There's a reason why Ashton Pienaar was the one to always don a Cupid or Tahitian dancer costume — sans shirt, of course — to entertain the charter guests this season of Below Deck. Not only does the deckhand have a rockin' bod, but he also used to be a stripper long before his yachting days.
Ashton explained why those skimpy outfits never made him bat an eye during an interview earlier this season of Below Deck. "I must be honest, I'm OK not wearing much because when I was a lot younger, I used to do a bit of stripping. You're 19 years old, you're going to these clubs for ladies' nights and you're dancing and you're getting attention from these women, and it's just great!" the now-29-year-old said. "I'm trying to keep it a secret as long as I can, to be honest."
Well, the secret's out, and it made its way to Andy Cohen, who put Ashton's stripping skills to the test in a round of BattleStrip during the Tuesday, December 11 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During the game, the host with the most asked Ashton Below Deck trivia questions. If he got one wrong, Ashton's fellow WWHL guest Jenny McCarthy had the pleasure of choosing which piece of clothing he had to remove.
So did Ashton reprise his stripping days in the Bravo Clubhouse? We're so glad to report that the answer is yes. The steamy moment had us like:
Press play on the above video to not only see way more of Ashton than you could have ever possibly dreamed, but also his adorable, little white socks. Seriously. Kate Chastain knows what's up. "Awwwww @AshtonPienaar you’re such a good sport," she tweeted as the episode of WWHL aired on Tuesday. "Bless your little cotton socks! You did amazing on #WWHL."
And you're in luck, Below Deck, fans! Ashton's stripping days may not be over for good. After Ashton opened up about the impact of his overboard accident on WWHL, Andy asked him "a serious question": "Do you think you'll be able to strip again?"
To which Ashton replied, "Anything is possible, Andy, anything is possible."
Have you ever felt more hopeful in your life?!
Check out throwback photos of Ashton and the rest of the M/Y Seanna crew, below.