Peter Facinelli shows his 30 pound weight loss in his underwear for a good cause

I know Peter Facinelli, 46, as Jennie Garth’s ex. Peter and Jennie split in 2012 and there were rumors that he had sidepieces. Peter got engaged to his costar, Jaimie Alexander, in 2013 and they split in 2016, which I didn’t remember at all. He’s now engaged to a 31-year-old actress named Lily Anne Harrison. Anyway Peter has announced that he’s lost 30 pounds since quarantine started. He went to People Magazine with his weight loss story and more about the cause he’s supporting. Peter is issuing a challenge for men to post underwear pics for prostate cancer awareness. Here’s what he told People and it’s kind of touching if you ignore his photo. Oh and People has another photo of him posing cheesily.

Peter Facinelli… says that he is “physically in better shape than I’ve ever been,” and opened up about losing weight while quarantining amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Everything’s kind of shut down right now and I wanted to focus on myself,” Facinelli tells PEOPLE exclusively. “So I did a lot of meditating, a lot of reading and a lot of growing personally and just wanted to physically see if I could get as physically fit as I could.”

Crediting his weight loss to healthier eating and eliminating sugar and takeout food, the actor โ€” who directed, wrote and starred in the recently released film, The Vanished โ€” adds that he didn’t feel overweight before, but did feel “sluggish.”

“Now I feel leaner, I feel more cut, I feel I have a lot more energy,” he adds.

Post-slimdown, Facinelli decided to team up with The Prostate Cancer Foundation and men’s customized underwear brand Nic Tailor to raise awareness for prostate cancer during the month of September.

While he didn’t lose weight specifically for the fall campaign โ€” he calls it “good timing” โ€” Facinelli was ready to pose in nothing but a pair of Nic Tailor underwear.

The #NicTailorNoPants social media campaign encourages men to post a selfie in their underwear and tag three other male friends on social media to call attention to prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in men behind skin cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.

“The goal of the campaign is to get men talking about their prostate health, something that doesn’t really come easily to a lot of people, and in this kind of fun way,” Facinelli says. “It doesn’t have to be sexy. It could just be you and a work shirt and underwear and you [tag] three of your guy friends.”

Facinelli was inspired to take part in the campaign because both his father and uncle had prostate cancer.

“It’s not a comfortable conversation for men, ” he says. “It’s a vulnerable thing to go to the doctor and check in on your prostate and have tests done, but it’s important.”

[From People]

How are people losing weight in lockdown?! I am struggling to keep my weight gain under ten pounds. It’s freaking hard not to eat all the things. Getting back to this guy, the doucheface is STRONG but this is a very good cause, it’s personal to him as it runs in his family, and I like how he framed it as men needing to be vulnerable and get checked. It may be a marketing thing with an underwear company, but it’s a worthy collaboration. Who will take this challenge? I am looking forward to other actors of his caliber doing it, like Chase Crawford, Kellan Lutz and Matthew Morrison. I came up with those names somewhat randomly but he did tag Kellan Lutz in his post! They worked together on those Twilight movies. We need more cheesy blockbusters like that, especially now.

Here he is in February. You can tell he’s lost weight.
Peter Facinelli steps out with fiancee Lily Anne Harrison for a cold brew coffee

Look at that Comic Sans.

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  1. Jules says:

    Good for him! But the posing is screaming Zoolander.

  2. Nev says:

    stop this.

  3. tealily says:

    Man, my husband lost weight in the first couple months of lockdown because he wasn’t shopping as much, so was buying less junk food and also skipping his usual fast food work lunch. I’ve really doubled down on exercising and feel much fitter overall, but I’ve certainly out-eaten the calories I’ve burned! Trying to reign that in now, but it sure is hard when the world feels so bleak and snacks are one of my few sources of entertainment and pleasure…

  4. Snowslow says:

    I’m not gonna lie, I was kinda shocked scrolling down. He did get that fluff on.
    I have nothing else about this story except that I don’t see the connection between almost naked men and prostate cancer. I don’t care for that kind of photo for some reason. I’m the same with women. Photos of people looking at me half naked like they want to f*ck me do nothing for me and I find them kind of vulgar. Not sexy at all. That’s why I don’t get ads and all that. they just annoy me.
    Sexy photo shoots do exist and I like them, I just think that mixing f*ck eyes with everything is a very strong disconnect that we have been brainwashed into finding normal.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree, his transformation was/is pretty dramatic. I guffawed at that shot of him in the brown slacks, though, yikes.

      Your comment reminds me of the show/book Mrs. Fletcher, which points out that many young people these days learn about sex through online p)rn, which just isn’t normal and in fact can be very effed up for a young person just trying to start a loving, respectful relationship.

  5. Sonishka says:

    i ve stopped reading after hearing about a man who divorced his partner andshe is looking after the kids / they did have kids right? too lazy to research/ while he is freaking meditating and reading and self whatevering during the pandemics… sorry im just cranky since im working full time and looking after our child while my ex is doing the above. yeah but enjoy the abs / ps i have better abs than my ex because i still manage to exercise on top of everything/ rant over! ps i used to like facinelly pre divorce, same with Evan Mc Gregor . now im just dissapointed ๐Ÿ™„

  6. SJR says:

    Blue Steel, my 1st thought.

    Never mind this guy.


  7. minx says:

    He does look much better…that before picture was really unflattering. Some men can carry a little weight, he canโ€™t.

  8. stormyshay says:

    It is a great cause but the cynic in me cannot help but think the timing is suspect, with him trying to capitalize on Twilight resurgence. I will always side eye him a bit for his marriage imploding once he became a bit more famous.

  9. Flamingo says:

    I think people are either losing a bunch or gaining a bunch. I’ve lost about 30 pounds and none of my clothes fit me. It’s okay because I’ve been living in yoga pants. My husband has lost like 50 pounds. He hasn’t been this svelte since his college days when he was playing football. I’m not sure if I love it. Everywhere we go, he has women looking at him now. I did not sign up to be married to a stud. I’m tempted to start sending him to work with muffins or something to fatten him back up. Kind of kidding, but not really.

    • Snowslow says:

      My husband and I were super slim and then it all went downhill at the end of lockdown.
      Now we’re competing to see who can shed the kgs faster.
      Disclaimer: he is. So annoying.

      My husband is quite the stud and a straight female acquaintance who was becoming a friend once told me that it must be nice to have a model-like husband. We never became friends. For the life of me when I was about to call her that comment came to my mind and I couldn’t. Not just because of my husband but also because of hers, whom I knew and really liked. It was such a weird thing to say.

    • Abby says:

      My husband is “model-like” too and I know it, but there’s a line right, between oh good for you your husband is handsome and wondering if someone is going to try something with him when your back is turned.

      I dated a guy in college and a friend of mine would fawn over him. She actually joked she might steal him one day, and that was REALLY awkward. She didn’t. And we didn’t last, I’m still friends with her, but it’s one of those things you just DON’T say out loud.

  10. Lauren says:

    Iโ€™ve lost 42 pounds since February. Most of it during lockdown. I stopped eating take out and fast food, started intermittent fasting and exercising. Honestly never felt better. Good for him doing this for a good cause. Still a douche though.

  11. Suze says:

    I think I’m the only one that has a soft spot for him. He was just such an excellent douche in Can’t Hardly Wait, I’ve liked him ever since.

    That first face is 100% Zoolander, but the photo of him laughing is a good one.

  12. TQ says:

    Yep, also lost about 20 pounds since lockdown because I’ve been exercising every day and not going out to eat. Finally made time to focus on being healthier.

    And Facinelli looks good but still is a major douche.

  13. Tiffany :) says:

    The black and white photos look amazing! But in the color Instagram shots it looks like he has way too much make-up on. His contouring is Kardashian level.

  14. Sarah says:

    Ugh I am still several kilos up since the start of lockdown and not been on the scales for a few weeks so could be worse now. We never ate out much and the actual meals I cook are mostly healthy (bit heavy on the cheese occasionally but mostly vegetarian otherwise). My issue is snacks/stress eating. I work freelance and my work fell off a cliff from April so I was hugely stressed about never working again and ending up living under a bridge. I used the excuse of my boyfriend being here 24/7 to get snacks for ‘us’. Now I’m really struggling to break the cycle and get back to where I was before.

    • Abby says:

      Oh, I am a freelancer too, and my work died off completely in April as well. Hugs. <3 <3 this is such a hard time.

  15. Blairski says:

    I don’t weigh myself but I’m 1.5 sizes down (from size 16 in March back to my normal 12 / 14). Quarantine has been a major health reboot for me. The weight had crept on in the last two years since my hysterectomy. I had outgrown all my work clothes, my feet hurt all the time (plantar fasciitis), and my hips were stiff. Working from home has been a huge gift – I’ve had the time to exercise frequently and cook healthy food. I learned what I need to do to manage my post-menopausal metabolism. The trick will be keeping the good habits when we go back to the office.

  16. Esmom says:

    My weight has stayed pretty level since March as I kind of fluctuated between stress eating and stress appetite loss. I have kept up my fitness routine pretty well as it is key to my mental health. But it is hard to imagine anyone getting into the best shape of their life right now, unless they literally have nothing else to worry about.

  17. Chaine says:

    1. I guess heโ€™s trying to look sexy, but to me he just looks… greasy.
    2. Prostate cancer is not sexy, so even if the photos were sexy as he intended, it is a weird way to draw attention to this cause.

  18. KBeth says:

    Meh, he does nothing for me.
    Zoolander is spot on, lol.
    His girlfriend is cute, no idea who she is.

  19. Rad says:

    Well! If I lost 30 pounds, then I would only be 80 pounds over weight!

  20. schmootc says:

    I have no idea how so many people have been losing weight. I seem to have nothing else to do but eat, so have put on a good 10-15 pounds. According to stats, I was on the slim side before, but it still pains me for my clothes to be tight and for me to be heavier than I’ve been before in my life. My exercise used to be kickboxing at a regular class and I am just incapable of exercising unless I have a set date/time/place to be. This all just sucks.

  21. Jaded says:

    I’ve gained 10 lbs in 6 months. Stress-cooking/eating and too much wine but am still keeping up daily workouts so I’ll just cut out the wine and the pounds will melt off.

    He’s a total zoolander.

  22. Mee says:

    Meditating, eating healthier, reading, ummmm doesnโ€™t he have 3 kids? No time to raise them I guess. Great example of how a man/father should be to 3 girls.

  23. Steph says:

    A couple of years ago I became a vegetarian and dropped 30 pounds. Then last year, while taking care of a sick relative, I didnโ€™t focus on my health as much and put on about 5 and didnโ€™t lose it. This year I decided (before lockdown) I was going to lose 10 pounds. Iโ€™ve just been cutting down on sugar & snacks and trying out at-home workouts Iโ€™ve seen on insta. So far Iโ€™m down 12. But working thru the pandemic and being totally freaked out about it probably has been helpful for weight loss lol.

  24. Faye G says:

    I gained weight the first 2 months of the pandemic. Then after June I lost my appetite, and have lost the weight and more. Still trying to eat enough but the daily anxiety is killing my enjoyment of food. Hoping November brings some relief

  25. Meg says:

    His horrible posing is distracting from the valid points he made about men and vulnerability and being proactive about health. I gotta say hes an actor but hasn’t been shown or directed to pose differently? Maybe hes still getting used to his new body?

  26. Jess says:

    Iโ€™ve lost 22 lbs since quarantine began, I did gain some at first but then I said screw that and got serious about working out and eating better. I have an elliptical machine and a stationary bike and I just grab my iPad and binge trashy tv shows while I work out, instead of sitting on the couch for hours like I normally would. I also found a ton of cheap weights and machines on Facebook marketplace, my garage looks like a gym now. Itโ€™s crazy how many people buy that stuff brand new and never use it. I really do feel physically better than I ever have.

    • Hoot says:

      You are so right about people not using their brand new equipment, or only using it sparingly. Lots of great buys on secondhand equipment out there. And good for you on losing weight plus improving your health! Youโ€™re lowering a big risk factor (internal inflammation when carrying excess weight) should you be exposed to Covid19.

    • Abby says:

      man thats a good point, I need to look for 20 and 25 pound dumbbells. I looked nonstop in March, April and May (I was borrowing weights from my trainer because i only have 15 lb ones) and never could find what I needed anywhere. I should go back and look on FB marketplace now!

  27. Kristina Wirth Becker says:

    He may be a d-bag, but son of a bitch! That first pic of him made my ovaries explode. Daaaammnnn!!!!!!!!

  28. SilentStar says:

    Yeah, would be nice to have the freedom to “focus on myself”. If I did I’d try harder not to look like Corey Feldman though.

  29. Abby says:

    That is an impressive transformation! i don’t know anything about him… was he on Twilight?

    I’ve been working out super consistently since September last year. When covid hit, my workout program (Camp Gladiator) went from being in person to virtual zoom calls overnight. It was amazing how quickly the program was able to pivot. I have not stopped–I’ve worked out 4-5 days a week all of 2020. It has been helping me keep sane. My husband used to do Insanity / beachbody in the garage when I would go to CG, but when I came home we did our workouts at the same time in the garage. He eventually joined me in CG and now we workout together every morning before our kids get up. I miss the community of the camps, but it’s been really fun working out with him. He used to be a personal trainer and he’s so encouraging and we push each other.

    In all, I have lost 28 lbs. I am 2 pounds from the (what I thought was unnattainable) weight loss goal of my wedding weight from 10 years ago. Not quite there yet but even better, tonight i tried on the dress I wore to my wedding rehearsal dinner and it fits BETTER than it did when I was 25!!!

    Quarantine has actually been better for my body than not because I don’t go socialize and eat and drink all the things. We’re pretty disciplined with our diet (eating tasty but good for you things) and have cut back on alcohol a lot.