Nude photo of Amazing Race 13’s Dallas removed

Amazing Race 13 contestant Dallas Imbimbo, who’s 22 and on the race with his mother, once took a naked picture of himself, and it found its way to the Internet this week.

However, the site that published it, Dude Flesh, removed it, reporting that it “received a call this afternoon from someone claiming to be an attorney for Dallas, and the photo above was allegedly taken approximately five years ago when Mr. Imbimbo was only 17.” The site says that “would make the image child porn. We aren’t sure how legit this claim is, but we don’t want to take any chances, so we have removed both the edited and unedited images at least temporarily until we can get to the bottom of this.”

Whether or not that’s true, it’s a successful strategy for getting an embarrassing picture removed from the Internet. However, it hasn’t worked on everyone, as Dude Tube has a censored version of the picture.

Self Pic Dude: Dallas Imbimbo of “Amazing Race 13″ Totally Nude? [Dude Flesh]
Daily Dudetube [Dude Tube]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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Anna Martemucci

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.