Have you heard, dear readers, about Finding Magic Mike? Finding Magic Mike is a new HBO Max reality series about ten guys trying to be the next Magic Mike, the male stripper from a 2012 movie Magic Mike. And one of the ten participants of the show is Matthew Merlin Leon.
To know more about the show and Merlin Leon, keep reading the article.
Merlin Leon On Finding Magic Mike
The producers of reality shows are getting more and more creative these days. Do you remember the stripper Magic Mike from the hit 2012 movie of the same name?
Well, HBO Max has collected a bunch of handsome guys to battle (in stripper dance routines) each other out to become the next Magic Mike. That means they will win a huge cash prize and get the opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.
Matthew Merlin Leon is one of the ten contestants in the show. During an interview with E! Online, Merlin said that he had never done stripper dancing before and he had not even thought about doing it. So, when he auditioned he did not think he would get in but when he did, Merlin said, he felt “unstoppable”.
Merlin has some experience of dance before. He used to be a theatre actor and he has worked in musicals. However, Merlin said that the dance in musical theatre was very different from stripper dancing.
In the course of the show, Merlin has showcased his skills in fire spinning. He was also a good ukulele player.
Since the filming of Finding Magic Mike ended, Merlin has been basically “taking care of [his] body to be even better than [he] was on the show.” He has also been working on local films projects and theatre projects in Denver.
The other contestants in Finding Magic Mike are Austin Arizpe, Kevin Klass, Ricky Negron, Adonis Frank, Michael Thantrong, Ross Harris, Jiovanni Teheran-Jones, Johnny Dutch, and Nate Bryan.
Merlin Leon Family
Merlin’s father’s name is Matt Leon and his mother’s name is Seri Leon.
According to Matt’s Facebook, he is a “clown artist”, “origamist” and “writist” (we are as puzzled about “writist” as you are). He works at Clowns Around Town as “Yazzee the Clown”. He studied writing at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Seri is a medical professional and works at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also used to be a Healthcare Account Specialist at UCHealth (University of Colorado Hospital) and as a Customer Care Representative at Anthem Inc.
Besides Merlin, Matt and Seri have a son named Josh Leon. A graduate of Community College of Aurora, Josh currently works at Urban Farmer Denver.
Apart from his parents and brother, Merlin had other family members named Joe Leon and Teri Leon. We do not know their relation to Merlin.
Is Merlin Leon Gay?
There is no evidence to suggest that Merlin is gay.
Is Merlin Leon Dating Anyone?
Reports have it that currently, Merlin is not dating anyone. And if he is dating anyone, he has kept the information about his partner hidden from the public.
Merlin Leon Age
According to his Facebook, Merlin was born on 30 November 1995. That means, he was 26 years of age. He turned 26 years of age only a couple of weeks ago.
His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Merlin Leon Height
Merlin Leon is a very tall guy and stands at a height of 6 ft 2 inches.
Where Is Merlin Leon From?
We don’t exactly know this. But both of his parents currently lived in Colorado. So, it was most likely that Merlin was from Colorado. Moreover, he currently lived in Denver, Colorado.
Merlin has also called California his “second home”.
Is Merlin Leon On IG, Facebook?
Yes, Merlin is on Instagram and Facebook. His Instagram handle was @matthew._.merlin. And he was present on Facebook under his full name Matthew Merlin Leon.
Matthew also has a Matthew Merlin Youtube channel with two videos and seven subscribers.
What Is Merlin Leon’s Job Beyond Stripping?
As we have already mentioned, Merlin’s actual profession is that of an actor.
Merlin has previously worked for numerous theatres in Denver like Fearless Theatre, Inspire Theatre Company, Adams Mystery Playhouse, PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center), and so on. He has also worked for companies like Colorado Extras Casting Network.
Briefly, in 2021, Merlin worked with Meow Wolf Denver, an art initiative, for some promotional work.
Merlin attended Colorado Film School and Heritage College. He obtained a technical degree in Medical/Clinical Assistant from Heritage College.
Apart from his acting, Merlin has also been involved in humanitarian works. He is a former member of LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And he once went to Ghana on a religious mission.