Ethan Renoe, Chicago's premier shirtless jogger, is looking for love after a nearly nude interview with Chicago's WGN went viral yesterday (December 13).
The news outlet caught up with Renoe while he was taking advantage of this year's surprisingly balmy winter weather on a jog around Lake Michigan. Dressed to impress in a pair of jogging shorts, the Colorado-based personal trainer was a site for sore eyes as he took a break to chat with the reporter in the rain. "I love running in the rain, and I'm also single so give me a shout," he jokingly proclaimed as he signed off.
Looks like he may not be single for much longer...
Since the interview was posted, it has been viewed more than 1.75 million times and has acquired more than 20,000 likes and 10,000 shares. All of this happened in less than 24 hours. With comments like "I suddenly love running" being made on the post, it is safe to say that Chicago's shirtless jogger will have quite a few lovers to pick from if he is interested.
The video was so popular that WGN hunted Ethan down to have him come in for a second interview with reporters Pat Tomasulo and Paul Konrad. This time, he was wearing clothes (small letdown), though it did enable viewers to get a glimpse into how he was dealing with his newfound internet fame.
In the interview, the WGN hosts chatted with him about the media furor. Renoe revealed that when he got home after his five mile run, the video had already amassed 24,000 views. Since then, he has received approximately 900 friend requests on his Facebook page from interested lovers. Hot damn, that's a lot of new friends!
Tomasulo and Konrad played up the insanity as they delved into the situation. "What kind of feedback have you been getting from the ladies? And be as specific as possible," they urged. After all, Tomasulo claimed he had been married for five whole years, so he was hungry for some details (*cringe*). Coupled with Konrad's comment confusing Facebook with Face Watch, the duo came off as slightly disconnected from modern society, but they seemed to enjoy peppering Ethan for details.
One thing is clear: Ethan Renoe is indeed looking for love or something. You never know if you may be able to provide that special something something, so it can't hurt to reach out. The only prerequisite that Ethan put out there is that he is in fact straight, so ladies to the front please.
Anyone in Chicago who is looking to make a move had better do so quickly, as Ethan is heading back to his home in Colorado where he works as a personal trainer. Best of luck, ladies!