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Mario Lopez Is a Diva

Page Six has an interesting bit today about Diva Mario Lopez and his fellow co-star in Broadway’s A Chorus Line.

Last month, Mario Lopez and co-star Nick Adams clashed when Lopez refused to wear his character Zach’s trademark costume of a long-sleeve tan sweater. As first reported by The Post’s Michael Riedel, Lopez wanted to show off his biceps, so he wore a short-sleeve brown shirt in order to display his “guns.”

Lopez also requested that Adams, who plays assistant choreographer Larry, cover up his navy-blue tank top with a baggy hoodie whenever he danced next to Lopez. When Adams does wear just the tank top, it’s in the show’s opening dance number, where he’s banished to the back of the line and can barely be seen by the audience.

Divalicious!

But now Nick Adams has his revenge: he’s beat Lopez out as the star of a new ad campaign for men’s underwear company 2(x)ist.

“Mario was originally No. 1 on our radar as we planned the campaign,” said an insider. “We were ready to call him with an offer, but then we saw Nick. He’s younger, sexy, more interesting. On top of that, his body was crazy. We set up a meeting, and when he walked in, that was it. We never even looked at anyone else after that.”

And says the company’s creative director:

“Nick’s very masculine, sexy, modern. It’s totally all about his body. Mario is a good-looking guy, but Nick had it. He’s up and coming, the new face of sexy. He’s original. He’s hot.”

Take that, Mario.

I’ve hated you since you cheated on Ali Landry at your bachelor party.