As if you didn’t already know the glow up of the century goes to Josh Peck! The formerly chunky Nickelodeon star showed off his impressive weight loss in his latest Instagram snap. And donning just undies, we’re thanking him big time!
Shedding major pounds, Josh has gone from “funny fat guy” to “funny hot guy,” and his hilarious caption proves it. “When it looks like you never skip leg day but you actually just used to be 290,” he quipped to his 4.5 million followers.
Though Josh has been dropping weight steadily since leaving behind his days as a child star, perhaps this final push has come as a result of a pre-wedding diet, as he just tied the knot with now wife Paige O’Brien. But even though his transformation is old news, Josh himself is aware of the fact that fans everywhere still obsess over his slim down.
“There is a small part of me now – people have been so obsessed with my weight loss and it’s like 12 years later – I’m like, ‘Man, had I gone through my awkward, teenage years alone and not on television, this would just be a small footnote in my life,’” the Drake & Josh alum said on the podcast Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss. “Instead of the middle 11 chapters.”
Though the constant interest in his weight loss may get old, Josh did say that he enjoys hearing that people find him motivational. “Inevitably, it all makes it worth it when people come up to me and say they’ve drawn any sort of inspiration from it,” he said. “That’s quite cool. For me, I could be OK not talking about it anymore because it’s sort of in the past, but culture is obsessed with image, and weight and the way we look, and diets, and food.”
He continued, “People are taking photos of their food and uploading it to Instagram. People are interested and they can’t get over it…I’m so happy I can be an example or an inspiration in any way, but I lost the weight because I wanted to and I stay this way just because I feel better.”
Well, Josh, you are definitely our fitness goals! Keep posting pics in your undies, we don’t mind!