Actor and stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani revealed his ripped body transformation on Monday–and Twitter users are freaking out.
The actor, known for his role on the HBO series Silicon Valley, posted his new buff bod on Instagram. Nanjiani said he started working out about a year ago when he found out he was going to star in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.
“I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are,” he wrote on an Instagram post with two pictures of himself.
People tweeted out their opinions on his new look. Most people were shocked.
“My whole day has been thrown off by learning that Kumail Nanjiani is ridiculously jacked now,” Twitter user @Patrick_Wyman wrote.
My whole day has been thrown off by learning that Kumail Nanjiani is ridiculously jacked now— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) December 16, 2019
Stop showing me ripped Kumail I’m begging you. I don’t need this today— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) December 16, 2019
Kumail Nanjiani won the ‘beginning of the decade vs. end of the decade’ challenge pic.twitter.com/bQ9JclOoYa— crazy broke asian (@tribranchvo) December 16, 2019
I don't know if I'll ever be ready for a jacked Kumail Nanjiani.— Mark Tompkins (@MarkJTompkins) December 8, 2019
The pictures also prompted a lot of Twitter jokes.
“Since y’all think all brown folks look the same anyway, feel free to confuse me for Kumail Nanjiani whenever you want now,” Twitter user @SikhProf wrote.
since yall think all brown folks look the same anyway feel free to confuse me for kumail nanjiani whenever you want now https://t.co/uTWRPqFtpU— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) December 16, 2019
Instead of formulating a take on Ripped Kumail, I encourage everyone to discuss how hot I have been, am currently, and will continue to be. This is the brave and correct choice.— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) December 16, 2019
Kumail and I have been getting a lot of attention for our hot bodies today.— Ian Karmel (@IanKarmel) December 16, 2019
gonna tell my kids this was Kumail Nanjiani pic.twitter.com/2oTkBzgKpT— Chris Gayomali (@chrisgayomali) December 16, 2019
But more than anything, people really appreciated that Nanjiani was honest about his transformation. In Nanjiani’s Instagram post, he noted that it would have been “impossible” without the resources and time he had.
“Clearly Kumail looks amazing, but I love that he mentions that there’s zero way that he’d look like this if the studio didn’t pay for the resources he was given,” Twitter user @beerquena wrote.
Clearly Kumail looks amazing, but I love that he mentions that there’s zero way that he’d look like this if the studio didn’t pay for the resources he was given. pic.twitter.com/jJqRXQS7iC— lemon lara bar (@beerquena) December 16, 2019
Alright: Kumail showing off his final form.— Level 7 Access Podcast (@Level7AccessPod) December 16, 2019
Even better: Pointing out this was only achievable under extremely privileged circumstances while thanking people.
I didn’t think it was possibly to love him even more, but here we are! pic.twitter.com/79wl769yBT
ok so yes kumail is absolutely ripped but also his insta caption about just how unrealistic this is for most men is EXTREMELY refreshing pic.twitter.com/Pa0NEFghGf— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 16, 2019