From dad jokes to dad bods, the internet has an endless fascination with all things “dad”, and so it stands to reason that a middle-aged dad who just so happens to be a hot aspiring model would become the latest trend.
It all started last week when University of Toledo student Collin Hayslett tweeted a selection of modelling shots of his 45-year-old father, Clint.
“The man who does his hair has a lot of connections,” Collin told Pedestrian.TV, revealing that “there was an opportunity for [his dad] to be a possible model” when his barber needed someone to star in the ads for a new line of sunglasses.
According to Pedestrian.TV, Clint travelled to Detroit, Michigan, for the photoshoot and it went so well that the photographers told him he should pursue a full-time career in modelling.
“My dad is mild-mannered and humble about the whole thing,” Collin added after seeing his tweet blow up over the past few days. The tweet currently has over 370k likes and 80k retweets.
People were so taken by the ‘hot model dad’ that it inspired a bunch of dad-related memes.