While some people were still eating Thanksgiving leftovers, Elliot Page was not. Instead, he flaunted his six-pack abs on Instagram. In December 2020, the Oscar nominee came out as trans (along with identifying as non-binary and preferring the pronouns He/They), and it’s been a hectic year full of excitement for the Juno actress. The Umbrella Academy star pushed through Season 3 filming for the better part of the year, according to his team, as professional offers kept coming in. Elliot did take some time during the summer to upload his first shirtless photo following undergoing top surgery (to remove breast tissue, sometimes known as a subcutaneous mastectomy), which, as he told Oprah Winfrey, “changed my life,” and he’s quickly becoming the Instagram King.
Someone has been working on those six-pack abs, and the results are nothing short of amazing. Page’s description perfectly captured the “coyly casual” tone, with a simple “Oh good, my new phone works.”
Yes, a working phone is required, as is Page’s knowledge of what he was doing with that caption (apart from creating a thirst trap and instilling guilt in people who didn’t go to the gym this weekend). In the midst of the ongoing Dave Chappelle crisis, he wore a black suit to the Met Gala and also conveyed a message of support to Netflix’s trans staff. And thank heavens for phones that work.