51 thoughts on “Deaf Gay Model Joins Reality TV Show Cast”

  1. Martin is HOT! My hat off to him for believing in himself. I’m sure he will go far. I’ve never heard of this tv show. Sadly, I don’t have cable. I hope they will release it on DVD.

  2. Congratulate to Martin. I am Deaf and gay living in Australia, Queensland. I used to be Model years ago. But I did like to say you as a young lad Martin, I wish you all the best of luck mate.

  3. Wow…Martin…. I saw tv ads of him other day. I did not realize that he is Martin. I know him when he was student at Texas SD. Wow, he look handsome. So thrilled for deaf be part of reality show. Look forward to this.

  4. BRAVO, MARTIN RICHIE!!!!!!!! GO FOR IT!! WILL HE BE OUR MR. RAD ’09 IN CHICAGO? WHO KNOWS???

    I SEE MARTIN JOINED IN A TEAM OF THE JANICE MODELING AGENCY. MY BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO MARTIN! I HOPE MARTIN AND HIS INTERPRETER KEEP DO IN THEIR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH JANICE. ;)

    I REMEMBER JANICE MODELING AGENCY OPENED IN THE KODAK THEATER AND SHOPPING CENTER SINCE I HAVE BEEN IN THERE LAST SUMMER 2007. ANYWAY, I NEVER FORGET ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS WHILE I WAS A STUDENT OF GALLY STUDENT AND VISITED IN HOLLYWOOD DURING SUMMER 1997. WOW! 10 YEARS!

  5. Congratulation! Martin I believe that he would be winner I cant wait to watch Janice Dickson Modeling Agency show

  6. As a gay visual artist and performing artist with hearing loss, I am proud of this gorgeous gay dude. He’s definitely beautiful and sexy. I believe in being able to prove the world that anyone with hearing loss can do it. I applaud him and shall say “Good luck!” to him.

  7. Martin is awesome hottest deaf model gay himself which I admire him to show them all of world impression. I am not sure to know him around Austin Texas where I gradudate TSD there 1986.

  8. I’m so happy for Marty Ritchie. My family and his family socialized at deaf functions. I knew him since he was a toddler. He was quite hyperactive kid but he meant very well.

    I also posted an entry of Marty Ritchie WAAAAAAAY before this DQRC did. Once again, RidorLIVE.com has done it again!

    Cheers,

    R-

  9. Congratulations for Martin for making his dream comes true! I absolutely agreed with his comments that we all deaf people can do it ! Ill make sure to watch the show.. Hope he will win in the show! Cheers! He’s young and handsome guy.. Good luck!

  10. hey gareth i used live texas r u very hot and can u add my friend ? im deaf too i will watch tv cant wait lol have a nice day :)

  11. If you want to see more of Martin, or rather, *all* of him (ahem), find him on the Cruiser Boy videos.  He goes by the name Pauly.

  12. does he sign? or is he another one of those hard-of-hearies that claim to be deaf but aren’t really and prefer to speak?

    how old is he?

    is he single?

    i’m dying for more information about him!!

  13. Congratulations Martin! I was getting sick of hearing about deaf lesbians… Deaf Lesbo Festival… Marlee Matlin… L Word… etc etc etc. It’s nice to finally see some gay deaf role models mentioned! Good luck with the show!

  14. ridor,

    that’s so cool that you grew up with him. did you both know you were gay when you knew each other? do you know how old he is?

    he’s so damn hot!!

  15. Ridor – Just because you knew him as a toddler doesn’t mean you know anything about him now.

    For inquiring minds – Martin is 20 and single. He’s a Taurus. His birthday is in May and he currently lives in the Los Angeles area and loves to party. And yeah, he’s done porno. But so what. Like they say, you can’t throw a dildo within 6 feet in Los Angeles without it hitting someone that hasn’t done porn.

    Martin is a hot hunk.  Let’s support him in this new show!

  16. Hey, JD, you have the foresight to use someone cute to model. He could lose 5 lbs and develop more abs…have him try a raw diet for a week that should do it.
    signed takes one to NO ONE

  17. WHOOOOOOO!!!! Thank you share news!!!! I not know about it. I very excite!!!! He is cute and hot. YUMMMMMMMMMM…

    YUMMMMMMMMMM……….

    YUMMMMMMMMMMMM…………

    YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…………

  18. Van Nuys, what is your problem? I keep in touch with Marty’s sister over the years. It is true that when Marty’s father moved to Indianapolis, my contacts with Marty vanished.

    But Elise and I still keep in touch since we went to Gallaudet. My parents still keep in touch with Marty’s father in Indianapolis.

    Martin lived in Austin, Texas with his mother and stepfather — from waht I understand, they booted him out. And he left Austin for Los Angeles.

    As for him doing porn, that’s OK with me. I’m all for Marty to succeed. In fact, I wanted to interview him for my blogsite.

    VanNuys, again, what is your fucking problem?

    R-

  19. Very interesting. So he’s from a deaf family. His parents and sister are all deaf. I wonder how his family feel about his career as a for-hire amateur porn star. Some of the porn video work he’s done is as recent as four months ago. I wonder if starring in porn videos is something he will continue.

    I’m also curious how much he got paid for the Cruiser Boys porn videos. I know he’s done others but those are my favorite ones. I bet sales for those videos will skyrocket now. They’ll probably get over 5000% return on their investment. He probably only got paid a couple of hundred dollars. I’m sure now he can charge way much more for his “services”.

  20. I’m excited for him.  At the same time, I’m sad that he has done the XXX videos.  That will ultimately hurt him from getting other good roles in the entertainment industry.

  21. I’m very happy to read about this!  It’s so refreshing to have a new face on tv we can look forward to watching.  I’m so sick of Marlee Matlin being only one and she is not even a real Lesbian she ‘just plays one on tv’!

    I’m curious if Martin will use ASL interpreter on the show or if he will try to get back with notes or lip reading.  Marlee has one interpreter she always uses all the time.  I wonder if Martin have one too that he always uses.  I guess I need to hold the horses.  One more day and I will see him on tv!  Yipee!

  22. ridor-

    i hope you are not going to mooch martin for $$ like you do to other people.

    “cheers!”

    anti-ridor-

  23. Martin made his formal statement last week and explaining that he has done the porn in the past, 3 years ago because he has had no choice after being homeless. **that was not FOUR months ago** outrageous. and he looks masculine, OLDER, and has some muscle mass now, not the same as he was in the past of doing few porn. from what i heard, he tried to earn the money to live in a place after living in the shelter. it sounds very sad and stuggle for him. lets just move on and support him for what he is doing right now and that hes doing wonderful! i am proud of him!

    oxox,

    Martin’s old friend richard from Texas

  24. Awesome, It’s a true blessing that He’s himself very brave, get into a model business.. it’s hard to have someone who is a model who is hearing impaired. Congratulations on what he succeed his own goal. Again, Good to have met him on line. Thank you.

  25. To the person who said that Martin is a role model…. I’m sorry but I disagree strongly. I’m an educator and was excited when I read here about Martin Ritchie. We DO need more role models in deaf-gay community. But anyone that has done pornography automatically disqualifies as a role model. It says to me that person has very poor judgment and very poor moral standards. I would not encourage kids to be like that person. So no, Martin Ritchie is not a role model. Sadly, his past mistakes will haunt him for the rest of his life. We must live with the choices we make.

  26. Susan: role model is all about one’s interpretation, really. i dont view him as a role model. for god’s sake, he’s practically a child to me — but i only wish him the best for himself. it looks like he wants to do whatever is on his table, i’m all for it.

    he even has his own publicist. his sister and i am still emailing each other about the plans for me to interview him on ridorlive.com!

    anti-ridor: get a friggin’ life, fucktard. you’re pathetic creature.

    r-

  27. Come on. I don’t buy the homeless story.  Good looking guy like him from a Deaf family.  Deaf community is small.  I’m sure many would have offered to take him in.  And what about his Deaf sister and parents?  I have a hard time believing they’d just let him be homeless.  Either it was his choice or my guess is he made up the homeless story as an excuse to use for his porn career.  Lame.

  28. No this is truly story. he refused to go back to his family for the help. and his sister was in the college. he was just living in los angeles with no one that he know when he moved there. he was very stubborn and knew that he has to stay in los angeles. there is a proof that he lived in the gay and lesbian center. you could even contact them. he told us many stories about being homeless, even before the past porn came to the surface. i promise you guys, he was actually homeless. very sad story but it was years ago and now i am proud of him. god bless his heart.

  29. All above comments are some don’t make sense and some are make sense..Most important for you to understand that I am put a big CONGRATS MARTIN for who he is..I am thrill to know that he is one of them under contestant for models..I used to be one of model long time ago..In Portland,Oregon are very welcome Martin anytime..Keep the work,Martin….

  30. Hey Martin,

    Good looking man and hope we can meet one of these days to do a photo session in the near future.
    Good luck with the Reality show. Again, Congratulations!
    Best Regards, Victor

  31. When i was watching pre-view of JDMA day befeore Tuesday and i saw him on this show, i was surprised that he came up first before i want to be the 1st one on this show for next Season….Martin ur a damn hot babe….i was thrilled he got on it and he from Austin..it surprised me cuz i used live in Austin and was a student of TSD 2003 and i quitted, but he surely looks fimilar from somewhere i saw….He’s a adorable hunk, would love to meeet him theree….maybe he could be at TSD homecoming this year…maybe…..

    Anyhoo, congratulation on him….and i am envy of him cuz he came up 1st before i planned on to go there for Season 6 if Janice keep the job….

    LUV JANICE, LUV MARTIN….my IDOLS

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