The ladies of IntlHeat thought it might be fun to spice up the holidays with a little competition. Each of us is pretty vocal about who we think the hottest guy is when it comes to pop culture today. So, rather than continue to bicker amongst ourselves (we’re a headstrong lot–there’s no reasoning with any of us), we each selected a celebrity who we think is worthy of being named “IntlHeat’s Sexiest Man of 2013.” In other words…we’re going to let y’all decide for us!
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll each introduce our hot-hot-hot man to you, listing our reasons for believing HE should win IntlHeat’s top honor. After all, it’s the holidays. Don’t we all deserve to fire up the IH blog after a long day of shopping, baking and and wrapping to indulge in a little eye candy? I’ve seen the men on this list and believe me…I wouldn’t mind spending a little time in front of a cozy fireplace…roasting chestnuts…making creative use of ribbon…taking some body shots…err, I digress…with any of them! Even though my guy is the hottest. Just sayin’.
The nomination process will begin tomorrow with Lexxie Couper’s so-called hot guy. Be sure to stop by. Then…check back everyday as we each take a turn. On Dec. 13, we will open the voting and carry it through until Dec. 28. On New Year’s Eve, we will announce the winner. Only one vote per person, so choose wisely!
And…to make the competition a bit more fun, the IH lady whose nominated man receives the most votes will pony up a prize to one lucky commenter, so don’t be shy about telling us what you think of our male candidates each day! That’s where we’re going to choose our winner from.
Happy Holidays…and may the best man win!
I know a lot of the IntlHeat ladies have gone for younger, newer, flash-in-the-pan guys, but I prefer to go with a classic. An actor who’s proven himself year after year and who…let’s face it…just keeps getting better with age.
First of all…he’s my age. So all my fantasizing about him isn’t COMPLETELY out of the realm of possibility. Snort. Go Class of 1987! And he doesn’t fall into that brawn, no brains category. I’m not going to lie. While I’m a sucker for a pretty face, I prefer men who actually have something between their ears besides the chiseled jaw and strong cheekbones. Did you know Gerard Butler studied law in school? Yep…there’s a brain behind those piercing blue eyes.
Secondly…that accent. Dayum. I’ve been in love with Scottish guys ever since I first picked up Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander way back in the 90′s. And in my mind…Gerard was always Jamie Fraser, the ultimate alpha male. Don’t believe he has the chops to sell the warrior persona? Then you never saw him in 300. “Children, gather round! No retreat, no surrender; that is Spartan law. And by Spartan law we will stand and fight… and die. A new age has begun. An age of freedom, and all will know, that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it!” Yowza. I’d follow him anywhere!
As for his talent as an actor…the man can do EVERYTHING.
1. He can sing. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve listened to the music from Phantom of the Opera on iTunes. Want to hear sex set to music? Fire up Point of No Return from that play. Imagine a guy singing this to you:
I have brought you,
that our passions
may fuse and merge -
in your mind
succumbed to me
dropped all defences
completely succumbed to me -
now you are here with me:
no second thoughts,
you’ve decided, decided . . .
Phew! Fanning myself just thinking of it!
2. He can make me laugh. The guy can pull off my favorite movie genre–romantic comedy–with ease. Check him out in The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter. I loved the sarcastic, straight-shooting character, Mike, he played in The Ugly Truth.
Mike: You’re all about comfort and efficiency!
Abby Richter: What’s wrong with comfort and efficiency?
Mike: Well nothing, except no one wants to fuck it.
3. And he can make me cry. I’ve seen P.S. I Love You at least half a dozen times and I bawl like a baby every single time. Not going to lie…movies that touch me like that are only second to rom coms on my list of what I go to the theater to see. The letters he wrote to Holly in that movie. Sigh. Sob. Here…I have to share the last because it’s the one that REALLY gets me.
Dear Holly, I don’t have much time. I don’t mean literally, I mean you’re out buying ice cream and you’ll be home soon. But I have a feeling this is the last letter, because there is only one thing left to tell you. It isn’t to go down memory lane or make you buy a lamp, you can take care of yourself without any help from me. It’s to tell you how much you move me, how you changed me. You made me a man, by loving me Holly. And for that, I am eternally grateful… Literally. If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad, or unsure, or you lose complete faith, that you’ll try to see yourself through my eyes. Thank you for the honor of being my wife. I’m a man with no regrets. How lucky am I. You made my life, Holly. But I’m just one chapter in yours. There’ll be more. I promise. So here it comes, the big one. Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Watch out for that signal, when life as you know it ends. P.S. I will always love you.
4. Finally, he’d make a lovely father. He proved that to me in Nim’s Island. So, let’s face it. Gerard is the complete package. He’s an alpha male who can fight for his woman, as well as sing her the sexiest, most passionate ballad ever written. He’s romantic, funny, sensitive and sexy. How can you NOT vote for him?
Bianca here. My guy is Karl Urban. Why, you ask? Well, it doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes, but I really admire the fact that this guy can be ANYBODY. What I mean by that is, he’s one of the coolest character actors I’ve seen in years. Whether it’s the outer space schtick of Star Trek, the gritty post apocalypse of a Riddick movie, Tolkein, contemporary urban, the fantasy of Xena or Hercules Legendary Journeys, or a Western, this dude can do it all! Let’s admire him a bit, shall we?
Here he is with long-ish hair. Very artsy, no?
And looking a little more edgy-contemporary. Haircut reminiscent of David Tenant’s Dr. Who.
Here he is as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings…
Giving the ol’ Live Long and Prosper sign…
And a very Bowie-esque look from a Riddick movie, I believe…
See what I mean about him having so many different looks? And here are more! Puppy dog eyes…
And cowboyin’ it up…
Oh, and here he is looking rather nautical…
And where I first saw him, in the Xena/Hercules franchises…
Dig the blonde hair!
So that’s it. I may have overdone it a bit, but this guy is like the man of a 1,000 faces! He’s a Kiwi from NZ, yet he NAILED Deforest Kelly’s unique drawl when he played the young McCoy in Star Trek. I think he’s a great actor and, like I said, very easy on the eyes no matter what character he’s assuming. Vote for him!!!
Well I think I am going to have to agree with Sami on this, a hot guy with a great body is nice really really nice but a guy who is intriguing A killer smile, bedroom eyes, a brain, talent, and is an animal lover… Well that just trips my trigger.
A few years back my daughter got me into Vampire Diaries and while at first I admit I was really in love with Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) I soon decided that was just something much more intriguing about Damn Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) maybe it was the bad boy persona, those sexy fangs or even those drop-dead-gorgeous-do-me-bedroom eyes or all of those things wrapped up into one super fine specimen of man…
But I choose to believe that it is the animal lover in him
4 cats and 2 dogs at the last interview I seen with him.
Come on ladies and gentlemen who can resist a man that is a true out of the closet animal lover?!?!
So come on vote for my man he truly deserves our loyalty.
So who’s going to be folks? Ian Somerhalder or one of those ‘other’ men
Tell me in the comments for your chance in the big prize draw.
Now you Ya’ll have a good day I’m going back to season 5 of True Blood…
Peace, Love and Happiness!!!
Those of you who watch True Blood know my guy. Alcide. Mmmm. Mmmm.
Joe Manganiello. And I pronounce his name correctly. Because I can. LOL
Here’s my man:
There’s a lot about Joe that people don’t know. He’s very smart. He’s got a degree from Carnegie Melon. Who doesn’t like SMART and HOT? Mmmm… He even wrote a book!
Granted it’s about fitness, but still!
This is the physique needed to play Alcide.
And for frolicking in the ocean.
Here he is a bit more serious…
And more Alcide.
For those of you who watched One Tree Hill, he played Owen:
Isn’t he adorable? I like the shorter hair and without the beard, but I’d take him any way I could get him.
And hubby knows he’s my free pass.
Vote for my guy!
Oh and don’t forget commenters will be entered to win a prize!!!
Well it seems pretty clear so far that the IH ladies like a man with some brawn. No complaints from me, brawn is real nice. I love a good pair of arms and a six pack as much at the next girl. But you know what I love even more than a guy with a hot bod? A guy who intrigues me. A guy with an absolutely killer smile, bedroom eyes, a brain, talent, and just a little touch of something that tells me he’d know how to show a girl a good time, whether that be in bed (rawrrrr!) or at an art gallery, or just lying around in the park. Yep, I like an all round sexy dude who ticks all the sexy boxes.
I LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE Bradley Cooper.
Killer smile, right?
Bedroom eyes. OMG. Melt.
He looks hellishly hot and sophisticated in a suit…
Looks just as good in a rumpled suit after a big night out
Looks even better in a suit eating ice cream. Bradley and ice cream in one picture…. please excuse me for a while….
He loves his dog
He says cool stuff like this that just make me think he gets it:
Does being nominated for an Oscar change you at all?
Bradley Cooper: Not so much. That whole experience was fun and amazing, but I try not to get too carried away with that stuff. And maybe if you start feeling a little too big for your britches, hop on the Internet and take a look at some message boards for five seconds. It’s not something I do often, but if you do, it’ll take you right back down. Oh, my God. First of all, let’s be honest: It’s incredibly narcissistic to do that. And masochistic. You want to feel shitty about yourself? Boom—it’s easy. To me, this business is the ultimate humbling experience. You’re constantly dealing with rejection. My journey has not been people kissing my ass.
He has the official stamp of approval from People
Given all this–smile, eyes, coolness, talent, a love of dogs–he doesn’t need to take his shirt off and flex his muscles. Nope, Bradley has it all without having to strip off. But just for fun, here goes
So what do you think? Tell me in the comments for your chance in the big prize draw.
If you don’t agree with my choice, that’s fine. More Bradley for me *wink*
Now I’m going to get some ice-cream…