This man is the definition of keeping cool under pressure.
Clark Gracie, a 28-year-old Jiu Jitsu instructor from San Diego, is the latest “ridiculously photogenic” viral sensation to take the Internet by storm.
Gracie’s photo, taken about a year ago at a Jui Jitsu tournament in New York, captures the handsome athlete in mid-martial arts move, looking almost alarmingly attractive.
“I’m attacking his shoulder in a shoulder lock,” Gracie explained today on “Good Morning America.”
“You’re attacking the camera,” Lara Spencer joked.
Despite his opponent trying to shake him off, Gracie won this particular fight and took second in the tournament.
“I try to stay pretty relaxed and not get over heated during the tournament,” he said. “Keep my cool so I can act and perform the best I can.”
As a first degree black belt and head instructor at Clark Gracie Jiu Jitsu Acadamy, his skills are actually inherited. He’s the grandson of Carlos Gracie, creator of what is known today as the “Gracie Jiu Jitsu” or “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”
Gracie’s Jiu Jitsu students brought the ridiculously photogenic picture to his attention, which now has entire website of memes devoted to it with captions like “Doesn’t need a triangle choke… To take your breath away,” and “Locks up your arm… And your heart.”
But Gracie isn’t the first ridiculously photogenic person we’ve fallen in love with. Zeddie Little started the trend after a spectator snapped his photo while he was running the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, S.C., looking as if he had stepped right out of a magazine.
Then the world also fell head over heels for Rachel, who was nicknamed “ridiculously photogenic surgery girl” after posting photos from her hospital bed on Reddit.