BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi recently held a national photo competition in search of some new “faces” for promoting BOYSTOWN. From all of the photo entries received, Biondi selected five contest winners. Even after the contest had concluded, individuals continued to submit photos in an attempt to join the BOYSTOWN team of models and actors. Today, BOYSTOWN proudly welcomes Michael Harrison to the team.
“To have the opportunity to join Jake Biondi’s team is a dream come true for me,” Harrison said. “I love the BOYSTOWN series and had always hoped to be a part of it in some way.”
Biondi said of Harrison, “Michael is the nicest guy. I am so grateful to photographer Michael Vic for introducing me to him. When I spoke with Michael Harrison about joining the BOYSTOWN team, he was enthusiastic and upbeat. He’s certainly a handsome man, but, more important, is humble and compassionate.”
Harrison stated, “Jake Biondi has been wonderful and welcoming. I am honored to be part of such a talented group of models and actors -- and am looking forward to getting to know them all better.” Harrison added, “I understand that Jake has some great things in store for Season Two of BOYSTOWN. I’m looking forward to seeing what surprises he has in store for the readers.”
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Jake Biondi fell in love with "The Windy City" at an early age. He left the Chicago area for four years to attend the University of Notre Dame and, upon graduation, returned to Chicago. He has been living in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for over 20 years.