Article by Sword correspondent Matt Siegel
Wolf Hudson declined the Xanax I offered him when he told me how nervous was about his upcoming red carpet moment. Hudson has been sober for two years, but he did bum me a Newport cigarette. Wolf then struggled a little on the red carpet, asking performers like Reese Rideout what designer they are wearing. Come on, Wolf. They’re wearing 2xist and International Male.
As Freshman of the Year, Zack Randall gets flown around the country making appearances like Miss America. And despite that trippy video press release that his boyfriend, Derek Rivero, recently issued following the couple’s announced break-up, Zack and Derek are not only back together — they’ve traded commitment rings (pictured right) and call each other “husband.”
The Sword: Who was your main competition?
Zack Randall: I thought Marcus Mojo was gonna win. He had a fucking incredible spread in the magazine. Now I’m editing videos for toegasm.com and jizzaddiction.com so i got to see him in action.
TS: So what are you doing in Kathmandu?
ZR: Just living there, my husband, Derek, and I have a house there right now, so we’re just in the states making some money and then we’ll go back and relax in the Himalayas.
TS: What was up with that whole video break-up thing?
ZR: That’s more of a question for Derek because he’s the one who got pushed into doing that. The reason I didn’t say anything for weeks and weeks after was because I didn’t want anything to do with it.
TS: were you upset about it?
ZR: No, because I knew there was no truth behind it, I knew we were still together. Realistically there are a lot of people in this industry who would want to hire either of us if we were single and there are a lot of people who want to see us apart simply for their own reasons that I don’t want to get into.
TS: what about wearing a hearing aid and being a sex symbol? Do you think about that?
ZR: I don’t actually. It kind of caught me off guard, meeting some people who think it’s really cool or who think it’s hot. And I’ve had hearing impaired people tell me, “Wow, you showed me that a hearing aid can be sexy,” so it’s really fulfilling that I’m helping people gain confidence in their own handicapped state.
TS: Do your parents know about tonight’s honor?
ZR: You know, I tried to tell them about it the first time I won, and I didn’t get the reaction I was expecting. They were a little bit offish about it. My mom understood that I was in college and I wanted to do porn for money.
TS: where do they live?
ZR: Vancouver, Washington.
TS: They’re supportive?
ZR: they’re totally supportive of me being gay and being in a gay relationship. But they hate the fact that I do porn so the less I talk to them about it, the better. So I haven’t really talked to them about it since 2007.
And now, Derek Rivero:
The Sword: Video drama, how would you sum up what happened?
DR: There’s a lot of people who don’t want us together. Hatred and envy have a lot to do with it. I think for the most part, most people don’t like that I’m a twink and he’s a jock. But the fact is that he likes twinks and I like jocks. So it works.
TS: So were you coerced into doing that video?
DR: Pretty much.
TS: By who?
DR: Studio owners.
TS: What’s your daily life in Katmandu like?
DR: We get up in the morning, we pick our herbs and spices for dinner, we feed the monkeys on the street and it’s really peaceful, it’s normal.
TS: So you two got married?
DR: Pretty much. We didn’t have a ceremony, but It’s been three years, so what is marriage if not three years of cooking and cleaning for somebody?
TS: Tell me about your ring.
DR: He got it for me on our third anniversary, which was Monday, at Tiffany’s. It’s white gold and diamonds and his is a white gold band.
TS: So you’re together forever?
DR: Oh yeah. When we get old and saggy and nobody else wants us, we’ll still have each other.
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