Kris Humphries for GQ Magazine

Posted on May 26, 2011

New Jersey Nets star Kris Humphries, who just proposed to Kim Kardashian, makes his modelling debut for GQ Magazine, photographed by Ben Watts. We could pretend this post is all about fashion, but then you’d just laugh at us.

Trunks, $145 by Stone Island at Bloomingdale’s. Sneakers, $92 by Nike. Socks by American Apparel. Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana. Watch by David Yurman. Bracelet, Miansai by Michael Saiger.

Trunks, $70 by Polo Ralph Lauren. Tank top, $60 by Dolce & Gabbana. Necklace, Miansai by Michael Saiger.

Trunks, $55 by J.Crew. Flip-flops, $18 by Havaianas. Watch by David Yurman.

Trunks, $115 by Paul Smith Swim. Headphones by Urbanears Plattan. Watch by Omega.

Board shorts, $64 by Calvin Klein. Hoodie, $65 by Nike. Watch by Victorinox Swiss Army.

We wholeheartedly approve of the deployment of shorts that allow air to hit the upper thighs of men. Too long has the American male suffered the indignity of “shorts” that are anything but. Of course, he’s like 7 feet tall and probably couldn’t find a pair of shorts that fall to the knee if he wanted to, but we urge all American males to free their American thighs this summer.

[Photo Credit: Ben Watts,]

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  • Anonymous

    Well, in his job he wears “shorts” that are more like culottes.

  • scottyf

    My. Precious. Savior. Jesus.

    I had to quietly get up from my desk; go to the Men’s Room and squeal like a 16 year old fairy for five minutes. That man is all kinds of FINE. The shorts are nice too. :-)

    Whatever else I may think about Kim Kardashian’s choices of men–she knows how to pick exquisite flavors of chocolate.

  • tw125

    He has a nice torso for a basketball player. A lot of players have huge muscular arms and little bird-like chests.

    • Jill Roberts

      Surprisingly nice legs too!

  • Anonymous

    Pretty enough, but completely wooden as a model (Yes, you can all snicker at his woody).  The man has zero charisma.  Plus, he’s marrying Kim, so that doesn’t give me great hopes for his brain.  Oooh, I am a catty kitty today.

    • Anonymous

      You are simply speaking the truth Peggy.

      He is a fine specimen though.

  • James Wurm

    Wait, So isn’t this a Thursday Thighs segment?

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame to waste such hotness on a skanky whore like Kim Kardashian.  Oh well.  I wholeheartedly agree that shorts for men are muchmore attractive when they end well above the knee.  IMHO, that was the downfall of basketball.  I remeber, back in the day, when bb players wore those adorable, tight little shorts that you could quite often see a hint of jock under.  Good times, misty water colored memories….

    • Anonymous

      “skanky whore”… really?! I’m not a Kim fan, but that’s a bit harsh and misogynistic…

      • Anonymous

        I apply that to any “celeb”. male or female, who’s main claim to fame is a self released sex tape.  There is no contribution of positve worth or note from this woman to date.  I stand by the label skanky whore.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, well, in that case, if you apply it equally…
          and I agree, there is nothing noteworthy or positive coming from the Kardashian camp.

        • tw125

          “Self released”?  No one has revealed how the tape got out.  Why is it that whenever a sex tape comes out, people
          automatically assume it’s the woman who’s at fault? It’s the same with Paris and Pamela.  I’ve yet to hear anyone
          point a finger at Ray J, you know, the guy whose career was going down the
          toilet at the time and who’s the one who presumably had the most to benefit from the publicity. He even admits that he talked Kim into making the tape.
          Why isn’t he being called a “skanky whore”? And don’t tell me it’s because he’s a professional entertainer because it’s questionable whether his contributions thus far are either positive or of note.

          • Diahna Brown

            He’s probably not being called anything because nobody cares about Ray J.  Somehow Kim managed to become a superstar with tv shows even with her 1000x bland personality.  I.E. Famous for no reason.

          • Anonymous

            Ray J. is a skanky whore.  But he wasn’t the subject of the post.  And considering the obsessive fame seeking she has done I don’t believe for one minute she was an innocent victim here.  My guess is they decided to do it together for self promotion.

        • Anonymous

           Ed Schultz is that you?

  • Anonymous

    Basketball players have the best shoulders. All that passing and holding the ball up over their heads really pays off in the physique department, doesn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    I never really liked basketball before now.

    /fans self

    God damn that man is fine. 

  • MilaXX

    Nice bod, buttah face.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Well of course he has an amazing body.  I’ve never found his face nearly as hot, but who cares?  

  • Peter White

    “Of course, he’s like 7 feet tall and probably couldn’t find a pair of shorts that fall to the knee if he wanted to”

    The tan line in the last shot proves otherwise…

  • Pinup Ghoul

    Not my type from the neck up (too boyish, maybe), but I can certainly appreciate this post for its other highlights!

    • Maghan Gilson

      Amen, girlfriend.

  • Long

    Once the marriage ends, Sean Cody just found their next model.  Super hot though…

  • Anonymous

    yummers!  Real shorts! Imagine that.

  • Ella B. Mudge

    I think the cover and the engagement announcement are a bit too cleverly timed.  And what it is with the Kardashian girls and arranged marriages to basketball players?  Do they have a contract with the NBA?

    • tw125

      The Kardashian women like professional athletes.  Their stepfather is Bruce Jenner.  Kim would have married Reggie Bush if he’d been ready for marriage.

  • Joseph Lamour

    He is just so. good. looking. And he’s not a bad model, either. I mean jeeze louise Kim steals her sisters’ thunder again by getting the hottest partner. I bet they secretly despise her.

    • Jill Roberts

      Yeah, these are some good shots!  Helped by the fact that they let him be natural, and that he’s not a girl.  Otherwise, he’d be shot by Terry Richardson.  Shudders.

  • Joanna

    When he used the play for the Toronto Raptors, the tv people used to call his minutes on the floor “Hump Time”.

  • Judy_J

    Yes!  Mid-thigh shorts!

  • Anonymous

    He is fine! And he’s still on similac. She is going to ruin that poor young man.

  • Amanda in Austin

    O.M.G. I never heard of this guy until this very moment, and I am so glad I decided to read this post. YUM!

  • Anonymous

    You know what’s nice abou thim? No tattoos!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god. I live in Minnesota (where he grew up and where he played college basketball), and I have such a visceral dislike for him that I can’t even appreciate this. Ugh.

  • Terence


    I need a moment.

    Someone!  Fetch me my mint julep!  And you!  Start fanning!

  • Sara Munoz

    Ugh…. I just can’t get past the fact that she’s going to marry someone with the same name as her mother. Spelled the same way too. I could never. Just *shudder*…

  • Jamie

    Yay for man-thighs

  • Kathryn Tucker

    I would love if well-fitting, above-the-knee shorts came back in style for men; begone you long, silly, wind-flapping “shorts” of yore!  I have no idea who this young man is (until, that is, I read this post) but when I looked at his pic, my first thought was, “My God, it’s Justin Bieber with a hot body!”

    • Amy Sinclair

      I didn’t realize his face resembled Bieber until you mentioned it. Now I can’t unsee it! Thanks a lot.

  • Anonymous

    They will make lovely, healthy-sized babies before they divorce.

  • Anonymous

    Hear hear! I am so tired of board shorts that go past the knee. And it’s such a double standard – women are supposed to run around virtually naked on the beach while men cover all their good stuff up. It’s time for men to start showing off.

  • Anonymous

    YUM.  Thanks, T-Lo.

  • Lisa

    Holy Guacamole!!  YUM!!  I’d type more, but my tongue is lolling out on top of my keyboard!

  • Vera

    I don’t recall these two dating before yesterday. My celebrity gossip game is weak.

  • Anonymous

    He’s good looking for sure but he has a boy’s face on a man’s body.  Talk to me in 10 years when he gets his man face.

    On the subject of thigh baring shorts, I’m slowly embracing and gaining an appreciation for them.  A summer in Charleston, South Carolina will do that to you. 

  • Anonymous

    He looks like a Ken.

  • Anonymous

    Buttah face indeed. Please to Google Image Search my two favourite Canuck athletes: Adam Van Koeverden and Alexandre Despatie. Gorgeous bods AND cute faces, plus all the thighs (esp. in Alex’s case) you could ask for.

  • Anonymous

    Certainly brightened up my Thursday! Nice shorts model.  :)

  • Laura Ann Springer

    That was a much needed view of male HOTNESS. Give the marriage about 1 year.

  • Katie Davidson

    Is it just me or does he look like her brother?  A.K.A. a male version of herself?

  • Anonymous

    Tool of the year!