Neil Patrick Harris
It’s difficult to say exactly why 34-year-old Neil Patrick Harris vaulted all the way from #53 in last year’s poll, to #5 this year, but given the number of out actors in the top five, our readers clearly find gay men comfortable in their own skin to be very hot. And that definitely describes this former child star who made the difficult transition to adult actor with a grace and ease few others have managed. No doubt his many gay fans were also pleased when Harris and boyfriend David Burtka appeared together on the red carpet at last year’s Emmy awards, one of the rare times a high profile gay couple has made such an appearance. And the fact Harris seems to have been hitting the gym of late probably didn’t hurt his high ranking either.
Like Torchwood’s John Barrowman and Xanadu’s Cheyenne Jackson, Harris is another out actor who has no trouble finding work. From his Emmy-nominated role on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother to his hilarious performance as a warped version of himself in the Harold & Kumar movies to his frequent appearances on Live with Regis & Kelly and most recently on Million Dollar Password, Harris is a man of diverse talents and interests.
One of those interests is magic, with Harris having performed tricks on Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and most recently Ellen DeGeneres’ show. In fact, Harris sits on the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Perhaps Harris can use those magic skills to move even higher on next year’s Hot 100. As he told us when informed about making this year’s Hot 100, “I am honored to be so hot. It is one thing to think kindly of yourself, but to have that feeling validated by the readers of AfterElton.com - well, that’s just fantastical. Here’s hoping that the four men above me (pun sort of unintentional) age rapidly in the next twelve months.”
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