Thousands of Sexy New Yorkers Braved Freezing Temps for ‘No-Pants Subway Ride’ 2018 (Photos)
On Sunday, Jan. 7, thousands of people took their pants off on subways in over 60 cities in more than 25 countries around the world for No Pants Subway Ride 2018.
The tradition began in New York City 17 years ago by the improv group Improv Everywhere. Their website reads, “The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City. (The date changes from year to year and is announced in early December.) The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year.”
Now, the event has been replicated across the globe. From London to Los Angeles, citizens from all over the world are baring it all for the community-filled commute.
In New York City, the No Pants Subway Ride 2018 kicked off at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with commuters meeting at Union Station following the chilly journey. Mid-afternoon temperatures hovered around 17 degrees, with an additional 10-degree wind chill.
“I’m definitely freezing my ass off, but hopefully not any other important parts,” said 35-year-old Perry Ryan, a bartender who was wearing a heavy winter jacket and checkered boxers. “I almost didn’t do it because of the cold, but my buddies talked me into it and I didn’t want to be the one to chicken out.”
“My legs are a little numb right now but I’m pushing through. Can’t let a little cold weather stop us,” grinned 27-year-old art student Karina Valesco. “I’m proud to be out here today, freezing my tail off with all these awesome people. We’re fearless!”
Mike Pence’s hotter body double made an appearance last year and returned again for this year’s No Pants Subway Ride 2018, collecting money for charities who champion women’s health and LGBTQ rights.