Calendar Guy: Derek Hinkey of ’21st Century Skins’

Photo by Mihio Manus

Producer Shaunya Manus has again assembled the 21st Century Skins Calendar, her popular showcase for Native men.

It features a mix of established entertainment figures and ambitious newcomers, and as in years past it's proven a hot seller. On March 16, Manus and Viewfinder Productions Inc. will host a release party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona, at which the models in this year's calendar will be spotlighted. The event promises to be an enjoyable one, with red carpet VIP entrance, entertainment, autograph sessions, and photo opportunities. For more details, check out the 21st Century Skins Facebook Page.

Photo for 21st Century Skins Calendar by Mihio Manus.

Tickets can be purchased at the Viewfinder Productions website. There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities in connection with the calendar. Interested parties should download this PDF file detailing the sponsorship levels ad benefits. Sponsors already on board include Pace Pacific and JR's convenience store.

Manus has furnished some preview images from the calendar to ICTMN, along with some information about the subjects. Today we bring you Derek Hinkey, Paiute-Shoshone, a professional boxer and MMA fighter who also works as an actor and stuntman in the "Tournament of Kings" at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.

Hinkey has lived an interesting life, as he describes it on his Facebook page "rode bulls in oregon, played basketball in australia, football in nevada, fought fires all over the us, train with p4p best boxers, train with p4p ufc's an mma's best, pro athlete in vegas, coach an friend, slay dragons at night … have blue belt in mma from ken hahn an i look to evolve everyday as a better fighter an man … i have very close family i am a father to a mean lil baby gurl KHYIA MAE HINKEY who love more then my own existence. I am a simple man i do not drink or do drugs an pride myself on having no weaknesses. … i am half native american an mixed blooded, raised on the ft mcd reservation all my life."

Photo by Kyle Carrillo