ManCrush: Jason Vario
We caught up with Jason Vario for a behind-the-scenes look at his online life.
You’ve said in previous interviews that you started exploring a career in porn to pay the bills after high school, then took a break, and then came back to the industry. Do you think having that earlier experience has helped you be successful now?
Doing it so young got me familiar with my own comfort-levels when it came to the industry, but I took such a long break, and things are so different from when I started. A lot of aspects felt like I was doing them for the first time when I came back. I just stuck to the same values I forged early on, and I think it’s helped me a lot.
Who are some of your porn heroes or inspirations?
Bruce Beckham is one of my closest friends, and part of the reason I got back into the industry. I’ve always admired how he’s conducted himself — not only as a performer, but as a person as well.
Another would be François Sagat. He’s basically gay porn royalty to me, and I admire him for similar reasons to Bruce. I don’t know him personally at all, but he’s someone who I feel has been very smart when it comes to how he’s handled his career.
Can we talk underwear?
I don’t wear underwear, like, at all. Unless I really have to, maybe with dress pants in a formal or business setting so that my junk isn’t on full display.
In terms of what I like on other guys, I love a sexy jock on a smooth muscle bottom — you can’t beat that.
Your physique is really impressive and must take a lot of work. I read that you grew up as a skinny, nerdy, introvert. When you look in the mirror, do you sometimes still see that younger version of you?
I keep fit for my health, not for attention. Certain things will never change, but I try to turn them into positives. I’m still a big nerd, but I’m very proud of it. Growing up without looks or attention has helped keep me pretty humble. I was never the guy that got whoever he wanted with his looks and confidence. But I’m happy I wasn’t, I see those guys now and a lot of them have become overly cocky and messed up.