Texas man’s coronavirus quarantine fashion show goes viral

April 2, 2020

Elias Aragaw, the 31-year-old co-founder of The Villagers Podcast, didn’t shut down or become a couch potato after experiencing a shelter-in-place order starting March 22 until April 3 in Dallas, Texas. Instead, last Monday, March 23, Aragaw shared some positive vibes by creating his own in-home fashion show and uploading it to his @TheFunkIsReal Twitter account.

Since he first shared the content with the caption “Quarantine Showcase for my outfits I’ll be rocking at home for lock down 2020,” his fashion show has gone viral with 81.4 thousand views, 4.6 thousand likes and 1.4 thousand shares as of Saturday, March 28.

In the one-minute video, Aragaw humorously narrates while modeling his social distancing outfits: “Welcome to the quarantine runway show. Look at him ready to spend days in the house with that beautiful, traditional Ethiopian robe. Opening it up, white T-shirt and shorts, very casual look just in case the AC is blowing. Little spin and a flare and away he goes.”

Aragaw modeled four separate outfits, including a Dallas Cowboys body blanket that he described as his “Netflix-and-chill Snuggie.”

It’s unknown if Aragaw plans to model another set of clothes this week, but his fans and others are waiting to see what comes next.