The Winner: Str8UpGayPorn’s Best Gay Porn Star Of 2015 Is…

Posted January 14, 2016 by with 116 comments

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After two months of anticipation, 10 nominees, eight days of voting, and nearly 19,000 votes cast, Str8UpGayPorn is proud to announce the winner of the Str8ie Award for 2015’s Best Gay Porn Star! This extremely deserving gay porn star succeeds last year’s winner, Colby Keller, as the gay porn industry’s finest man and its overall best performer, based on fan votes. Of course, all ten nominees represented the best of the best from 2015, but there can only be one winner, so let’s get to the results.

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Coming in 4th place was CockyBoys superstar Tayte Hanson, with just over 9% of the total vote:

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Coming in 3rd place was big-dicked Helix Studios newcomer Blake Mitchell, with nearly 18% of the total vote:

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Edging out Blake Mitchell and coming in 2nd place was versatile hunk XL, with 18% of the total vote:

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And finally, with 4,174 votes and over 22% of the total votes cast, the first place winner and Best Gay Porn Star Of 2015 is…

 

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DIEGO SANS!

It was a stellar 2015 for Diego Sans, who turned in several great gay porn performances at Men.com, where he’s currently an exclusive. And his win shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given that he already conquered one round of fan voting late last year in Men.com’s “Next Exclusive” contest. His fans turned out for him then, and they came back in even greater numbers now, officially making Diego Sans 2015’s Best Gay Porn Star. Diego will reign supreme as Str8UpGayPorn’s Best Gay Porn Star all year long, and you can look forward to enjoying him in new scenes being released throughout 2016.

Congratulations from Str8UpGayPorn and the thousands of fans who voted for you, Diego!

8 0008Diego’s next big role is in “Straight A Student,” which premieres next week on Men.com:

[Men.com: Diego Sans Fucks Jack Hunter]

 

  • Todd

    XL …..NOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    http://cdn.gifbay.com/2015/08/temper_tantrum-179966.gif

  • Todd

    Zach — next year you can nominate yourself if you get yourself cast in the next ‘season’ of “So You Think You Can Fuck”. LOL

  • Tim

    can you post full results sometime?

  • sxg

    http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150124173039/bigbangtheory/images/0/07/GIF-Dancing-celebrate-celebration-dance-Ecstatic-happy-happy-dance-joy-success-woo-hoo-GIF.gif

    I’m so ecstatic that he won! Best of all, he didn’t even have to go on twitter and beg for votes! Diego hasn’t even tweeted in almost a month!

    Speaking about begging for votes, BWAHAHAHAHA Tayte Hanson lost! Ever since he took a pic with Stankie and Gonorrhea Grande he’s dead to me. So 4th place is hilarious to see!

    • Todd

      Hmmmph …. Recount For XL. jk, good for Diego.

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    • Okosan

      Gonorrhea Grande YOU SIR MADE MY DAY.

      • sxg

        It’s a challenge finding something that sounds similar to Ariana that can be offensive!

        • WhimsyCotton

          Ariana?

        • jimboivyo

          “ana”… scene…..

      • AJ2

        Waiting for a cockyboy to be cast on survivor or big brother or a pair on amazing race

    • Maximus

      Aww no. Frankie gets such an undeserved bad-rap. Yes, he’s SUPER gay, but I for one appreciate that brand of full-force faggotry.

      • sxg

        People don’t hate Frankie because he’s a flaming queen, people hate him because he’s a massive cunt. He said a lot of awful shit on Big Brother that wasn’t aired on the show.

        • Maximus

          I never saw him on Big Brother, just in an interview for a web show. What awful things did he say?

          • WhimsyCotton

            You can chalk it up to being a silver-spooned aging twink who grew up in showbiz even though he himself never made it past Broadway.

            As Tumblrites would say, he’s the definition of privilege.

          • Maximus

            Since when is performing on Broadway such a minor achievement?

          • WhimsyCotton

            When you waltz around acting like you’re an A-list celebrity when in reality people only know you because you’re Eliza Thornberry’s older brother?

          • Maximus

            Eliza Thornberry only had an older sister. ’90s nostalgia fail.

          • WhimsyCotton

            Exactly! ;D

          • Scrapple

            It’s like he did and said so many despicable things that’s it hard to know where to start. The highlight was probably making jokes about his castmastes taking the virginity of another houseguest, and defiling her until she bleeds. Or that time he applied ointment to his asshole and then proceeded to make food for the house, without washing his hands. Tayte’s a lucky guy.

          • Galaxy_Scribe
          • Scrapple

            “Stoppppppp-uuuuhhhh!”

            To comprehend the full capacity of my annoyance and disgust, you have to imagine me saying that while imitating Liz/Julia (otherwise known as The Boobsey Twins).

          • Maximus

            I feel unclean just reading about that. Ain’t nobody got time for a messy bottom.

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          • Okosan

            This T Is So Juicy!

          • Scrapple

            I think he was projecting, in that instance. He was fond of being sexual around the Caleb, Cody and Zach.

          • Maximus

            I suppose you have to take his behavior in context. Being on that show has to be a total mindfuck. I don’t think it’s fair to assume that a person’s actions in such a psychologically stressful situation—the show’s setup is far from humane—are representative of who they actually are in real life.

          • Scrapple

            That’s something I could possibly consider with respect to other reality shows. But Big Brother is a different animal. It’s hard for people to claim they were edited or manipulated into looking worse than they are, because the live footage is out there. If anything CBS actually made Frankie look better, not worse. They cut out all of his disgusting antics and gave him a good edit.

            You’re right, some people can’t handle a show like this, and they go off the rails. But plenty of people have competed and made it out without looking like total dicks. As stressful as BB is, I can’t see it pushing you to the point where you’re making rape jokes, or threatening to get the fans of you and your sister to flame someone on social media.

          • Maximus

            I don’t know, man. Being constantly surveilled by the entire world yet being unable to have any contact with that outside world, residential confinement, the pressures of having to both cooperate and compete with total strangers for high stakes. That sounds like some POW torture/interrogation type shit.

          • Scrapple

            “Fame. Ain’t it a bitch?”

          • sxg

            Can’t remember everything but the one of, possibly the worst thing he said is he was jokingly talking about how one of the girls in the house should get raped. I didn’t like the cunt he made fun of, but you don’t joke about that when anyone and everyone can watch what you just said.

          • Galaxy_Scribe

            She has a hot brother though

          • sxg

            Pics of her brother please???

          • Galaxy_Scribe
          • sxg

            Holy fuck he is hot! He looks like Steve Peña a bit, but with hair and not overly tanned.

          • Galaxy_Scribe

            Go get Tayte right with Jesus

          • Hunter O’Porn

            Who’s this stud?

          • Maximus

            Well that certainly lowers my opinion of him.

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          • Scrapple

            I think her family complained, and he gave some half-ass apology, basically saying they took it the wrong way.

            Speaking of Frankie’s ass, he actually referenced it in a classic speech after he betrayed his bestie, Zach. He said something like “You’re more full of shit than a dildo coming out of my ass.”

          • AJ2

            BB loves casting stereotypical gay men.. And here they tried to capitalize on his social media presence & sisters fame. It was also unfair as his sis would tweet her fans to vote for him

          • Galaxy_Scribe

            He’s a disgusting famewhore who thinks he’s hot shit because his sister is famous. He’s worse than Lindsay Lohan’s trihard family

        • Stanford White

          You betta, educate!!
          Watching the live feed of Big Brother that season was such a hot-mess.
          I love Zach tho, he deserves better.

          • Scrapple

            “I love Zach tho, he deserves better.”

            The only other person from that season who comes close to Frankie’s level of famewhoredom is Zach. Caleb and Cody get (dis)honorable mentions.

          • AJ2

            Caleb is on this upcoming season of Survivor so someone at CBS liked him

          • Scrapple

            I know. I’m already disgusted.

          • sxg

            SPOILER ALERT!!!

            He doesn’t even get in the top 3 lol

          • Stanford White

            True.
            But, I still like him nonetheless, and my statement remains the same.
            So…

        • Luca

          actually, many people hate him -because- he’s a flaming queen. That’s is a cunt is a surplus.

      • AJ2

        He’s ok for a narcissistic, self centered 12 year old girl… Not a thirty something man. So obsessed with fame & money. Find him so unattractive and turn off. Never even heard of him till BB & see his ugly entitled personality

    • Galaxy_Scribe

      He’s DATING Frankie

    • Luca

      It’s actually quite surprising for me that Tayte lost -and with so much distance from the 3rd!-, with the following he has…

  • Xzamilloh

    This win is pleasing. Better than some of the other contenders, and damn good runner-up

  • stephen

    I’m happy with the top 2

  • Okosan

    YES MY FOUR FAVORITE’S ARE HERE ESPECIALLY DIEGO!!

  • Swifty

    “And finally, with 4,174 votes and over 22% of the total votes cast, the first place winner and Best Gay Porn Star Of 2015 is…DIEGO SANS”

  • Swifty

    “And finally, with 4,174 votes and over 22% of the total votes cast, the first place winner and Best Gay Porn Star Of 2015 is…DIEGO SANS…”

  • Andre
  • nodoubtfan

    Congrats to the top 4 (and especially XL and Diego — glad to see them at the top)!

  • Norminah

    I mean…he’s pretty…but here’s to a better selection next year?

  • WhimsyCotton

    Curtis is still #1 in my book! Regardless, there’s a higher likelihood of getting Diego to collect his award than there was of Curtis had he won, so good for him.

  • Jon A

    Does Diego Sans still bottom? I liked him better when he bottomed.

  • DPS

    He is beautiful in every way with some great cumshots to go along with his delicious body. No disappointment here. Curtis more than the others really seems to indulge in the scenes with nothing held back and that is where my vote went. His issues had no influence on the voting for me.

  • nick

    Sad XL didn’t win but glad he came a close second

  • Zealot

    We had faith in Diego all along…

  • OverKill

    http://i.imgur.com/qyhAjzf.gif

    I was hoping XL would win. Diego is alright, not mad at who won.

  • andrew

    Diego is a great choice. Well deserved. Glad he made such a strong showing. Diego Sans is smokin hot and a great performer.

  • FooFight

    She’s so happy, she’s spinning around!

  • Maximus

    Wait, so the Top 4 are all openly gay or bi men who really do date other men, and the Top 2 are both men of color?… Is this what it feels like to have some faith in humanity?

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    • WhimsyCotton

      Isn’t Diego a White Brazilian?

      • sxg

        What’s white about him? That man is clearly mixed. He has to have some indigenous blood in him to have a darker skin tone that easily tans!

        • Xavier Westenra

          Not exactly. I’m a mulatto Afro/Portuguese mixed person. Alot of Portuguese people are tan colored without having to be mixed. They are from Southern Europe. Saying Diego isn’t white because he’s tan Is like saying Will Smith isnt black because he’s not charcoal….

      • Maximus

        Possibly. I know that Brazilian society has many more recognized racial groups than western European societies have. I’m not sure where Diego falls on that spectrum. Since we determine race based on both physical characteristics and lineage, I think most people here would call him latino. If both of his parents were white Americans, we would probably call him white. Race is a very flawed construct.

        • Xavier Westenra

          This will probably explain it better. Basically Diego is White. Being Latino does not make you not white.
          https://youtu.be/lGVcztH96ZY

          • Maximus

            Yes, I understand the difference between Spanish/Hispanic and Latino. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “White” and “Latino” are defined as two distinct racial/ethnic groups. Even if Diego were to be deemed white by the majority of Americans asked, he’s still an immigrant. That gives him a minority status and makes his win significant. I stand by my original post.

          • Xavier Westenra

            That’s because the American Census Bureau is fucking stupid.

          • Maximus

            Well, political salience is often what matters most for research purposes. The majority of studies done here in the U.S. that collect data on race label respondants as either White, Black, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Other. Sometimes it’s just those first four, depending on the population from which the researchers are selecting their sample.

          • Disasterpiece

            all that being said… that is a beautiful guy!!

        • nick

          I’d need to do a detailed hands-on inspection before I can say anything.

          • Maximus

            You should probably use more than just your hands. You know, for the sake of absolute certainty.

          • nick

            It would be hard work but I’d give it a shot.

      • Luca

        is that REALLY important?

        • WhimsyCotton

          A hot performer’s race isn’t important at all. Seeing someone make a big deal over the top two being non White is why I brought it up at all. Instead of celebrating two good performers, he was celebrating the fact that it was two models “of color.”

          • Maximus

            It is significant given the amount of racial discrimination that exists within the gay porn industry. It is encouraging. I’m not sure why that concept is eluding you.

          • WhimsyCotton

            Because I don’t operate on whether or not discrimination exists. People are people and I judge them on merit. I don’t focus on their race.

            Do I understand your point that more variety regarding PoC is a good thing in gay porn? Of course I do! Do I agree with celebrating the fact that a White performer didn’t win? No. That isn’t merit. That is promoting a negative attitude towards White performers.

          • Maximus

            Gurl. It’s not about putting white performers down. It’s about inclusiveness and appreciating the fact that we are able to give credit where credit is due despite race. People of color get snubbed all the time because they still do not enjoy equal status to whites in our society. Have you seen this year’s Oscar nominations? All white actors/actresses for the second year in a row.

            Your colorblind approach is a manifestation of white privilege. You can go through life ignoring race because you will never be harassed by the police despite being innocent, denied a loan despite being able to pay it back, or rejected on Grindr despite being fit and well-groomed. People of color don’t have the luxury of ignoring race because discrimination and inequality serve as constant reminders.

            Lastly, we as white people enjoy a highly superior status in our society; we can handle a little bit of negativity. Seriously, white people who complain about “reverse racism” are severely lacking in perspective.

          • WhimsyCotton

            First of all, the Oscars got it right this year with the exception of Lawrence as Lead Actress and snubbing the hell out of Carol and throwing Mara and Vikander into the Supporting Category when they should have been in Lead.
            Second of all, that’s not PoC being snubbed (Inarritu is up for his 2nd Best Picture/Director Oscar in a row), it’s Hollywood not writing good roles for PoC. The Academy can’t, and shouldn’t, nominate an actor based on their skin color — it should be based on the performance.
            Thirdly, as someone who isn’t White, I am not color blind and have faced discrimination in the past.
            Lastly, while “reverse racism doesn’t exist, racism against Whites does. It may not affect them the way it does other races, but that does not make it any less wrong for PoC to be racist against them.

          • Maximus

            YOU’RE NOT WHITE???!!! When did this happen?! Are you sure?! How can you think the way you do and NOT be white?! You confuse me, sir!

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          • WhimsyCotton

            I told you. I don’t focus on race. In my opinion, many, if not most, of the social issues plaguing the country come as a result of the massive income inequality that continues to grow.
            If the poor (which includes those in inner cities and small towns) weren’t so focused on keeping a roof over their heads and food in their stomach, they could focus more on education. And you probably know where I’m going with this, higher education > better jobs > less poverty > less crime > better standard of living > less racial divide > happier society.

          • Maximus

            I actually agree that poverty and lack of opportunity are even bigger social problems than prejudice and discrimination at this point in time. That said, racial inequality is still a problem, especially given the compounding effect it has upon poverty. You can give minorities (of any kind) access to education, healthcare, and the job market, but if they don’t feel equal and fully incorporated into the national culture, you still have a broken society. But again, we are in complete agreement about the need to improve the lives of lower income individuals. You make a good point that extreme poverty isn’t just an inner city phenomenon, but a rural one as well.

  • Binary Busting Boo Boo Kitty

    Wait. So you let a guy who EVER thought it was ok to sport a manbun win? Doesn’t matter if he got rid of it. Dude had it for what felt like forever. Nope.

  • beariac

    A worthy winner. I’d love it if he let his chest hair grow, even if only for a short while.

    Commiserations to all the others.
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  • Scrapple

    I’m shocked Blake came in third, since most people were all “Harpo, who dis woman?”

  • Silver64

    Not sad that Diego won…but on the Men.com site, it says he’s a Top…

    Still waiting for him to bottom with MEN.com like he did on Randy Blue…back then he was an enthusiastic bottom…energetic and very verbal…loved getting fucked..

    Might have to wait a while if they’re classifying him as Top.

  • Myko

    Revealing that results sort of felt like watching men.com movie. A bit of an anti climax

  • Scrapple

    I just realized Andrew Stark didn’t make the top four. How the fuck does that happen?

  • kevin

    Worse than ugly, he’s . . . common

  • Adrian Sanderson

    In short, nobodies. I know none of these Top-3. Never heard of them, never seen them. While the real stars are out of the picture. Strange.

  • Joi Says

    BRAVO!! congratulations my dear,… Diego Sans you really deserve being 2015’s Best Gay Porn Star!

  • Trev Nich

    Y’all trying to say he’s not Latino are just being petty. I appreciate the debate over what is Latino, because I’ve had that discussion before since it is usually used to describe anyone from Latin America, which becomes confusing if they’re black or Asian or non-Iberian European or Arab or Indigenous. However, Diego Sans is Latino at the very least in the sense that Republicans would want him deported back to Mexico (Yes, he’s Brazilian. But, ignorant people think all Latin people are Mexican). It’s a porn star poll, and the winner is not a white, Anglo American, so it is an interesting point about diversity, so just get over it and move on. The tranny thing was awful, but he’s really hot and, frankly, it’s not anywhere near the most horrible thing a porn star has ever done. Stop taking it so serious. He won with a total of 4000 something votes. Not exactly a scientific poll.

    That being said, Tomas Brand, Carter Dane, Darius Ferdynand, Connor Maguire, and Jalil Jafar (and Colby Keller, but we’ll avoid talking about him for a while because of the Trump thing) are the sexiest men in porn. You have the right to have a different opinion, because you have the right to be wrong. Bye felicia.

  • Adrian Sanderson

    I don’t get this, but never mind

  • Eric AS

    Zach, please don’t get a head of yourself. Don’t begin this competition until your readers learn who won the MEN.Com Exclusive Contest. TBH I think that you know who won, but Men hasn’t found a way to artfully back out of signing a black performer.

  • Isleguy

    Ugh! Basic.

  • John

    Blake is the only one I am familiar with and watch as he does bareback. Men.com and Cockyboys are just a waist of time for me.