Get ready for some incredible news that proves our toxic beauty culture may eventually be headed in the right direction: Boys’ Life magazine has just selected a plus-sized boy because of its annual Sexiest Boy Alive problem!
This is a major win for body pleasure!
Ever since Boys’ Life was first published in 1911, its annual Sexiest Boy Alive honour has always gone to a slender, athletic-looking boy, and it’s been setting virtually impossible beauty standards for boys everywhere. But that’s all changing now the popular magazine has selected Paul Faulk–a husky 8-year-old–since the sexiest boy alive for 2018.
Paul’s a Cub Scout who will tie six kinds of knots and recently earned both his archery and astronomy merit badges, and he just proved that even boys with a few extra inches around their waistlines still have to be recognized because of their eloquent, smoking-hot bodies. It’s lovely to believe that plus-sized boys all around the world will appear at Paul strutting his stuff on the cover of Boys’ Life and recognize that they, also, can one day carry the title of Sexiest Boy Alive.
The revolutionary problem of Boys’ Life, which also features a manual for how to salvage camping supplies out of a capsized kayak plus a short story written by Gary Paulsen to a boy who befriends a wounded wolf, comes complete with a complete photo shoot where Paul confidently reveals his plus-sized body off to the camera, also shatters a major glass ceiling in boy beauty standards.
The photo shoot incorporates bold, in-your-face pictures of Paul shirtless when trimming down a soap box derby car and building a campfire in Yellowstone National Park while winking coyly at the camera as if to say, “Oh, did I assemble this flame? ” They’re the kind of pictures typical of previous Sexiest Boy Alive problems, however you’t never seen a heavyset boy such as Paul pose for these kinds of glamor shots earlier!
“It’s 2018, and in Boys’ Life, we believe it’s high time to acknowledge that all boys are sexy, regardless of their physique,” a representative of Boys’ Life said in a media conference in the magazine’s offices in Irving, TX this afternoon. “By naming Paul the world’s sexiest boy even though he’s somewhat curvier than the slender boys who usually obtain this title, our magazine is boldly declaring that groups like ‘plus-sized boy’ and ‘chunkmeister’ are just the damaging constructs of a broken society, and that in reality all boys belong to just 1 class: gorgeous and sexy. ”
What an incredible step forward for inclusive beauty standards! The fact that a boys’ interest and outside lifestyle magazine as prestigious as Boys’ Life is willing to name a plus-sized boy their Sexiest Boy Alive should give everybody hope that people’ll soon be living in a much better and more innovative world. This just goes to prove that in today’s world, our definition of what’s considered “sexy” or “beautiful” is rapidly changing to include bodies of all shapes and sizes–and that’s pretty wonderful!