Actor and activist, Elliot Page posted a shirtless selfie to his  Instagram account on Sunday, captioning the photo, “Oh good my new  phone works.” 

The actor, dressed simply in track pants and a chain, appeared fit and  muscular with defined abs. 

Page, 34, quickly won praise for the picture from his 5.7 million followers,  and celebrities, including Awkwafina, Willow Smith, Julianne Moore,  Tommy Dorfman, MJ Rodriguez, and Rain Phoenix. 

The picture racked up almost 2 million views within the first 24 hours of Page making the post. 

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“You’re gonna break that phone tho with your intense hotness,” wrote one  fan while another said, “that feeling you get when you finally see yourself  looking back at you.” 

“ELLIOT YOU LOOK AMAZING AND SO HAPPY!!,” wrote another follower. 

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The picture also generated discussion on Twitter, with one user saying,  “Before Elliot Page was out he literally never smiled. Now here he is doing  karaoke on IG stories.” 

The Umbrella Academy actor had previously shown off the scars from his  top surgery in an Instagram post in May, in which he appeared in a bathing  suit. 

”Trans bb’s first swim trunks #transjoy #transisbeautiful,” Page captioned  the photo, which also amassed over 3 million likes.  

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Nina Dobrev, star of the Vampire Diaries said of the picture, “You look  amazing,” said Nina Dobrev. “And most of all happy.” 

 

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In an interview on The Oprah Conversation in May, Page said that his top  surgery was “such a freeing, freeing experience.” 

“This is incredibly new. I feel like I haven’t gotten to be myself since I was  10 years old,” Page told Winfrey. Page, who was the first transgender man to appear on the cover of Time magazine, told the magazine in March, his top survey “completely  transformed my life.” 

“I just never recognized myself,” Page said. “For a long time I could not  even look at a photo of myself.” 

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“My privilege has allowed me to have resources to get through and to be where I am today,” Page told Time, “and of course I want to use that privilege and platform to help in the ways I can.” 

Page most recently has been vocal in their support of transgender and non binary employees of Netflix, tweeting, “I stand with the trans, non-binary,  and BIPOC employees at Netflix fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace.” 

Page was supporting transgender employees at Netflix who had raised  concerns with the streaming company over comedian Dave Chappelle’s  comedy special The Closer. 

Coming Out

 

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Page came out as transgender in December 2020, posting an open letter  on Instagram.  

”Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/ they and my name is Elliot,” he wrote. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be  here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” Page wrote in an open letter  which he shared on Instagram. 

Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Representation, said of  Page’s coming out as transgender in December, “Elliot Page has given us  fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for  all LGBTQ people. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and  non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be  ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the  remarkable Elliot Page today.” 

 

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Page’s list of credits include Inception, Juno, Hard Candy and X-Men: The Last Stand as well as the documentary series Gaycation.

 

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