Ethan Renoe was just out for a jog, shirtless, last night when he was stopped by WGN-TV reporter Tahman Bradley, who was doing a segment on Chicago’s unseasonably warm December weather.
“Dude, where is your shirt, man?” Bradley asked Renoe.
“It’s a great day for a run,” a soaking wet Renoe replied, “and it’s too wet to wear a shirt.” Then he casually added: “I love running in the rain and I’m also single.”
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When Renoe returned home from his run about 20 minutes later, the segment had already garnered nearly 25,000 views online. One day later it’s been viewed over 1.8 million times and received over 20,000 likes and more than 12,000 shares on Facebook.
WGN caught up with Renoe, now nicknamed “Ethan the Shirtless Wonder,” again this morning, who says he was surprised at just how quickly the video, which he appears in for less than 30 seconds, took off.
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“It’s really been crazy,” Renoe said. “I have about 900 friend requests (on Facebook) right now.”
When asked if he was “looking for love,” Renoe replied: “I am.”
But don’t get too excited, fellas. Ethan the Shirtless Wonder says he’s straight.
Check out the original video below.
Woof woof 😉
Straight and super-hyper-religious, judging by his blog.
He may in fact be straight, but why did the dumba$$ reporter automatically assume he would want ladies to call him? What, he doesn’t look or sound gay? Hello, it’s 2015 calling.
Have him and send him over.
And yet again showing desperation for anything half naked.
1st I was like yay a bit of light flirtation and humour to kick off my day then a was like wait lets see how long it takes before someone says the are offended by this
Sam D. Maloney
That’s a Chi-Rho symbol on his shoulder– a Catholic emblem, so he may not be real gay friendly…
He was out cruising, I mean jogging ð???
Paul V. Vitagliano
He’s currently attending “Bible school” so…
really scraping the bottom of the barrel Queerty for “news”
He’s a Jesus freak. Read a blog post where he talks about how much he prays and remembers Bible verses.
@Mkiel: Nobody made you look.
Ugh… These hunky guys have it so easy ð?? … #iHateHim #jk #iWannaFuckHim ð??
Quite the exhibitionist
I live in Chicago and he didnt run past my house last night….
Kevin J Desmond
He’s pretty hot, that’s for sure.
Is he a bottom?…I can dream, can´t I ?
“why did the dumba$$ reporter automatically assume he would want ladies to call him?”
Now now, let’s not get too judgmental. While we do live in a heterocentric culture, the assumption, thus question, is statistically valid. The fact is, only 2-6% is gay according to modern studies (the widely quoted 10% figure is neat but wrong, even in Kinsey’s day). And in casual interactions, especially where time is very limited, it’s natural to make these mostly harmless assumptions. It’s no worse than saying, “Merry Christmas,” without knowing if the person celebrated Christmas. Or asking, “What do your parents think?,” without knowing if one’s parents are still alive.
Just because a man is straight-identifying, it doesn’t mean he can’t have a same-sex experience. Have a same-sex experience with me, Ethan.
@Brian: I saw him first…
That is a nicely developed chest with just the right amount of hair on it. I don’t blame him wanting to show it off. If you got it flaunt it baby.
Oh, what a shame! Why are some of the best looking guys (straight or gay) also some of the biggest Jesus freaks?
This is a fu*ching Jesus freak. He certainly is mentally ill if he’s a man of faith. God, all the sexy guys just want to preach to me. Just shut the eff up you religious nut case and give it to me the way i deserve. We hate people of faith, don’t we, girls?
@o.codone: Judging from the blog ProfessorMoriarty posted, he’s a little nuts.
“Tonight I went to a party with a handful of guys and girls. It was so refreshing to be around real humans, as sometimes I am deprived.”
He’s an evangelical Christan who writes about Jesus helping him with his porn addiction. :-/
Gerald GeeLocke Panuthos
He was on today’s morning news to explain what has happened since last night. And right away he explains that he is straight.
Don’t free the narcissist.
Don’t free the narcissist. @moldisdelicious:
A: He needs to shave, ans B: If he’s striaght why is this on Queerty?
@Sweetie Pie: Most straight men are!
I have to agree with those who think this hoopla is a tad silly, but since we’re here, yes, I like his body. I’m really starting starting to hate that over-strained, hairless, plastic-polished Abercrombie look that seems to have taken over the CW network. He looks healthy and fit, very natural.
@Steven Burr: Because he’s a hot in-shape guy. The criteria is kinda low, to be honest. In any case, I read he is also a virgin waiting for to get married before having sex. Nothing wrong with that, but I imagine you wanna know what you’re doing beforehand, and abstinence… well, it’s kinda terrible. He’s like Tebow, but my gaydar’s only slightly tingling for him.
And besides, when a guy is that good looking and still single and doesn’t want to have sex, red flags should automatically come up for anyone. All the Jesus-y stuff, I’m thinking babe is a piece of toast short of a complete breakfast, if you get my drift.
I cannot even deny that too-good boys with deep-rooted sexual hangups are my kryptonite.
It all seemed pretty contrived.
But yeah, pretty to look at. Tank da lode.
This whole story is a turnoff and a bone killer to me. Firstly, any “straight” dude jogging shirtless in the rain is an attemtion-seeking closet case. Secondly, his wet hair probably stinks; smelling like wet dog and spit. Lastly, he’s crazy and none too bright. Meh…
Jackson David Taylor
He’s single… and according to his Facebook, a Jesus freak.
And in typical Queerty fashion, the Christian bigots always make an appearance.
Come to me, Ethan. I can seduce you away from all those gold-digging women. Do you think a woman wants a man for his body? Fat chance. They want you for your money and your sperm – nothing else. Only men can truly appreciate another man’s body as we all share its qualities, including chest hair.
where does he jog? I’m gonna live there.
@ProfessorMoriarty: It’s a good thing he is attractive because if his rambling mess of a blog is any indication, he’s a terrible writer — and maybe a tad unstable.
Sexy guy. Too bad about the churchiness.
For some reason we get WGN out here in San Francisco on Comcast cable.
HA HA HA HA!
Looks like North Lakeshore. It’s a nice area.
Religious or not, he isn’t even that cute. Hairy, and looks WAY older than 24. You guys are desperate.
Also, there is such a thing as LGBT Christians. Though I’m sure if he was an atheist he still wouldn’t pay attention to most of you queens getting mad at him being religious.
@Kieran: Over 96 percent of the US population identifies as heterosexual, so the reporter’s assumption wasn’t outdated at all. Simple probability.
Oooh! Hot guy Ethan is yummy!
I wonder if his porn addiction is a real porn addiction, where’ he’s spends hours watching porn, dropping his social life, work life, obligations and responsibilities all for porn. Or does he watch the same amount as everyone, but his schizophrenic religious teachings make him think that regular porn watching is addiction?
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