If you thought to yourself while watching live coverage April 30 of a shirtless fellow holding a puppy while hitting on a KTLA-TV reporter covering the Etiwanda Fire, "Gee, I'm surprised he's not from Huntington Beach," well guess what? The so-called "Shirtless Bro" viral video star was born and raised in Surf City.
Clay Narey explained to Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen that he only moved to the 909 a month before his on-air moment with KTLA reporter Courtney Friel.
"Sir, do you live around here?" Friel had asked through the neighborhood smoke.
"Yeah. Wow, you're super pretty," Narey answered. "Do you wanna go on a date sometime?"
"We're on the air live right now on KTLA, actually," Friel replied.
You can watch it here in case you missed it:
It's an impromptu moment that has generated 4.4 million YouTube views and prompted the website Jezebel to declare, "909 REPRESENT!!!!"
Allen wrote in the Daily Bull that Narey gave the I.E. a black eye, although as one soul astutely pointed out he is "representative of every dude you see hanging out" there.
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We can second that emotion, as 30-year-old Narey not only informed Allen of his HB roots, but that, after a stint in the Marines, he attended Saddleback College and later got a bachelor's in business administration from Cal State Fullerton.
"That's what's so funny," Narey remarked of his new 909 celebrityhood. "I've lived here such a short amount of time. I mostly identify with Orange County."
And we with you, bro!