How this Georgia guy became a smoking hot porn star

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For years, Kyle Kash considered performing in the gay sex flicks he always enjoyed watching. He flirted with joining the industry once and it didn't take. But the second time was the charm for this South Georgia boy.

Kash has a body built for porn. But set that aside for a minute to consider how this 24-year-old metro Atlanta born, South Georgia raised guy goes from the Deep South to becoming a rising star in the L.A.-based gay porn scene. 

Atlanta is no stranger to gay porn. Scenes get shot in your neighbor's fancy house, some of the industry's biggest names live – and get arrested – here, they ride MARTA, flock to Atlanta Pride and hit the go-go box at Blake's and BJ Roosters. But when porn blog Jack Manly profiled Kash recently, dubbing him a “rising star,” we had to know more about his Georgia connections. 

So we caught up with Kash to dish about doing gay sex flicks, growing up gay in the South and what he'd like to do during an Atlanta visit.

How does a South Georgia boy make his way into gay porn? 

Well it wasn't straight from Georgia to porn. My life has had a lot of different paths that eventually led to porn. But I left South Georgia originally to start college in New York City. 

You mention in your Jack Manly interview that you're adopted. So were you born in South Georgia or moved there when you were adopted? 

I moved to South Georgia when I was adopted. I'm not exactly sure of where I was born but I believe it was close to the Atlanta area. (Kash asked us not to name the city where he grew up.)

What was it like growing up gay in South Georgia? 

I realized I liked guys at a very young age but I wasn't sure if I was gay or bi. I started dating guys around the age of 14-15 and still wasn't sure of a definite orientation, but then I had sex with a guy for the first time, and then I knew. Growing up gay in South Georgia was surprisingly easy for me, even though I came out at 15. Of course you always get those who will call you faggot or make jokes about getting AIDS, but I adopted a mindset early on that they have a right to be ignorant and say what they want. That's a freedom that this country gives us. But I have the right to not let it bother me. So I just focused on me and ignored them. 

You left in 2009? What got you out of Georgia and where did you move?

I moved to New York City to start college and a career in musical theatre, which eventually led me to Los Angeles. 

Jack Manly calls you a rising star in porn and that your start in the industry has been recent. 

I'm very grateful for Jack Manly and his wanting to write an article about me. It was so nice to hear that from him. I'm 24, and I started in porn this past January.

When did you last visit South Georgia?

I was there a few months ago to visit family. 

Have you been to Atlanta? Several porn stars come through to model for Fort Troff and then make appearances at local gay bars like Blake's. What would you want to make sure to do?

I've been to Atlanta a few times growing up, but it's been years since I've returned. I'd love to come back and work with Fort Troff or make an appearance at a bar. It would be nice way to revisit home. 

I haven't been in years so I'm not completely remembering everything there is to do. I remember growing up my parents would take me to see shows at the Fox Theatre or to Braves games. My dad still takes my younger nephew to Braves games today. 

We understand you have a degree in musical theater. What's next for your career plans?

I'm treating porn as my full time career at the moment because I believe wholeheartedly that you need to give 100 percent in everything that you do. However, on the side I'm getting my certification to become a spin instructor and a personal trainer. I'm also in the process of putting together a program where I use my musical theater degree to provide drama and music therapy to people with mental handicaps. 

Any tips to the gay boys who work out on how to get (and keep) that porn star's physique you've got?

Work out religiously. Make it fun, have a gym buddy until you don't need one anymore. Having someone go with you provides so much inspiration and incentive to go, as well as someone to push you. Eat healthy. Of course you can splurge from time to time. But try to make it less often so that you achieve the body goals you set for yourself so when you do indulge, it's 100 times better. Take your supplements – protein, creatine and glutamine. 

Anything else you'd like to add?

I'm so glad that you guys wanted to interview me. I love being able to keep in touch with my Southern roots and this is a perfect way to do so short of visiting. So I thank you for the opportunity. 

Follow Kyle Kash on TwitterInstagram and Rentboy.

Photos courtesy @CoolTomPix

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