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[01] The Brand Something weird happens to some men once their follower count gets a few extra noughts on it, doesn’t it? It starts off barely noticeable – maybe he’s taking a bit longer in the mirror before posting a selfie– but before you know it, he’s referring to himself in the third person like Jordan does when she’s droning, “Never underestimate the Pricey.” To The Brand, social media isn’t just about documenting the day-to-day or, just being alive; it’s a PR machine. He can put a positive spin on just about any aspect of his existence and thinks, sometimes correctly, that there are hungry hordes out there desperate to know his next move. Other signs he may be getting too big for his boots include tweeting quotes of things he himself said only days before, printing outT-shirts with his own catchphrases and refusing to go to certain bars or restaurants because they’re “off-message” or “not a true reflection of his brand.” You think I’m joking, I know, but this is a real thing. So why is this a problem for you, you might wonder. You like big names so what’s the harm in a little bit of extended brand loyalty? As any brand ambassador will tell you, everything you do reflects on the marque you represent, and you may find your own life controlled by the brand – even if you don’t get the benefits. Where you go, what you do, how you dress, the pictures you publish – none of it belongs to you any more. Unless he says so. “Just to let you know,” he’ll say as you set off for your brother’s wedding, “I’ll let you have today for your Twitter. I’m not going to be pushing itout on my channels.” You’re dating an egomaniac in aussieBums.

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HOTNESS ALERT!!! Get those electric fans at the ready - this month’s GT is our annual summer issue ft. cover star Danny Walters. Danny caught our attention after joining the cast of Brit TV hit, Benidorm last year. With abs of steel and a face we’d all like to wake up next to, what else would we get Danny to do but strip down to his Speedos and get all wet in a swimming pool? Download the latest issue now to see Danny in all his glory (there may also be a bonus behind-the-scenes video waiting for you too)... Also in this packed issue: The swimwear shoot Debate – the gay blood ban Kate Mulgrew Laverne Cox Paul Rudd Giorgio Mororder Violet Chachki GT Fitty – Freddie Woodward Caitlyn Jenner Paul O’Grady PJ Brennan Fit with Chris Jones Michale Alig Gilbert Baker Mikey Walsh Guyliner Positive Luke Edd Kimber And all the very best in screen, style & grooming, travel and more…

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