Hipster Rent Boys Thriving in Recession

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Ryan Pacifico can't help that he has fine features and pouty lips.
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Amid the harsh new economy, New York rent boys are thriving, working toward their dream jobs in fashion (or art) by discreetly arranging assignations with rich older gay men, for theater or more, where they can make up to $3,000 a week. "I never thought I'd be doing this," said one 23-year-old Williamsburg rent boy in tight jeans and a vintage plaid button-down. "But it just sort of worked out that it's actually a lot of fun." Yeah, let's just hope that it, and you, keep working out, buddy. [NYO]