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This 27-Year-Old Just Won A Contest To Play Trump In Porn

He's a dialysis worker in Minnesota — and now xHamster is flying him out to L.A. to star in an X-rated porn parody

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Mar 17, 2017 at 5:15 PM ET

“John Brutal” is a 27-year-old dialysis technician in Minnesota. He spends 12-hour days caring for patients with failing kidneys at a clinic in Minneapolis. But soon, he’s going to fly to California, dress up like Donald Trump and then, if everything goes according to plan, have sex on camera. Brutal, which is not his real name, is the winner of tube site xHamster’s competition to find the porn industry’s next Trump.

“My intentions at first were just for pure humor. I’m kind of a jokester,” he said of his decision to audition. “Now I’m kind of like the dog that got the car. Now I have it and I’m like, ‘Shit!'”

It all started after Thanksgiving dinner last year. The rest of the family had cleared the table, and his brother mentioned that xHamster was looking for someone to play Trump in a series of porn parodies. “He was like, ‘You should enter, it’d be funny,'” he explained. “I looked it up and, no shit, it was a real thing.”

Brutal had just recently dressed up as Trump for Halloween and honed his impression, so he decided to try out on a whim. “I figured that all sorts of people would be submitting videos and being like ‘oh yeah, I totally want to be a porn star,'” he said. He sent in a couple short, and totally PG, Snapchat videos he’d taken while in character — along with a friend who was dressed up as Hillary Clinton — and before long he heard from xHamster that he was in the running. When the site launched a page for visitors to vote on their favorite Trump impersonator, Brutal quickly rose to the top.

Now, he’s suddenly confronted with the reality of starring in a Donald Trump porn parody with no experience or qualifications for the job — aside from an OK ability to mimic the president’s signature pout and manner of speech — and he’s impressively laid-back about the whole thing. “I’ve always wanted to be an actor. I never thought I was going to be in porn,” he said. “Now that it’s an opportunity, I guess I just look at it as an acting job.”

As for the particular pressures of performing as a man in porn, he’s not too concerned. “I’m just looking at it as any other job, except this one I have to be naked and having sex with someone on camera,” he said. “There are some nerves to that, but I have pretty good confidence. If I fail, then I got a free trip out to California and it was fun.” He added, “If you’ve ever been to the strip club and you get a boner when some chick’s dancing on you, it’s kind of the same thing.”

Even the possibility of being recognized and losing his job doesn’t worry him that much. “If it does get out and I lose my job, I’m okay with that,” he said. “I’m really not worried about my career. I don’t think I’ll ever run for office — and, who knows, maybe these days they’d be cool with that. I could be the next president you’re talking to.”

Brutal hasn’t told his parents, both Republicans, although he says they’re “pretty cool” and plans to break the news eventually. He’s pretty sure that his dad voted for Trump, but says he’s already seen Brutal’s impression and won’t find it offensive — of course, a Trump impression in the context of porn might be a bit different. Brutal himself describes Trump as “a bit of an insane man” but, rather than vote for Clinton, he wrote in the name of a buddy of his. “I didn’t like either one of them,” he said. “I thought they were both nuts.”

Brutal, who isn’t clear yet on just how much he’ll be paid, sees being porn’s Trump as a way to make some extra cash and possibly work toward starting his own business. “I have many hobbies, I love woodworking,” he said, quickly explaining that it wasn’t a double-entendre.

One of his childhood best friends, who declined to give his name, said Brutal has “always been the class clown, the total hilarious one in the group,” so it wasn’t too surprising that he initially auditioned. “And here we are months later, like, ‘wow, you’re going to do porn,” he said. As for watching his best friend in porn, he said, “I’d like to be on set while he films it, are you kidding me? This is crazy,” he said. “This is a fun car fire to watch.”