July 31, 2009

Swedish men show full monty for calendar

A group of 12 middle-aged men in Arvidstrask, Sweden, bared all in a calendar for a local fishing competition's anniversary, a participant says.

Christer Eriksson, Mr. June in the special edition calendar, said while he and his fellow calendar models may not be professional models, going nude for their respective photo shoots was fun for all, The Local said Friday.

We are all in our fifties and sixties and all a little thick around the waist, but we were just having fun with it, Eriksson said.

While shooting the outdoor scenes was a bit chilly for the models, Eriksson said he had no problem finding men willing to show the full monty to mark the 10th anniversary of a Arvidstrask fishing contest.

Recruiting people was actually the easiest part. Maybe there's more pressure when you're 25 and in good shape, but when you're over 50 and have a big belly, no one really minds, he told the Local.

The calendar was released in June and has already sold nearly 400 copies, Eriksson said.