So, who has heard of and/or seen the movie Zoolander? For those who don't know, Zoolander is a comedy that stars Ben Stiller as a male model. I haven't seen it in quite some time, but I always remember the model pose/expression that Ben Stiller's male model character deemed "Blue Steel". Blue Steel is one of those squinty-eyed, pursed-lip kind of model poses.
I bring up Zoolander and Blue Steel because I happen to know a certain kitty who has made me smile and laugh with his masterful Blue Steel skills on more occasions than I can count. And that kitty would be Trapper (you know, Thimble's sort of look-alike brother who belongs to my parents). Since Trapper's modeling skills bring me so much joy, I've decided that I want to share them with you. So, this post will be dedicated to Trapper's evolution as a male model in his nearly eight months of life thus far. Prepare yourself for some stunning good looks...
|Trapper's modeling days started at a young age. Here he is in all of his infinite Blue Steel glory at roughly four weeks of age.|
|Not even romping with his brother Talon could distract baby Trapper from a model moment.|
|And even when the photographer couldn't manage a focused shot, young Trapper knew what to do.|
|By the time Trapper reached three months of age, he was willing to take risks for his modeling career, even climbing to the top of a scratching post for the perfect shot.|
|Trapper even started experimenting, such as by adding a head tilt to his Blue Steel gaze.|
|Even upon waking up from a nap Trapper has always been perfect model material (and even when his photographer yet again failed to get a focused shot).|
|Well before five months of age, Trapper had pretty much mastered it. He owned that Blue Steel look.|
|This is his pensive Blue Steel gaze.|
|By six months of age, expert Trapper was more than ready for a close-up.|
|As long as he doesn't get too full of himself, Trapper could make a career out of this modeling thing.|