BY CARL GREENWOOD | 4th January 2017, 3:49 pm | The Sun | Credit
Before he was famous Austin was willing to do whatever it takes to make it - including a full-frontal photoshoot for an explicit magazine.
AUSTIN Armacost’s naked past has been revealed as he re-enters the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The reality star shot to fame on a little-watched US LGBT focused reality show called The A-List: New York back in 2010, and The Sun Online can reveal that Austin was willing to do whatever it takes to become famous – including a full-frontal photoshoot for an explicit magazine.
The CBB runner-up stripped totally naked for a photoshoot with Playgirl magazine which was filmed for an episode of his show.
He was seen parading around the photo studio for the camera, but failing to become ‘impressive enough’ for the explicit magazine – who usually show full-frontal pictures of naked men – and seemingly getting a helping hand from ‘a fluffer’ away from the cameras.
Later in the episode Austin and his then husband Jake argued over what ‘fluffing’ was but that was only the beginning of the troubles for the star.
Austin, who is no stranger to taking his clothes off on Instagram, was later left feeling humiliated by the magazine after they turned him down and its editor issued a withering statement.
“I low-balled him with a $3k offer to pose, thinking he’d never take it,” the magazine’s then editor Daniel Nardicio said at the time.
“He was insecure about the small size of his penis, which is why I was so complimentary. I always have to stroke models’ egos, but he was understandably embarrassed. Soft it’s tiny… It made me think of the Dolly Parton song “Little Sparrow.”
However, Austin clearly wasn’t affected by the claims as he later reunited with the fluffer from the shoot and happily posed next to him and his husband Jake.
The reveal comes after Austin opened up about being asexual and like a "nun in bed" after splitting from husband Jake Lees.
The model who re-entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday night made the surprising revelation, adding: "I'm just not that into it."
Austin, 28, who split from his personal trainer husband Jake Lees last year, confided: "I am very asexual person.
"I am probably in all honesty the least sexual people you will ever meet. As much as I love getting my kit off and showing my bum everywhere, I am like a nun in bed."
Chatting to former Big Brother star and showbiz reporter Andy West, Austin went on: "I am not going to go out with someone and have sex with them. Even after a fourth or fifth date - that’s not what I want. I want a nice man! It has little to do with physicality.
"It has a lot to do with them as a human being. I have met lovely single guys who are fit as f*** who I am not interested in.
"And then I have met men who don’t have the best bodies and I am enthralled by them. Intelligence intrigues me. Laughing intrigues me."
Austin, a runner up on 2015's Celebrity Big Brother, split from his partner Jake in July - the couple met when they were in their twenties.
But the American, who's has recently started seeing someone, admits he signed up to dating app Grindr weeks after their break-up.
"I don’t normally do dating apps," he confessed. "I broke down and got Grindr after my split. I did it because I was bored.
"I never met anyone at night. Well, I met a few. But they were dates.
"I don’t do that no strings attached thing, you know ‘come on over, dump your load and go’ kinda thing."