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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Former San Diego go-go boy in model contest finals | VIDEO

Men's fashion designer Andrew Christian has been running a national underwear model search contest this past month or so, with aspiring models submitting shirtless photos for a chance to win $1,200 and an opportunity to participate in a new Andrew Christian photo and video campaign.

Public response to those photos on the company's Facebook page is being used to determine the winner (and there's been a LOT of voting).

The finalists for the competition have been announced, and one of them is a familiar face to many of us: Josh Scarpuzzi is an animal trainer, model and go-go boy who used to dance here frequently at places like Rich's and House Boi. He is also a past contributor here at SDGLN. Not only that, but Scarpuzzi is moving back to San Diego this month from Florida.

If you are interested in helping out Josh in his quest for underwear stardom, he has a special Facebook event page set up you can join HERE.

Andrew Christian Road Trip, Part 1

The current batch of Andrew Christian underwear models were in town earlier this month, in fact, having made a road trip down to dance at Rich's on Saturday, Sept. 8, and to make a video about their experiences.

Part 1 of that video was recently released:

... and as you can see, being an underwear model for them certainly looks like a lot of fun! Part 2 of this video, featuring them dancing at Rich's, should be released shortly.

Can a porn star be a successful DJ?

That's the question being asked in a new Huffington Post blog entry by DJ Tristan Jaxx, who recently relocated to San Diego to be with his partner Cavin Knight. Jaxx made his DJidebut here during Pride weekend.

It's an interesting read. Basically, Tristan started out as an up-and-coming DJ, began doing porn on the side, became famous (probably more than he intended) in his porn career, but kept moving his DJ career forward. Then when his DJ/promoter career began to take off, he found he was getting some flak from people in the community over his porn past.

Personally, I wish him all the best! People should be able to follow their dreams in whatever direction they may lead, without being weighed down by any interesting detours they may have taken along the way.

Nerd vs. Jocks at Bourbon Street

This Friday, SDPIX and Bourbon Street will host a special "back to school" themed party, Nerds vs. Jocks. Guests are encouraged to dress either as a nerd or a jock, and those in themed attire will get $5 in Bourbon Bucks at the door.

DJ Jon Sautter will spin all night long, and since it's Bourbon Street, there's never a cover.

Also, SDPIX staff will be on hand throughout the evening to give out free SDPIX VIP stickers.

Farewell to Nikno at Rich's

Join the Rich's staff and community Saturday ,Sept. 29, as we bid a fond farewell to DJ Nikno, who will be moving to New York for about a year or so to study at a prestigious school for DJs.

There will be a hosted champagne bar from 10 pm to 11 pm, and a free Nikno CD give away. DJ Taj will start with an opening set until midnight, when Nikno will take over the dance floor with his amazing dance tunes for the rest of the night.

This is an event all you Nikno fans wont want to miss, so early arrival is recommended.

Post-AIDS Walk brunch at the Range

The AIDS Walk and Run 2012 is this Sunday, with registration from 6 to 8 am, the run starting at 8 am, and the walk at 8:15 am.

Afterwards, I'll be heading over to the official post-AIDS Walk brunch at the Range. They have a full brunch menu and $10 bottomless mimosas, with 25% of proceeds donated to AIDS Walk. They'll also have some great live music, and a fun atmosphere to congratulate all of the walk participants and thank them for their hard work.

Last week's events

Check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Lips, the Range, Lei Lounge, Top of the Park, Rich's, Babycakes, Bourbon Street, and Gloria Cruz and Frankie Martinez' AIDS Walk fundraising dinner at Kous Kous. Happy viewing!