Colby Melvin: Model

Andrew Christian has a lot of things going for them. They’ve got a cult-like following, awesome underwear, and Colby Melvin, the 5’8″ Southern boy with a charming-as-heck Southern accent. He’s just about as endearing, nice and ambitious as they come, too. If you’ve seen the newest Andrew Christian video “Jockstrap Cowboys,” you definitely know who Colby is. If you haven’t, get on it. And make sure you watch the just released behind the scenes videos, too.

Originally from Louisiana, Colby has a degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL in Psychology and lived and went to school there for 4 years, then worked there for a year.  Colby worked for the BP oil spill as a project manager in the command center. This position landed him a job for a maritime holding company that he lost when his boss found out he way gay. So he moved to Houston.

He had been in Houston a week when he was asked to help out at a benefit for the Houston Buyers Club. Colby said that he had never been exposed to gay culture until his arrival in Houston. “It was sort of culture shock walking into my first gay pool party wearing my first speedo. After that party I was asked to work a few more parties for several other nonprofits. It was at the Outreach United pool party where I was asked at the last minute to model one of the swimsuits from Bayou Beau.” Before he became a model for Andrew Christian, he modeled underwear for Bayou Beau, a Houston based underwear company.

When asked in an interview about doing frontal nudity, (he shows his cute little bum quite a bit for Andrew Christian) Colby said, “I do think we need stronger role models in the gay community. You know, when kids are coming out and they’re looking for who to look up to and are trying to figure out how to be gay–I think that, while I have a ton of friends who are porn stars and do porn and everything, I think we need a more diverse selection of role models for the up and coming gay generation. And, yeah of course, I’m in this video and that photo, but I’m really into philanthropy and everything. And I don’t want to cross the line of ‘Here’s my frontal nudity’ and become vulgar.” While in Houston, most of his modeling had been for charity.  He modeled for the Osito Foundation’s Jocks for Jocks, Pool Parties for Outreach, Live Consortium, and Houston Buyers Club, all events he never received a penny to get in his undies.

When asked about being comfortable with his body, Colby responded that “I don’t have the perfect body but I’m comfortable with it and that’s a message I want to put out there, too, for all of these troubled teens and people that are struggling with coming out and body image issues. Just love yourself. That’s what I’m trying to do.”

Colby Melvin is a total cutie and appears to be a cool role model.  I think he would agree with the message to love ourselves and those around us. We should be comfortable with who we are, and I wish Colby all the success in his life.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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