- Alex Trebek has been a public figure for more than 40 years—and the host of Jeopardy for 36 — but that doesn't mean everyone remembers what he once looked like.
- An old photo of Trebek has surfaced, and fans are obsessed with the photo.
Alex Trebek is an American icon. The game show host and television personality has been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years. Most recently, with a throwback photo, shared by The Shade Room, that fans can't get enough of.
In the image, Trebek can be seen wearing a gold chain and barely buttoned button-down. His hair is coiffed. His mustache is trimmed, and his complexion is tanned. Seriously. Trebek is throwing off some major Burt Reynold's vibes. And while many remember Trebek's facial hair — after all, it made the news when the Jeopardy host shaved his mustache off — few recall him looking quite like this.
Twitter users had similar reactions, and images of "young Alex Trebek" quickly became a topic.
I have a new type and it’s strictly young Alex Trebek https://t.co/Uoybshh7Ed— Qylie (@qyliee) January 15, 2020
that picture of alex trebek from the 70s made an appearance in my dreams last night. that’s all i can disclose at this time, there is simply no more time for questions!— young clown (@baelorbarvin) January 16, 2020
As for Trebek, he wants to be remembered for other things. Just last week, the Jeopardy host revealed he hopes his legacy is one of knowledge.
"[I hope I've been] an influence for not underestimating the benefits of knowledge on life," Trebek told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "Even though you are not going to use it in a practical way in daily life... it becomes part of you and enriches you, and makes you a better human being.”
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