By Alexander Rodriguez, Host of On the Rocks with Alexander
Eyebrows, and more, started to rise as adult film star Lucas Leon started to pop up in the Instagram stories for Andrew Christian. With a chiseled, handsome face that rivals any telenovela star, a muscled body with perfect pecs, a light sprinkling of body hair in all the right places, and a mischievous grin that could charm a nun and seduce the saintliest of gays at the same time, it is no wonder that Andrew Christian, the Patron Saint of Men’s Underwear, has chosen Lucas as Breakout Trophy Boy of 2021.
So what does it take to become an Andrew Christian Trophy Boy? According to Andrew Christian, it’s more than just a great body and full package:
An Andrew Christian Trophy Boy is a brand representative and must be aware of the image they are projecting. We look for a diverse group of boys that will [not only] uphold the Andrew Christian name, but show the diversity within our community. There’s a big responsibility with touring the world, getting to know fans, and, not only being a face, but an entire lifestyle of the brand. All of the boys have strong personalities that are magnified through this role and it is important that they are always professional and appreciative of the experiences they’ve been blessed with. Trophy Boys are positive influences in the world and show love for themselves and the greater community.
You may have seen the Trophy Boys in person during Pride, nightclub, or pool events around the nation. They do have the reputation for causing a little mischief and maybe some romance drama from time to time, but their personalities and charm have established the Andrew Christian blog and YouTube channel as the barely safe-for-work fun place to play.
Lucas Leon has some big shoes, or rather pouches, to fill as we look back at the Trophy Boys before him:
- Cory Z is Andrew Christian’s longest-running model and has participated in the most touring Trophy Boy events as host, model, guest bartender, and even singing. He is a Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Champion and has been seen on E! What Happens at the Abbey and MTV’s Ex On the Beach. While some may call him a trouble maker, we call him just plain sexy.
- Arad is so hot, his last name says it all – Winwin. Arad fled Iran in search of a better life through the United Nation Refugee program. He arrived in Dallas with $300, huge biceps, and those brilliant eyes, and started working as a model and go-go dancer and then quickly became a fan favorite in the adult industry, finally becoming an Andrew Christian Trophy Boy. He is proof that there is a better life and continues to spread hope for anybody who is in an oppressive environment looking for freedom and happiness.
- It’s hard to believe that Nick Masc has been a Trophy Boy since 2016, as his presence in the Andrew Christian world is just as fresh as when he first started. Yes, the boys love his pecs but it’s his personality that has really set him apart as one of the most familiar faces (and booties) of Andrew Christian. A determining factor to the 2016 competition was online personality – he nailed it. His Instagram is a perfect blend of glossy modeling shots, goofy selfies, and naughty teasers. You never know what he’s going to say, or who he’s going to “date” next.
- A night with Trophy Boy Walker will probably put you in a walker. He is a force to be reckoned with and has an endless list of accolades. He has toured with Nicki Minaj and Justin Timberlake, and appeared on The People’s Choice Awards, and most recently the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime with The Weeknd. When Walker steps into the camera lens, you see the dancer in him spring to life, giving us angles and serving face for days.
When looking for new Trophy Boys, Andrew Christian looks to have a diverse group with everyone bringing something different to the table. Hailing from Brazil, Lucas moved to the U.S. with his family as a teenager. Putting the gay in gaymer, he was a self-proclaimed high school geek. (Geeks looked much different when I was in high school.) Falling in love and being young and naïve, he moved his whole life to the West Coast with his ex-boyfriend. The relationship didn’t work out, but his career sure did. Feeling confident and embracing his sexuality, he started sending pictures to adult film studios at random. It wasn’t long before he got swept up into the adult film world and became a quick favorite. He’s quite, pardon the pun, well rounded and his films fit in over 32 categories of themes – whatever your pleasure is, he’s probably filmed it.
As his social media fandom took flight, Andrew Christian took notice:
Lucas first caught our eye on social media with his extravagant cosplay mixed in with his boy next door looks and secret pornstar identity. Lucas was invited to be part of the Andrew Christian team at RuPaul’s DragCon and showed us what he’s all about.
COVID-19 and the pandemic has certainly changed the gay nightlife experience and will alter Lucas’ Trophy Boy coming-out parties. Until it is safe to venture out, Andrew Christian has turned its focus to more interviews and alternative events, especially virtually. But, once the world gets the green light, Lucas will tour around the globe visiting various pride events and working with Trophy Boy VIP Card partners. Meanwhile, Andrew Christian has partnered with over 100 brands worldwide to bring exclusive offers to the fans via the Trophy Boy VIP Card, so that they can feel like the Trophy Boys they are.
I chatted with Lucas for this exclusive rapid-fire chat where we chatted about his past, the adult industry, becoming a Trophy Boy, and what his type is – you may be surprised!
Alexander Rodriguez: What do you miss most about life in Brazil?
Lucas Leon: I miss some of my friends and how warm and affectionate most people are.
AR: What was the hardest to get used to in moving to the U.S.?
LL: It wasn’t that hard to adapt. The hardest part was holding back when it comes to kissing and hugging strangers after you just meet them!
AR: You moved to the West Coast for a boy! Are you glad you moved there? Would you ever move again for a boy?
LL: When we are young, in love, and stupid, we do crazy things sometimes, but hey, some good things came from it. I do like the West Coast a lot. Los Angeles is very urban and diverse, which I love, but I’m definitely gonna miss dressing up all pretty like I did during those New England fall months.
AR: How did you get used to all the thirsty comments on your social media pics?
LL: I mean, the thirsty comments are usually good feedback that I’m pleasing the audience, and I love that.
AR: What made you want to get into the adult industry?
LL: I thought I looked kinda cute and the money is good, so…why not? You get to meet all different sorts of people and travel to different places, so that’s great!
AR: What was your first adult scene? What was it like on your first day?
LL: The plot was wild, LOL! My brother-in-law just broke up with my sister so I thought that I could cheer him up with a [something]… hahaha! I was quite nervous at first, but you get used to it.
AR: What do you love most about filming a scene?
LL: I love the camera and the idea of all eyes on me. It’s kinda hot, to be honest.
AR: What do you like the least about filming a scene?
LL: When we have to cut to adjust. I like it when it’s more natural.
AR: What kind of guy do you find attractive in real life, but never get paired up to film with?
LL: Big strong, very hairy bears; they’re my favorites! I’m never paired with them.
AR: You are single. How should someone approach you to flirt with you? What do you find the cutest about someone?
LL: It’s easy; talk about video games, Japanese culture, or anything geeky. Those are my favorite things. I think it’s super sexy when guys are nice and caring. It’s a big turn-on.
AR: How did you come up with your stage name?
LL: That’s quite an interesting story. One of my good friends is named Lucas and I wanted the name to have some connection to my gaymer and geeky side, so Leon is actually the name of a character in the Kingdom Hearts series who’s originally from Final Fantasy 8.
AR: What was your first reaction when you found out that you were the newest Andrew Christian Trophy Boy?
LL: I was shocked and super excited! It’s always so much fun working with Andrew, and being the 2021 Trophy Boy is a huge deal! It’s really an honor to have been the one picked this year!
AR: What does being a Trophy Boy mean to you?
LL: I feel like, as a Trophy Boy, I should try to convey a sense of embracing and celebrating yourself. Geeky things were not very trendy amongst the popular kids when I was growing up, so it’s really cool knowing that even a videogame nerd can be a sexy Trophy Boy.
AR: Which one of Andrew Christian’s underwear do you love the most?
LL: I do love briefs the most! Most people would say jocks, but I think briefs make my butt look super sexy.
AR: If you were to design a pair of Andrew Christian underwear, what would they look like?
LL: It would be a cute pair of briefs, either red, pink, or black with geeky elements like joysticks and manga books all over it.
AR: What do you do differently in the bedroom that you don’t do on camera?
LL: Top! Just kidding, I don’t do that at all! [Laughs] I’m a big fan of puppy play.
AR: You LOVE gayming! What is your favorite recent game?
LL: My favorite game right now would be Final Fantasy XIV. I’ve played it so much during the lockdown it’s not even funny. [Laughs]
AR: Are there hot guys in the gaming world?
LL: There are tons of us, we just hide in our gayming caves every once in a while, so it’s hard to find us. We are like rare Pokémon! LOL!
AR: If you were to create a video game, what would it be called and what would it be about?
LL: It would be probably a fantasy JRPG (Japanese role-playing game) that mixes a lot of elements of sci-fi and magical girl anime, set in a digital world. The characters would be 3 E-girls that get trapped in a digital world. It would probably be called E-girl Fantasy…wait, I might have to think of the title a little bit more cause that sounds like the title of a [something else]! [Laughs]
AR: Who is your celebrity COVID/pandemic crush?
LL: Right now, Ben Affleck. He was giving me teddy bear daddy looks in the last movie he was in. Woof!