Move over, Fresh Prince. Hello, Mr. Will Smith. The 52-year-old actor/rapper set social media ablaze when he revealed his latest body transformation that some may call the ‘dad bod’ or ‘pandemic weight.’ But, the move wasn’t just for likes — Smith is documenting his health and fitness journey in an upcoming YouTube series tentatively titled “Best Shape of My Life.”

Standing outside in short shorts and an open athletic jacket showing his chest and stomach, Smith said in an Instagram post, “I’m gonna be real wit y’all — I’m in the worst shape of my life.

Celeb reactions poured in, with Questlove calling the post the best post in social media history. Ava DuVernay also wrote, “I see no ‘worst’ here.” And, MC Lyte simply stated, “Lies.”
In the YouTube series, Smith will showcase “rebuilding his body into the best shape of his life and getting his groove back along the way,” per the YouTube series description. “This is fun, funny, inspirational, wildly adventurous, and deeply entertaining story of Smith challenging himself to improve every aspect of his fitness, from agility to power to recovery and more.”
A day later, Smith followed up to his Instagram post with another ‘bod’ image.

“This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry,” Smith caption under a photo baring it all (almost). “I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins…this is it! Imma get in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!! Teaming up with @YouTube to get my health & wellness back on track. Hope it works!”

The posts have since sparked the #BigWillieChallenge in which men are sharing images of their ‘dad bod’ or pandemic weight gain. Smith challenged the men to join the workout plan.

“Hahahahaha — Let’s go get it,” Smith said under a carousel of images of other men sharing their weight gain. “After pics due in 12 weeks! #bigwilliechallengee.”

Smith’s Westbrook Media will produce the six-part unscripted series, which will feature guests, including athletes and health and fitness experts.
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