Will Smith is one of those celebs who looks like he doesn’t age. He definitely seems to have it all and then some.
At the time of this article, Will is 51 years old but doesn’t look a day over 40 maybe even younger. So what are Will’s secrets to looking so great?
You might be surprised. I personally thought that he would be the type to be super healthy and strict, but we’ll get into that a little later. Aside from just his looks will seems to be happy and successful in all areas of his life.
He’s a successful Hollywood actor who’s also had a career in TV, music, you name it and Will has a beautiful wife of many years Jada Pinkett Smith and has two children with her, Willow and Jaden, as well as another son from his previous marriage named Trey.
We know that will isn’t hurting in the financial department either considering his net worth is estimated at 300 million actually making him one of the richest actors in the world.
He’s living the dream with his family and their Calabasas mention, which has its own zip code.
At the moment Will has over 40 million followers on Instagram.
He also has his own YouTube channel with over 7 million subscribers. He’s pretty into posting and uses his Instagram and his channel to share things like blogging his adventures or just stuff with the fan. Will has been getting roles since the early days from his time on “Fresh Prince”, the “I am legend” to the beloved Jeannie and Disney’s Aladdin and it’s no doubt he’s changed over the years but has he really changed all that much? I don’t think so.
Will Smith hasn’t seemed to change much over the years and it’s not like the man is getting plastic surgery. We’re going to look at Will and how he’s transformed from the early days of his career to now or maybe just how he stayed pretty much the same.
We’ll look at Will’s fitness and any secrets he has to looking so damn young.
Will at early days
We’ll start by looking at Will in the early days. Born and raised in Philadelphia Will seem to know pretty early on that he wanted to be in the spotlight or more specifically wanted to rap.
Fast forward a little bit and we’ll start it off as the MC of the hip hop duo DJ, jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince with his childhood friend Jeffrey.
This was the start of that rap career Will has always wanted. So before he was ever an actor, he did music as I’m sure you know.
In 1990 the Fresh Prince of Bel-air was born. This sitcom was basically built around will and it was a huge success of back then we’ll have a completely different look and style, but I mean it was the nineties.
He looked cool for the era I think, and you got to love that bare chest tracksuit look.
Although we’ll have an iconic look, especially for his role as a Fresh Prince he did have some fashion or grads and some outfits he was really not so fond of.
Will’s Fresh Prince stout included plenty of signatures like his neon cap and interesting outfits over the years.
If you watch the show, you might remember some of the things we’ll wore like pants with crazy prints and colors, oversized patchwork or leather jackets, plenty of the nineties jogging suits, or that undershirt over the tee-shirt look pretty iconic.
In the early nineties
We’ll also start at scoring roles in blockbuster movies and his Hollywood career really started to take off at this point. He was well on his way to leading man status pretty quickly and also launched his solo music career with the first men in a block.
In 95 he met his current wife Jada, and they started making appearances together. Their style as a couple has definitely evolved with the times too.
Just like Will’s career progressed over time so did his fashion, but he did rock a lot of great outfits even back then.
He pulled off all leper, look the leather outfit look even the jerseys.
I want to get my clothes and I wanted them to show that a hype word, energetic person. And then slowly I started to evolve into where I am today, where, where I call it, um, a classy splat out, which is what I try to do is just really classy. But you gotta, you gotta have a little splat out. It’s my own term. It’s my own style. It’s classy split out,
Although we’ll embrace plenty of trends and actually looked good most of the time he’s grown into a super classy style and it’s come a long way since the fresh Prince era. I want to know what you guys think. What was your favorite outfit?
Does he use Botox?
I personally don’t think the man gets any and if he does that, some supernatural looking Botox for sure. Fashion-wise will definitely is mastered the leading man look, he always looks sharp, classy and rocks some really great suits for the red carpet.
I can see that him and Jada still clean up really nice for events as a couple too.
So the question is how has Will managed to stay looking so great after all these years. He always looks ripped when he serves in movies too. Even recent roles.
Diet or train hard?
I would think that we’ll keep this strict diet in order to get his body the way it is, and they do say that as you get older, it’s harder to stay in shape too. So I was surprised to hear that a few months ago, Will’s family was actually calling him Pudge muffin after an overindulgent vacation Will set on an episode of red table talk, chatting with his fans that he was the most he’s ever weighed at two 225 pounds.
He blamed it on eating too many fresh muffins every day and having alcohol at lunch. It sounds like living the dream to me.
Of course, Will ended up quickly losing the weight because he wanted to get back in shape after that trip, he claimed he did some sort of fasting, which was also unhealthy and then revealed that he actually doesn’t know anything about food and the weight affects his body.
I eat food like an addict. I love food, but I realized my relationship with food was that I eat for fun. I eat for joy.
I get bored and I start to eat. I realized I’m a Grazer. I put something in my mouth every 30 minutes all throughout the day.
So clearly Will has a more relaxed attitude towards food than you might think, but to get those abs we see will rocking in a lot of his movies he has to train hard.
Some years back for iRobot Will’s workout schedule was really intense. He had five days a week of lifting sessions that focused on one or two specific body parts, ran at least five miles, six days out of the week and box twice a week.
Will’s trainer at the time, Darrell foster said:
There’s no better fitness regimen than the one a professional fighter uses.
It seems like more recently will has been doing the same for his roles and still going hard with the exercise. Even while filming Suicide Squad, Will tour a leg muscle training early on but was still committed.
“When you’re 47 years old, no injuries and mild injury anymore. I was stepping back to throw a blow and my calf popped. Everyone heard it. The doctor there told me I was going to be down for six weeks, but I couldn’t allow that.
Even though that happened, the man trained harder than ever so it’s no wonder Will is proud to show off his body when filming. Apparently his drive even inspired the rest of the cast to push harder in the gym, but I’m not surprised.
With Will’s workout plan post-injury hit at a lot of controlled motions without too much weight and focused on form more.
His trainer and Ferguson said:
“We were trying to build up the shoulders and slim down the waist to give that real action figure look which I think we accomplished.”
If you want Will’s full workout routine for this, you can see it online looks pretty intense though. For Wills eight pack abs apparently the main exercises involved using the crunch machine with super heavyweight and slow movement and doing leg raises on a pull-up bar.
From the sounds of it, Will doesn’t follow any specific diet, but when he’s filming certain movies he has to have some ground rules.
For Suicide Squad he didn’t diet super strict but will was eating around 3,500 calories a day.
During these times when he’s training apparently he makes sure to take some protein powder throughout the day and has a GoTo dinner of grilled chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. One Christmas while he was filming, he couldn’t eat carbs and will said it was terrible.
So now that we’ve looked at Will’s fashion transformation from those fresh Prince States and crazy 90’s outfits to his classy leading man style now, pretty sure we can all agree the man looks great.
I think it’s also clear that Will hasn’t changed all that much for a man who’s over 50. He looks about 10 years younger than he really is. His secrets to staying youthful have nothing to do with getting work done or even a really strict diet. We’ll get serious about his diet only when he needs to be in tip-top shape for a role or lose weight.
But aside from that, he seems to enjoy food and just appreciate the good things in life. I think everyone needs to indulge a little bit sometimes.
Whatever Will’s doing, he’s obviously happy and living a beautiful and successful life with his family. It also doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down anytime soon, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what’s next for the actor.