Nick Jonas has been spending quite a bit of time shirtless lately. And everyone seems to be just fine with that.
After posing in his underwear for some racy Flaunt magazine photos, which were a tribute to Mark Wahlberg‘s iconic Calvin Klein ads, the former boy bander says he heard from the CK people – but isn’t ready to commit to being an underwear model just yet.
“That was a fun shoot, but I’m not really sure It’s a lot of pressure,” Jonas, 22, told Canadian entertainment show etalk on Wednesday at We Day, a youth-empowerment event in Vancouver.
CK reached out to him on Twitter and through his modeling agency, he says. But there’s just one problem. “I like pizza. I like cheeseburgers,” says Jonas. “If an opportunity came up and it felt right and didn’t feel forced, then maybe. We’ll see.”
The Flaunt photos got a ton of attention, though, which Jonas said he wasn’t expecting.
“I didn’t really think about it as we were doing it,” he says. “I’m a fan of Mark Wahlberg, and I’ve always been a fan, and as I’ve transformed physically, there have been some comparisons I was just like, ‘Yeah, yeah, let’s do it, let’s go for it.’ And after it was done, I was like, ‘Oh, wow.’ ”
Jonas has also been stripping down for Kingdom, the upcoming DirecTV series about mixed martial arts fighters in California. His role in that show involves shooting sex scenes – and Jonas says his girlfriend, 2012’s Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, is totally fine with that.
“I’m in a happy relationship, and I have been for about a year and a half, and it feels good,” he says. “So there’s the home-front side of it, which is a basic understanding that it’s work, it’s a job and our responsibility to tell these stories in an honest way. But it’s still weird. In any relationship, as long as there’s transparency and trust, then it’s all good, and she’s very supportive.”