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A manly man is hard to find, says Harlequin

The National Post reports that Canadian romance giant Harlequin is having a hard time finding suitable cover models. So much so that they’re holding a public audition in Toronto this weekend – and spindly, sallow professional models need not apply. Post reporter Ian Munroe writes that the firm is sick of “modelling agencies that supply them with thin, boyish-looking camera fodder,” and wants a more macho look. “It’s become a huge problem for us,” says Harlequin designer Deborah Peterson.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, this thin and boyish-looking Quillblogite must go pump some weights.