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Cory Bernstein insists he is not a porn star. The rise of a top model and the bloggers that love him.

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Cory Bernstein is a preferred hawt bixch.
Cory Bernstein is a preferred hawt bixch.

Cory Bernstein, or as he is known in the industry, ‘Cory the model,’ is what most models would call a model’s model. He’s modeled for pretty much every designer you can think of (Versace, Giorgio Armani) hit every major market and worked it bare, appeared in major editorial spreads and being the face of a smorgasbord of campaigns. Of course when you become a model’s model what you also become is tabloid fodder, a rumor mill of which celebrity you’re supposedly now sleeping with, where and whom you were last seen with and that undisclosed sex tape supposedly making the rounds. In short a nightmare for any high profile figure who has to come to terms with their celebrity and the bloggers who hang off their every move.

There was a time when gossip sites like jossip, nymag, dlisted would showcase Cory in half naked regale, with some of them incestuously taunting Cory with allegations of gay sex tapes with Hollywood hunks, with the king of smut himself Perez Hilton promising every other day to publish incriminating pictures, until one day Cory forced his hand.

Then new rumors began (after all this is your payback when you make it a glamor male model). Was he going out with Demi Moore, Brooke Shields, and what about Paris Hilton? Wasn’t he banging her? Or was Cory now auditioning to be a gay porn star, after all didn’t  he just star in some gay porn flick alongside Hollywood legend Colin Farrell?

That said, this ex model, (yes kids, I dared…) decided to shoot the wind with Cory and find out what male models actually do, how the industry has changed, how or why modeling sometimes sucks and whether at the end of the day at least some of the rumors about Cory were true? If not at least one or two…?

Cory the model aka hawt bixch.

SCV: When and how did you start modeling?

CB: I began when I was about 15 and my home was used all the time for Playboy shoots, so world famous Playboy photographer David Chan took some test shots of me, or pitied me and knew I wanted him to shoot me, ( dressed of course,haha ), and was nice enough to send them to some Chicago agencies. I began multi listed and would get bookings more and more with the styles changing since I began when I was only 15, and with dark hair which was considered ” ethnic” at that time and not perfect for the Chicago commercial market.

SCV: What’s life as an international model like? Do you think the public has a misconception of what life of a model is like, especially a male model?

CB: You should know too Christopher. Haha but from my perspective and speaking from my own past, it is a crazy, exciting, hectic, yet very professional and structured life.

The model must be fantastic in front of the camera as well as very professional to get the repeat bookings. So if a model is only put partying every night before bookings, they don’t have staying power since eventually they can’t perform. I am unsure what the publicts conception is of a male model but my past is as wild and glamourous and professional as we come, and then some. What they don’t realize maybe it’s a complete gypsy life style if one is working, especially the International markets as I had, and it gets lonely or if one isn’t as adaptable being out of country etc it’s very difficult as a life style.

SCV: How has the business changed since you first began?

CB: Dramatically in almost every way. We didn’t have computers, ( thanks for making me ancient ), the agencies, clients and models would have to also make lasered mini books for the international work especially, and they didn’t know what we looked like until the FedEx book arrived, it sounds so silly, now we hop on out computers and click a box and voila, models at a touch of a button.

We also didn’t have photo shop- we had to really take care of ourselves and look as

Cory is very much the hawt bixch.

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