aka: MARCELO CLUA
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aka: Marcelo Clua
MarcoStudios Stats / Info:
Height: 5'9" Weight: 187# Eyes: brown Hair: brown
Skills: stripper, go-go boy, personal trainer, body guard; available for travel.
Hobbies: Bodybuilding, reading
In January of 2000, Michael Dias, a straight corporal in the Minas Gerais State Military Police, modeled for a gay Brazilian magazine (Homens). Immediately upon the magazine's publication, Michael was "invited" to resign for "improper conduct". Michael's superiors took it for granted that he wouldn't dream of fighting such a charge. His response, however, was to bravely defend himself - both as a policeman and as a man proud of his body (and what a body!).
A cause célèbe was born. The case went to trial and, last June, the courts allowed the police to eject Michael from their ranks. The press seized upon the scandal, and he appeared on the most popular Brazilian talk shows, where he, in a very articulate way, defended his position. In no time, night clubs all over Brazil were fighting over his body and the chance to display it. To everyone's surprise, it turned out that, not only did the ex-policeman have a great physique and an agile mind, but the man could also dance!!! Fired from his job with the police, the brave warrior found a new career opening before him -- stripping off his real former uniform for an appreciative audience.
from 365.com (no longer posted):
Brazil Cop Fired After Appearing In Gay Mag/news from 365gay.com (June 9 Brasilia) "A Brazilian police officer who moonlighted as an erotic dancer has been fired after posing nude in the gay magazine Homens. Marcelo Clua says he danced at women's clubs to supplement a meagre police pay of 600 reais (about $500) a month and no one said anything. But when the 28-year-old officer revealed all in the gay magazine he was fired. Clua says he used the alias Michael Dias to protect his identity.
Clua said his dismissal is a clear case of discrimination. He wants human rights groups to help him regain his job on the force, where he worked for nine years freeing hostages in prison riots and kidnappings as part of the military police "special forces." "Why can't I pose naked and be a police officer?" said Clua, who is also a professional bodybuilder. "The truth is they think I'm gay because I posed in a gay magazine. That's why they fired me." But a police official told local media that he was fired because his photo shoot, under the strict code of Brazil's military police, is classified as "insubordination."
Several players for Brazil's top soccer teams have run into similar trouble with their coaches for posing nude for gay magazines. Roger de Noronta Silva, a goalkeeper for the Sao Paulo team, lost his job last year after he scored a centrefold spread in "G Magazine."
Clua said he would continue to strip in clubs while appealing the decision."
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: see HOMENS MAGAZINE at GEA