“I’ve been in the gay public eye for 12 years, since 2004,” he told Huffington Post in a 2016 interview. “I didn’t want to do porn. I was always offered to do porn, but it never crossed my mind as something that was right for me with my comfort level and my sexuality. I never wanted the project to be porn.”
Following his reality TV debut, Wikle strayed from the spotlight and refocused on his career in healthcare. Today, Wikle works full-time as an ER nurse (Need a prostate exam?), but he’s still hot AF.
Last year, the 38-year-old hunk posed for Paper magazine photographer Exterface to celebrate the publications Guys Guys Guys month.
“As I’ve evolved and tried to come to terms with my sexuality, it’s continued to be a journey that has been disassociating sex from regret, fear, guilt and shame so I can allow myself to enjoy it. It was really cathartic to take ownership of this type of project specifically. I knew it was going to be difficult, public opinion aside, but personally. My past experiences have shown me that any time I’ve thrown myself into something I knew in my heart that I needed to do, that’s when my identity becomes clearer and more connected to who I really am. I’ve gotten so much out of this project, but I also feel like we’re only at the tip of the iceberg.”