Grabby Awards Announce Trophy Studs

Jeremy Spencer
CHICAGO — Gay Chicago magazine has announced the names of the four Trophy Studs who will be accompanying hosts Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West at this year’s Grabby Awards show: Aaron James, CJ Knight, Ricky Parks and Blake Riley.

“We have searched for the hottest men coming up in the industry to be the 2008 Grabby Trophy Studs,” Gay Chicago’s Mark Nagel said. “I feel that if one of these boys don't turn you on, I think you’d better make an appointment with a doctor.”

The studly quartet will assist West, LaRue and celebrity cohosts Jake Deckard, Dean Flynn and Trevor Knight in the handing out of the trophies to winners at the evening’s event.

The Trophy Studs will, as a long-standing tradition at the Grabby’s, slowly disrobe as the evening progresses. At the end of the ceremony, an auction is held to purchase the underwear right off the Trophy Studs’ bodies.

Rascal Video exclusive Blake Riley is on a roll, having recently been crowned Best Newcomer at the 2008 GAYVN Awards and is nominated for six Grabby’s, including Best Newcomer.

“I’ve already been blessed with so much this year, and the fact they’ve asked me to be a Trophy Stud is a true honor,” Riley said. “I’m really excited for the Grabby’s — I like trophies and now I get to be one.”

COLT Man Ricky Parks is the right man to represent COLT Studio Group and all the COLT Men at this year’s Grabby Awards Show,” COLT Studio Group President John Rutherford said.

Parks, who just wrapped his first COLT movie, will also be at this year’s International Mr. Leather (IML) convention signing at the COLT booth and handing out memorabilia.

“Fans should be sure to stop by and give Ricky your best,” Rutherford said.

“I am having so much fun working with Chris Steele and the people at Jet Set and appearing on MTV’s ‘True Life’ that being part of the Grabby’s this year is just icing on the cake,” Jet Set Men exclusive Aaron James said.

Hot House exclusive CJ Knight is up for three Grabby trophies as well, including the coveted Best Newcomer award.

The Grabby Awards will be held on May 24. For more information, visit the Grabby site.