seemed like a great guy.

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  36. surprised July 14th, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    and tommie,

    It’s kind of offending that you say he was “playing it straight” on the show. He’s probably just acting like himself.

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  37. Shameonyou July 14th, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Shame on you GayPornBlog. I’ve been a long time reader pof Gaypornblog, but your recent policy of coming out people really disgusts me. Shame on you.

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  38. Lee July 14th, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Falcon should sign him up!

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  39. Pig Bottom July 14th, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    It’s a shame Vern had not seen this Mikey V’s video before he cast him off the show…perhaps he would have been a little less prone to say that the guy has no on camera presence.

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  40. david lawrence July 14th, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    I think this guy is a huge talent he is on the the yellowbrick road to sucess

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  41. E-Z July 14th, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    What I wanna know is, does he do anything else in the videos? Does he suck dick and get fucked too? I think this kid wasted all that hotness just getting tied up and jerked off…would love to see those pouty lips wrapped around a big hard cock.

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  42. dwight July 14th, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    clint says: “He is not even in the ballpark of being as hot as David Bromstad.”

    Just goes to show how many times attraction is purely subjective because I think this guy blows Bromstad out of the water! No comparison in my opinion, this guy is super hot!

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  43. comstock load July 14th, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    he’s like Simon Rex. Nothing they ever do could possibly be as good as their ‘early’ video work!

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  44. Stefano July 14th, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Good for him. He’s so cute. I was hoping he had a fun past….WOW
    1. He’s shorter than I thought he would be.
    2. He’s somewhat of a bottom (turn off for me)
    3. Pipe…very much on the avg side.
    4. He’s got pretty hair when it’s grown out lol

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  45. Larry In Dallas July 15th, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    How exactly do you OUT someone who has done gay bondage porn??? LOL. Give me a break.

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  46. "Shameonyou" is an idiot July 15th, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    “Shameonyou”, you are an idiot. You don’t want to be outed?How about not doing freaking gay porn!. It’s not like the guys at GPB are spying on people and posting private encounters (a la Perez Hilton). Plus he lost the show simply ’cause he is not all that of a designer anyways; if anything the whole hoopla will give him a second chance at fame.

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  47. slash July 15th, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Oh, come on people! I can’t believe people who read this blog dare to pass judgment about outing a porn star and revealing his legal name. What’s the point of this blog to begin with? I agree with most commenters here in that if you do porn, you run the risk of public exposure at some point. Someone you know is going to see your face on the cover of a video, or the cover of a magazine like Men or Unzipped, and the proverbial cat’s going to be out of the bag.

    And I don’t care how much you think your friends would “keep” your secret. They won’t. It’s human nature to revel in gossip and I guarantee you that the person you trust the most is going to be telling your boss, your parents, your wife, etc. that you did a gay porn video. Despite what we like to think, “schadenfreude” is our favorite emotion. (Look it up if you don’t know what it means…)

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  48. Gressus001 July 15th, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    The man is trying to make something of his life. The one who outed him just kicked him on his knees. He fell. I wish he will rise up and try again. Prayers go with him.

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  49. Nicknak July 16th, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    He gets fucked, bb at that and shoots quite a creamy load. you can find the movie on gayhotmovies and pay per minute.

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  50. John July 16th, 2008 at 10:59 PM

    So he is definitely on extacy in the video… anyone agree?

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  51. SAM July 17th, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    DAM

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  52. Sean July 17th, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Come on guys! EVERYONE has a past, and lets not forget that! Does it really matter what he did 10 years ago? People grow and change and thats what matters. Who he is today.. Don’t judge someone on their past but by the nature of their present…..

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  53. BOB July 17th, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    MIKEY IS A GREAT GUY. HE IS HONEST, CONCIDERATE, AND EXTREMELY TALENTED YOUNG MAN. HE IS AN ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY AND SOMEONE I CALL A FRIEND. STAY STRONG AND STAND TALL, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

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  54. Jason July 18th, 2008 at 9:24 AM

    You fuckers have gotten him put on leave from his job!!

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  55. ShameOnYou July 18th, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    My dear “idiot”: No, I’m not afraid of being outed. In fact, I’ve outed myself on TV in the evening news, not to show off myself but to fight for the equality of our rights. Have you ever had the balls for doing that yourself? I assume my sexual orientation to my boss, my friends, my colleagues, my neighbours and everyone else. It’s not easy, of course, but sometimes it’s necessary to fight for dignity. Also I make the lobying I can, for instance with the deputees that represent me in the parliament, for true equality in the law for homo or hetero people, and some laws have still being changed owing to our lobbying. Have you ever had the balls to do that?
    I have all the right to out myself, but nobody has the right to out anyone else. Right?
    What does the porn past of this guy interest now, in this phase of his life? Gossip? Shame on you!

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  56. Laxer July 18th, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Mikey V is a star…too bad he was elimated because Clive said he “never warmed up to the camera”. Hey, Clive..take a look at this video…warm enough for you? Mikey, You are a true talent and I look forward to following your successes.

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  57. phoenix July 18th, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Paris Hilton made a career after her sex video. He should embrace his past and run to the future with pride…. Good for him.

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  58. sam July 18th, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    The odd thing is on the TV show he seems so awkward in front of the camera while he seems totally comfortable with himself in the video….

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  59. robert July 18th, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    This guy has so many talents, why cant we as people let him have his success without tearing him down? Keep up your spirits and dont let this get u down!!

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  60. Rashaan July 20th, 2008 at 2:15 AM

    HMMMMM this guy is hot and I know exactly what he is going through. It is not easy being gay and in the military or any further forms of law enforcement. There are so many of us in these jobs that represent the forces in a positive light. I was afraid of this because I am in the military and did a gay porn for money….and it was for 250.00, and I am scared to take this recording contract deal i was offered in fear of being exposed. And at the same token I really could careless but I just do not want to be judged by what and who I am. I have aquired so many successes while being in the military. I am good at my job and love what I do but if this video ever (and someday it will) comes to light it will be all for nothing. Nobody will remember the good that I did just the fact that I banged some dude (for 250.00) in a GAY video! It is a win/lose situation either way!

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  61. stevedenver July 26th, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    Boys: The internet pretty much guarantees that no porn image will ever disappear. If you’re going to do it, own it. If you don’t want people to find out your legal name, or if you have aspirations that might be hurt by appearing in porn, don’t do it. As for everyone rushing to the defense of Top Bottom Cop, he did it, was recognized, and now we all know.

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  62. ShuShoo July 26th, 2008 at 5:45 AM

    I totally agree with the poster who thinks he’s under the influence of something in the video. I think that explains the difference between how “warm” he is in the video vs. on Design Star.

    I wonder how many gay sting operations he participated in while on the force? You know, those wonderful uses of tax dollars where the police troll parks and toilets looking for gay men interested in hooking up for a quickie, and then arrest them and publish their names in the local paper.

    And too bad about his job. Cry me a river, tho; he must be as stupid as he looks to think it wouldn’t come to light if he was on a national television show. Why are the pretty ones always so dumb?

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  63. kel July 27th, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    If Mike is smart, he will take all of this drama and turn it into a positive. He is super hot, super talented, the gays all love him, and he has been outted as gay… Add that to the facts that gays LOVE design shows, and none of the gay channels have any… and you have a solution… just pitch a design show to logo or here tv. I think they would be all over it. And his porn past wouldn’t matter in the least. (there are like 5 or 6 ex porn stars on Here Tv’s show ‘the Lair’ already… he would fit right in…)

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  64. Ali July 28th, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    I adored Mikey V on Design Star and gosh this was not expected, but unfortunately kids make mistakes (that video doesn’t look recent-though he is still in great shape).He certainly has been going down a right path…just because he did this video doesn’t mean he has any less talent in design.

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  65. Funny! July 28th, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    It’s funny that the police never found out anything about him when they hired him for the job but a short little stint on national reality TV and all your secrets/dirty laundry is out in the open. Why bother doing background checks, just put your candidates on a reality tv show and all the dirt is out!

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  66. Peter July 29th, 2008 at 7:57 AM

    Sweet! What’s wrong with a guy giving it his all! And the police force letting him go? Oh well, now he can be the Officer in Charge in the videos and clubs! He’s got a big name now!

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  67. unknown July 30th, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    whats the big deal we all did things in our teens and twenties we dont want anyone to find out–he just had the guts to go through with it and had the fun most of us missed doing

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  68. Wilton Greg August 3rd, 2008 at 4:21 AM

    He can always move a few miles to Wilton Manors, FL and run for Mayor. I’m sure he’ll get elected if he passes out copies of his “resume.”

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  69. Ted August 3rd, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    I don’t understand why this has to be news and gossip. It is very personal and has nothing to do with his having been on Design Star. His design career is now (and he is very talented and can redo my house anytime), his past is his past. We should not throw stones. We all have things in our past that we wish we could change, whether small things or more drastic, …do you all want someone posting your deep dark secrets all over the internet? Likely not.

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  70. DRE August 3rd, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    I just watch the finale of “Design Star” and Mike V was not part of the show. That’s to bad its not like the show is Amerian Idol and he had already been eliminated. What’s the big deal of including him in the finale???? I personally thinks he’s a HOT & SEXY man i would let him in my house any time and day…LOL hit me up Mike V…

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  71. Anonymous August 4th, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    sux he got a small dick

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  72. straigth4man August 6th, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    I knew from the first time he was gay, I love him, he look even better today and yesterday, hope some porno company hires him and pay him very well, I will love to be in bed with him, all night. Besides he was not the only one gay there, that Pink Panther (Michael Stribling) freaking affeminate and confuse gay and Matt Locke is gay also and D. Paul DeRouen has a crash with Mikey V, ladies review the shows and you will notice the way the look to each other and how happy there where working together, how confortable, there was plenty of love in that show, there was a love match competition going on to beside designs and everones knows that David Bromstad is a open affeminate gay so whats the problem who works for HGTV, on of his male married client call him hot in a tv show. The problem is not been gay, is about image and reputation.

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  73. 08 Aveeno September 25th, 2008 at 3:27 AM

    I would like for you to upload a couple of movie clips of the gay twins who were robbing an ATM.

    Including the footage with Marc Williams

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  74. onufer October 20th, 2008 at 2:40 AM

    Boys: The internet pretty much guarantees that no porn image will ever disappear. If you’re going to do it, own it. If you don’t want people to find out your legal name, or if you have aspirations that might be hurt by appearing in porn, don’t do it. As for everyone rushing to the defense of Top Bottom Cop, he did it, was recognized, and now we all know.

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  75. Matt December 4th, 2008 at 11:37 PM

    Yes, its him… I just saw him in person, dancing about 2 feet away from me at Buck 15 on Lincoln Rd on South Beach (Miami, FL). He is hot! But really really short. My friends said hi to his fag hag, but I dont think anyone in the bar really knew who he was except me and my bf. Awsome porn though! lol Def. him! Such a turn on watching it…i wish hed won!

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  76. Nick December 9th, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    I bought the video and really enjoyed it although I don’t usually like S&M. I think it has somthing to do with totally enjoying him on HGTV…kind of like a fantasy come true….Hot guy on TV you mentally undress then you get to see him more then undressed ! Hot guy. What you mean small dick, I am thinking that is a great one , kind of wish it was uncut, but hell I would not complain if I had the chance ! Anyone know more about the police case, is everything ok now ?

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  77. zacharyyyy January 26th, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Does anyone know where to find this video (for free of course) :)?

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  78. amy January 28th, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    This is not funny…He was actually FIRED from his police department…talk about someone bitter from his past about his current success. I feel bad for him!!!

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  79. don carter April 15th, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    think he is a fine man he did it before joining law enforcement so why should they care he didnt bring anyone from work to do porn or nothing in uniform from florida why bust his chops I see cops doing worse things and getting away with it dam all he did was give a thrill to us all let him do his job and move on

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  80. Marine*(* February 17th, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    He does have a small cock, or just average, I guess. But he’s a pretty cool dude. Just not all the hype he’s been set out to be by all these blogs.

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  81. Tim March 11th, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    I think it’s a shame how many posts here are against him. This guy did something great— he made porn which we have ALL watched (I hate the little prima Donna’s here acting all “holier than thou”)…he has nothing to be ashamed of, he’s a handsome guy with a great body and he entertained us.

    He also served as a cop, which I wouldn’t have the balls to do—the risk is too great, and now he’s getting shit because of his past? Shame on you all….

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  82. steven August 14th, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    It’s unfair to label Chris Mckensie a bb porn star when the only post-aids video he did that was bb was with Michael Brandon and it was only cum swallowing not fucking.

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