Mahershala Ali celebrates his Oscar win by getting his top off
If anything can make you forget about the Oscars’ best picture flub, this is it.
While Mahershala Ali and Trevante Rhodes have been suited up on the red carpet throughout awards season, the duo stripped down for Calvin Klein in a new campaign featuring the Moonlight cast, fresh off their much talked about Oscars wins.
And it’s safe to say they’ve been hitting the gym. In the steamy shots, the new dad—and newly cemented best supporting actor Oscar winner—strips off his black crew neck T-shirt revealing his chiseled chest, six-pack abs, and a glimpse of his black Calvin Klein underwear under his slim-cut jeans.
“You get older and you think you have some things figured out, but these young actors reminded me of the power of exploring,” Ali is quoted as saying in the caption of the shot that the brand shared on Instagram Monday.
Speaking of abs, Rhodes also showed off his immaculate eight-pack and the rest of his muscular body as he lounged in a leather chair wearing nothing but a black pair of CK cotton stretch hip briefs and a swoon-worthy smile.
“It’s not so long ago I was waiting tables down the street from here, and now …,” he’s quoted as saying in the caption. ⠀
The campaign, shot by Willy Vanderperre, marks Calvin Klein chief creative officer Raf Simons’s first underwear-specific project for the label, and was released the day after Rhodes and other cast members rocked CK looks on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
The black-and-white photo series, titled “Revelation,” also features Ashton Sanders, who lounges on a couch in black CK boxer briefs, as well as 12-year-old Alex R. Hibbert, who repres