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Sign Of The Times?: Mr. Marina Contestant Is Homeless: SFist

via Sign Of The Times?: Mr. Marina Contestant Is Homeless: SFist

The 2017 contenders for the Mr. Marina title have made their names, faces, and brief bios known, and as is always the case with this ridiculous competition to be the bro-i-est bro, there are plenty of opportunities for laughs at their expense. But what’s this? For the first time ever, if I’m not mistaken, one of the contestants is in fact homeless.

Meet Ben Kiesewetter, who explains on his bio that he’s been in the Bay Area nine months, he’s an adventurer, and a beer drinker, and… he lives in his van.

“Throughout my time living in California my home has been a bright orange 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia,” Ben writes. “When I’m not raising money for a great cause or planning what color tights will best bring out my eyes, I’m seeking the next adventure. I’m exploring NorCal outdoors, working towards my skydiving license, and snowboarding and surfing whenever possible.”

Way to sell that homeless existence to the ladies, Ben.

Confidence, though, he has in spades. “I may be new to the Bay Area, but the city doesn’t know what’s about to hit [it?]” Ben says. “I’m starting my takeover with the Mr. Marina competition. There’s going to be dancing. There’s going to be drinking. But most importantly, there’s going to be a complete lack of shame and disregard for self-reputation.”

You go, boy.

Other contestants this year skew more toward garden-variety prepsters and Marina bros, like JP Carroll, who’s pictured standing in front of some boats and leaping about Marina Green, works at Apple, and says without shame that he “has been crushing brunch, running the park scene, and absolutely murdering the dance floor” ever since moving to San Francisco.

Or there’s Mason Mundell, who looks like he actually just stepped out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue shoot, or Tyler Lewtan who is just insanely good looking, played water polo in college, and therefore says he’s more than ready for the Speedo portion of the competition.

As always, the Mr. Marina competition is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and this year’s event happens on May 17.mr-marina-ben

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