Poor Cap. I bet he never wanted anyone to find out about his embarrassing past. And I’m not referring to his time as a scrawny Steve Rogers lagging behind his peers during army training. I’m talking about the time that his Chris Evans embodiment was caught striking a smile on a board game for teenage girls. Through his acts of kindness and superhuman good looks, we’ve come to acknowledge that Captain America and the actor that portrays him, Chris Evans, are pretty much one in the same. So that’s what makes his secret early career even more hysterically embarrassing.
The name of the game: Mystery Date. The goal: Find someone special for you. And that someone special might just be that handsome young hunk in the blue tint calling you up to chat. Take a closer look. Does that smile remind you of a certain world-protecting Avenger that often dresses in red, white and blue? Can’t quite see it yet. Well take a look at ‘Tyler’s’ game card.
It’s not too difficult to dig up some dirt on your favorite celebrities. Once that stardom hits, pretty much all skeletons come out of the closet. But, modeling for a Mystery Date Special Edition board game. Now that’s something you want to bury deep. Real deep. Apparently, Chris Evans posed as ‘Tyler’ for the crush-inducing board game back in high school. Buzzfeed found a photo of Evans back in his 1999 yearbook for Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, MA, and the side-by-side with his ‘Tyler’ game card are pretty much identical.
The juicy information found thanks to the Hasbro board game was ‘Tyler’s’ ideal date which included, “a walk around the cliffs, then hang out by the bonfire with other friends.” If this character is based off of his model then Evans sounds like quite the teen romantic.
Evans has yet to comment on his past as a board game crush for so many late 90s/early 2000s pre-teens. Whether or not these girls followed the progression of young Tyler into the beefed up ass-kicking superhero he portrays today is unknown. But for those of us who appreciate Evans despite his embarrassing past, you can see him next in his Captain America suit in Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.
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