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Hunting for a Hunk

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It’s known as Deer Widow’s Weekend. The one time of the year when thousands of husbands take to the woods to bag a buck. But, what are the ladies left to do?

For some, they indulge in some eye candy.

“We’re not just out here to shake it. We’re out here to make women smile and entertain the crowd, that’s what we do,” said Michael James Dale Jr., a male dancer with 50 Shades of Men.

Michael, Jordan and Paul are a big part of this particular Ladies Night at the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino.

Every year deer “widows” flock to all-male review shows just like 50 Shades of Men.

“So many different type of women come to our show, from 18 to 80,” said Jordan Lee Dizon, a performer and creator of the show.

Shows like this allow women nationwide to escape their own reality for a while. The laundry, mini-van, kids and the career, and jump into a new fantasy. Even if it’s only for an hour or so.

“When they're moms or they're working, it's like to the extreme. So they have to have that break to come out,” said Jordan.

You’ve heard the saying, when the cat’s away, the mice will play. Well, that’s what Widow’s Weekend is all about.

“We feed off the crowd like any other performer,” said Jordan.

But aside from their good looks, built bodies, and smooth dance moves, what are these guys really all about?

Michael said “I was a dancer for a year, solo acts, private parties, all of that.”

While performer Paul Gunn said “I started in musical theater, I started talking ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop.”

And for Jordan, “I just needed extra income and it just snow-balled from there”.

Sure, they’re nice to look at. But the performers also have a unique story to tell, every one of them.

“I have an I.T. degree from UNLV.  It's management information systems,” said Paul.

Paul and Jordan are both aspiring actors. Paul lives in Las Vegas, but hopes this show will get him the extra money he needs to move to L.A. And Jordan already studies acting in Hollywood.

“Being on stage in front of tons of people can help with mental stability, can help with confidence,” said Michael.

So, how do they do it? Baring almost everything in front of a crowd of women? It takes a lot of self-confidence. But, believe it or not, a couple of these guys say they consider themselves shy. Something that doesn’t show up once the place is packed.

“Once I get on stage, it's totally different, It's this feeling you get, it's hard to explain, it's like you could be somebody else,” said Jordan.

Not everyone agrees with their career choice, but Jordan says that comes with the territory. “It's a career for some people, it's a legitimate career. No, we're not strippers, no we're actually trained performers, dancers.”

The dancers love to entertain and of course they feed off the energy of the crowd. But at the end of the day, they say it’s just a job like mine or yours. But the difference is it involves a few less articles of clothing and it involves taking a shower in front of hundreds, if not thousands of screaming women.

“It's still work, it's a job, and you still gotta perform and be wise and keep your head on straight,” said Michael.

And for the women, they see it as a reward and a way to let their hair down and do some “hunting” of their own.

“Of course they wanna see good-looking guys or whatever, but it's their night out, where they can just be with the girls,” said Jordan.

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