UK Boy Bander Sexes Up Gay Mag Cover. Again!

By: Michael Matson

Max George, a member of hit-making UK boy band The Wanted, oozes grownup sex appeal on the cover of Attitude magazine’s September issue, making this his second appearance on the front of a gay publication.

In 2008, while a member of Avenue (another UK boy band), George posed naked for the cover of AXM (below), kick-starting gay rumors that have swirled around the 22-year-old Manchester, England native ever since. Despite the announcement last June of his engagement to actress Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street), internet photos of George being extremely close and flirtatious with other men have served as fuel for ongoing speculation about his sexual orientation. This wet T-shirt photo shoot will do nothing to dispel the rumors.

So, is Max George a closeted teen idol like Wham's George Michael was, or just a cool modern male like Ben Cohen—a straight man who doesn’t mind being eye candy for gay eyes? We may never know the answer.

Still, Max is fun to look at.