This is Taylor Alexy.
While studying abroad in Nepal in 2015, she photographed the world’s most photogenic monkey and posted it on her Instagram.
This monkey worked the angles.
This monkey was present.
This monkey radiated confidence.
And now this monkey is taking over the internet.
Alexy met the monkey while at the Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu. “The monkeys at this temple all had different personalities,” she told BuzzFeed. “Some of the monkeys didn’t like having humans around … but this one was really putting on a show.”
The temple is literally called the Monkey Temple by tourists.
This ultra-sassy monkey was pretty into modeling. “I was super close to him, and I really think he knew he was being photographed. I was only a few feet away from him and he did not mind at all,” she added.
And he CLEARLY loved the spotlight.
We could all take a lesson from this monkey. Work it, buddy.