Twenty semi-finalists for the 2008 Bare Chest Calendar, sponsored by Hot House Entertainment, competed May 6 for coveted spots in the publication at a special Finals Selection event at the DNA Lounge. Selected from a pool of more than 40 entrants who participated in eleven semi-final contests held at the Powerhouse Bar, the finalists were judged on stage presence, salesmanship, and other attributes that will make them successful fundraisers and ambassadors for the Calendar.
The new crop of hunky volunteers is already hard at work. A sneak preview event takes place on Saturday May 12 at the BOLT in Sacramento (2560 Boxwood Street) starting at 9 PM. The 2008 Bare Chest Calendar will be photographed soon by Calendar photographer Dennis Tyler and available to the public in June during San Francisco Pride Weekend, kicking off six months of community events, special appearance and calendar sales. Given the extraordinary amounts raised to date, the 2008 Calendar could be the first $100,000 edition. Check out www.barechest.org for more information and upcoming events details.