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’Survivor: Cook Islands’ Hunk J.P. Calderon Comes Out In New Instinct Swimsuit Issue

Wednesday Jan 24, 2007
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J.P. Calderon, star of Survivor: Cook Islands, comes out to Instinct Magazine in an exclusive interview that lands him the cover of the publication’s February swimsuit issue.

Instinct Editor In Chief Mike Wood conducted J.P.’s heartfelt coming out interview as The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency crew followed the two of them around the set of the cover shoot. The first half of the two-part episode airs on Oxygen this Wednesday, January 24, at 10 p.m.

"It’s not every day somebody gets slapped in the face with a major magazine like Instinct, Janice Dickinson, her TV show," says Calderon. "I think I’m just supposed to do this!"

Calderon has now signed with Janice Dickinson’s agency.

"It wasn’t until last year when my dad died that I did Survivor, I said yes to Janice Dickinson, to [Instinct]. I’m coming out and I’m living."

As for his new boss, Calderon reveals to Instinct, "We started a little bit butting heads, but I love Janice Dickinson. I want everyone to know, she is the coolest person in the world."

Instinct also interviews notorious night owl Tara Reid in the February issue.

"All my best friends in the world are gay!" Tara exclaims. "They’re my favorite people in the nation. They dress me nice." Calling from an alleyway in Amsterdam on her cell phone, Reid shared her thoughts on filming her latest film, Incubus, in Romania: "It’s a beaten-up country. You feel like, if you could take helicopters and, like, throw shampoo over the whole country and a little bit of rain - it would look beautiful."

Other features in February’s Instinct include the recurring "Life Of Me" series, this time focusing on one man’s life as a little person, and a humorous story about the choice a writer had to make when his boyfriend grew allergic to their cat. Additionally, interviews with Reno 911’s Niecy Nash, Sean Maguire of CBS’s The Class and Mr. Gay International 2006, Nathan Shaked, appear in the issue.

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