Dustin Zito is now speaking out weeks after his roommates on the Real World discovered his shocking gay porn past on the show. In a new interview, he opens up some more about his porn past, why he did it, and why he’d do it all over again.
When asked why he failed to tell his roommates, including girlfriend Heather Marter, about his past, Dustin states he simply never thought his secret would get out the way it did. “[The site was] going to take care of me. And I was like ‘This is a small website. It doesn’t even end in dot-com,'” the intelligent Dustin, 25, tells UsWeekly.
Dustin once again claims he went into porn because he had nothing else to do in his small hometown. “All my friends had gone to college, but I couldn’t afford it, and I couldn’t find a cool job,” the Rayne, La. native says. “Fratmen called me with this offer. I was paid, and they also paid for my flight, my meals, my clothes…I was like ‘All you want me to do is get naked and be in this video? Jesus, this sounds too good to be true, ” adds the smart Dustin.
He also reveals that what started with simple masturbation scenes eventually progressed into “softcore” oral sex. He says he wasn’t worried in the beginning because “the site doesn’t make you look sleazy. It’s sort of classy. The videos are shot cinematically.” Though Dustin attempts to downplay his gay porn past as just engaging in oral sex, there were pictures of him floating on the internet showing he did way more than that, as in he went all the way with his porn costars.
And today Dustin, who admits his family was unaware about his past, makes it clear he has no regrets about what he did. “People think I was manipulated? People are crazy! I made my own decisions. If I could go back, I probably would have done the same thing,” says Dustin.
Moving right along. A new episode of the Real World: Las Vegas airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c. On the 11th episode this season, the roommates take a vacation to Cancun, but there’s trouble in paradise when tensions between Dustin and Mike-Mike come to a head.
Lots of drama on tonight’s episode of the Real World: Las Vegas as the roommates discover Dustin Zito’s porn past. Last week, we posted a segment focusing on an interview with Dustin in which he detailed his career in the gay porn industry. He also defended some remarks he made that many people believed were homophobic. In the same Ology interview, Dustin spoke of his romance with fellow cast member Heather Marter.
Dustin explains that he initially came to Las Vegas hoping for a wild time and looking for anything but a relationship. He says, “In the beginning, I’m telling myself, don’t do this, it’s Vegas. But, you know, grandma’s watching this! I don’t want to be coming home with a different girl every night!”
He continues by saying that while he tried to ignore their chemistry at first, it became increasingly difficult. Dustin recalls, “With Heather, I could fight that initial attraction. But living with her, seeing her 24/7, of course I’m gonna develop feelings for her because she’s an awesome girl. By the second or third episode we’re together- but what people don’t know is that we had a lot of talks. We took our time. We both came into the house with that same mindset that we can do whatever we want. But we couldn’t fight it. We were naturally attracted to each other.”
So far this season it seems that the two are quite a match. However, does their relationship come to a screeching halt when Heather discovers the skeletons in his closet? Dustin admits, “Heather is an amazing girl. She’s exactly what I would hope for,” but he plays coy when asked if the couple survives his secret past being revealed. Like any good reality star who knows it’s all about viewership, he responds, “That’s one of those things where you’re just going to have to watch. I won’t comment on it, because it’s such a big deal.”
And watch we will. In a teaser posted on mtv.com, we learn that this week Dustin’s porn history is revealed, shocking his cast mates and friends, and potentially ending his relationship with Heather. Ousted roommate Adam Royer is still in contact with housemate and hook-up Nany Gonzalez, and we can only assume he is no longer in the mtv created bubble that shields the cast from most forms of technology. During a very telling phone call (where Dustin and Heather are in the background getting cozy), Adam informs Nany that several people have been hitting up Dustin’s blog with comments about his past.
Curious, Adam googled his former cast mate and learned that not only was Dustin in porn, but while in the “industry” he went by the name Spencer. Stating he didn’t snoop much more, Adam asks Nany not to tell Heather of his discovery. It seems that at this point Adam is unaware that it was gay porn. Nany shares the information with roommate Naomi Defensor and the girls have a good laugh over this new revelation. Will they be able to keep the news from Heather? Obviously not….so the better question is, how will she react? I guess we shall see soon enough…
The episode airs at 10/9c. A preview clip is below -
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE? IS DUSTIN WRONG FOR NOT TELLING HEATHER ABOUT HIS GAY PORN PAST? SHOULD HEATHER CONTINUE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
Anyone watching Real World: Las Vegas has known two things from the beginning. One, poor Mike is going to be the only one not doing the hippity dippity with a roommate; and two, Adam’s violent, drunken behavior and lack of remorse for his actions was going to get him into trouble sooner rather than later. Oddly enough, when Adam was finally evicted from the Hard Rock hotel, it was fellow roommate Dustin Zito’scomments regarding Adam’s potential replacement that ultimately led to controversy.
Click Here and Here To See NSFW Photos From Dustin’s Porn Past
Dustin is the boyishly handsome, Southern charmer who has managed to get along well with his roommates (save for a lame bull-riding argument with Mike), wooed petite Heather into a PDA-filled relationship, and seems to have genuinely been trying to work on bettering himself during this experience…UNTIL. You may be asking, until what? Well, I’ll tell ya. Concerned at the prospect of having a gay male roommate replace Adam, he worries “[with] a gay dude I would just be like, hey don’t be sniffing my underwears man. I sniff girls underwears!” He later remarks , “Over the years, you get a level of paranoia. You’re walking and you see a gay person and you get nervous. And some of them approached me and I’m like, dude, you gotta back this up.” WHAT? I’ll tell you what needs to back up, Dustin…your homophobic attitude.
What makes his comments even more ridiculous is the fact that Dustin used to work in the gay porn industry. True story. You can see some of those NSFW porn photos here. I am not judging his choice of livelihood, but it makes me even more shocked that he would say such a thing. In an interview with Ology, Dustin tries to defend his comments and shed some light on his former career. I will now take some bass out of my voice and gingerly step down from my soapbox so you may enjoy some excerpts from that interview below.
Ology: What about your past in gay porn?
With the porn, it was one of those things where I was so scared to tell people right off the bat. I knew that if I did, it wasn’t going to end well. People were gonna put me in a category. I mean, first of all, Heather would have never talked to me. We would have never dated. Leroy and I would have probably never been friends; he would have passed me as the gay roommate right off the bat, because of [what I did]. The cast mates even admitted it, they were like, look if you were to come in and tell me straight off the bat I probably would have judged you; I probably wouldn’t have taken you for who you are. My whole scheme of telling people was: when was the right time?
Just me in general, you look at me and you don’t think that I would have done any of that. Even while I was doing it, people were like, “what are you doing? You don’t look like the type of cat who would do something like that.” I hate having to hide. I always have a smile on my face. I was always the most positive person in the room. And at 19 years old… I didn’t know what I want to do. I didn’t know anything. So I took that route… I just got riled in. It was supposed to be one of those things where you for a couple weeks and then you go back home.
How long were you there for?
Three years. It was a good while! It all started with the [Fratmen] video. And then the Fratpad opened, and I was one of the original cast members. So going into the Fratpad… nobody knew where that was gonna go. The first month there, I didn’t even take my clothes off. It was one of those things that was gradual. For the first month, you kinda just scope out the situation, chatting with the members. And then the bar gets raised. And over time, you get a comfort level of what’s going on. A lot of people think it was just one of those things where I threw all my inhibitions into the wind. It wasn’t… It was a gradual thing I grew with.
So it’s just entertainment?
I’m not trying to cover anything up- is it that hard to grasp the concept that I’m comfortable enough with myself to do something with another guy for money? Is it that impossible? Can you not understand? Can your mind not fathom? The way I am… I guess I’m just a real comfortable person. And I don’t look at myself or put a stamp on my personality like “oh I’m gay because I did gay porn.” That has nothing to do with it.
So do you consider yourself 100% straight?
I AM 100% STRAIGHT! I have no desire to do anything with a guy! I’ve never had that desire. I don’t look at guys as attractive. A lot of people give me a lot of sh*t, but I don’t, I really don’t. People say to me, “but you did it!”, “I would never do this,” or “I would never do that.” And I’m like, ok, so YOU would never do it. So don’t do it! But don’t get on me about it. If there’s one person who knows they’re straight, and knows that they like girls, and they don’t like guys… it’s me! It’s just that I’ve done things with guys. And I know that I’m just not into it. I’m into chicks!
Can you tell us if you and Heather are together today?
(Laughs) I would rather not! I can say is that it’s extremely complex, and it’s one of those things that you have to watch break down in front of you. Even if I tried to describe it, it wouldn’t sound right without watching it.
And when a fan on twitter called him out on his homophobic comments, Dustin replied, “That was misunderstood! Due to my past I get alot of aggressive approaches towards me! I am not Homophobic in the least bit!” Moving on to tonight’s new episode of the Real World titled “Cooke Monsters.” With Adam gone, a new roommate arrives and she immediately sets her sights on Dustin, dividing not only the girls, but the guys as well. It airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DUSTIN’S INTERVIEW & HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON ADAM & NANY’S RELATIONSHIP AND THIS SEASON SO FAR?
UPDATE: You can view some of Dustin Zito’s porn images here. Warning – they are NSFW.
Once upon a time, before the Jersey Shore became a huge phenom, there was a little show called The Real World.
Yes, the Real World returns tonight on the MTV network for it’s 25th season! And what better way to highlight season 25 than to have the cast return to Las Vegas. Remember the first season 12 Vegas cast with Steven, Trishelle, Alton, Irulan, and others?
Well, the new Vegas cast has some pretty big shoes to fill though it seems that shouldn’t be a problem as this season includes a well-stocked liquor cabinet and a male gay porn star among the cast. But get this, as it seems the cast member Dustin Zito, is apparently “straight” and simply “gay for pay.” Part of the press release is below -
“As the season progresses, the roommates get to know each other, divulge secrets about themselves, and experience the ups and downs of life while living at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Everything in Vegas this time around is on a grander scale, and that will come across loud and clear this season,” said MTV in a press release. “Romance amongst the cast members is at an all time high, as secrets are revealed and relationships are challenged. While some relationships will fail, others will emerge stronger and deeper.”
The new season of the Real World premieres tonight on MTV at 10/9c. A trailer is below plus the cast photos and bios.
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE CAST PHOTOS & BIOS!
Apologies in advance for the grotesque nature of the story you’re about to read.
TMZ is reporting that former MTV Road Rules castmember Abram Boise was arrested over the weekend in Massachusetts, after urinating in public. He was charged with two counts of defacing property and one count of indecent exposure.
This story however takes a turn for the gross when Abe proceeded to pee on the floor of his cell. Oh but it gets worse. The cops moved Abe to another jail cell, after which he then defecated in his hands and smeared it on the cell wall.
Sources close to Abe now tell TMZ he did what he did because he felt the cops were treating him like crap, pun intended.
Abe felt he was “targeted” by police on the night he was arrested for peeing in public because he was one of several people relieving themselves in a bar parking lot after the toilets inside broke down. Abe also told friends he felt the cops targeted him because they recognized him from TV and simply wanted to make an example out of him. Abe also claims the cops continued to taunt him while he was in his jail cell.
Abe was arraigned on Monday and pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of defacing property. He is due back in court May 5th.
Following his season of the Road Rules, Abe has gone on to star in many MTV challenges such as The Gauntlet, The Inferno, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno 3 and The Island. Plus didn’t he used to date Coral?
Abe has also come under more criticism due to his new profession, as get this, he now writes children’s books.
What’s a reality star to do when their 15 minutes of fame comes to an abrupt end?
Well if you’re Michele Noonan from Big Brother 11, Heat from I Love New York, Pumkin from Flavor of Love or Dunbar from Real World: Sydney, you sign up for a Playboy reality TV show titled “Foursome.”
TMZ is reporting today that the foursome will appear on the Saturday night season premiere of the show. The show, which airs on the Playboy channel, typically features a group of four strangers engaging in naked activities while the cameras roll.
Sources close to the production of the show also tell TMZ Michele and Heat ended up having sex in front of cameras. While the sources didn’t reveal what exactly went down with Pumkin and Dunbar, they do tell TMZ one of them ended up having sex on camera as well with a non-reality star.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE TURN THESE REALITY STARS CHOSE TO TAKE?
MTV is taking the Real World back to a familiar place as the 24th season of the reality show was filmed in New Orleans.
The Real World: Back To New Orleans is set to premiere tonight June 30th at 10 p.m. eastern. The new season features eight new cast members and promises to bring the drama, romance, and drinking that the Real World fans have grown accustomed to.
“Once again, eight diverse strangers come together in the “Who Dat Nation” to experience life, love, and the 24-hour party that is New Orleans, while also discovering a passion for the city’s legendary food and music. The premiere episode opens up with the roommates in the middle of The French Quarter, where they quickly find out first impressions are not always what they seem,” reveals the press release.
And though the new season has yet to premiere, the cast made headlines back in March when cops were called to the house by cast member Ryan Leslie, who complained that his housemate, Preston Roberson-Charles, with whom he had an argument three weeks earlier, urinated on his toothbrush, and used it to scrub in the inside of a toilet bowl, causing a subsequent sore throat and fever experienced that required Leslie to go to the hospital on February 21, where he was treated for a viral infection.
According to Ryan, Preston previously called him a gay slur and threatened to take some action against his belongings. Ryan learned that Preston had soiled his toothbrush only after he had been using it for two weeks.
The first Real World New Orleans debuted 10 years ago.
MEET THE CAST BELOW -
McKenzie Coburn, 21 – McKenzie is a down to earth sorority girl attending the University of Central Florida and majoring in psychology. Raised on Florida’s beaches with her three siblings and happily married parents, McKenzie’s childhood was pretty idyllic. As a practicing Catholic who experiences her beliefs on a deep and emotional level, McKenzie is nonetheless quite open-minded.
Eric Patrick, 24 – It’s not often that you meet a Real World roommate who’s a stand-up comic AND holds a job at the State Department, traveling the globe briefing foreign service personnel on American policy. Far from Mr. Serious, Eric’s true passion is comedy, and he’s already made significant progress in his career, performing regularly and winning several competitions.
MTV has unveiled the cast for the latest season of their long running hit – The Real World. The Real World DC is set to premier Wednesday, December 30th at 10 PM ET/PT.
This season was filmed for 3 months as production began on July 2nd, with filming wrapping up on October 12th.
MTV released the following statement regarding the new cast and season -
With high hopes and expectations, eight new roommates come to our nation’s capital for the 23rd season of The Real World, each pursuing their own passions and goals whether it be music or photography, political cartooning, or campaigning for Human Rights — while enjoying DC’s exuberant and diverse nightlife. Swept up in the excitement of the new administration to serve and impact change, the roommates experience their own personal growth and life changes: a small town Texas girl realizes her dream; the jokester of the house has to get serious when it comes to love; a dysfunctional romance threatens to divide the house; and a young man learns that coming out is not only a personal choice but a political one as well.
MORE PHOTOS AND BIO OF EACH CAST MEMBER IS BELOW –