Thursday, June 05, 2008

Number Seven Gay Hero - Van Hansis gay mens reader’s hot 100 list vote Van Hansis as Number Seven

A newcomer to the Hot 100 this year, 26-year-old actor Van Hansis crashed into the top ten without mussing a single hair on his adorable head. Known to audiences worldwide for playing gay teen Luke Snyder on As the World Turns, Van holds the distinction of being one half of the first gay kiss in the history of daytime television. But those who have followed his character’s story from the beginning know that he’s more than just a sensational smooch.

A subtle actor with a great deal of nuance for his age (not to mention the ability to navigate the oft-absurd waters of soaps with impressive ease), Van grew up in a household with no television (he has called his upbringing “nearly Amish”) but is adapting to big city life and stardom like a pro.

His place at the top of the list is a testament to gay viewers’ investment in his character’s story and in his skill in connecting with his audience, and we look forward to what this role and future projects have in store for him. Wait, did we mention that he’s adorable? Yes? Okay, never mind.

When he learned that he made the list, Van said, “Yessss! I’ve never been on a hot people list before, so it’s really exciting … I’m thrilled that so many people have responded so well to Luke and Noah’s story. Thank you! I’m thrilled to be a part of [After Eltons] list.”

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