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Chris Meloni wasted no time delivering the ultimate thirst trap on Tuesday. And let’s just say, fans were very grateful.
It started when the Law & Order: Organized Crime star tweeted a video highlighting a memorable moment during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. But things took a turn when an adoring fan asked one simple question: “Chris can you post a selfie?”
Without missing a beat, the actor, who’s made a name for himself as America’s favorite “zaddy,” decided to give his followers a bird’s eye view of his legs and feet.
But clearly it wasn’t enough. When another fan asked him, “Can you do higher up please, for science?” Meloni wasn’t about to disappoint.
That’s when he snapped a photo of his veiny bicep and right pec, cleverly positioned to showcase his clavicle and chest hair pattern. The image came without a caption — because clearly there are no words.
Of course, the response has been quite appreciative from his fans so far:
Well I know what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving
— court. (@here2flail) November 23, 2021
Well I’ll officially not be getting any work done this afternoon. Might get fired but who cares? 🔥
— J |💕💌 🕵🏻♀️ (@JBensonstabler) November 23, 2021
Perhaps somewhere in the middle of those two photos...just saying...
— Jenny (@jenny_8200) November 23, 2021
is this your way of telling us you have an onlyfans
— mol (@danaIewis) November 23, 2021
Meloni is no stranger to thirst trapping. In the last few years, he’s gained a number of new fans after images of his voluminous backside went viral. This led him to be the poster child of the term “zaddy,” which is defined by Dictionary.com to mean “an attractive man who is also stylish, charming and self-confident.”
The actor himself admitted to not knowing what the term meant until fairly recently. "I just thought it was a cutie thing," he told Men’s Fitness in the August cover story.
“I’ve been blessed with glutes that have an attractive shape,” he told Interview magazine. “But I have a trainer, and we’re going through bodybuilding phases, and where everyone kind of caught me was that I’d been preparing for one year in a very high-intensity weight training program that actually focused on legs. So I guess you could argue that the glute-peeping public are now reaping the benefits of all that hard work.”
He also clarified with the publication, “I’ve been called that a lot, and who am I to argue with it? Sure, I’m a zaddy.”
For an actor who’s admitted to dealing with crippling anxiety early in his career, embracing the glory is the result of years of inner work.
"There are bigger things, more important things. I know how important this is to me, but I have a clearer vision of life," Meloni told Men’s Health about his career and understanding his priorities. "I know a little more about love. I know a little more about real pain. I know about joy. I know better management skills. As you go through life, you get a clearer understanding of things, of your holes and of your gifts."
Thank you for service, Chris Meloni.