It’s a pleasure to say hello to GAYPV Magazine. I lost my dad who passed away on May 16, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19 This was terrible ordeal for my family because he died in my arms. I was caring for him, my mom, my brother and sister. My sister was cooking for the family while I was helping my family. This was a terrible time for my family. I was so sad after my dad died I went into depression. I started using pills for depression. I took me a long time to get over his death. Covid-19 was a hard situation for everyone. I lost my job as an environmental consultant. I had also bought lots of medical equipment for my dad which we are now lending to others who need it. So it has been very difficult and hard for me but I am finally getting over the depression and back to normal.

Derek We are terribly sorry to hear this news about your father. What is something good happening to you? Some good news is I will be on an upcoming tv show, a drag show. I will be 1 of 2 sexy guys in the show. The other guy is from Merida, Yucatan. I am also starting my own bar and restaurant here in my city. That has been a lifelong goal of mine.

Are you in a relationship? Yes, I am dating my ex boyfriend whom I met 6 years ago. Originally we dated for about 4 months then broke up. We were just friends after that but we decided to get back together 2 months ago. I am very excited because now is much better than our first relationship.

So you’re retired from the gay porn industry. Tell us what you learned about yourself and how was that experience in your life?  Yes I’m retired and well you never know maybe one day I will go back.

Do you miss working in the industry? No I don’t. It’s nice to be a porn star but it is artificial work. I am not the guy you see in the films. 
Did you learn anything about yourself? Yes, sometimes I was feeling that nobody wants to be with me because I am a porn star or guys just want to be with me because I am one. They maybe aren’t with me because of who I am. I often felt strange because I am a good guy. I felt like no one wants to be with me because of my career. It is just work. I only film like five times per year not every weekend. The fame and recognition is nice and great.

What advice would you give to anyone considering gay porn as a career? I say you need to get your education. For me doing porn was a hobby. It was a challenge and overall a positive experience in my life. If I had to do it over again I would you still do it.

Tell us about working for the studio men.com. I think man.com is the best gay porn studio in the world, the producers, actors even the cameraperson is a good lesbian friend of mine. They are real people on the inside.
Was it easy to stay friends even after you left? yes even not working with them we are still good friends. I might see them at parties or on social media we stay in touch. Stars like Allen King, Topher Dimagio, Brett Everett, Brent Corrigan. We note that all of these guys have visited or been in Puerto Vallarta. 

What are your favorite things to do here in Puerto Vallarta? There is so much to do in PV. Of course first to me is the beach. Now, when I’m in Vallarta I don’t feel like I am on vacation. It is like I live there. The second most important place for me is Hotel Mercurio. The owner Paul Crist is one of my best friends and one of the most important parts of my life. I have know him since I was 16 years old. I also love Bar La Noche..it is also one of my favorite places.

Derek. Thank you so much for speaking to GAYPV Magazine. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Puerto Vallarta very soon. I love GAYPV Magazine. It is great and I have been included many times inside. Visit Puerto Vallarta. It is an amazing place.