Robert Burck admits that from a young age he was an attention freak, always making trouble and being a pain in the butt. That yearn for attention was manifested into success when he discovered the book Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins. After 15 police detainments across different states, and multiple news appearances, Robert Burck decided to settle in Times Square. The Naked Cowboy had now found his home, spending almost everyday in his boots and underwear singing to the people and tourists of New York City. In his career, Burck has been in 4 motion picture films, has filmed a commercial with Beyonce, and has trademarked the Naked Cowboy. Now his brand has brought him into the food and beverage markets, with his name on multiple different varieties of wines and oysters.
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Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at tampabay. Please consider subscribing or donating. Thursday afternoon at the Pier offered the perfect weather - 75 degrees, sunny and breezy - for a man wearing nothing but cowboy boots, a Lone Star hat and tighty whiteys. His name is Robert Burck, At pounds, 6 feet 3 without the hat , he's an icon on New York City's Times Square, where he plays guitar and croons country songs for tourists. He met the couple more than a decade ago in Cincinnati, when Jim hired Burck to strip for Sue as a present on Sweetest Day, a holiday in the Great Lakes region.
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Unlike most public appearances for Burck, this time, he was clothed. Burck has made a career, a business and lifestyle out of nudity. For the past decade, he has slipped into a pair of boxers emblazoned with a spray-painted logo, boots … and nothing else. It's all part of his brand: The Naked Cowboy. A brand, Burck says, that is going to launch him to stardom.
Read Next:. His uniform of choice is a pair of cowboy boots, a hat, some tighty whities and a strategically placed guitar that dangles in front of him to give off the illusion of nudity. At the time, Burck was playing guitar fully clothed on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, where he was shooting for Playgirl magazine. It was his photographer who suggested he strip down to his underwear.