Billy Vincent, one of the hunky new grooms from Married At First Sight, stripped off last year for a nude charity calendar to raise money for men’s mental health.
Billy Vincent entered the reality TV show as an “intruder” on Monday night, meeting and marrying his bride Susie at the altar.
The 29-year-old personal trainer also appears in the 2019 edition of the sexy “Manscapes” calendar, produced by Northern Rivers photographer John Bortolin.
The photographer unveiled the latest calendar last October, with part of the proceeds from the new edition going towards the Queensland AIDS Council for men’s mental health causes.
Bortolin also appeared in last night’s episode as Billy’s master of ceremonies.
Vincent told the Northern Star he made the decision to strip down for the calendar – as Mr March – to highlight male mental health issues.
“I found out about [John Bortolin] on Facebook,” he said.
“[It was] just after Rhys McNaughton, a local model and football player, passed away.
“I saw this handsome young man who had everything going for him and was affected by a mental illness that nobody knew about, and I heard he did a bit of modelling for John.
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“And men are seen as weak if we speak out. I thought that I could bring the issue into the spotlight, so I did it.
“People say the same about me, they tell me I have such an outgoing personality, but I suffer of anxiety and I get the blues too, I’m a normal person.”
Vincent said he loved the experience of shooting the calendar, and was “stoked” with the photos.
“When I went into it I thought, ‘Look, I’m not going to pose completely naked, it would not be my thing.’ What do I really have so special that I can be flaunting?” he said.
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“John took three pictures of me and showed them to me, so I thought ‘Cool, I’m going naked!’ He does it in a very tasteful way.
“I’m so much more confident in my body and around other people now after posing for those photos.”
For the last four years, photographer John Bortolin has also fundraised for QuAC with his annual “The Boys of Balls Out Bingo” calendar, which can be purchased online here.
To see more and to order a copy of the 2019 Manscapes calendar, visit the website here.
Last month, Married at First Sight producers revealed the current series of the controversial show doesn’t feature a same-sex wedding because only around 20 of the 10,000 people who applied identified as LGBTIQ.
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