NSFW, clearly

By Nick Maslow
September 16, 2017 at 09:00 AM EDT

There’s something particularly boggling about Nick Jonas’ biggest hit: Why would he be “Jealous” of anyone? It’s like, no, Nick Jonas — you’re too sexy beautiful. Stop it. But perhaps that endearing humble attitude is partly why we love him so much. To celebrate his 25th birthday on Saturday, we found 25 visual reasons to love the former JoBro-turned-sex-symbol, each involving picture-perfect muscles and a killer smirk or smile. Celebrate Nick Jonas the way he should be celebrated — and then revisit his EW cover story. (You’re welcome.)

1. When he hosed down EW

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2. When he put his arms to work in Careful What You Wish For

3. When he showed us what’s going on back there

4. When his eyes, smile, and arms were all competing for your attention at the same time

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5. When he stopped people in their tracks at the newsstand

6. When Gun Show would have been a perfectly acceptable alternative title for Kingdom

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7. When the world didn’t even mind a questionable filter

8. When he had no problem taking this magazine title literally

9. When Blue Steel was actually sexy

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10. When rain was a blessing

11. When he had EW seeing hearts

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12. When you were checking on flights to Los Cabos

13. When the hoodie just kept falling off his shoulder

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14. When all you saw were those eyes

15. When you gained a new appreciation for the white t-shirt

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16. When rosé became an even better idea

17. When a soccer field looked like heaven

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18. When he couldn’t find his pants and all was right in the world

19. When he achieved world peace

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20. When you thought, “Maybe I should watch Kingdom

21. When the tux was merely a frame

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22. When you felt inspired to try climbing rope

23. When all you saw was scruff

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24. When athleisure was so much more

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25. When you can’t wait for birthday No. 26

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