Alex Rodriguez doesn’t have to get into shape for the grueling baseball season anymore, but he still needs to stay in shape for the grueling gala season as the arm candy to always amazing looking Jennifer Lopez.
A-Rod recently found himself in an extreme weight cutting situation before last week’s high fashion Super Bowl Met Gala – where people intentionally dress like human acid trips – needing to drop 6 1/2 pounds in two days so he could fit into his pink tuxedo. He went on a strict diet and worked out an insane amount, even taking to the streets wearing a sweat-inducing batting practice pullover to help the process, and documented the whole thing for Versace.
Needless to say, A-Rod was miserable after two days of not eating, but ended up squeezing into the pink tux, which, in this scenario, is oddly the win. The moral of this story is: Keep J-Lo happy. She’s J-lo. If she says starve yourself to fit into a pink tux, the only question you ask is, “When do we start?”