David Hernandez of ‘American Idol’ danced for dudes

March 4th, 2008 // 72 Comments

David Hernandez, a Top 24 contest on American Idol, has a secret nude past. Turns out he was a male stripper which may put his Idol future in jeopardy, according to the AP:

The 24-year-old finalist from Glendale, Ariz., once worked as a stripper at Dick’s Cabaret, appearing fully nude and performing lap dances for the club’s “mostly male” clientele, club manager Gordy Bryan said Monday.
“He had the look and the type that people like, so he made pretty good money here,” Bryan said.

Dick’s Cabaret? Wow, what an amazingly subtle name. You might as well call it Penis Bar. Wait, that’s perfect. Jesus, it’s practically fool-proof. Somebody front me a ton of cash to open a male strip club. I can’t promise I won’t embezzle the funds, drink all the liquor profits and “accidentally” stock it with female strippers. So, really, you can’t lose.

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    50–Once……while I was living out of my Toyota Tercel somewhere in the Texas panhandle. It gave me nightmares.

  2. Possums are unswallowable. We enjoy foiling the best efforts of legless reptilians whilst teasing the same mercilessly. From ecumenical to proselytizing pZEROnk angers himself purposefully, though this situation with pZEROnk is even funnier considering he is attempting to cannibalize that other moronic mudhead REACHport. I just urinated on myself in glee.

    Don’t judge me.

  3. SlowMonkey

    #22 You are easily the funniest poster, consistently. Rodney Daingerfield fan?

  4. SlowMonkey

    Well, I jumped the gun. #53 is better.

  5. commish


    Did you attend Vanderbuilt?

  6. commish

    So sorry Possum; I was actually referring to the monkey.

  7. SlowMonkey

    #56 No – I was too quick to enroll in “get an online degree in weeks” and then I didn’t have any money left.

  8. jrz

    AHAHAHAHAHA Commish…..that was priceless. Ah……..yeah…..good times……..*moves rocking chair closer to TV tray*

  9. spindoc

    Gee, a guy who wants to have a career as a SINGER is GAY?!?!?!?! I for one am SHOCKED!

  10. Paulo R.

    So what? What is the big deal? David is a talented entertainer. He didn’t do anything illegal; in fact, the club where he danced did NOT even serve alcohol.

    I wish for once America could get past its vouyeristic, immature view of the human body. David’s a beautiful guy with a beautiful body and a great singing voice. Let him do his thing. And I will vote for him tonight!

  11. Wayne B

    I remember a lap dance you gave me one night David and the following morning waking up next to you as well. Give me a shout some time and we can see if you still like your eggs over easy. W.B.

  12. He is an attractive man. Many users are his fans on a STD dating site for he helped many positive users on it

  13. Skippy

    Interesting that American Idol would kick off a fat black chick for posing nude, but keep a gay male dancer. What do they have against boobies???

  14. Nobody

    So what? It’s American Idol, not the CIA. What’s with all the background checks?

    He looks EXACTLY like Jessica Alba. No wonder he made so much money. Half the pervs were probably visualizing him with a blond wig on his head.

    Dick’s Cabaret… Too perfect.

  15. Davidsfan

    U guys like to comment on people you dont know. Why don’t u go focus on stopping all this sex offenders that keep hurting the children instead of worring about what other people choose as a job. Just because he use to strip for a living doesn’t mean he is a bad person. David is a great singer, talented and he is a great person.

  16. TJ

    Just imagine in your mind….the semen dripping from his mouth and anus after a fling with some dudes at the club, then he goes to the bathroom to wash his neck and face before the next music set…


  17. Davidsfan

    yall probably upset that he took all your money at the club making you think you had a chance and when the club closed he ignored your stupid ass. Loserrrrssss!

  18. tina

    It’s said he is a playboy, still hunting young sexy girls on BillionaireFriends.c om.

  19. moses

    He is cute. Just saw his photos on a celebrity and millionaire dating site

    called myrichmatch.com. Don’t know if it is him.

  20. angelo

    hey , let’s give david a chance to make his future better. let us not be judgemental. everybody has his/her dark past anyways. the guy is very talented. it’s his voice now that he is offering. he’s no angel and the contest is not solely for the morally upright. he desreves a chance to prove his worth.

  21. Tania

    So what? He probably made some damn good money working in a joint like that! More power to him! As long as he wasn’t a make gigolo or something like that, then it shouldn’t matter. No one has a perfectly spotless background. The kid can sing his ass off! Give him a break! He DOES look like he’s gay, so if he isn’t I’d be surprised. Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay … American Idol is about talent, not sexual preference or orientation.

  22. Tania

    Oops! I meant, MALE gigolo! LOL!

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