Jacob Elordi plays worst Bachelor contestant ever in 'Saturday Night Live' parody

Even the diminutive king was no match for Jacob Elordi. The actor made his SNL hosting debut on Jan. 20, playing possibly the worst contestant in a parody Bachelorette sketch called " Crown Your Shorty King." - He won immediately because he was tall.

"Saturday Night Live" star Chloe Fineman plays Tiffany, a bachelorette looking for the short king to marry. Her final three suitors are played by co-stars Bowen Yang, Marcello Hernandez and a mustachioed Molly Kearney.

"When I came to Short King Mansion, the first thing I thought was, 'Damn, I should pack more apartments,'" she said. "On dating apps, I'm that girl who writes 'If you're under 6 feet, swipe left.' But getting to know you all makes me realize that I'm passing up some incredible people." "

However, all bets were off when the parody show's host Mikey Day showed up in the form of Elordi's Jackson. "I'm from Pittsburgh, I technically have a girlfriend, and I need to borrow $200,000," he said. No matter what he said, Jackson's height was enough to change Tiffany's mind. She asked: "Should I give him the crown now or...?"

Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman as Tiffany and Bowen Yang as Kevin in "Crown Your Shorty King" skit ), Molly Kearney as Harold, Marcello Hernández as Teddy, Jacob Elordi Plays jackson. Will Heath/NBC

The diminutive kings are immediately met with derogatory jokes and nicknames like "Chipmunk," but they get another chance to prove their loyalty, praising her heart, eyes and laugh. Jackson, meanwhile, didn't even offer the bare minimum. "Tiffany, from the bottom of my heart, you are doing well," he read.

That's good enough for her. She crowns Jackson, then jumps into his arms for a wildly over-the-top makeout session.

The journey of the tall king

Elordi is 6 feet 5 inches tall, which means he is taller than most of the people standing next to him. This was particularly evident during Saltburn's press tour, where his co-star Barry Keoghan would often look up at him on the red carpet and poke fun at their height difference.

Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Saltburn" on November 14, 2023 . MICHAEL TRAN/AFP/Getty Images

Most people believe that tall men have advantages - Elordi was actually praised for his height during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in November. But he told GQ in 2020 that it was an obstacle early in his career.

"I used to be very conscious about my height," he said. "When I first started acting, almost everyone would tell me that I would never work because they couldn't get me to work with other people and they couldn't hold the camera high enough. I was basically told that I Too tall to be an actor."

Now, he has a sense of humor about his height, jokingly talking about how he works with Priscilla co-star Carly Spaeny, who is significantly shorter. "I'm very good at finding ways to be lean," he told W Magazine in September. "It's a skill I've perfected over the course of my career. I'm always leaning."