PHILADELPHIA—A winner has been crowned! For the Tournament of Hoses, TLAgay.com’s staff selected 32 of the biggest talents in the biz and asked fans to chime in on their vital stats. In one “conference” were 16 of today’s most-popular currently-working gay porn stars. In the other “conference” were 16 of the most most-iconic “classic” gay porn stars. Over the course of the last month customers and casual fans alike voted in huge numbers, whittling down each bracket to the Sweet 16, Elite 8 and Final 4. After the smoke (and cum) cleared, the winner of the Current vs. Classic Tournament of Hoses was... Jake Bass.
A CockyBoys exclusive model, Bass burst upon the scene only a few years ago and has staked quite a mark in the industry. “His fans are ferociously loyal – they powered him to this win in the final round of voting,” said TLAgay.com Managing Director Erik Schut. “He’s been nominated for other awards, including multiple-Grabbys, and his appearances in high-profile projects such as Project Gogo Boy and RoadStrip—all of which consistently sell extremely well for us - have only helped to raise his stature.”
CockyBoys owner Jake Jaxson commented, “I’ve been working with Jake Bass for four years now. One of his first acts as a CockyBoys Exclusive was attending our Christmas party. I’d hired a tattoo artist for the guests. And Jake had the inside of his fingers inked with 'King of Hearts.' I remember snapping his picture and thinking, ‘A permanent inking has never been truer!’
“Today," Jackson continued, "Jake is an internationally known personality and style-icon to thousands. It's been a pleasure to work with and see him grow as a person, artist and friend. In a time when some make a name for themselves at the expense of others, Jake's success is his to own. Against all odds, he's earned it and created it. My continued hope is that he uses it to create a better today and tomorrow. Congratulations Jake—you make all of us at CockyBoys proud!”
Bass said of his win “We'll, what else can I do but thank my immense Twitter base and incredibly devoted fans for voting. I actually didn't see myself winning, what with all the big boys I was up against - hah! But I'm so happy for the recognition, and I'm finally seeing that it's not about how many followers you have—it's how devoted and loyal they are.
“I'll keep on pushing the boundaries of entertainment until there are none," he added. "Although I aspire to be much more than just a porn star, I'm proud to be fighting a much greater battle in my journey through life. I'm glad to say I'm going somewhere, and glad it’s because of all the fans who love what I do and how I do it. And I'm glad I have Jake Jaxson coaching me through it!”
Throughout the month of voting, every time a fan cast a ballot they were given one of several randomly-selected unique one-time sale codes – up to 25 percent off their entire order – to use at TLAgay.com, regardless of who they voted for. Each round was announced on . The final showdown came down to Jake and “Classic” Bel Ami model Lukas Ridgeston. The full bracket and winner of each conference can be seen .