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Memorial Day is upon us and that means lots of sun, barbecue, good times, and SKIN! Yep, the Sun decides to finally show herself after the winter that would not end and we are stoked to see a few hot bods sitting pretty and poolside! We know there are a lot of downright sexy Web Stars, but there are few we definitely want with a few less items of clothing. You’ve seen them sexy, we told you who’s popular, and you already know who’s influential–now learn who we are dying to see WET!

10.

Toni Bryce

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We are currently singing in unison with the late and great Keri Hilson (y’all know she is one single away from UnSung) “All eyes on me when I walk in, no question that that this girl’s a 10, don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful!” Ms. Brynce believe us when we tell you we don’t hate you! Toni has been making some serious moves in the last year we have known and becoming more and more gorgeous by the day. Whether she’s getting “Twisted” on set with Rahim Brazil and company, or “kiki-ing” on Girls, her “Pretty Girl Rock” is real, mesmerizing, and her curves would look awesome in a wet suit. Cocktails with Toni anyone? YES PLEASE!

9.

Brandon Karson

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Summer is hot and Brandon Karson is FINE! Yes, the man that showed the world it’s all “About Him” still has it and we want it! Brandon consistently serves face, fashion, and verbal ferocity, but as of late he’s been a one man show in making light skinned sexy again. We have to say it is working and we LIVE for his shirtless Instagram Stories. Is there any way we can make them last longer than 24 hours though. IG we need you on that ASAP!

8.

David J. Cork

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David J. Cork is a certified HOTTIE and we are snatching straight out of The City of Neon & Chrome–New York City! David is not only seriously handsome, sexy, and talented, but he is an amazing actor and content creator. His hit web series, Bi: The Webseries, is amazing, tackling not only sexuality, but relationships in general. We need a second season this Fall which gives us just enough time for us to oggle his “body of work” this summer (sipping a mimosa).

7. 

Trey Love

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If you’re going to do a list of poolside pretties from the Web World, then Trey Love has to be on that list. Trey is the star of the hit web series, Breathe, and near and dear to our hearts–and a few lower extremities when he’s dropping a new thirst trap pic! Trey may very well be a local celebrity in his cute little city of Charlotte, but we go all fully star studded to “chill” poolside with his amazing specimen.

6.

Donta Hensley

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Pretty is, as pretty does, and when it comes to being hot Donta Hensley definitely has us sweating. Mr. Hensley delivers in all aspects of life and when you meet him in person you will find yourself swooning. Donta has glowing skin that looks like it is coated in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter; so you know we are dying to see him wet, oiled, or practically in any type of moisture or precipitation. Be sure you catch him on the web series, Honest Men and The Davenport Diaries. You’ll thank us later!

5.

Savion Garcon

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We are “Crazy4Savi!” You will be too after you check out his Instagram, meet him person, or simply walk past him. The man is build like a statue and has the ferocity of tiger. Savion does NOT play, whether he’s punching lights out on Love, Sex, & Marriage or reading the “kidz” for filth, he always makes waves. Having him poolside would be like watching a fountain statue sculpted by Michelangelo. CLEARLY, God spent a little more time on you Mr. Garcon!

4. 

Justin-Rayne

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The Davenport Diaries strikes again with hotness. Perhaps we need the whole cast poolside. Still, when it comes to those who are invited to the pool party, Justin-Rayne will always be near the top of the list. This cutie is sexy without trying, and is an amazing actor to boot. He only recently came on our radar, and for that we apologize! Especially since he should be the radar, the control panel, and the satellite. Someone please GPS him to Atlanta–pool bubbles await!

3. 

Travis Cure

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Have you ever met someone so hot that you figure every image of them is straight from a green screen? For us that person is Travis Cure, a man so hot he might as well be an Avenger. As one of the stars of the critically acclaimed web series, Tough Love, he totally makes us fan for him! We have the pleasure of seeing Travis at various Atlanta Events and we are always in awe of him. Not just because of those muscles, mahogany skin, or his height (though they do make us swoon), but he is genuinely down to Earth. He may not be one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but he can be a might spectacle–or meal–at our pool anytime!

2.

Sean Samuels

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Sean Samuels is one of two “Giants” on this list and honestly it was love at first sight when he crossed our computer screen. Black is beautiful and Sean is oozing with it. As one of the stars of Giants, the Emmy-nominated web series produced by Issa Rae and Jussie Smollett, we had the pleasure of seeing this amazing man portray, “Ade,”  a character on a journey to self-love and acceptance. Sean might has well be an onyx Oscar statue with his truly amazing body, flawless skin, and a smile so white he might as well be breathing snowflakes! Yes, Sean your spot poolside is secured just like it is in our hearts.

1.

James Bland

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Dear Universe, shame on you! Where has James Bland been all of our life? We believe in transparency at HeyMikeyATL and James was always at the top of this list! As the star, writer, and creator of Giants, James at the top of nearly any summer social event and beyond. There’s practically nothing not to love about Mr. Bland. He walks proudly, talks pretty, looks amazing, and did we mention that body? We don’t have to it speaks for itself along with all the dating app catfish profiles using his images that keep harassing us. When it comes to Web Stars, James has truly set bar. Clearly there’s a new Beyonce–YES, WE SAID IT. Keep up the great work James we are all watching!

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“BLOW!” Gary Lavard (@GaryLavard) Releases New Hoodie Line Benefiting Suicide Prevention & Awareness!

BLOW= “Because Love Outweighs War,” the new acronym for life, and the name for Gary Lavard’s new line of hoodies! The hoodies hilariously feature Gary’s face on the front of them blowing a big bubble of gum, and come in an array of colors. However, this is not just another hoodie line, instead these new products are adding philanthropy to his already impressive resume. BLOW instead donates a percentage of its profits toward suicide prevention and awareness.

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BLOW= “Because Love Outweighs War,” the new acronym for life, and the name for Gary Lavard’s new line of hoodies! The hoodies hilariously feature Gary’s face on the front of them blowing a big bubble of gum, and come in an array of colors. However, this is not just another hoodie line, instead these new products are adding philanthropy to his already impressive resume. BLOW instead donates a percentage of its profits toward suicide prevention and awareness.

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Gary came up with the idea of BLOW based on his current mood and mental health. He relayed on iHeartRadio’s The Hey Mikey Show, that he once dealt with depression and anxiety, issues that can lead to suicide and wanted to give back. “There’s no shame in me saying that I’m currently in the best shape of life mentally, physically, and emotionally and I owe that doing some work on myself and seeking professional help through therapy…Getting the help you need and talking to someone can really change or save your life…there’s such a stigma in the Black community with mental health and it needs to change, so I’m doing my part to give back…”

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We have to say we are really proud of Gary and the contributions his making in combating suicide and discussing mental health. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center states the following alarming facts:

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Prevention efforts should address increased suicide risk among Black males. While increased suicide risk among Black females also warrants action, rates have typically been higher among males. Depending on the age group, the male-to-female suicide rate ratio has ranged from four-to-one to as high as eight-to-one.5 Young Black males are most at risk, although there has been a recent rise in suicide rates among Black children of both sexes under age 13.

Mental health matters. Having a mental illness significantly increases suicide risk among Black teens and adults.6,7 Although depression must be addressed, the strongest mental health predictor of attempted suicide in this population is anxiety. Prevention efforts should help enhance the existing psychological resources that help to buffer Black people against suicide risk, and also help protect them from sources of vulnerability. For example, Blacks who are socially connected through organized religious affiliation have a lower suicide risk.8 And we are learning that social stressors, such as perceived racism, exacerbate suicide risk among Blacks.

Congratulations Gary on your latest venture! You all be sure to purchase and support BLOW by getting your own hoodie by clicking here! Happy shopping!

**If you, or someone you know is contemplating suicide please contact someone at the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.**

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Web Star Watched- Ryan K. Sanders (@iamryanksanders)

The good thing about the Web World is that it’s always growing. Sure we have our favorite, veteran Web Stars, but there is always love for the newbies! One newbie in particular, Ryan K. Sanders,  has big dreams, major acting chops, and even bigger dreams. What’s the trivia behind this new beau making waves on AConnectionTV? Find out in our latest edition of Web Star Watched!

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Ryan K. Sanders

The good thing about the Web World is that it’s always growing. Sure we have our favorite, veteran Web Stars, but there is always love for the newbies! One newbie in particular, Ryan K. Sanders,  has big dreams, major acting chops, and even bigger dreams. What’s the trivia behind this new beau making waves on AConnectionTV? Find out in our latest edition of Web Star Watched!

Ryan K. Sanders

1. Have you always wanted to be an actor? What’s been your favorite role?

 It was not until I began acting that I knew I wanted to do it for the rest of my life moving forward. My favorite role so far has been playing O’Neil on H.O.E. I connected so well with role because of the similarities to one of my prior relationships and some of the events that took place.

2. How do you prepare for a role?
   I prepare by learning the characters background and trying to develop how I see them speaking, walking, their mannerisms, etc.

3. Who are biggest personal influences?
   My parents and my brother. My parents each have instilled in me work ethic that won’t allow me to be mediocre while my brother has constantly reminded to be true to myself no matter what anyone says.

4. Who are your biggest professional influences?
   Issa Rae & Rome Flynn

5. How do you manage your personal and professional life?
   I’ve recently had a difficult time managing the two; I’m still working to find that true balance.

6. What do you do in your downtime? Any hobbies?
   In my downtime, I play video games, listen to music, watch movies & (my two favs) sleep and eat! I also enjoy being outdoors, playing sports or working out.

7. What is the biggest misconception people have about you?
   The biggest misconception is that I’m mean or stuck up.

Ryan K. Sanders

8. Single, taken, or “it’s complicated?”
    Single

9. What do you think is your best physical feature?
   My lips and arms

10. Is there anything you don’t like about yourself, or feel you can work on?
    My confidence

11. Last movie you saw
    Greta

12. Your favorite web series
    Awkward Black Girl

13. Your favorite web star (you can’t pick yourself)
    Tina Christine

14. LGBTQIQA or straight?
    Gay

15. Something you can’t live without
    A peace of mind.

16. Biggest pet peeve
    Being cut off from speaking repeatedly and being ignored.

17. Tell us something you’ve never told anyone
    I really don’t have a peanut allergy

18. Age
    27

19. Sign
Capricorn

20. Quote to live by

    “To be yourself… is the greatest accomplishment”

Ryan K. Sanders

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Web Star Watched- Alon’Zo Fri’zon (@aerrodynamic)

Web Stars are usually pretty popular, but they are not always this hot or well put together! Meet Alon’Zo Fri’Zon a true veteran in the world of web series, debuting on the now classic show, Freefall. For these reasons alone, he has earned his spot as the latest addition to Web Star Watched. Get ready to learn a little trivia about the coolest Web Star around!

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alon'zo fri'zon

Web Stars are usually pretty popular, but they are not always this hot or well put together! Meet Alon’Zo Fri’Zon a true veteran in the world of web series, debuting on the now classic show, Freefall. For these reasons alone, he has earned his spot as the latest addition to Web Star Watched. Get ready to learn a little trivia about the coolest Web Star around!

alon'zo fri'zon

1. Have you always wanted to be an actor? What’s been your favorite role?
 Yes I’ve always wanted to be a actor. I started acting very early around fifth  Grade. So far my favorite role has been the role of Tony in the series Freefall by The Arthouse Productions 
2. How do you prepare for a role?
 To prepare for role I usually will study and read over the characters description and envision how the character would act how he would speak how he would think. Right before the director yells action I clear my mind of everything “Alonzo” and truly embody the character that I am playing at that time 
3. Who are biggest personal influences?
 My biggest Personal influence would be my grandfather who recently passed away in December 2018. He was my modern-day Superman, my hero. He taught me so much and have always been a tremendous part of who I am as well as a huge contributor to all of my success.
4. Who are your biggest professional influences?
As an actor my biggest professional influences are Sandra Bullock and Will Smith.  In my opinion both actors are well versed in their roles and resume and have been successful across multiple genres 
5. How do you manage your personal and professional life?
 Simple just bling discipline. The desire to succeed should allow you to have the mindset of separating what’s important and being aware of what sacrifices need to be made. Being  determined and hungry for success will allow you to become mature and organized when it comes to balancing personal life and professional life 
6. What do you do in your downtime? Any hobbies?
 In my downtime I like to play video games I have both PS4 and Xbox game consoles so I usually flip-flop between the two. I also like listening to music. Music is always been a form of therapy for me. I love hanging out with friends laughing joking and just having a good time. One of my hobbies is interior design so you can always catch me watching HGTV, coming up with new creative concepts and ideas to implement around the house. 
7. What is the biggest misconception people have about you?
 I’ve heard that I was stuck up LOL but I’m far from it.  I’m just very confident and comfortable with  who I am. Those who think ill of me  probably do not know me because I think that I’m a pretty dope dude 
8. Single, taken, or “it’s complicated?”
Single
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9. What do you think is your best physical feature?
My legs and my smile
10. Is there anything you don’t like about yourself, or feel you can work on?
 Honestly I love me I love everything about me I love my uniqueness is no one like me. But if I had one thing that I could modify it probably would be my height. I would love to be a couple inches taller. I’ll come for me family of 3 boys where I am the oldest and happened to be the shortest. I don’t like that LOL 
11. Last movie you saw
Isn’t it Romantic
12. Your favorite web series
Love at First Night. I think that series is pretty dope
13. Your favorite web star (you can’t pick yourself)
alon'zo fri'zon
14. LGBTQIQA or straight?
LGBTQIQA
15. Something you can’t live without
Food! Lol
16. Biggest pet peeve
People who smack or make loud noises when they eat
17. Tell us something you’ve never told anyone
I used to have fever seizures at an early age … very frequent and very random … It stopped as I got older, but it was very scary as guy can imagine.
18. Age
40
19. Sign
Aries
20. Quote to live by
“Tomorrow is a Gift that may not be promised to any of us, so enjoy the Present” 

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