Some celebrities (looking at you, Kardashian-Jenners) ring in major social media milestones by treating their faithful followers to new pics of themselves. Take Kim Kardashian’s smoochy selfie celebrating 55 million followers in December: a feat obviously worthy of a new post.
Colton Haynes followed in Kim’s fab footsteps on Thursday by celebrating his own Insta landmark: reaching 4 million followers. But instead of opting for a simple selfie, he decided to go for some serious shock value.
The former Teen Wolf and Arrow star shared a shirtless pic on Instagram, but it’s not just any shirtless pic. In the black-and-white shot, Colton appears pregnant, turning sideways and cradling his swelling belly just like women do when they’re expecting a baby.
“Today I hit 4 Million followers on Instagram. I want to take a moment to express my gratitude & love to all of you who’ve continued to support me,” Colton captioned the photo, which he also revealed was shot by photographer Tyler Shields.
“I know I can be odd & come off a bit weird sometimes but honestly... my career & life didn’t actually start flourishing until the day I decided to listen to my own instincts and do what I want to do/be myself and not mask that,” Colton added. “I’m not going to conform to what people think is normal... and neither should any of you. That’s so freakin boring haha. Be weird. Be yourself cause at the end of the day... that’s honestly all that matters. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, & magical person that you are. Sending love to all of you :).”
Colton’s long been a role model for accepting your quirks, ignoring barries, and challenging the status quo -- and this surprising pic is just further proof that he’ll continue to fully be himself, inhibitions and haters be damned. Luckily, he now has 4 million people who want him to keep doing exactly that.