This toddler recreates his uncle's modelling photos
When it comes to physical appearances, there's no doubt that some people are more blessed than others. Everyone's got appealing qualities, of course - but only a select few have that 'wow' factor.
Aristotle Polites, a model and lifestyle coach, is one such person. His entire Instagram feed is a blur of amazing abs, perfect pecs and bulging biceps - and the rest of him ain't half bad, either. Here he is taking a casual selfie while wearing nothing but underwear and an "on my way to steal your girl" expression:
Even if you're not one normally drawn to the masculine form, you've got to admit that this guy has a rockin' bod.
However, despite his flawless physique, it seems that Polites might have met his match - and it's probably not from somebody you'd expect. Far from being a ruggedly-ripped hunk, Aristotle's greatest rival is none other than Augie, his 18-month-old nephew.
Despite being barely old enough to walk, little Augie is already strutting his way onto the modelling scene by mimicking his uncle's shoots. And what he lacks in muscle, he more than makes up for with cuteness.
According to Augie's mom, Katina, the "who wore it better" account began after she struggled to get her son into his button-up shirt one morning:
“The image of him with the shirt undone and his bare chest exposed made me laugh because he looked like he belonged on the cover of a romance novel,” she said. “I took a picture and then realised I bet my brother Aris has a picture just like this on his Instagram page which is filled with modelling photos.”
As it happens, she was correct:
Despite only starting in March this year, the account now has nearly 24,000 followers - and it's not hard to see why.
I mean, how cute is this?
And though it may seem that Katina is making fun of her brother's modelling career, she did have one or two kind things to say:
“I’m so proud of him because he’s out there doing his thing and following his passion, but it’s hard not to rip on him a little bit. Some of his modelling pictures are hilarious, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously which is good because I get such a kick out of recreating them with Augie.”
Apparently Augie has great fun taking the photos, too. “The moment I propped him up against the nursery wall where a lot are taken he got all excited because he remembered that we take pictures like that sometimes,” said Katina.
Augie's 88-year-old great-grandmother is also a big fan of the account, but she doesn't use social media, so Katina sends her the pictures via email every week. “She always comments on how handsome Aris is but Augie always wins in her eyes," she said. "I think the love multiplies with every generation.”
As attractive as Aristotle is, I think I have to agree with grandma and say that Augie is the real show-stealer here. And who knows - maybe there's a modelling career in his future somewhere. For now, though, I think he does a great job copying his uncle.