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Seacrest Pecs Out! Behold Ryan’s Shirtless ’90s Modeling Pic

"American Idol" has a slogan: "They all start somewhere." And that applies even to the show's venerable host, Ryan Seacrest.

So in honor of the Season 13 "Idol" auditions getting underway this month, here's an amusingly beefcakey photo of Ryan Seacrest in his early modeling days, long before he became the prince of all media.

This chesty, cheesy photo was shot way back in 1994, when Ryan was only 19 — but it has somehow gone viral this week, as often happens on the Interweb. That same year, shortly after this pinup-worthy pic was snapped in Los Angeles, he landed a $15/hour job hosting KYSR-FM 98.7's afternoon show (a far cry from the $15 million salary he pockets now from "Idol" alone). This led to hosting jobs on such esteemed TV shows as "Gladiators 2000" and "Wild Animal Games."

And then, in 2002, he got the gig on "Idol," and the rest was history. Now Ryan just dates models (his reported new love interest is model Dominique Piek.) Sure, this pic is a little cringe-inducing, but it's much more flattering than Ryan's dorky childhood photo that surfaced on "Conan O'Brien" a few years ago. Now all I want to know is…where on all of the Web is the long-lost shirtless pic of Brian Dunkleman?

by Anonymousreply 2707/26/2013

As soon as I saw this teen's photo, I knew he was destined to be a star. You can be sure that I gave him a lot of advice.

by Anonymousreply 107/17/2013

Yes seems they left of all my guidance and tutelage...

by Anonymousreply 207/17/2013

This pic has been on the web for almost 10 years. I don't get why it's making news now. Seacrest looks gay as fuck in those pics. No wonder some old man head honcho in hollywood gave him the AI gig.

by Anonymousreply 307/17/2013

So that is what he looked like when he and Ricky Martin were together.

by Anonymousreply 407/17/2013

He grew up fat. Was even the fat kid in the Speedo on the school swim team. He worked hard and looks great in that photo. There was a time where he wasn't such a dick.

by Anonymousreply 507/17/2013

I hope it looks real, because...THIS is American vinyl.

by Anonymousreply 607/17/2013

When you look at the large version of the photo, there's no treasure trail. Did he start shaving his treasure trail to give the impression of being a twink? At 19, he was just beyond twinkhood.

by Anonymousreply 707/17/2013

What's his skin corvin that pic?

by Anonymousreply 807/17/2013

I meant, "What's his skin color in that pic?"

by Anonymousreply 907/17/2013

He looks, dare I say it... Yellow.

by Anonymousreply 1007/17/2013

He looks more like a caramel brown to me, R10. Why yellow?

by Anonymousreply 1107/17/2013

"He looks more like a caramel brown to me, [R10]. Why yellow?"

Bad closet lighting.

by Anonymousreply 1207/17/2013

Does he have a new girlfriend yet?

by Anonymousreply 1307/17/2013

He's currently auditioning.

by Anonymousreply 1407/17/2013

Young and gay gay gay! I wonder what it was like to give yourself up to Merv Griffin to host American Gladiators. Everyone knows he was Merv's boy at the time of this pic. Pobrecito.

by Anonymousreply 1507/18/2013

When Griffin switched from syndication to CBS in 1969, the network brass insisted that Treacher was too old for the show, but Griffin fought to keep Treacher and eventually won out. However, when Griffin moved his show to Los Angeles the following year, Treacher stayed behind, telling Griffin "at my age, I don't want to move, especially to someplace that shakes!"

by Anonymousreply 1607/18/2013

He closed his eyes and thought of England.

by Anonymousreply 1707/18/2013

[quote]What's his skin color in that pic?

His coloring is somewhere between tapioca and bread pudding.

by Anonymousreply 1807/18/2013

If Ryan were in a relationship with anyone, how much time do you think he would have to spend with you given how much he works?

by Anonymousreply 2007/21/2013

You have to wonder if Ryan learned a lesson from Merv's Deney Terrio lawsuit. Maybe that's why he's so careful and continues to beard whenever possible.

by Anonymousreply 2107/21/2013

r21, Merv's Deney Terrio lawsuit. What was that about?

by Anonymousreply 2207/21/2013

Ryan posts on here!!!! R19 good job on not being so obvious. And may I say thank you for giving us a daily dose of kartrashian trash. Ugh. Btw did merv top or bottom? Lol

by Anonymousreply 2307/21/2013

I wrote that r23 and I am not Ryan Seacrest. He does not have time to spend on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 2407/21/2013

Do he and Cowell still hang out together?

by Anonymousreply 2507/22/2013

Seacrest and Cowell vacationed together several times but that was years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2607/24/2013

I wonder if Ryan has a hairy hole.

by Anonymousreply 2707/26/2013
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