Jun 14, 2018

Albanian Beefcake

Who isn't interested in Albania?   A Balkan country where most of the population is Muslim, and the language is Indo-European but not related to any other Indo-European language, with two dialects that are mutually unintelligible, Gheg and Tosk.

Where the national hero is named Skanderbeg.

For a long time I thought it was "Skanderberg," and wondered why someone with a Germanic name was a hero in the Balkans.

Nearly 2,000,000 people have left Albania and Kosovo since 1997, moving to Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. There are about 100,000 Albanians in the United States.

Finding Albanian beefcake isn't difficult.  Albanians in the diaspora have a strong sense of ethnic identity, and many have a strong presence on social media.

 Niko Papaj, an Albanian actor living in Los Angeles,  has appeared in Daytime Divas, Awkward, Bunheads, and How to Get Away with Murder. 

Bekim Trenova is a model, actor, and fitness expert.

Patrick Rukai, born in Albania in 1985, is a fashion model who appeared in a photo essay, Male Beauty.

Shqiprim Bruti models in Italy.

An anonymous Albanian hunk.

See also: Albanian Men

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering when you'd do Albania, after the rest of the former Yugoslavia.


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