“I already had some professional shots I had done for myself, so I thought, ‘What the hell?’ and entered the contest,” Rushton said.
Playgirl readers voted on their favorite of 25 men posing for the Real Man of the Year Contest.
“They called to tell me I had won in August, I was so surprised. I never really expected to win,” Rushton said.
Part of his prize was a photo shoot in Denver, a feature spread in the magazine and he was chosen to be on the cover, which is on stands now. The spread even features nudes of Rushton, who identifies as bisexual.
While this is his first professional model gig, he hopes it will open the doors to more opportunities.