If you are someone, or you know someone who’s bought a painting of Jesus that was produced in the last few years, you may have noticed he looks a little more hip. That’s because one particular painter from Utah has updated Jesus’s look by finding a beefcake construction worker type of dude to model for those paintings. That painter’s name is Liz Lemon Swindle and the model’s name is Phillip Miner. Jesus has been depicted a lot of different ways over the years, but in most images, his look reflects his story. He usually looks like emaciated, unkempt bohemian who’s been hanging around a lot of sick people. But Liz Lemon Swindle’s Jesus looks like he’s been sitting on the deck of a speed boat feasting on steak and shrimp for three days.
“Oh shit! Hunky Jesus just looked at me. Am I blushing?”
“Girl, are you serious? And he’s good with kids! He is my savior!”
“He can heal me anytime? You hear me, girl? You know I’m right!”
“I’d like to touch the hem of his garment… Then lift it up and see what’s underneath! Oooooh girl, I can’t believe I just said that!”
Check out more of Liz’s work, if you’re into babe Jesus paintings. And definitely give this hilarious video from the Utah News a look: