“Real World” alum Scott Herman: “Posing for Playgirl isn’t on my agenda. I am fighting for equality, not attention.”
Scott Herman is on the cover of the current issue of the Palm Springs-based gay magazine Pulp wearing nothing but a pair of white briefs and a pair of sunglasses.
I was sitting at the bar at Hunters in Palm Springs this weekend reading it while I waited for a friend and some guys sitting next to me pointed to the cover and just swooned.
Scott certainly is popular with the gays!
Inside the magazine, the muscular Real World alum talks at length about his fight for gay rights. Even though Scott has a big gay fan base, he himself is straight and that’s why he is in a unique position to call on straight men to become allies of the gay community.
“I have always been a seeker of truth and an advocate for justice,” Scott says. “Some people wonder why a straight guy would fight for the rights of the gay community. They assume I must be gay. It doesn’t matter to me what people think because true equality means we don’t look at people as straight or gay – just people.”
Scott is not bothered when he is hit on by guys: “Whenever a guy hits on me, I smile. I’m thankful to be good looking enough to attract a gay man. They’re ten times pickier than women….It doesn’t bother me. We all have our fantasies.”
Here is how he explains his popularity with the gay community: “I think that just like in any relationship, it began with looks. I model and have some photos that some of the gay blogs posted. However, as relationships go on, looks matter less because there are plenty more good looking dudes out there. I think the reason the LGBT community continues to support me is because they know my advocacy is legit. The same blogs who first referred to me as a ‘hot piece of ass’ now write thoughtful posts about me because they know I am genuine in my case.”
Scott is often photographed wearing next to nothing but he has no plans on baring all for Playgirl: “Posing for Playgirl isn’t on my agenda. I am fighting for equality, not attention.”
But he does love showing off his physique: “I have spent 14 years sculpting my body. Just like a sculptor enjoys showing off his hard work, I do too. I also know that others are inspired by my photos. I was inspired by the physiques of the guys in my gym and the heroes in my comics.”