A 19-year-old model has urged men to leave women at the gym alone after a man in his 40s attempted to ask her out on a date while she was stretching.
Utah-based model Avrey Ovard was recording her gym session and stretching when an unnamed man went up to her and started hitting on her.
When Avrey, who shared video of the interaction on TikTok, told the man he was ‘too old’ for her, he quipped that he was ‘too rich to go out with her’ anyway.
Many of her social media followers criticized the man, saying he had a fragile ego and couldn’t handle rejection, while others said Avrey’s comment should make him think twice about asking out younger-looking girls in the future.
Utah-based model Avrey Ovard, 19, pictured, revealed how a man hit on her at the gym, before urging men to leave women alone when they are working out
Avrey, pictured, shared the video on TikTok after the rejected man told her he was ‘too rich for her’ anyway
In the clip, Avrey can be seen quietly stretching on a mat placed by the door and water fountain, when the man, whose face isn’t shown, approaches her.
At first, he can be heard asking for her name and the spelling of it, before inquiring as to whether she’s ‘taking a video’ – having clearly spotted the camera next to her.
According to Avrey, he then walked off, before returning moments later to continue their conversation, much to her dismay.
Interrupting the model’s workout, he explains that he was at the gym for a physical therapy session, telling Avrey that he had ‘torn something’ in his leg.
The man then asks: ‘When I’m about to get out, you might not be here. I wanted to get your number… for dinner.’
The model, pictured, told the man she was ‘too young’ for him when he asked her out (pictured)
After the ‘awkward’ exchange, Avrey, pictured, went back to her phone as if nothing had happened
However, Avrey, who is already in a relationship, calmly replies: ‘Oh I’m sorry, I’m too young for you.’
The man clearly wasn’t pleased with her reply, and defensively responded: ‘Yeah? Well I’m too rich.’
Avrey shared footage of the awkward interaction with her 180,900 TikTok followers, issuing a warning to other men in her caption, which simply stated: ‘Leave women alone!’
Her video has since been inundated with comments from other users, with many saying the man’s ego was too fragile to handle rejection.
‘Why can men not handle rejection,’ wrote one.
Fans told Avrey she handled the situation well, while others said the man was too weak to handle rejection (pictured)
A second commented: ‘By saying you’re too young holds him accountable for his actions, half the time we have to say “I have a BF” and men still push for numbers and stuff.’
Meanwhile a third added: ‘I actually like the way you said I’m too young instead of I have a BF idk might steer him away from young people hopefully.’
A fourth wrote: ‘I’m too young was the perfect response.’
‘He’ll prob think about how old he is for the rest of his life now. Men are so weak when it comes to rejection.’
In a video posted to her YouTube account, Avrey shared more details about the awkward interaction, revealing that it was the first time she had ever experienced that kind of behavior from someone at the gym.
The model, who is pictured with her boyfriend, urged men to ‘leave women alone’ while sharing the footage on her TikTok and YouTube accounts
Avrey said in a clip posted to her YouTube channel that the gym is ‘literally the last place’ she would ‘ever want to be hit on’
‘So I’m stretching, minding my own business,’ she says during a voiceover, while sharing the footage from the gym.
She reveals that she ‘couldn’t stop thinking, “Why is this older guy talking to me?”‘ throughout their conversation, and was left stunned by his blunt response to her rejection.
‘You can see it on my face, I could not believe that happened,’ she shares. ‘I have never been hit on at the gym before.
‘I see a lot of TikToks about girls being hit on at the gym and I always think I’m really lucky that’s never happened to me.’
She concluded the clip: ‘Men, leave women alone in the gym. It’s literally the last place I would ever want to be hit on.’