Olympian Blake Skjellerup’s 13 Steps To Getting Ready For A Nude Photo Shoot

A great butt shot doesn’t just happen.

Speeder skater Blake Skjellerup did this cover photo-shoot for Gay Times magazine in July.

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The photos are so… um, impressive, we thought we’d ask Blake for some advice. The out Olympian obviously knows his way around a camera.

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Here’s what Blake told us.

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You don’t have to chug, but hey, aim high. It clears up your skin and does all kinds of magical things like help you digest food and recover from working out.


Take care of your skin! Wear sunscreen and moisturizer.

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Find your insecurities before the camera does.


Free weights are your friends.

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I ate lot of cucumber, egg whites, spinach, lemon juice (which helps with digestion.)

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Whatever hair you remove (and how) is up to you.


Show that bathroom mirror who’s boss.

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Potato chips will bloat your stomach and push out your abs. (My roommate told me that and it works!)

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I listen to One Direction during my shoots!


I have it on good authority that Zayn Malik is the patron saint of nude photo shoots.

And then…. BOOM! PHOTOS!

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OMG! YAAASS! You look so good!

WOO! You did a nude (or nearly nude) photo-shoot! Good job! Now…



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Saeed Jones is the literary editor for BuzzFeed and the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, and is based in New York.
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Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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