The Men of 'Jersey Shore' Unknowingly Cover Newspaper's 'Queer Issue'

The guys of MTV's "Jersey Shore" were thrilled when New York City's Village Voice newspaper asked them to pose in all their muscled glory for the cover, but they were not told the shoot was for the paper's annual "Queer Issue," the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Camera-friendly Vinny Gaudagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike "The Situation"

Sorrentino agreeably shed their shirts and flexed their abs -- but spies said the lady-killing trio will be shocked to see how the shot is being used.

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"They didn't know," said a source.

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The photo hit stands Wednesday under the banner "Queer Issue" and above the headline "The Guido Ideal" -- a story about "gay Jersey guidos on the down-low." A source said the newspaper did not mean to imply the men were gay, "just that they're hot."

An MTV rep did not return calls.