Have you ever seen a picture of a man who looks so perfect that you wonder if he is real or not? A man who has a muscular body, a handsome face, and a confident pose? A man who seems to embody the ideals of masculinity and attractiveness? If you have, then you have probably encountered gigachad.
Gigachad is a nickname given to a photoshopped model who became a meme, a symbol, and a source of fascination for many internet users, especially within the incel community. In this article, we will explore the phenomenon of gigachad, how he became a viral sensation, and what he reveals about our culture, our values, and our insecurities.
What is gigachad?
Gigachad is a term that indicates that the person, who was initially assumed to be real, is the ultimate Chad Thundercock, an internet archetype representing an ultra-masculine, sexually attractive male. The term was coined by 4chan users who were impressed by the photos of the model, whom they called “gigachad” or “the perfect human specimen destined to lead us against the reptilians”.
The model behind gigachad is actually part of an art project called Berlin. 1969/Ernest Khalimov, which is a series of photoshopped photographs of several models created by…