People Thought the Guy Climbing Trump Tower Was Jared Padalecki From 'Gilmore Girls'


On Wednesday afternoon, a determined young man caused a scene in Manhattan when he scaled the outside of Trump Tower using suction cups and climbing gear — and a lot of people thought the climber looked suspiciously like Supernatural and Gilmore Girls actor Jared Padalecki.

The theory gained so much traction that Padalecki had to post the following message on his Facebook page Wednesday: "To clear things up, this is NOT me trying to scale the Trump Tower in NYC. I am safe and sound in Vancouver filming #Supernatural. So please stop asking."

To be honest, we can see the resemblance. The climber does actually look a lot like Padalecki as Rory Gilmore's terrible boyfriend, Dean. We're not talking clean-cut, giant-leather-jacket Dean from season one — we're talking longhaired, married Dean who cheats on his wife with Rory and then bugs her at Yale.

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The Trump Tower climber, by the way, was pulled into the building by police and later identified as 19-year-old Stephen Rogata of Virginia, the New York Times reported. So, probably not season four Dean.