Who in their right mind would do anything mean to the boys of Bel Ami? Some cunty crew members of an RSVP cruise line, apparently.
The below comes from someone named “Joe,” who emailed MenOfPorn about what he says happened on a gay cruise he took last month.
I just got back from an RSVP cruise in the Mediterranean. Everyone was really excited to see a troupe of about 10 Bel Ami boys on the ship, led by Johan Paulik. They were everywhere: goofing around at muster, out by the pool, constantly being photographed.
Then, they were KICKED OFF the boat and abandoned in Tunisia, the very first stop. Rumors ran wild: one of the models was under 21; or, they weren’t approved for filming on the boat and were caught; etc. We asked a Holland America employee. She said that SHE heard they were filming in places where they weren’t supposed to be (perhaps the hydrotherapy pool in the spa), were asked to stop, but did it again. And thus they were asked to leave. Someone asked the head of RSVP. He said that they were NOT officially invited by RSVP, and did not make any special arrangements, and were asked to leave for unspecified reasons. I think it was Holland America that kicked them off, not RSVP. They must have been pretty disruptive for it to have come to that.
I spoke with the president of RSVP Cruise Lines, Jeff Gundvaldson, who would neither confirm nor deny any incident on the cruise (which, of course, means something happened).
“We don’t comment on anything that happens on our cruises,” Gundvaldson said.
I asked if RSVP had hosted adult entertainers in the past, which he confirmed. He added that those entertainers, and all guests, sign contracts upon going on an RSVP cruise. I asked if RSVP had a contract with Bel Ami, and Gundvaldson said, “Yes, we had a contract with the individuals who came on the cruise.”
It’s unclear what the Bel Ami boys were doing on the boat in the first place, but it’s inconceivable to me that Bel Ami would have spent what must have been tens of thousands of dollars sending all their models on a cruise without giving advance notice to RSVP.
Bel Ami has declined to comment on this story, but did tell me that all of their models are doing just fine. Phew.