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Exclusive: An Interview With Jesse Diamond!

Exclusive: An Interview With Jesse Diamond!


Andrew Christian's First Transgender Trophy Boy!

#OhBOY! Have you heard about powerhouse-brand Andrew Christian's latest trophy boy? We recently introduced you to Jesse Diamond, a 27-year-old Fitness Model from Tacoma, Washington as AC's first transgender Trophy Boy last week. Diamond has since been riding the viral fame wave with his incredible looks, bubbly personality, and a body so bomb it's breaking necks everywhere! After being interviewed by Gay Star News, Diamond has been on the tip of everyone's tongues. I had to pounce on the chance to get to know him a little better, because who doesn't want to know - and see - more of the Trophy Boys? Check out Instinct's exclusive interview with Diamond below:


Mickey Keating: Okay, first off- congratulations on becoming the first Transgender Andrew Christian Trophy Boy! Being a Trophy Boy in general is a huge platform, but to represent for the community is game changing. Did you audition or was there a recruitment process?

Jessie Diamond: "I applied for the Andrew Christian affiliate and ambassador programs and was selected to be part of the paid ambassador program."


 

 


MK: Ohh, tell me about the other Trophies? How have your interactions with them been? Are they equally as excited to have their first transgender brother in the crew?

JD: "The other models were all super sweet to me. Nobody asked me any awkward trans-related questions. I felt like I was one of the gang from the start. They all seemed excited that this year's pride video would be more inclusive in terms of representation."


MK: You've got to let us in with the question on everyone's minds: Who is most likely to swoon you on a date?

JD: "[Laughs] I'm physically attracted to very feminine presenting folks. I identify as demisexual, which means that I don't experience sexual attraction unless I have a deeper emotional connection with an individual. Because there are still trans-related series of surgeries that I am waiting to get; I tend to find myself being able to make those deeper connections and experiencing that type of attraction with trans and non binary feminine identifying folks. Because gender dysphoria is not a foreign concept to them, I feel more comfortable with those types of people because I don't feel so self conscious about my own dysphoria. It's just nice when you feel like your partner can truly understand you and relate with you on a deeper level."


 

 


MK: Finally being transgender is a mainstream, household conversation. However, I can't help but believe our attention is directed to transgender women. Who are some of your favorite transgender men in media?

JD: "My favorite trans men in media are Rocco "Kayiatos"Katastrophe and Schuyler Bailar. I've worked out with both of them and admire them so much for the positive visibility they create for the community."


MK: How are you soaking up all of the new attention from becoming Andrew Christian's first transgender man model?

JD: "I'm not sure if it's all quite hit me yet [Laughs]. This has been my dream for years, I didn't think it'd ever really come true to be honest. I've had so many people over the past several years that I'm 'crazy' or 'obsessed' for all the hours I spend in the gym, carrying around my backpack full of protein, and prepped meals wherever I go. For basically having zero social life. I didn't and don't necessarily disagree with them. I guess I am a little crazy about the fit life, but this is my life's passion so it's kinda hard not to get at least a little obsessive about it. I never really expected to ever reach that big goal of becoming an underwear and Fitness Model, but I guess dreaming big and never giving up is what's gotten me here today. Even though I'm still absorbing all this for myself personally, I can say this for sure: It means the world to me that I can do my part to help the trans community by creating visibility for all of us on a larger media platform like Andrew Christian."


 

 


MK: I'm anticipating many more great things from you! I'm so excited for your future and I know you are, too! What's next for Jesse Diamond?

JD: "Right now I am currently talking with a few different television and film producers, so you may see may or may not be seeing my face pop up in a show or two. We'll see how that goes. Depending on my finances, I hope to be able to compete at the WBFF World Championship at the end of August in Las Vegas. I would be competing as an amateur Fitness Model. Hoping one day to earn my professional card in either fitness modeling, bodybuilding, or classic physique. I have my consultation for phalloplasty surgery at the end of September in San Francisco, so depending on when my surgery date is, I may spend most of next year in the hospital and recovering from surgeries. Right now, my plan for the future is to continue personal training, go go dancing, and having fun with all of my friends here in Southern California."


You're heartless if you aren't swooning over Diamond! Diamond may be the first transgender Trophy Boy...but I don't believe he'll be the last! Make sure to follow Diamond's journey through his personal profile and Andrew Christian's Instagram

If you're in the Southern California area and would like to meet Diamond in person: He'll be Go-Go Dancing at Mineshaft Bar on June 8th and Hamburger Mary's in Long Beach on June 9th. 


Quotes have been edited for clarity. 

Welcome! Here's Andrew Christian's First Trans Model

A personal trainer in the San Diego area has become the first trans model to be featured in an underwear campaign for a well-known underwear company named Andrew Christian.

His name is Jesse Diamond.  The Tacoma, Washington born model spoke with Gay Stars News about landing this incredible gig, where he revealed how his aspirations in life were to be somewhat like Mark Wahlberg from the early stages of his career.

"When I started working out about five years ago, my dream was basically to become Marky Mark," he said. "I wanted to be an underwear model, a buff guy, and I’ve been buying Andrew Christians for years. So it was definitely like a dream come true for me."

 

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Jesse began the transition process four years ago, which has had some setbacks along the way including his debut go-go dancing at a gay Los Angeles strip club and the challenge of finding work as a personal trainer.

"Most of the other people I’ve worked with have been trans people. Cis males don’t seem to want to work with me because of my stature. I’m too small. And then women don’t want to work with me because I’m too muscular."

Jesse is featured in Andrew Christian's annual Proud campaign, produced each year to promote the well-known underwear brand around Pride season. What's even better is that this is his first ever modeling job... not too shabby.

"We are so proud to have Jesse Diamond, our first FTM trans model, as one of our brand ambassadors", designer Andrew Christian told GSN.

Congrats to Jesse! Read more on the interview here

 

Watching This For The Eye Candy Or Is This A Thing?

I think one of the best things about growing up is that you get to wear colorful underwear! Well okay, no, that is not the top best things, but it sure is fun when you get to wear assless undies all day at work!  Well, no, I don't do that either, but I get to wear something more than just grey, black, or white underwear that mom picked out for me while living under her roof. I love the vibrant colors and the different textures. I have three drawers of underwear.  Yes, I have a problem.

If you're like our household and receive a shipment of new fun underwear a month, you may want to watch this.

Jared North shows us how to keep our underwear clean and fresh over numerous wears in this video 'How to Wash Your Underwear for Men!'  UnderwearExpert.com put this content together to both titillate and educate us on how to take care of your drawers.

My underwear is about the only thing I will wear definitely just once between washes.  I'll wear a dress shirt once or twice,  dress pants maybe three times, and jeans, well, I've been told it's not always good to wash jeans as much as other clothes. We all may have heard different things about denim, but unless they are 'soiled' (no, not that way!) in some fashion, I don't wash my jeans too often.

But when it comes to undies, one and done!  But now Jared is telling us that we should treat them as delicates?  I must be a Neanderthal!  I've been throwing them into my laundry with my regular clothes.

Let's see what Jared has to say about our undergarments.  And if you think it's all hog wash, just watch him move around and listen to that baritone voice.

 

 

Guess what mom did this year.  Yep, grey and black Hanes boxerbriefs.  She'll always be a mother.  I asked her for exciting dress socks last year ... all shades of black, dark blue, and grey.  When it comes to laundry day,  I separate between clothing with bright or solid colors and the ones that can stand a little bleach.  Even though ummm,, what's his name, he was cute, wasn't he, Jared!  Yes, Jared.  Even though Jared with the sexy voice recommends handling with care, I'll be washing as usual.  Even though I love underwear, I won't go that extra step to divide and conquer my wash.

Do you do your drawers in their own load of laundry?

Do you clearly not skimp on your skimpies and spend $15 to $20 a pair?

Do you think there are some over rated brands out there that, it really doesn't matter, they look good for a couple of wears and they're done?