Actor Jason Momoa has flashed his backside in a traditional Hawaiian malo while promoting his brand So iLL. The Dune star, 43, showcased his toned physique in an Instagram video, in which he modelled one of his new shirts before turning away from the camera to reveal his almost-bare bottom. Momoa has previously stripped down to the malo in public, performing a strip-tease on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in November 2021 while explaining the piece’s cultural significance as Hawaiian traditional wear.
Momoa’s former father-in-law, musician Lenny Kravitz, took a leaf out of his book not long after, posting an NSFW naked snap to Instagram in January 2022 that showed him wading in a body of water. The “American Woman” singer and actress Lisa Bonet were married from 1987 to 1993 and share a daughter, Zoë Kravitz. Bonet then married Momoa in 2017, having been in a relationship since 2005. The couple, who have two children together, announced their separation in late 2021.
Kravitz said in a November 2022 interview with Men’s Health that he and Momoa have remained tight friends since Momoa began dating Bonet. Both Momoa and Kravitz wear matching bone skull rings. Momoa gifted Kravitz one in December 2018, which he showed off in a social media post. Kravitz said he and Bonet also remain close as they believe that “you let love rule”.
Malo is a traditional Hawaiian garment that was traditionally worn wrapped around the waist, and reaches just above the knees. Unlike a loincloth, the malo is worn around the hips with the remaining fabric lifted between the legs and tucked at the waist before draping to either side. Malo is made of bark cloth or tapa, which is produced from various trees in the islands. At present, malo is known as a cultural garment for dances and ceremonies in Hawaii. However, it is occasionally worn as swimwear.