He Is Risen: Celebrate Easter With 17 Hunky Jesus Contestants

Please enjoy (then repent).

Hunky Jesus contests have become a Easter tradition around the country. (The most notable one is in, surprise, San Francisco.)

Contestants dress up as sexy versions of the Son of God, parade provocatively across the stage, and offer audiences temptation, redemption, and just a touch of good-humored blasphemy.

In preparation for this weekend’s festivities, we rounded up some of our favorites from years past. If you gave up thirst traps for Lent, welcome back.

  1. Gracias a @txokolatero aquí tenéis la foto completa del #hunkyjesus. Que vicio tenéis

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  2. #ilovesanfrancisco #hunkyjesus

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  3. #Easter in #SanFrancisco @burningman #Jesus is risen @ #HunkyJesus in Golden Gate Park

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  4. 3.28.16: The Jesuses hath returned. And they are hunky! #polaroid #sanfrancisco #hunkyjesus #jesus #goldengatepark

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  5. #downonyourknees #hunkyjesus #foxyMary #sistersofperpetualindulgence #summer #easter

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  6. #hunkyjesus #hunkyjesuscontest

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  7. Yes, on #EasterSunday #HunkyJesus had a #sexorcism. Thanks to #SfGate for this #demonic #capture.

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  8. It's Jesus, bitch #hunkyjesus #happyeaster

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  9. Happy Easter. At a #sexyjesus birthday party lol

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  10. sexy jesus
  11. #hunkyjesus #rippedjesus #sanfrancisco #goldengatepark #muscles #biceps

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