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Take it off! Ian Ziering of ‘90210’ fame guest stars in Chippendales


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Ian Ziering (he’s the one wearing a shirt) and Chippendales cast members at The Rio.

He’s come a long way, baby.

TV viewers knew actor Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders in “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the 1990s. Starting Thursday and through June 30, bachelorettes and fans will know Ziering as a celebrity guest host in Chippendales at The Rio.

Our Robin Leach interviewed Ziering last month shortly after the Chippendales gig was announced, and Las Vegas Magazine writer Kiko Miyasato’s Q+A with him is out Sunday.

Ziering, who will appear in the adult male revue Thursdays through Sundays (Chippendales, however, is nightly) is not the first celebrity to guest star in the show. He is the oldest at 49 — and, hot damn, he looks good.

Here are five other hunks who have guest starred in Chippendales (you have to be a hunk to be a guest star in Chippendales) — Jeff Timmons, Jake Pavelka and Joey Lawrence had extended runs in the show. Warning: They are shirtless.

    • Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Chippendales at The Rio

      Ronnie Ortiz-Magro at Chippendales at The Rio on Feb. 12, 2011. Launch slideshow »

      Ronnie-Ortiz Magro

      Age: 27

      Guest-starring date: February 2011

      Claim to fame: Star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” which is no longer on the air, reality TV stud Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is the epitome of Gym, Tan, Laundry. He’s sexy, and he knows it.

    • Jeff Timmons in Chippendales at the Rio

      Musical guest star and MC Jeff Timmons in Chippendales at the Rio on May 12, 2011. Launch slideshow »

      Jeff Timmons

      Age: 40

      Guest-starring date: May 2011

      Claim to fame: The founder of 98 Degrees and on tour with the boyband this summer, singer Jeff Timmons now lives in Las Vegas and is one of our favorite red carpet stars because he is always friendly and nice.

    • Chippendales Guest Ricardo Laguna

      Chippendales guest Ricardo Laguna at the Rio on Jan. 5, 2012. Launch slideshow »

      Ricardo Laguna

      Age: 31

      Guest-starring date: January 2012

      Claim to fame: BMX heartthrob and reality TV star Ricardo Laguna also is a Las Vegas red carpet regular — and also always friendly and ready with a smile.

    • Chippendales' 10th Anniversary With Jake Pavelka

      Chippendales' 10th anniversary with guest host Jake Pavelka at the Rio on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Launch slideshow »

      Jake Pavelka

      Age: 35

      Guest-starring date: February 2012

      Claim to fame: Pilot, model and triathlete Jake Pavelka starred in Season 14 of “The Bachelor” and competed in Season 10 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

    • Joey Lawrence at Chippendales in the Rio on Friday, June 8, 2012.

      Joey Lawrence at Chippendales in the Rio on Friday, June 8, 2012.

      Joey Lawrence

      Age: 37

      Guest-starring date: June 2012

      Claim to fame: TV host, singer and actor Joey Lawrence, who broke out with “Gimme a Break!” in the 1980s, followed by “Blossom” in the 1990s, recently hosted ABC’s reality TV diving competition “Splash.”

      Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

      Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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