Southern Charm star Austen Kroll dove right into the local craft beer scene when he moved to Charleston, but you won’t find a beer belly on the 31-year-old. Kroll has been hitting the gym hard lately, and he recently showed off his hard work on social media.
Earlier this week, the Trop Hop founder posted a video on Instagram of himself casually lifting weights and added the caption, “Oh, what’s that? Sorry, I didn’t see you there. Just a little glimpse into my Thursday afternoon.”
Kroll made sure to pull his shirt up behind his neck so he could show off his abs, and he jokingly counted “1001, 1002” while doing some barbell curls loaded with some serious weight.
We are just a few short weeks away from the season premiere of Southern Charm, and Kroll’s storyline this season won’t be all about beer and workout sessions. Kroll found love when he started dating Madison LeCroy last year, and during Season 6, fans will get to meet his new girlfriend.
In the new Southern Charm trailer, fans see Kroll and LeCroy share a passionate kiss during a romantic dinner, but we also see LeCroy tell Kroll’s bestie Shep Rose that he is “a bad influence on Austen.”
LeCroy – a hairstylist and makeup artist – may be new to the Bravo reality show, but she goes way back with some of the cast, including Patricia Altschul and Naomie Olindo.
Kroll and LeCroy keep fans up to date on their romance with sweet Instagram posts that feature everything from outdoor activities to at-home moments, and they add captions like “I love you from my head to my toes.”
One recent post showed the couple at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival where he brought his new tropical fruit-infused IPA, Trop Hop, the first release from his King’s Calling Brewing Co. And, he also showed off his new Charleston Brews Cruise business, which offers brewery tours in the city.
“I’m all about keeping it in the family — the beer family!” Austen Kroll told The Feast. “I saw Charleston Brews Cruise as a great business venture and opportunity for me to give back to the local community.”
Season 6 of Southern Charm premieres May 15th on Bravo.