While the rest of us are readjusting to our nine-to-fives, Jeremy Allen White is kicking off the new year with a far more enviable task: being the internet’s reigning Short King. Less than a week into January, it’s clear that our favorite fictional chef is having his best — or at least his buzziest — year yet.
White has quietly enjoyed heartthrob status for a while. Season two ofThe Bear, released last summer, only intensified our collective thirst for the actor, thanks to his portrayal of Carmy Berzatto, a troubled, talented chef who happens to have a penchant for wearing tight, shrunken T-shirts.
Now, JAW mania is reaching unprecedented heights courtesy of Calvin Klein. On Thursday, the brand unveiled a new underwear campaign starring a shirtless (and very sculpted) White stripping down to a pair of CK’s famous white briefs white scaling a city rooftop.
The photos and accompanying video quickly flooded social media, where onlookers proceeded to put things bluntly (and in more explicit terms): In case
The timing of the campaign is particuarly opportune: White is currently promoting a new movie, The Iron Claw, a film that sees a lot of the actor in muscle-baring wrestling gear. And on Wednesday, he began trending on social media after paparazzi spotted him out with rumored girlfriend
A starring role in an A24 flick, a very famous new beau, and a few designer thirst traps? You’ve got a recipe for peak virality. Happy New Year, indeed.