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    That Photo You Love Of Alexander Skarsgård In Bed Isn't Actually Alexander Skarsgård

    It's all a lie.

    If you're an Alexander Skarsgård fan, chances are you've seen/drooled over/reblogged/written fan fiction about this photo.

    It's been doing the rounds for years, including in this very official-looking version.

    BUT DID YOU KNOW IT'S NOT EVEN ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD?!?!!|!!?!

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    That's right, it's actually a shot of Eric Nies, a cast member from the very first season of MTV's The Real World.

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    The image is from a 1993 photo shoot. Some thirsty ASkars fan got their hands on it and elongated the body, paled the skin and got rid of the underarm hair.

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    And stuck Skarsgård's head on Nies' body, of course.

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    See!

    See!

    Mind. Blown.

    For the record, this is what ASkars actually looks like with his shirt off.

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    Which is quite different from the photo manipulation.

    Still great, of course.

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    Really great, actually.

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    But decidedly not Eric Nies circa 1993.

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    So now you know!

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