Apologies to Halle Bailey, but Manu Ríos is also the little mermaid!
Although the Spanish hunk has been heating up Cannes with his plunging red carpet fits, he managed to find time to squeeze into a swimsuit for a little shirtless R&R in the waters off the nearby Eden Roc Hotel.
After soaking his taut body under the sea, Ríos was spotted bronzing his rippling abs, pecs and biceps as he basked in the sun.
We’re not drenched, you’re drenched!
A runway then appeared in the form of a diving board. Ríos reached new heights as he flung his muscular form into the air and came plunging down hard into the deep wet French Riviera waters below. Oh to be the Mediterranean Sea!
— 📷 pic.twitter.com/8XHiPeWuWb— Manu Rios Media (@kuwmanuriosfdez) May 22, 2023
Although initially it seemed the Elite star embarked on his sunshine outing by himself, it turns out he was spending time with a male companion.
Accompanied by his stylist Marc Farone, the duo enjoyed their lazy afternoon while putting on a show as they did push ups off of a floating pier. Gotta get that beach pump!
— 📷 pic.twitter.com/Kc0IUvrjbx— Manu Rios Media (@kuwmanuriosfdez) May 22, 2023
Ríos’ seaside frolic comes days after attending the premiere of his new film A Strange Way of Life, Pedro Almodovar’s queer western co-starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke as an outlaw and a sheriff who reunite after 25 years apart. Giddy up!
The short film (its only 31 minutes long) received a standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes as many critics praised Pascal and Hawke’s performances.
While Rios has a smaller part in the highly-anticipated project, the role required him to spend a lot of time with everyone’s favorite “cool sexy daddy.”
“He’s the best,” Rios said of Pascal to Variety. “It was pretty hot because we shot in the desert in the south of Spain,” Ríos added, “so it was a lot of time without doing anything and just talking.” Oh to be a fly on the wall!
While it’s still unclear when A Strange Way of Life will be released, fans can catch more of Ríos in the new Netflix series Muted.
The thriller, which reunites him with Elite co-star Aron Piper, premiered last week and has been one of the platform’s top 10 shows ever since.
While you figure out your next binge, gorge on more of Manu Rios’ hottest photos below:
— 📷 pic.twitter.com/4P1RO5SgeJ— Manu Rios Media (@kuwmanuriosfdez) May 22, 2023
— 📷 pic.twitter.com/jgot16pIhy— Manu Rios Media (@kuwmanuriosfdez) May 23, 2023
— 📷 pic.twitter.com/e6Jg6qiy42— Manu Rios Media (@kuwmanuriosfdez) May 23, 2023
— 📷 pic.twitter.com/8cVi6Douo3— Manu Rios Media (@kuwmanuriosfdez) May 22, 2023
Manu certainly is beautiful.
There are few men I publicly gush over (simply because being a large guy I know I’d never have any chance and don’t want to make a fool of myself!) but Manu is one of the rare exceptions. He is a truly beautiful looking man. Not just good-looking, not just handsome – beautiful.
I will take one of him to go please. I’m in a rush…
An absolutely stunning body, but I personally don’t find his look that attractive!! It’s just my taste in what constitutes male beauty! No question, he’s a hot man!
“immediately floods basements around the world” WTF does this mean?
Manu is one of the most beautiful men I have ever seen. I just get all dreamy and sigh everytime I see his pics. He has the looks of old Hollywood just pure perfection. Then to be such a good actor and singer adds to the talent he is going to be.
Manu is making a splash, but Queerty’s getting a little obsessed with him – reminds me of their Tom Daley period. Oh well, best to just go along.
Definitely one of the hottest men on the planet.