Ginger lads wanted for next year’s Red Hot calendar

Calling all ginger Mancunians - your time to shine has come.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 17th August 2020
Red Hot 2021

Red Hot are once again on the search for ginger lads to appear in the official 2021 calendar and you can send your applications in now.

Calling all ginger Mancunians – your time to shine has come.

Global movement Red Hot is on the lookout for models from across Manchester for their annual calendar celebrating the ginger men amongst us.

Founded in 2013 by photographer Thomas Knights, Red Hot has now produced 10 calendars, two art books and a global exhibition in what is all part of its mission to “rebrand the ginger male stereotype” and be in-keeping with its motto of ‘be proud of who you are’.

Announcing the search for models this year on social media, Red Hot said: “We are looking for 8 more ginger guys to bare all and join Sam, Arran, Andrew and Alistair in the calendar. We’re looking for athletic individuals with an awesome personality to match, and of course natural red hair.


“Must be available to shoot in London on the 22/23/24th August.”

As well as being the number one champion for ginger lads everywhere, Red Hot also raises awareness of and money for some very worthy causes and to date has raised over £60,000 for various charities.


Charities previously benefiting from Red Hot fundraising include The Diana Award and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

The Red Hot 2021 calendar will be in aid of testicular cancer charity It’s In The Bag, and is also throwing its support to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way charity, which the singer set up to spread kindness and offer both support and empowerment.

This calendar will also be accompanied by a short film by director/filmmaker Kassandra Powell.


Speaking on the theme for this years calendar and giving all ginger Mancs an insight into what they can expect, Thomas Knights said: “In the film we wanted to convey a heavenly paradise, where the birds, bees and butterflies fill the air looking for that valuable sticky-sweet nectar.

“Morning dew drops form on the tip of open leaves, the air is thick with an intense aroma of jasmine.

“We play with masculine and feminine themes, fragile petals brush up against soft skin on hard muscle, innocence meets sexual desires, forbidden fantasies finally find the light… and only love exists.”

Fancy applying to be a part of next year’s calendar? Know someone that does?

All you’ll need to do to enter the Red Hot 2021 model search is submit a couple of images of yourself that clearly show your face and body in a message to the Red Hot Instagram page.

You can apply here or email – [email protected]