A shirtless jogger known as ‘Ethan the Shirtless Wonder’ has become the latest sensation sweeping the world wide web.
The jogger, real name Ethan Renoe, went for a run in the rain when he ran into a local TV reporter, who was doing a segment on Chicago’s unusually warm December weather.
The reporter asked him ‘where’s your shirt?’ and the soaking wet Ethan replied: “It’s a great day for a run… and it’s too wet to wear a shirt.” Before casually adding: “I love running in the rain and I’m also single” while miming a phone.
When Ethan returned home, about 20 minutes later, the video had nearly 25,000 views online. A 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.
Watch the video below.
WGN caught up with Ethan the next day, who said he was surprised at how quickly the video took off.
“It’s really been crazy,” Ethan said. “I have about 900 friend requests (on Facebook) right now.” When asked if he was looking for love? Ethan replied: “I am.”
If the Facebook comments are anything to go by, Ethan won’t have to look to hard.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.