ON THE BORDER OF KENTUCKY AND OHIO, THERE WHERE THE OHIO RIVER AND LICKING RIVER COME TOGETHER LAYS THE CITY OF CINCINNATI. WITH A SURFACE OF 206 SQUARE METERS, IT’S HIGHEST POINT A TOWERING 202 METER AND A POPULATION OF ABOUT 300,000 PEOPLE, CINCINNATI IS 3RD BIGGEST CITY OF THE STATE OHIO, AND THE 65TH BIGGEST CITY OF THE UNITED STATES. THOUGH KNOWN AS THE FIRST REAL AMERICAN CITY DUE TO ITS VERY LOW EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION IN ITS DEVELOPMENTAL FACE, CINCINNATI KNOWS LOTS OF ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS THAT WOULDN’T BE MISPLACED IN EUROPEAN CITIES LIKE VIENNA, MUNICH AND PARIS. NOT FOR NOTHING IN THE LATE 1800’S CINCINNATI WAS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE PARIS OF AMERICA. DESPITE ALL THAT, DESPITE THE MANY OTHER IMPRESSIVE ELEMENTS THE CITY HAS TO OFFER, IT OFTEN REGARDED UPON AS BEING ONE AMERICA’S MOST BORING CITIES.
Today we are going to highlight two people who both reside in Cincinnati. If you are one of those who believe Cincinnati is boring, we are convinced you will change your mind after learning about these two talents. We are talking about photographer CJ Kim and model Johnny Dangerously. Johnny Dangerously you ask? Isn’t that title of a movie starring Michael Keaton. Yes you are right. Johnny Dangerously is of course not Johnny’s real name but simply a chosen stage name. But I think we can all agree, looking at these photos that it was well chosen.
But let’s start with CJ Kim. CJ is 29 years old and born and raised in Cincinnati. CJ became a professional photographer around late 2011, and focuses mainly of fashion photography. IN that role CJ Kim has worked mostly with female models in the past but decided to transition to male models. Simply for the sake of diversity in his portfolio and the range of concepts and styles he’d like to master. Boy are we glad he did. Not that we have anything against female model of course, or photographer that capitalize on that part of the art. But let’s face it, we hardly show them on BeautifulMag and had CJ stuck to that part of photography, it would not have been likely he would have landed his spot on BeautifulMag. So here we are. With Johnny Dangerously in Ault Park, Cincinnati.
Johnny Dangerously is, as mentioned above, the pseudo of this very handsome and sexy model featured here today. Like CJ Kim, Johnny is a Cincinnati resident where he makes a living being a stripper. Anyone still thinks Cinci is boring? Nah. Funny thing is, though not at all troubled standing centre stage and taking his clothes off, Johnny has little to no experience in front of a camera. He’s done a couple of charity calendars but that is about it. Johnny is a pretty laid back kind of guys. It already shows in his gym routine, which he doesn’t have. Johnny keeps his body in shape by simply working one muscle group after the other and checking out the “routines” of the other guys in the gym – wink wink. Johnny doesn’t have an online profile but you can follow his activities on Facebook. You need to be logged in though, but that shouldn’t be a problem as pretty much every walking and talking being on earth has a Facebook account these days, and ask him to befriend you.
Next time when you travel in the United States and you happen to pass the exit to Cincinnati, give it a try. The city is beautiful and has lots to offer, and if you spend the night, go visit the Wall Street Night Club, Crossing Lexington or MJS Café Dayton. Big change you’ll find Johnny dangerously there as he works all three of the bars. And you might even be so lucky to stumble upon photographer CJ Kim. Before doing so, visit CJ’s website. Guaranteed you will not longer think Cincinnati has nothing to offer. –BM-
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JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY | BEAUTIFULMAG