Will Smith’s honest ‘dad bod’ reveal inspires string of male stars to lose weight

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Will Smith has remained an influential figure in the media industry ever since he first shot to fame on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the early nineties.

From his stellar performances in touching movies including The Pursuit of Happiness, to his epic hardman role in Men In Black, the 52-year-old has inspired millions of men across the globe throughout his career.

Although he’s regarded as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, with many awards and accolades to his name, it was Will’s ‘dad bod’ reveal that got everyone talking recently.

Earlier this month, the Hollywood actor garnered endless praise from some of the biggest celebrities in the industry after he candidly admitted that he’s in ‘the worst shape of his life’ alongside a ‘dad bod’ reveal.

Will candidly admitted that he’s in ‘the worst shape of his life’ alongside a ‘dad bod’ reveal
(Image: Will Smith/Instagram)

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Will proudly let his bulging belly hang out as he insisted that although his body had changed through the pandemic, he was ‘so proud’ of it for getting him through the unprecedented time.

Posing in a pair of shorts, slippers, and an open hoodie, Will told his 52.8m: "I'm gonna be real wit yall – I'm in the worst shape of my life."

Star's have now followed in Will’s footsteps in a bid to dispel pressures on men to look picture perfect all the time
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Following his candid and now-viral social media post, a handful of huge stars have followed in Will’s footsteps in a bid to dispel pressures on men to look picture perfect all the time.

Here, we take a look at how the actor’s brave move has inspired some of the biggest names in the business to strip off and proudly showcase their own ‘dad bods’.

Simon Webbe

Simon said that he wanted to shed light on the pressure enforced on both men and women to look ‘perfect’ on social media
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Last week, Blue’s Simon, 45, took to Instagram to embrace his body in an unfiltered snap which saw him let it all hang out in a pair of boxer shorts.

Posing in a cryotherapy chamber, Simon said that he wanted to shed light on the pressure enforced on both men and women to look ‘perfect’ on social media.

Simon admitted that he was inspired by Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star Will, and echoing the Hollywood star’s message, he captioned the snap: “Will Smith has inspired me to share my dad bod.

Simon said he was inspired by Will
(Image: Instagram)

“There is so much pressure on men and women to strive for perfection.

“When we have those bad moments, we have to embrace who we are, dig deep within, and make a change.

“My change starts today.”

Simon’s brave snap went down an absolute treat with his celebrity pals and fans alike as they showered him with praise and endless compliments.

Anthony Anderson

The much-loved actor joked about getting his ‘summer body’ intact before he hits the beach this month
(Image: anthonyanderson/Instagram)

Anthony Anderson also joined the long list of stars who stripped off to show his body after being inspired by Will Smith.

The Scary Movie star, 50, told fans that he’s on a mission to shed some pounds and get back to a healthier weight after tipping the scales at 223 pounds amid the pandemic.

Posing in a pair of black boxer shorts, the much-loved actor joked about getting his ‘summer body’ intact before he hits the beach this month.

Anthony has given himself 12 weeks to get into shape
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Anthony proudly paraded his ‘dad bod’ as he placed his hands on his hips and gazed off into the distance in the inspiring snap.

He captioned the shot: “12 weeks! No trainers! All on our own?! Challenge accepted! Let’s go.”

Marlon Wayans

The White Chicks star, 48, took to Instagram following Smith’s viral post to showcase his own ‘daddy body
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Although he didn’t name-check Will Smith in his post, it looks as though Marlon Wayans also jumped on the ‘dad bod’ bandwagon.

The White Chicks star, 48, took to Instagram following Smith’s viral post to showcase his own ‘daddy body’ as he pledged to lose weight and look like a different man by July.

The handsome actor vowed to get in shape by the middle of the summer and gave himself a cut-off point of July 23rd.

He captioned the shot: “3 weeks ago… working this dad body off… give me 3 months. By July 23 2021 it’s gonna be sick.”

Although Marlon already looks in good shape, it’s likely the actor is aiming to up his game in a bid to get his shredded abs back.

Dr Dre

Hip Hop legend Dr Dre has set a brand-new health goal for 2021 after being inspired by Will Smith
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Hip Hop legend Dr Dre has set a brand-new health goal for 2021 after being inspired by Will Smith.

The 56-year-old star, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, has vowed to get in the best shape after he was hospitalised in January after suffering a serious brain aneurysm.

The health scare led to a lengthy healing period, with Dr Dre spending weeks on end in bed, unable to walk or exercise.

Thankfully, the much-loved music star has finally fully recovered and is on a mission to tone up and build back some muscle after a tough couple of months.

The much-loved music star has finally fully recovered
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“This is my COVID body," the rapper penned on Instagram.

"I'm about to start getting my s*** together. Let’s go Will Smith.”

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