To keep up with the holiday spirit, for December’s Man of the Month GuySpy is seeing Red… Hot, that is. And if you’re green with envy, we can’t really blame you. Yep, we nabbed thirty-one-year-old ginger babe Seth Fornea for our final poster boy of 2013, and the mistletoe is starting to look like ivy on an English castle.
In case you’ve been living under a wreath, Seth’s all over the place these days. Redheaded and buffed, the go-go dancer just did a photo shoot for Colt, and is touring the country showing off his obvious assets.
“I started dancing about three years ago,” says the Louisiana native, who still talks like a polite Southern boy. “I just enjoyed interacting with people from that platform. I wanted to be part of nightlife.”
Word of mouth, and no doubt word of body, got Seth on a roll, and now he circles the states performing at clubs. On his sudden Internet burst of fireball flame, Seth says, “That’s actually very flattering. I’ve been working really hard for a long time so it’s gratifying to know the work is paying off.”
Seth, who lives with his partner (sorry, dudes) in North Carolina, has a Masters in Chemistry, but, for now, is enjoying dancing his ass off.
“I’m thrilled not to have a nine to five job,” he says. “I had one; it was like prison. I’m happy to live just day to day.”
Not that Seth hasn’t thought about the future: “I plan to continue to do the things I desire, to become and master at it, and let the money follow.”
And, in case you’ve been living underneath a wreath buried under six feet of sand, ginger men are all over the place these days too.
“I don’t know why all of a sudden people like red-haired men,” says Seth. “It wasn’t the case growing up. I remember all the criticisms, all the comments.”
Seth adds, “The love affair with redheads is specific to the gay community. I still hear lots of redheaded women who have disdain for redheads. I hear pregnant women say, ‘I hope the baby’s healthy and not redheaded.’”
Seth says that he first noticed appreciation for his red hair about three years ago within the Bear community. “That’s who first approached me,” he says. “They wanted to smell my armpits and feel my chest hair. Ginger pubes; they really appreciate it.”
“Those gay bears were the first one to make a move on me, with redhead being their motivation.”
The Ginger King has come a long way from childhood, in more ways than one.
“I was looked at as the ugly duckling, so to speak,” says Seth. “Even family members would say things like ‘Oh, you can’t wear that; the colors are too bright. All you can wear are earth tones.’”
“It wasn’t until college that I got to mingle with people who had more than one idea of beauty. I got into contact with people who looked past hair color or who thought freckles were beautiful. I let go of the idea that red hair was unattractive or bad. I started wearing whatever color I wanted, black or red. I don’t think I’m hot because I have red hair. I work hard on my body and I have a good attitude.”
And good sense: “Being a redhead helps because it’s hot right now. But it will go away. It will be played out, like a Top 40 song.”
Fair enough, Seth. Just as long as you know you’ll always be in our Top 100.
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