“The Man of the Year competition is almost always a photo finish, so to speak,” Men magazine Editor-in-Chief David Kalmansohn said. “Our top finalists are some of the sexiest, studliest guys in the world. Still, Johnny seemed to stay just ahead of the pack all the way in. He really gives the readers what they want — as you can see from this special issue.”
The magazine is viewable online or in hard copy. Castle will be featured on the cover and in a photo layout in the January issue, along with photos of four runners-up.
He also will be appearing at Cupid’s nightclub in West Palm Beach, Fla., for three nightly live shows Nov. 23-24.
He has appeared in numerous print ads and has performed solo-only for gay videos and websites.
“I’m in Pennsylvania visiting family for the holidays. I’m still not believing that I won. I called David [Forest] back three times just in case they had made a mistake. This has really been a great year,” Castle said of the Men magazine honor.
The model also has the rare distinction of working on both the gay and straight sides of the adult industry, appearing in straight tiles when he started his career in the East Coast. He has since worked for several major straight production companies, including Hustler, Wicked, Penthouse, ClubJenna, Playgirl, Shane’s World and Adam & Eve.