Italo Ferreira ALSO Named GQ Man Of The Year — Who's Next? - Stab Mag

Italo Ferreira ALSO Named GQ Man Of The Year — Who’s Next?

Every man should be able to crack an egg.

elsewhere // Dec 3, 2021
Words by Michael Ciaramella
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Last week, we reported that Kanoa Igarashi was named one of GQ Japan’s men of the year.

As posited on Stab’s podcast, The Drop, Kanoa’s inclusion came as a direct result of his Challenger Series ranking, which is currently number one. While seemingly airtight, this theory has come under scrutiny as Italo Ferreira was recently named one of GQ Brazil’s men of the year, and his CS rank is a measly 120.

In light of this new info, we’ve come to a different conclusion — it’s not the CS ranking, but the Olympic podium that puts our surfers in view of GQ. Which begs the question, is big O due to a nod as well?

GQ Oz, where you at?

But back to Italo. As surfing’s first Olympic Gold Medalist, it only makes sense that he receives this level of adulation from the Brazilian media. Especially with his new, fashion-forward appearance.

While striking, Italo’s MOTY photo reminded me of something Danny said on this week’s podcast.

“[Surfing] isn’t very manly to me. I would think ‘man of the year’ would go to some unknown removalist, who moved the most fridges or something. I like the old stereotype of ‘man’.”

Does Danny have a point here? I believe so. Which makes Italo’s inclusion especially troubling.

Despite the fact that he’s clearly been moving some fridges (look at that rig!), I can’t ignore the egg on Italo’s skillet. It’s a terrible crack if ever I’ve seen one, with the yolk hemorrhaging worse than a hydrofoil victim with hemophilia. The heat is clearly not high enough for a proper fry, and his lack of attention toward the cooking surface gives me serious cause for concern.

This might all sound silly to you, but where I come from, a man knows how to milk a cow with his hands tied behind his back, and he can damn well fry an egg without spilling the yolk.

What has the world come to?


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