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Ian Ziering: Gay Icon Thanks to Chippendales

Posted by Adam

Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson ONE" World Premiere  - ArrivalsACTOR Ian Ziering has become a gay icon — thanks to his celebrity guest gig as a Chippendales stripper!

The 49-year-old Beverly Hills, 90210 actor — who is a happily married father of two — has shed 30 pounds of flab, developed six-pack abs and gained a huge gay following while strutting his stuff in Las Vegas, according to American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“Ian has been performing  for women only, but his amazing body has become an Internet sensation, and most of the attention he’s getting is from gay men,” a source said.

Guys approach Ian assuming that he’s gay, and with his wife’s help, he’s learned to be gracious about it. But Ian loves the attention so much that he’s thinking of doing a ‘gay-friendly’ how-to stripper video.

“Ian’s always been comfortable with his female fans, so ripping his shirt off for the ladies was no big deal for him.

“But he never knows what to ex­pect when meeting fans anymore. Straight guys ask about his workout routine, and gay men come up to flirt with him.”