Anonymous hot guys on the internet tend to do pretty well for themselves. Just look at “Salt Bae,” who got received hordes of publicity for his infamous salting video, or the notoriously handsome felon, Jeremy Meeks, who was offered a modeling contract after the internet salivated over his mugshot. If you’re a remarkably attractive man with an online presence, it’s only a matter of time before you receive the smothering/flattering embrace of the internet.
Which leads me to the latest online man-meat obsession: Twitter has officially found a new boyfriend, and he’s 6’7″ inches and 275 lbs of pure thirst trap.
It all started with one viral tweet, which featured photos of a preposterously tall, muscular man. He soon earned the nickname “Tree Man,” as a nod to his size and (*ahem*) sturdiness.
Not surprisingly, the rest of Twitter was like, “UM, WE LIKE TREES.”
So much thirst.
Because this is the internet, it wasn’t long before people discovered Tree Man’s true identity: fitness trainer Danny Jones, of Southern California.
Naturally, Danny’s Instagram is a veritable treasure trove of thirst-trap-worthy snapshots.
*Fans self lightly*
Danny’s pretty open about the fact that it takes a lot of hard work to look this good, though — he frequently shares photos of how he looked before he started getting serious about fitness.
I’m definitely confident that Danny’s unexpected internet celebrity will be helpful for his training business (I have a feeling plenty of women will be all too happy to pay money just to be in his general vicinity). I only hope that the intense obsession doesn’t lead Twitter sleuths to horribly racist Instagram posts from years past, or a deep dark hole of ill-advised Reddit comments. I just want this to stay as pure/dirty as possible, free from judgement.
Because we deserve to have our hunky Instagram cake and eat it too, dammit!