Contrary to popular belief, Leslie Jordan has not been a hilarious older gentleman for his entire life.
In fact, you might be surprised to hear that Jordan is only 66 years old—a full 8 years younger than film star Glenn Close.
But Jordan was once youthful, bright, and absolutely a stud muffin. For reference, this is Leslie Jordan in 2021.
And this is Leslie Jordan in 1980, looking like the next door neighbor you just couldn't stop peeking out the window at:
And the internet is absolutely shocked.
Shocked, and, of course, thirsty.
Y’all Kim tried but Leslie Jordan might actually break the internet with this 😮 https://t.co/elxB84urUI— Mark MacKillop (@Mark MacKillop) 1632065725.0
The fact that I would’ve simped for Leslie Jordan in the 80’s I— https://t.co/RjToe3p9Kz— j✨ (@j✨) 1632008265.0
hello i just think you should look at this photo of Leslie Jordan in 1980 https://t.co/EHwvacpiVi— aidan🛸 (@aidan🛸) 1632084244.0
Leslie Jordan posted a 1980 thirst trap on IG and tbh I… https://t.co/qitnxrFHPk— m a r k J m a r r a c c i n i (@m a r k J m a r r a c c i n i) 1632064616.0
I have not known peace since Leslie Jordan posted that pic of himself from 1980 🥴— drew💫 (@drew💫) 1632015174.0
Jordan was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The photo was taken at his mother's house, where he actually spent part of the pandemic locked down.
Two years after this photo was taken, Jordan would move to Los Angeles and the transformation into the Leslie Jordan we know and love today would begin.
Well, well, well. I would have happily banged 25-year-old Leslie Jordan. https://t.co/Ly7dICplsj— Adam Sank is Vaxxed and Ready to Bone 🏳️🌈 (@Adam Sank is Vaxxed and Ready to Bone 🏳️🌈) 1632145923.0
Leslie Jordan in the 80s could GET. IT. https://t.co/HUlLFvk3Ri— A Filthy Milkmaid (@A Filthy Milkmaid) 1632167780.0
@thelesliejordan is know for being a cutie pie, but who knew he was also a hot piece? https://t.co/yEi3wprBNJ— *Ugh* (@*Ugh*) 1632108253.0
Jordan also shared another throwback photo of himself earlier this year. This one depicted a slightly more familiar looking face all dressed up for senior picture day, in response to singer Chris Stapleton posting a similar throwback.
Jordan's first credit after moving to LA in 1982 was in the Richard Pryor and Randy Quaid film Moving as a featured extra.
@shutupmrrogers @nervousemoji Quite the Pocket Otter! He could’ve gotten it. https://t.co/kxFUjhFHGk— A Bater In Decatur (@A Bater In Decatur) 1632020576.0
We love you Leslie!