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NBC 10 Philadelphia: Nonprofit Gives Dog Lovers a Model Opportunity

By Alison Burdo

Tattoos wind their way down his arms and up his neck, visible even when he is wearing long-sleeves. At 155 pounds and 5-foot 8-inches tall, Paul Marino is not your typical model.

“I have that ‘50’s style haircut,” Marino said. “I’m not very muscular.”

But Pinups for Pitbulls founder Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin selected the 27-year-old tattoo artist to be one of the three men featured it its 2015 calendar – a first for the nonprofit that focused exclusively on females in its previous eight calendars.

“The guys are just as dedicated to the cause as the ladies,” said Franklin, who founded Pinups for Pitbulls in 2005 to educate people about pit bull-type dogs.


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