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Actors have the Oscars. Musicians, the Grammys. But What About the Escorts?

On Saturday, February 1st, the Boardwalk Bar in Fort Lauderdale will host the Mr. Florida 2014 Regional Escort of the Year Contest. Hot, sexy male bodies will be on display, introduced by hosts Misty Eyez and Ryan Raz. FabScout Entertainment is producing the event.

The public is invited to, ahem, participate. By attending, you can help in choosing Florida's Best Stud. The winner gets to go New York City for Black Party Weekend to compete for the ultimate top prize in the annual Hookies Awards.

The delightfully sexy Nick Cross, who's picture at Rentboy.com sports a devilish bat tattoo, is happy to be among this year's nominees. His Rentboy page offers good company from a friendly guy, and his soft-spoken voice over the telephone certainly lives up to that promise.

"The contest is a chance to get my name out, to become better known," he told SFGN. The young man, who also performs in porn, isn't concerned with how others view his profession. His boyfriend Sean is also in the business. Both of them enjoy the work, and are keeping their eyes on the future.

"I just want to have a quiet, normal life with Sean," Cross said. "With our family and kids."

He admits to enjoying the on-the-job sex. "If I ever have to work with someone I don't like, I close my eyes and think of someone else," he said with a laugh. "But it really doesn't happen. I've been with a lot of great people, and some really hot models."

Of course he hopes he'll win, but says it's the company that matters. He considers everyone to be winners.

"If I'm lucky enough to make it to New York, it'll be so nice to see everyone again," he said. "To swap stories with good people, old friends."

We suspect though, that Cross would love to take home the grand prize. And who can blame him? Between his soft-spoken demeanor and his sizzling looks, he's certainly a contender.

Visit BoardwalkBar.com or TheHookies.com for more information.