It's about to get really hot and steamy around here as we unveil our 2022 Sex Issue featuring Lil Pump, Kevin Gates and Skye Hall, our 2022 Inked Cover Competition Winner!
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Thousands of competitors entered but only one could be crowned the champions of our 2022 Cover Competition. Please welcome our champion, Skye Hall!
Hall was raised on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. She pays homage to her heritage throughout her collection, including the owl tattooed on her chest.
"The owl honors my grandfather who passed away, and it also helps me see my way through the darkness," she explains. "In native teachings, the owl is a messenger of the night, but he also brings forward warnings. So many people within the Native American culture are apprehensive of owls. When they see mine, I have to remind them that it's just a picture, I'm not bringing them bad news."
On another one of our covers we have the enigmatic rapper Kevin Gates. Since this is the Sex Issue we got right down to it and asked Gates all about the act he likes to call “spiritual unification."
"It's a very spiritual act, and people use 'sex' objectively, but it's two souls uniting. It's supposed to be sacred and I look at myself as sacred. My masculinity is sacred."
On one of our other covers you'll find Soundcloud Rap pioneer Lil Pump peering out through shattered glass. We had Lil Sabotage interview Pump about his upcoming "Lil Pump 2," his rise to prominence, his ink and the hilarious story behind his Powerpuff Girls tattoo.
"I got that Powerpuff Girls tattoo around when I dropped "Harverd Dropout," he says. "For that whole month I was having threesomes, like, every single day. So that was the reason I got the Powerpuff Girls on my neck. It was an amazing month."
Chantal Danielle went from being a fitness influencer to becoming one of the hottest porn stars around. Take one look at her and you know exactly why. We had adult film legend Joanna Angel talk to Danielle about how her career began, the power of OnlyFans and how she's completely different on camera than she is in her real life.
"In my personal life, I'm really shy when it comes too hooking up with people," she says. "It took my and my boyfriend, like, two weeks to actually have sex with each other. And we were hanging out all the time too. I feel like maybe he expected me to be that way, but I'm super shy when it comes to that in my real life."
After growing up in a relatively sheltered Mormon household, Charly Jordan's life took an unexpected turn when she discovered social media. Jordan became one of the very early travel influencers as she wandered the Earth, documenting her adventures. She's since moved away from the social media world to dive headfirst into EDM. She'll be playing Lollapalooza this year and she has recently secured a residency in Las Vegas, the true sign of success for a DJ.
"All the best performers and shows are in Vegas, so having a residency there is key," Jordan says. "There aren't too many female DJs with residencies, which is another big motivating factor for me. I want more female empowerment in the music space, that's something I really push for. I love seeing a whole front row of girls every single night at my shows."
Marcus Stroman is the rare major league ballplayer who isn't afraid to get into it on Twitter. The always outspoken pitcher signed one of the most talked about deals last winter as he made the move from to Wrigley Field. Jon Chattman flew to Chicago to speak to the Cubs' ace about his extensive tattoos and much more.
"I think people get people this negative connotation sometimes of me being polarizing based on how I look," Stroman says. "I'm tattooed, I wear a durag when I pitch, and I think they put a lot of stereotypes together that create this image around me that are not true at all. I feel like I'm someone who's always been my authentic self, and by being that, I feel like I'm kind of an outcast in baseball when it comes to personality. They always say confident people make unconfident people uncomfortable."
Inside the issue you'll find so much more, including interviews with Alison Wonderland, Dorothy (of the band Dorothy), Soccer Mommy and more.