Tory Dr Luke Evans, 39, speaks about heatthrob status
Tory heartthrob Dr Luke Evans, 39, who has won legions of fans with his chiseled jaw and handsome smile, confesses he modelled himself on Baywatch stars and has ‘always wanted to look good’
- Tory heartthrob Dr Luke Evans, 39, is the MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire
- Given hunky status when he joined PMQs remotely from his home in 2020
- Viewers were distracted by the Conservative MPs chiselled chin and ruffled hair
- Spoken out about his body image growing up, saying he ‘wanted to look good’
An MP who has been branded a ‘heart throb’ by the British public has said he ‘always wanted to look good’ growing up as he spoke out about body image.
Dr Luke Evans, 39, who is the MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire, was given heartthrob status when he joined PMQs remotely from his home to ask the Prime Minister a question about loans for small and medium sized businesses in May 2020.
Many viewers were distracted by the Conservative politician’s chiselled chin and ruffled dark hair, and flooded Twitter with praise for the politician, who also works as a GP.
And earlier this year, he launched a campaign calling for commercial images featuring digitally altered bodies to be labelled with a disclaimer, because they have a huge effect on mental health.
He has now spoken out about his body image growing up, telling The Telegraph: ‘I grew up in the times of Baywatch and Gladiators. I always thought – if I had the right diet and worked out at the gym – I could get there.
Dr Luke Evans, 39, who is the MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire, has said he ‘always wanted to look good’ growing up as he spoke out about body image
The MP often shares snaps of his home life on Instagram, posting a topless picture as his wife trimmed his hair in their garden during lockdown
‘I played a lot of rugby. I always wanted to look good when I went to the gym and then on the beach.
‘But the world is different to how it was when I was younger. Now, even if you did all that stuff, you still couldn’t replicate the images that are on social media. That is a big worry.’
Meanwhile he said his appearance was part of his ongoing work, saying: ‘I find it a strange place to be, people generating stories about the way you look, rather than what you do.
‘There are merits to being able to use that as leverage, but you do become the story instead of the issue you are dealing with.’
The MP caught the eyes of some viewers, with many declaring his chiselled chin and dark hair was ‘so hot’
Writing for Grazia in January, he launched his campaign, explaining: ‘In the last decade, the growth of influencer collaborations and sponsored posts on social media has added to the ever-growing list of tools advertisers have at their disposal, often using images which appear to be organic and natural to mimic ‘real life’ situations. In reality, these images have been secretly edited and strategically placed to capture our attention.
‘This, combined with the amount of time we all spend endlessly scrolling through social media, has created a perfect storm for our physical and mental health.’
He added he is ‘deeply concerned about the detrimental effect this relentless desire to edit away natural appearance is having especially on young people’ saying that people are seeing influencers who have been ‘pinched, swiped and filtered to unrealistic proportions’ as role models.
Luke went on: ‘I’m not suggesting that we ban putting a nice filter over our pictures of brunch with friends, nor that we can’t get rid of those red eyes on our night out snaps – but if you are being paid to post these pictures, or if you are making money from them, I am suggesting that you be prepared to be transparent’.
Earlier this year, he launched a campaign calling for commercial images featuring digitally altered bodies to be labelled with a disclaimer, because they have a huge effect on mental health
If the bill passes, it could ban celebrities from secretly photoshopping their pictures on social media to change their body shape.
Hundreds of stars have been accused of doing this in the past, with eagle-eyed fans pointing out wonky floors and oddly shaped digits.
Luke has said it’s often ‘physically impossible to achieve the body you see on your screen’ no matter what work out you try.
He added that working as a GP he seen a rise in the number of people worried about their body image, with 1.25 million people estimated to have an eating disorder in the UK.
Luke was elected into the seat in Bosworth in Leicestershire the December 2019 election.
The doctor was elected into the seat in Bosworth in Leicestershire the December 2019 election
He first stood as a Conservative candidate in Birmingham’s Edgbaston in the 2015 general election, but came second to the Labour MP Gisela Stuart.
Perhaps unfortunately for his admirers, Dr Evans married his wife Dr. Charlotte March, who is also a GP, in May 2019.
The MP often shares Instagram snaps of their cosy lifestyle at home, with regular appearances from their whippet puppy, Roux.
Swooning over the MP previously, one fan wrote: ‘Watching BBC News channel. Suddenly thirsty for Doctor Luke Evans.’
One new admirer of the MP commented: ‘Oh hello Luke Evans.’
Meanwhile another viewer wrote: ‘Dr Luke Evans is SO HOT. Shame he’s a Tory…#PMQs.’
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