Most of us already have a huge crush on Bear Grylls and would have watched the Running Wild with Bear Grylls premiere anyway. Now that we know there is a side of shirtless Zac Efron? Be still our hearts.
Ladies, let’s be honest. It’s really hard to not develop a crush on a guy who could save your a** when the chips are down. What woman doesn’t want a guy whose thigh muscles are strong enough to scale a 40′ palm tree to fetch us a coconut when we’re starving on a deserted island? Grylls speaks to a primal need in all of us that knows if we end up on the side of a glacier (pronounced glay-cee-ah by Grylls), we aren’t going to die. Calm down, feminists; we could learn how to do that survival stuff if we wanted to. But if a hot guy wants to do it for us, then who are we to stand in his way? Mama didn’t raise no dummies.
Sure, Grylls has that pesky wife and those cute little kids. And yes, he likes to drink his urine a little more than he should, and we could do without the crunching noise when he eats super disgusting bugs. It’s also true that we may or may not be scarred for life after we watched him swing that lizard into a tree stump so he could eat it for dinner. In his defense, it was in Sumatra, Indonesia, and a gal’s gotta eat in Sumatra as much as she does in Los Angeles, OK? Just once in our lives, aren’t we all dying to say, “Hey, honey, would you step into that bacteria-infested water and wrestle me up a lizard with your bare hands for dinner?” (Warning: This video may be gruesome for some viewers — OK, for most.)
It’s true that a lot of Grylls’ survival techniques make us say, “Can I just die instead?” But the facts remain that his ability to survive is hot and he looks amazing with his shirt off. Let’s give credit where credit is due. Now Grylls has granted us a gift we dared not dream of. He has joined up with another shirtless hottie, Zac Efron, for his season premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. While we’re a little hurt we weren’t invited to run wild with Bear Grylls, we will forgive him since he’s bringing us Christmas early this year — July 28, to be exact.
In the following teaser from the premiere, Grylls has us at “We’ll just take our tops off.” Cue the bow-chicka-wow-wow music. Ladies, whatever you have planned for July 28 — your best friend’s wedding, a career-defining dinner meeting with your company’s CEO, Grandma’s 95th birthday — cancel it. When you explain why you had to break your plans, everyone will understand.