Men of Laguna Beach Calendar Preview AOL’s Showcases 20 Finalists!!!

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – SAVE the BOOM!!! today announced the 20 finalists for its 2008 Men of Laguna Beach Calendar have profiles and photos which can be viewed on, the GLBT blog/portal on AOL. The public is invited to see all 20 men in a photo gallery:

The Men of Laguna Beach Calendar is a contest which began with an open casting on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the landmark Boom Boom Room when over 30 men gay and straight tried out to be a finalist for the Calendar. All contestants must live, work or play in Laguna Beach . A panel of 5 prominent Hollywood judges narrowed the field of shirtless men who auditioned on stage down to just 20. All finalists had photo sessions over the past 3 weeks with celebrity photographer Cristopher Lapp

Judges will narrow the group of 20 to determine which 12 men will appear in the calendar. Judges will also choose their top three calendar models, each of whom will be awarded monetary prizes, with $1000.00 going to the first place winner. The public is also invited to vote for their favorite guy in an online poll:

(Scroll down and on the lower left of the page you will see the online poll.) QueerSighted Managing Editor, Kenneth Hill notes, “QueerSighted is thrilled to share in the excitement of these 20 handsome men who’ve literally given the shirts off their backs to raise awareness about saving the Boom Boom Room, a beloved gay landmark.” The calendars will go on sale online, in Laguna Beach and around the world after Labor Day. All proceeds will benefit the SAVE the BOOM!!! campaign and several local charities. The Men of Laguna Beach 2008 calendar promises to be one of the hottest male calendars ever produced and showcases one of Laguna’s great natural resources — its great looking men. SAVE the BOOM!!! is a grassroots volunteer effort to save the landmark Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn in which it is located. The Boom is the oldest gay bar in the Western United States . The building is currently for sale by owner and SAVE the BOOM!!! is searching for a buyer who will remodel and keep the 60 year old bar operating for the gay community and our friends for another 60 years.