An entire generation has grown up knowing Bill Nye as the bow-tied Science Guy on PBS. That alone would be a worthy legacy, but after his show wrapped, Nye became so much more: a leading voice in the climate change battle; the CEO of the Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to planetary science and research; and, remarkably, an all-around badass. The latter was demonstrated perfectly in a 2017 encounter in which Bill Nye got greeted like a rockstar – and deservedly so.
It all started with a totally random meeting in an elevator between Nye and a group of scantily-clad women, and, boy, do these bikini babes love Bill Nye. They just happened to be Snapchatting at the time, so the incident was caught on camera. The Bill Nye elevator video instantly went viral. But this isn't Mr. Nye's first brush with being the best; he's been doing awesome things for his fans, and the world, for years. The story of Bill Nye and bikini-clad women is just one of many moments that prove the beloved science educator is one helluva nifty guy.
The Women Treated Him Like A RockstarVideo: YouTube
The chance meeting happened in Adelaide, Australia, where Nye was attended the International Astronautical Conference. A group of young women in bikinis were filming themselves twerking in a hotel elevator when Nye got on. They reacted with shock and glee, gasping "Oh my God!" and "No way!" upon his entrance. Nye, ever the cool cucumber, smiled and gave a sheepish wave.
The video instantly took off once it was posted on social media, and Nye himself retweeted it.
He's Still Got It
The fact that Bill Nye still is a stud after all these years and can silence a elevator full of women in seconds is great— Evan Carraghan (@B_EazyC) September 23, 2017
Women Can Have It All!
You can twerk AND love science, women of the world! <3— Kate Hackett (@HackettKate) September 23, 2017
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