OK, so maybe we don’t gush over a guy like Paul Walker because of his acting chops. Still, 2006 was a banner year for the surfing stud; he saw both Eight Below and Flags of Our Fathers hailed by critics. Running Scared didn’t shoot up the same box office, but he wields a gun and takes his clothes off, so you get the idea. Of course, his finest moments are all on DVDlike his washing machine screw fest in Varsity Blues, and Joyride, where he well walks into a diner buck naked and stands there for something like five minutes. Not to mention Into the Blue, which stars a very wet and very shirtless Paul. Seethis guy knows the kind of cinema we like.
is one of those strange cases on our countdown, because depending on what picture of him we use you wither love him (he’s been to number one twice) or you hate him (and a lowly number ten just
two weeks ago). So, we’re hoping to God this old fav we dusted off meets your approval. By now, fans of Andrew know his story. The Canadian born hottie almost passed up a life in front of the camera for a career in construction. Thank God he didn’t, because we
love beautiful and rugged at once. Andrew has appeared in pretty much every major designer’s clothinghe’s a runway and print superstar.
Bass announced that he’s gay and that his steady boyfriend is model / author / actor / reality show star Reichen Lehmkuhl,
everyone in America seemed to want a piece of the Amazing Race hottie. With his book Here’s What We’ll Say getting a lot of press and solid reviews (and memories of that sexy calendar he did for 2005 leaving fans wanting more), Reichen
seems to be everywhere and for a guy who’s spent four months solidly inside our top five, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t finish out his stupendous run at the top where he belongs.
First he taunted us with school boy fantasies as a hottie jock in She’s the Man. Then he had us clamoring for tights and a dance belt in Step Up! Finally, he turned in an award worthy performance
and managed to keep his shirt up as a gang banger in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Is it any wonder 2006 is the year that truly made Channing Tatum a star. A former model for Abercrombie, Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger, Channing’s
next gig is the almost too hot to think about Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don’t Cry) drama co-starring Ryan Phillippe. I’m pretty certain they don’t play gay, but at least we can hope and pray for a locker room scene?
He may not be a superstar yet, but mark our words. You haven’t seen the last of Sean Faris. So what his show Reunion was cancelled and his remake of Yours, Mine and Ours was a bust. It doesn’t
even matter that his turn in the homoerotic thriller The Brotherhood II stopped short of being a full on gay experience to behold. The Tom Cruise look-alike (just taller and seemingly more normal) has a new pic coming out in the spring (he stars as a prodigy
rugby player in Forever Strong) and a slew of sexy pics on his revamped Web site, www.seanfaris.com. So there’s plenty of reason for you to stay in this stud’s corner.
How can we forget the man that made camping oh so sexy in 2006. Brokeback fever may have died down, but Jake Gyllenhaal cemented himself in the gay consciousness for the rest of his career. And of course, more recently, the tabloids have had a field day with his little threeway relationship with Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong (they’re
just friends, folks). Next up for Jake? February’s Zodiac for director David Fincher, a look at the Zodiac killer as only the director of Se7en and Fight Club could tell it. Even more reason to love Jake (beyond his nudie scenes
in Jarhead)in his down time, he works with animal rescue programs and is a spokesmodel for the ACLU. Smart and studly. How much are we lovin’ that?
Anton Antipov managed something we’d never seen before when he debuted on our countdown earlier this year. Someone emailed us his pictures after seeing them on his MySpace account of all places, we posted them,
Anton wrote us thanking us for the compliment, and for four months he beat out celebrities like Heath Ledger and Justin Timberlake and ruled the top five. And why not? The Belarus native with a body for days already has a loyal following as a regular model for All
American Boys (if you haven’t visited the site, go Anton’s splashed all over the place). The Web has crowned him with the best bulge of the month, the best abs of the month. How about another best? Man of the year?
Fitness model Derrick Davenport introduced muscles to the countdown earlier
this year, and with no one else with a bod quite like that on our countdown, he held down the top spot a record five times. He dipped a few times, which is why he isn’t in first place going into this vote, but he did win major brownie points for proudly announcing himself as one of our
hotties on his Web site and urging loyal fans to drop by and vote. He e-mailed, thanked us for nominating him, and then, Playgirl, the mark with which every hairless muscle stud with abs knows he’s
hot, named Derrick their man of the Year. Yeah, that’s a stud worth voting for all right.
The aerobics stud none of you could stop talking about for month was hit hard in November, but that’s after four
months of near non-stop top two finishes and a following that had folks emailing constantly, asking for updates, new info, new pics. The best way to stay up to date on Nick Beyeler is to visit his Web site, but we’ll give you the basics here.
A Gold medal winning aerobics champ, Nick has certainly eared himself a loyal following through his to die for body, brain (how many people do you know that speak five languages?) and, of course, flexibility. Not to be crude, but come on. Just imagine the
things this man could do in bed. Discuss.
When photographer Lewis Payton (DNA Magazine) was looking
for the perfect guy to grace the cover of his photo collection 10 (referring to the perfect 10), he scored big time when he picked Ryan Daharsh. With the body of a Greek God and the face and hair to match, Ryan is unchallenged when it comes
to owning a look. So it’s no wonder his back issues of DNA Magazine or one of the countless shoots he worked on for Abercrombie & Fitch are near impossible to find. Thankfully, we have some killer pics here, so sit back, relax, drool, then