Photo by Jerry Metellus

Lemon, honey, and a good time

Lissa Townsend Rodgers
January 19, 2018

Caffeine does provide quite a jolt in the morning but this photograph might help perk things up a bit too. The Magic Mike films brought a little lift to many ladies (and plenty of gentlemen) and the movie has been transformed into a Las Vegas show. A cast of 13 men work the room—and froth the crowd into a frenzy—with routines that are more sweet than sleazy. These gentlemen are smooth like a Barry White B-side wrapped in panne velvet and smothered in artisanal butter

Of course, one’s first thought when looking (You are looking, right?) at these fine examples of low-body-fat percentage is that these guys do not eat at all. Or they eat egg whites and air. With lemon. Which isn’t the case. After all, Magic Mike Live Las Vegas is far from your regular “parade the runway and drop trou” gig, with a number of athletic dance numbers that may involve dropping from the ceiling, playing drums or handing out long-stemmed red roses to beaming audience members. 

Photo by Jerry Metellus

A good breakfast helps fuels this mixture of sweaty acrobatics and devastating charm. Luke Broadlick, choreographer for Magic Mike Live Las Vegas says that “I think breakfast is very important. The start of a day sets you for the rest of the day. I usually will make a hash of sort with sweet potatoes, eggs, peppers, cilantro, basil.” 

“I actually enjoy tea throughout my day but to start, it must be the beans,” says Broadlick. “I am a coffee fanatic, connoisseur, or pretty much just addict. So I love finding any gem of a coffee shop.” His partner in smoove, dancer Kyo Dominick, begs to differ: I like tea and never drink coffee. I just add honey and lemon.”

Photo by Jerry Metellus

Dominick is not as much of a fan of the earliest meal, but a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do: “Usually I like to start my day off fresh with some fruit and vegetables. It wakes me up and makes my body feel energized. It might be the most important meal of the day but it’s just not my favorite,” he says, “I normally wake up and slice up my own apples and mix them with some grapes. I might add some raspberries in there as well.” 

However, if he can have anything he wants for breakfast, without regard for the six-pack? Spoken like a true Brooklyn boy: “My favorite breakfast food is a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with ketchup on a roll.” Clearly, man does not live by lap dances alone.

Photo by Jerry Metellus

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