The thirst-trap selfie is a delicate art — one that requires time, confidence, dedication, proper lighting, and thumb-eye coordination to master. If you’re looking to learn the ins and outs of this art form, I suggest directing your attention to Wi Ha-jun as your virtual teacher. The Korean actor and model, who most recently earned international recognition for portraying police detective Hwang Jun-ho in Squid Game, is no stranger to drumming up thirst with his Instagram posts, and I appreciate his dedication to the cause.
The 30-year-old heartthrob is basically the poster child for that elusive “perfect combination of sexy and cute” referenced in Crazy Stupid Love, even deservedly nabbing a spot on People magazine’s “25 of the Sexiest Men You Can Watch on TV Now” list for his swoon-worthy good looks. His selfies have range, too — some are videos that show off his killer smile, a few put his buff physique on display in the gym (my personal faves, for obvious reasons), and some are snapped in the car to remind us that yes, celebs are also not immune to the temptation of a mid-traffic selfie.
Ready to enroll in Wi’s How to Take a Thirst-Trap Selfie 101 course? Your first assignment is looking through his finest work ahead, and you only get an A if you make it through all 18 pictures without reaching for an iced water to chug. Best of luck!