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Judging a book by the cover stud
Don’t tell anyone the big secret, but I guess the folks who publish Harlequin romances can’t just rely on breathtaking plot twists, multi-layered characters and gripping prose to sell enough of their books. That’s where guys with no shirts come in.
This weekend, Harlequin representatives went looking for “regular” dudes they might want to use as models for their book covers, checking out about 200 men at a Toronto casting house.
A Harlequin spokeswoman said they were looking for “that iconic look that women go for – sexy, sensitive, beautiful and fit.” D’oh! Have I been stupid, or what? I thought they just wanted a good sense of humor. Jonathan Spicer reports:
A man poses during a casting call for Harlequin romance novels in Toronto on March 24, 2007. REUTERS/Mark Blinch