Jeremy Allen White is Calvin Klein’s latest underwear model: yes chef??

What is Jeremy Allen White’s appeal? People have been debating that a lot in recent years, especially with the success of The Bear, where JAW stars as a talented chef who inherited his late brother’s sandwich shop in Chicago. JAW was famous before The Bear – he grew up and glowed up on Shameless, but the success of The Bear put him at another level and ruined his marriage. Now he’s single – and dating Rosalia – and a bona fide heartthrob. Obviously, Calvin Klein came calling and now JAW is modeling underpants.

The print ads and Calvin Klein commercial were released on Thursday and everyone is screaming “YES CHEF.” Like… did we know he had this kind of body? He’s ripped but he doesn’t look like a too-chiseled gym rat. The tattoos are doing it for me and so is the hair. Like, it’s all working for me, honestly. I love men who have that jolie-laide vibe. A big nose, a weird chin, puffy lips, and you think “maybe this guy isn’t all that” and then it turns out he had ANGLES. I also think it helps that JAW is crazy-photogenic. It’s a gift.

(For some reason, these videos remind me of that story Cameron Diaz told about Tom Cruise, that whenever Tom has to be shirtless in a scene, he would do push-ups right before “action” was called.)

Photos courtesy of Mert Alas for Calvin Klein.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    I mean…definitely a bangin’ body but the rest doesn’t do anything for me. It’s like if Gene Wilder was ripped.

    • María from Tercer Mundo says:


    • SarahCS says:

      Thank you! Absolutely nailed it.

    • Keke Swan says:

      OMG! He’s a hot Gene Wilder!!

      • Christine says:

        LMAO!!! He is a hot Gene Wilder, and the best part of Gene Wilder was his personality and sense of humor!

      • aftershocks says:

        It’s funny how JAW has to tell everyone that he’s not related to Gene Wilder. 😂 There’s this cute Buzzfeed promo feature on YT with JAW, Zac Efron, and Harris Dickinson, being interviewed about their real-life wrestling movie, “The Iron Claw.” The guys are sitting on the floor, snuggling with cute puppies. Two of the sweet pups feel so soothed by JAW stroking them, they fall fast asleep in his arms. Several of the others wander over to investigate during the course of the interview, wanting some of whatever magic vibes JAW is giving off! LOL! 🐶🌙🌠

    • Lady Esther says:

      DEAD. This is absolutely the look! Cackling

      I’m not into “dirtbag hot” as one of the commenters here said previously but count me in on the YES CHEF!

    • LadyMTL says:

      Oh man I’ll never be able to unsee that hahahaha. He doesn’t really do it for me either, but I think he has ‘rizz’ as the kids say, and it definitely comes through in these pics.

    • k says:

      And? I see no problems with this…

    • Kittenmom says:


    • Angie says:

      Lol yep. I just don’t get it

    • T-Rex says:

      The best! hahaha… he does have very nice eyes though (as did GW)

    • ML says:

      🤣Well worded, Snuffles!

    • K says:

      Lolololol yes but I admit I found GW strangely appealing. If someone does it for you that’s just the universe’s version of raw cookie dough. You know it’s not quite sensical but it’s still something you would put in your mouth..

    • Charlotte says:

      Which as an Old — is EXACTLY the appeal!
      Sighs, in memories of a hot Jewish early boyfriend who, sadly, I knew was on the other team even when he was hoping he was not (it was the 80s! no blaming anyone!)

    • bubblegum dreams says:


    • Big Bertha says:

      yaaas! LOL

  2. Gold Ladder says:

    Given the movie he was just in, yeah, he had to have hit the gym.

    • Barbara says:

      Yep. I saw an interview where he said he gained 40 lbs of muscle for the movie (although I swear Efron gained more than that, he got huge!). He’s lost some since then but obviously he wasn’t this ripped before he started training for it.

      (I don’t get his appeal at all beyond the body)

      • Turledove says:

        I’m dying over here. For me, directly under your comment is a targeted ad that shows an older, white haired woman, doing chair yoga and it says “How long will it take me to get a toned body with chair yoga according to my age?” It’s one of those calculators that tells you “if you start now, you’ll be fit by spring” type things.

        I at first thought you POSTED it and it cracked me up. Chair yoga is very beneficial, but in relation to this particular story it came across as funny. There is no amount of chair yoga that is going to get an elderly woman as ripped as a 32 year old underwear model who was just professionally trained to do a wrestling movie.

  3. Flowerlake says:

    Probably a coincidence 😉 but I started paying more attention to Calvin Klein since Jungkook became one.

  4. Nikomikaelx says:

    Yeah it´s the big nose, kinda just silly looking goofy guy, sexy body and magic happens. Everything about this works for me haha

    • Kitten says:

      Dudes like Adrian Brody and Vincent Cassel have coasted on this magical formula for decades now.

      • JaneS says:

        Adrian Brody, he is tall, dark hair, great shoulders. His face? No thanks.
        Adrian Brody man handling, forceably kissing Halle Berry at the Oscars, Hell, no.

        Vincent Cassel is just unattractive. Period.

      • Anne Keane says:

        I find both Adrien and Vincent very attractive. I like a large nose on a man. Each to their own.

    • MF says:

      It’s working for me too. He’s not a pretty boy, exactly, but he does have sex appeal.

  5. Brassy Rebel says:

    Every time I look at him I can’t unsee Gene Wilder.

    Interesting choice of music in that video. Lesley Gore!

    • PonchyPilates says:

      LOL. Ya’ll know Jeremy AW is a nepo baby and literally Gene Wilder’s descendant?

      • WaterDragon says:

        Supposedly Gene Wilder did not have any biological children. I would recommend a DNA test. The DNA does not lie. I know whereof I speak, having discovered at 66 that the man that raised me was NOT my biodad.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        There is no evidence that JAW is related to Gene Wilder in any way. It’s just a weird coincidence that he looks like his doppelganger.

      • Natalie_K says:

        This is one of those clickbait things that pop up but it’s not true. I finally got curious enough to Google it!

      • Marplesque says:

        Jeremy Allen White is not a nepo baby or related to Gene Wilder. There is clickbait online that claims he is, but that is false. Crazy how these false rumours can follow someone around for years on social media.

      • Ameerah M says:

        JAW is not related to Gene Wilder. Nor is he a nepo baby. I wish folks would fact check stuff before repeating it. Takes 10 seconds.

    • Joy says:

      Gene Wilder was far more attractive than this dude.

  6. Mrs. Smith says:

    Watch the YT commercial. Is it hot in here? I love an unconventional look, sleepy eyes and a sculpted bod like that always makes my palms sweat.

  7. Eurydice says:

    I don’t know – the dead eyes and fish mouth ruin it for me.

    • Nikomikaelx says:

      Im a sucker for some dead eyes

      • Eurydice says:

        Lol, I guess a lot of people are, otherwise that wouldn’t be the standard sexy look for models and celebrities. But I keep seeing Zoolander.

    • orangeowl says:

      Agreed. I see that ad every time I open the NYT website and it cracks me up. His ever-present scowl is comical and ridiculous to me. Nothing wrong with being smiley or playful sometimes, ffs. I mean I enjoyed him a lot in The Bear but he takes himself way too seriously in photo shoots.

    • SophieJara says:

      I find him attractive, but the personal life ruins it for me. My Dad is an alcoholic, so knowing he is going through a divorce and is required to do alcohol testing multiple times a week to see his very young children… it must be strange for his ex, dealing with all that while his popularity goes supernova.

  8. LeahTheFrench says:

    I find the pictures much more arresting than the video for some reason, I feel they bring out his best angles much more saliently. Or maybe it’s the black & white format, not sure. Good for him in any case 🙂

    • Lucy2 says:

      Me too, the photos are great, the video is a little silly.

      Watching shameless, I remember thinking that I don’t find him attractive, but he has a fascinating face to watch, and he’s a great actor. I think he is more attractive and his role in The Bear, apparently I’m a sucker for intensity.

  9. FHMom says:

    Those photos are a big yuck to me. I find them a bit disturbing. I love him in the Bear, but he is not attractive. Evidently, a lot of people disagree, but I will die on that hill.

    • VoominVava says:

      I haven’t seen the Bear, so I could very well fall for the acting and create an attraction through that, but at this time I agree, not doing it for me. I also find the photos a tad bit strange… If it was a woman in some of these poses, we’d probably be seeing a viral backlash at this point.
      Or maybe I’m just too old for it? I find a few of them distasteful although the ones specifically shown in this page are the tame ones.
      Good for him, though .. on his success and a Calvin Klein ambassadorship. Get it! This fame can be fleeting.

  10. Kaye says:

    He’s great from the neck down. Can he close his mouth?

    • Mimi says:

      So… you’re saying he’s a butter face?

      Please, sir, may I have some more?

      • Kaye says:

        I always thought butter face was meant for a woman and a contraction of “she looks good – but her FACE.”

        But you can have my share. 🙂

  11. Bettyrose says:

    I just rebinged Shameless (I’m obsessed with the show) where he’s naked a lot and heavily sought after by young women. It’s all about personality. He’s the same character in both shows. Confident, brilliant, and a streetwise bad boy. It’s not about looks. That’s an irresistible combination.

  12. Raspin says:

    He looks like a hobbit.

  13. JaneS says:

    He was good in Shameless. The ripped look is for his new movie The Iron Claw.
    He is on a hot streak, best to save his money, choose projects carefully bc I think he will not age well.
    Cash in while you can.

  14. Justjj says:

    I’ve seen this man as an even more unconventional looking and asymmetrical Gene Wilder since day one-and he scarred me for life as a young child in the tunnel scene in “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” sooo… my brain can’t connect him with hot. It’s simply impossible.

  15. Chaine says:

    I’m just creeped out that he doesn’t appear to have a navel

  16. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Talented, interesting features, slightly wild hair–I get the appeal. And yes, he does remind me of Gene Wilder. I wouldn’t kick either of them out of bed lol.

  17. lucia says:

    please, close your mouth!

  18. BlueNailsBetty says:

    To me JAW looks more like Robert Mitchum. Check out the photos of RM in his wikipedia:

    • Marta says:

      I saw your comment after I said the same thing. Glad to know someone else sees the resemblance!

  19. ElleE says:

    I saw JAW for the first time Fingernails – now I see him everywhere. I think he’s a great actor and I’m looking forward to seeing iron claw. Maybe not in the movies, but I’m definitely going to watch it because of him and Zac Efron.

  20. MaryContrary says:

    He walked by me in London in November-right by the Churchill War Rooms. So random. He’s short, ladies.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      Haha, that reminds me of years ago watching Marky Mark in The Italian Job. My friend made a comment about MM’s muscles and I quietly said “he’s 5’ 7”. She was all nope, never mind.

      There’s nothing wrong with short dudes (and dudes at the top of the short height) and they definitely get a raw deal from society but she and I both had bad relationships with short men who were defensive and abusive so the potential of Short Man Syndrome is something we avoid like the plague.

  21. Tizi says:

    I think he is so hot but it’s because he is such a brilliant actor COMBINED with his looks. His performance in “The Bear” is amazing. He is on the level of being the Brando or Deniro of his generation. He is that real and vulnerable. He also has the rare gift of screen presence which makes him a star. These kinds of actors don’t come along often. (Those blue eyes are even bluer on the show!)

  22. Shiv says:

    Thank you so much Aftershock!!!! 🥰🥰🥰

  23. Marta says:

    He reminds me of a young Robert Mitchum, if anyone remembers him. Maybe it’s the cleft chin.

  24. Grey says:

    Never saw it until this ad but whew, I had to fan myself over here… it felt very hot in Canada today.

  25. Libra says:

    I am officially old, I guess. This man does absolutely nothing for me.( I love a man in a expensively well tailored suit, with clean hair and looking like he smells great.)

  26. Faithmobile says:

    Stop yucking my yum! Can all the bitter old bidies step off this thread so the rest of can enjoy this beautifully well endowed man?!