Chris Pratt Says He Owes His Modeling Prowess to Tyra Banks & He Has the Smize to Prove It

Chris Pratt is a man of many talents. He can act in serious or comedic roles. He can sing. He can play the guitar and he can even, apparently, model—wait, what?!

Yep, the 40-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star basically announced his nascent modeling career on Instagram yesterday and admitted that he owes everything he knows about striking a pose to his teacher, Tyra Banks.

He revealed the, um, surprising (but jokey) news with a boomerang of him smizing on set while a photographer snaps away. He’s got the look. He’s got the angles. He’s even got the skinny arm down.

Pratt opened up about his process (LOL) and wrote, “I want to thank Tyra Banks for teaching me how to model. I will not be a no neck monster or limp noodle.” Well, he’s right about that.

He went on to note, “As you can see I am not playing it safe. I create intensity without slouching. Even my hands are modeling their asses off. I’m f——ing working it girl.”

Banks caught wind of Pratt’s shout-out and apparent knowledge of America’s Next Top Model vernacular and commented, “You are indeed working it. Star Student!” Although it’s unlikely the famed model actually prepped him for the photo shoot, it’s clear he’s watched more than a few episodes of the modeling competition show.

His wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, also chimed in with a supportive, “WORK IT BABY” with not one, but two clapping emojis.

It’s not yet clear what campaign Pratt was shooting, but it’s safe to say those Barbie hands are giving us life.


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