Ty Pennington returned to her modeling debut this July 4th weekend.
In a new selfie posted on instagram On Monday, the 57-year-old HGTV star channeled the iconic Zoolander sulks for the perfect sultry pool selfie and its caption: “Wetness….the essence of wetness,” Pennington wrote, followed by a series of hashtags including #zoolander, #model, #takemyclass, #learntoday , #thiscouldbeyou and #professionalmodel.
It’s not the first time that the carpenter, who is best known for his time as a host of Extreme Makeover: Home Editionshowed skin on social media.
Last month he job a series of photos alongside the co-hosts of the HGTV competition series Battle on the beach 2 — Alison Victoria and Taniya Nayak. In the photos, the trio are wearing red swimsuits channeling classic 90s lifeguards from Baywatch.
“Watch me do an a– of myself (as usual) in the SEASON 2 premiere,” Pennington wrote in the caption.
In the black-and-white music video, which is set to the tune of Chris Issack’s song “Wicked Game,” he is first seen walking slowly towards the camera before laying down in the sand.
As the clip continues, the newly married star is then seen rubbing sand on his face, including inside his mouth, followed by several scenes of him splashing and posing in water.
At the end of the video, Pennington lies down on the sand again, before the clip switches to color and scrolls to show two strangers walking nearby and asking Pennington if he’s okay.
“#WaitForIt…..I know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s not forget that loving yourself is the most important of all,” Pennington captioned the clip, adding the hashtag ” #selflovesunday”.
Earlier this year, Pennington replied to those who commented negatively about a recent video he shared that showed him shirtless and dancing in a swimsuit.
The Commercial spaces alum described the scene as an “honest moment” that happened as he tried to do his wife Kellee Merrell laughed, but was “set aside” by strangers who called him “disgusting”, “rude”, “old”, “fat” and “grandfather”.
“‘What happened’ is that it’s been 22 YEARS since I made my television debut!” Pennington wrote. “No, I don’t have a six pack or luscious hair (with frosted ends 🤣) anymore but what I do have is wisdom, empathy, life lessons and at 57 , I have REALLY never been so happy!”
Pennington continued, “I wondered if I was still young and fit, would I get the same feedback? There has been such a force behind the acceptance of all shapes and sizes and aging in the female community, which is GREAT but maybe we give the same thanks to men?”
He also paid tribute to model Paulina Porizkova’s social media campaign, #sexyhasnoexpirationdate, and shared all those thoughts with a shirtless black and white photo taken by his wife: “I have wrinkles, sunspots and gray hair, but that’s okay,” he wrote of the shot.
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To further back up the case, Pennington shared a Instagram reel of himself lying on a daybed wearing nothing but a black flame-print Speedo and some chain necklaces in honor of his friend and fellow HGTV star Mike Holmes’ birthday.
“Hey Mike, happy birthday mate, I heard you were having a heat wave over there in Canada,” he said in the video. “It’s kinda hot here too!”