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Want to Work at Fitocracy? Just Attach Shirtless Selfies to Your Resume

That's one way to trump the competition.
 Want to Work at Fitocracy? Just Attach Shirtless Selfies to Your Resume

(Photo: Hire Kenny Yang)

Fitocracy, the gamified fitness app that boasts a Dick, Wang and Cocken on its staff roster, has just added a new intern to the team; sadly, his name is Kenny Yang, so dreams of building out a staff with names derived solely from penis synonyms have flown right out the window.

Mr. Yang did, however, score the position in a rather atypical way. In order to prove his devotion both to Fitocracy and the healthy lifestyle it promotes, Mr. Yang created a single-serving website called “Hire Kenny Yang,” complete with not one, not two, but six shirtless photos of himself. The photos illustrate Mr. Yang’s progression from 260-pound high school student to ripped-as-fuck “level 25 ninja.”

A source within the company told us that scores of people apply to intern at Fitocracy, but most fail to catch their attention. Mr. Yang, however, managed to do so by creating “a website targeted at us, complete with shirtless transformation pictures… :O.”

Though Mr. Yang didn’t lose the weight initially by using Fitocracy, he stresses that it’s integral to keeping himself motivated. “Every time I log a workout I get an extra dopamine hit from seeing points (in addition to my actual workout!) and I’ve found that I push myself even more when I want to get more points!” he wrote.

We hear Mr. Yang was hired as an intern after the shirtless display. No word on whether or not he’ll be required to wear a shirt in the office.

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