Mahershala Ali & Trevante Rhodes are the new faces of Calvin Klein

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Viewing Party

As soon as CB saw Moonlight, she became a little bit obsessed with Trevante Rhodes, the actor who plays the adult Chiron in the third act of the film. Trevante is seriously HOT, absolutely. But I came away from that film in love with Mahershala Ali. Thankfully, Calvin Klein isn’t making us choose!!! Calvin Klein chose the actors of Moonlight for their latest print ad campaign and these photos are… so, so good. So hot. So beautiful.

Mahershala Ali is a happily married man and his wife just welcomed their daughter, so I do feel a little bit bad for all of my dirty thoughts about him. Mostly I just want to look at him though. He’s so beautiful. He has such a gorgeous profile. He has such a great face… and body. But Trevante Rhodes… man, CB has good taste in dudes, right? Trevante got the more typical-underwear-model assignment, and he posed in black Calvin Klein briefs. Those photos are FIRE. It makes me so happy that Mahershala is an Oscar-winner now. YAY!

The two younger actors from Moonlight, Alex Hibbert and Ashton Sanders, also got to pose for the ad campaign, although obviously those photos aren’t beefcake-y in the least (because they’re just boys). The campaign isn’t just for underwear, it’s for the whole Calvin Klein line, so I don’t have a problem with CK including the kids. You can see all of the ad images here.

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Viewing Party

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Viewing Party

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Viewing Party

Photos courtesy of Calvin Klein via CK’s Facebook.

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  1. sarri says:

    Yummy, those are some sexy photos.

  2. ell says:

    ‘Thankfully, Calvin Klein isn’t making us choose’

    forever grateful <3

    • slowsnow says:

      @ell Ahhh, I copy-pasted the same line!!!

      Love how gracious C Klein is.

      But my heart (ahem, & body) goes for Mahershala (what a beautiful name).

      • ell says:

        i also have a soft spot for mahershala, he’s gorgeous but he also seems such a lovely human. i’m hoping he gets proper good lead roles now he won an oscar, he’s so good.

      • slowsnow says:

        Yes, I really hope this is not a “trend” as in, black people are in and we’re riding the wave.
        Waves wash up on the shore and so does real talent sometimes.
        Here’s hoping this is not tokenism and he gets the roles he deserves.
        Lupita N’yongo – another otherwordly beauty – kinda disappeared.

      • Sixer says:

        I think he’ll do better than Lupita. He’s got a strong TV back catalogue with the type of show that people are loyal to actors and characters from. It’s a big advantage.

      • ell says:

        lupita is doing well, she’s in star wars (her role is small, but star wars is forever lol) and she will be in black panther! hopefully more exposure will lead to better roles, too.

      • slowsnow says:

        @ell from your laptop screen to god’s ears. I miss Lupita. She was fantastic in 12 years – and I didn’t like the film that much.

    • Nicole says:

      I felt so hashtag blessed to see these photos after their big win. BHM going out on top

      • AreYouForReal? says:

        Someone on my facebook feed said “Look at God!” and another responded “Won’t She do it?” about these photos. Made me cackle for a good ten minutes.

      • Almondjoy says:

        Wasn’t it such a successful BHM? My goodness. So much excellence.

    • Carryon says:

      GOOD! I am not choosing as well. Just give me both of them. I will manage.

    • Eleonor says:

      YESSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Maria says:


  4. Merry says:

    Trevante! I knew his back was spectacukar from the mivies but damn I had no idea he had all that.

  5. V4Real says:

    I also like that they were chosen to be the faces and bodies of Calvin Kllein before the Oscar wins.

  6. smcollins says:

    Oh my, I feel all a flutter. Let me grab something to fan myself with. Good Lord!

    • mia girl says:

      Seriously. When I first saw these pictures a couple of days ago I literally stopped breathing for a minute. Pure perfection.

      Trevante, damn – I just can’t say enough about him. It’s love.
      @CB- you’ve got competition.

  7. Maya Memsaab says:


    What a massive upgrade from Hiddles in the paper knickers.

  8. Onerous says:

    Here. For. This.

    • K.T. says:

      So. Here. Exactly. Would. Oh.
      Mhhhhhh, yes. Like I actually *went there* with that seated shot. Fine as…

  9. JulP says:

    Damn those are some amazing pictures. These two are both sooo gorgeous, talented and smart! Wish I could have them both. Sigh, a girl can dream …

  10. ElleBee says:

    I’m here to appreciate how amazing Trevante’s legs are. I know abs are usually the focal point but his legs are so sexy to me

  11. Lucy says:

    Great pictures!!

  12. Ninks says:


  13. AreYouForReal? says:

    Ali looks like a young version of my dad, so I can’t fully appreciate his beauty, but Trevante …. Dayum!

  14. PunkyMomma says:

    Well! Good Morning to me!👅

  15. Olenna says:

    Have mercy!

  16. An says:

    I stan for Mahershala Ali. He is so eloquent and gracious and elegant and handsome. And talented.

  17. Gene123 says:

    Are we having Hot Guy Friday on Wednesday? because I accept.

  18. AG-UK says:

    Mahershalalhashbaz ( a glad he sort of shortened it) love him as Remy in HoC and on Luke Cage. Something about him his quiet manner, voice, or his eyes and just the fact he seems like a nice person. Not sure or all of it together but he’s dreamy.

  19. I Choose Me says:

    Well, Good Morning! to me. Whew. These marvelous photos are just the distraction I need.

  20. Gaby says:

    They are just beautiful.

  21. kaiC says:

    Mahershala. Unf.

  22. arock says:

    I just said Daaaamn out loud.

  23. Cali says:

    Somebody pass me a fan.

  24. Jess says:

    The entire campaign is great but that picture of Mahershala taking his shirt off is beyond yummy.

  25. Carmen says:

    *drool drool*

  26. Ayra. says:

    *fans self* man oh man..

  27. Chloeee says:

    When I saw trevante, I lost every other celebrity crush I currently have. He is it. My god. I’d be a puddle if he smiled at me. I’m a puddle now…..just…wow

  28. Onemoretime says:

    Good Lordt Trevante!! Marhershala has my heart!

  29. lucy2 says:

    Thank you, Calvin Klein!

  30. Elle says:

    Yuck, the Trevante shots have a cattle at auction feel to me. Way too much information.

  31. Luci Lu says:

    Brown Skin………..Yaaasss!