Before and after

‘Magic Mike’ star Alex Pettyfer has really let himself go in recent years

Hiked table mountain, South Africa ?? One to tick off the bucket list ?

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We are, of course, kidding.

Alex Pettyfer made hearts flutter and audiences succumb to the vapors with his star turn in 2012’s Magic Mike, but he apparently didn’t trade the chest press for repeated visits to a family-sized crate of Ding Dongs once filming wrapped.

Related: The Drama Is Real Between Channing Tatum And “Magic Mike” Co-Star Alex Pettyfer

The 27-year-old remains in good shape and proudly exhibitionist, as demonstrated by this cachet of photos culled from his Instagram account.

And, now that we’ve had some time to think about it, we’re really sorry about the headline. It was a deliberate attempt to rankle you and we apologize unreservedly.

Let’s all put that unpleasantness behind us and take a look at Pettyfer ’17:

Bye bye NYC ?? ? – @hypit #ihatepacking! #mrserious #inmymindithinkilooklikeconnormcgregger #iwish?

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? @andyatagency @jules_horn Thank you brothers for kicking my ass back into the gym…. #healthybodyhealthymind

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TOWEL SERIES 88, ALEX PETTYFER. #MarioTestino #TowelSeries @alexpettyfer

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  • Wolfie

    It was deliberate “clickbait”

    • Kito Diaries

      Queerty is very good at that.

  • barkomatic

    I was all prepared to get a self esteem boost by taking pleasure in the ruined physique of a formerly hot man, but I was instead tricked into viewing his current stunning gladiator level body. Thus my self esteem is still in the dumps. Thanks Queerty.

    • Josh447

      No big. Isn’t bacon eggs Benedict and cinnamon rolls worth it? Is too me. Haha

    • o.codone

      Eggs Benedict. Yum.

  • Smith David

    Ouuch..Dam you Queerty! I was baited again.

  • ColorMeColorado

    Sending email from yall to spam. Tired of lying titles to stories. “We are of course joking”?! Dont say hes got out of shape and joined normal people, for a story title if not true

  • re_horst

    clickbait or not, I’m happy for the chance to see a beautiful man.

  • Ummmm Yeah

    And he’ll never work again because he pissed off Channing Tatum and pretty much everyone else involved in the one movie he was in five years ago. I hope posting shirtless pics on Instragram pays well.

  • pengwinofdoom

    Cachet. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • jayboy

    Hey Derek:
    Grammar police here.
    You keep using the word “cachet” in articles when you mean “cache”.
    Just FYI…

  • Tony_D

    I’m not sure if I’m trippin or if my eyes are playing tricks on me but his tattoo seems to switch sides on his pecs. Maybe the picture where it appears to switch is mirrored or something? Please tell me I’m not the only one seeing this.

    • Tony_D

      Just realized the picture that was causing me such distress is a selfie in a mirror and is therefore mirrored. Whew, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. NOT TODAY SATAN!!! LOL

  • deuxchevaux

    “Cachet” and the word you were looking for -“cache” – are two totally different words. For what it’s worth…..

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