The oh-so-hot, openly gay American singer Steve Grand has decided on his own novel version of the ice bucket challenge.
Instead of having ice water poured all over himself to raise money for the charity, like everyone else’s done, Steve rather jumped into the cold waters of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota after a show.
He explained that he didn’t want to waste fresh water, “since there are so many without.” He didn’t elaborate, however, why he did it starkers, but, hey, we’re not complaining.
The star said that he not only made a donation to ALS but to two other charities he’s passionate about: The Water Project (which helps set up sustainable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa) and a local LGBTQ homeless youth charity.
“I nominate ALL of you, to find a charity you are passionate about (in addition to ALS), do your research, and donate according to your means,” he said on his Facebook page.
Steve, who was also an underwear model, was rejected by the music industry because of his overtly gay lyrics and was forced to self-produce his music, initially recording vocals in his parents’ basement.
The impressive self-financed video for his soulful début single All-American Boy exploded on the internet in July last year and made him an overnight sensation around the world. He’s currently recording his début album.