“People like me for my underwear,” croaks “Speedo Guy” Mario Adrian in his recent American Idol audition, seemingly unconcerned with rhythm or tone. “[They] never see my talent,” he adds, “this isn’t fair.”
Then the 26-year-old model wraps things up with an extended, bouncing pec performance, because if there’s one way to get the world to stop judging you on your looks, it’s with a nationally televised pec bounce.
The gimmicky audition is clearly played for laughs, culminating in a runway walkoff with host Katy Perry.
But something about having an almost-naked model talking about body positivity in between flexes feels nearly as tone deaf as the audition itself.