2011 Man Crush Showdown: The Finals

Just like my 2011 Model Behavior face-off, this year’s Man Crush Showdown is also coming to a close. After three weeks of intense battle, we now know the Top 10 of 2011 as voted by you. I have to say, I’m a bit surprised by some of the entries. A few of my premier favorites didn’t even come close to making the finals. As the French say, “chacun à son goût” which pretty much means people have different tastes. Don’t get me wrong, any of these ten individuals will be a worthy recipient of the year-end Man Crush honor.

Just in case you didn’t know how these ten finalists earned their spots, here’s the dealio. The top two vote-getters from each of the three rounds automatically advanced to the finals. The remaining four wild card slots were given to the four highest vote-getters from all the rounds. Throughout the year, I picked one lucky Man Crush each week to give my cyber heart to. Now, it’s your turn to pick the best Man Crush to represent 2011. Vote for your favorites and vote often if you want them to win.

Round 1 Winners

Logo’s “The Setup Squad” cutie, Jonathan D. Lovitz walked away with first place with 26% of the votes. “Thor” hottie, Chris Hemsworth was close behind with 22%. Will Hemsworth “top” Lovitz this time around *wink*.

Jonathan D. Lovitz

Original Feature: Apr 7, 2011

Occupation: Professional Wingman / Reality Star

Why I Chose Him: Logo sent me a screener of their new show “Setup Squad” and all I remembered was how adorable his dimples were.

Chris Hemsworth

Original Feature: Apr 29, 2011

Occupation: Actor & Comic Book God

Why I Chose Him: It’s Chris Hemsworth. No explanation needed.

Round 2 Winners

For Round 2, that sexy beast Marco Dapper from the “Eating Out” movies killed the competition with 35%, while equally hot Justin Gaston scored 27% of the votes cast.

Marco Dapper

Original Feature: Jul 21, 2011

Occupation: Actor & Sloppy Seconds

Why I Chose Him: He is and will always be the hottest guy to appear in any of the “Eating Out” movies. I still have a slight boner thinking about his naked scenes in the second film.

Justin Gaston

Original Feature: May 12, 2011

Occupation: Actor, Model, Former Miley Cyrus Arm Candy

Why I Chose Him: I’ve been crushin’ on him for years. Him posing naked for PETA this year met all my expectations and then some.

Round 3 Winners

Round 3 results sorta surprised me. I love “Revenge” and Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman) but didn’t think he would win with 35% of the votes. My last “Man Crush” of the year was dedicated to the Patriota Twins and they took advantage of their late entry and walked away with 27% of your votes.

Joshua Bowman

Original Feature: Sep 30, 2011

Occupation: Actor, “Revenge”

Why I Chose Him: They say revenge is sweet, but they also forgot to add hunky and sexy. “Revenge” quickly became my weekly guilty pleasure. I look forward to it every Wednesday and not just because there’s a chance to see Bowman shirtless either.

Patriota Twins

Original Feature: Dec 16, 2011

Occupation: Models

Why I Chose Him: Why end the year with just one hot Brazilian male model, when you can do it with two. I wonder if they’re identical everywhere 😉

The Four Wild Cards

Personally, I thought the guys from Round 2 were the hottest but not according to your votes. The four wild card spots were taken by two guys from Round 1 and 3. Not that I’m complaining, because the following quartet of hotties are definitely droolworthy.

Brant Daugherty

Original Feature: Jan 13, 2011

Occupation: Actor (Pretty Little Liars)

Why I Chose Him: He made watching this teen show bearable.

Jon McLaughlin

Original Feature: Jan 27, 2011

Occupation: Singer

Why I Chose Him: During our Oscar party, there was a collective gasp when he appeared to sing the theme song from “Enchanted”. Plus he’s got adorably cute curly hair.

Nick Ayler

Original Feature: Nov 24, 2011

Occupation: Model

Why I Chose Him: As I eloquently wrote in my Thanksgiving-themed post. I picked him because he is so friggin’ hot I’d gobble, gobble up every ounce of him. Then I would baste him in all my loving and taste his stuffing.

Nick Beyeler

Original Feature: Nov 17, 2011

Occupation: Gymnast & Aerialist

Why I Chose Him: The leg positions this gymnast pulls off have me very hot and bothered. He can reverse planche towards me and dismount on my lap anytime he wants.

2011 Man Crush Showdown Finals: Who's My Hottest Crush of 2011? (check all the apply)

  • 01. Jonathan D. Lovitz (2,232 Votes)
  • 03. Marco Dapper (1,876 Votes)
  • 08. Jon McLaughlin (1,441 Votes)
  • 05. Joshua Bowman (964 Votes)
  • 09. Nick Ayler (940 Votes)
  • 04. Justin Gaston (636 Votes)
  • 10. Nick Beyeler (574 Votes)
  • 06. Patriota Twins (551 Votes)
  • 02. Chris Hemsworth (478 Votes)
  • 07. Brant Daugherty (427 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,118

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  • m

    uhm, am i the only one having a problem with the layout of the website? seems cluttered..

  • art

    Im having a problem as well on google chrome, but then I tried safari and it looks just fine.

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  • horndawg

    they’re all white….is this some kind of racial preference?

  • lordy

    nick, joshua, chris…in that order

  • fifi

    marco dapper… 5 years after his pretty much first and last appearance still appears on hot lists. he genuinely embodies perfect balance of masculinity, features, symmetry, colours, that cannot leave anyone unaffected. his role in the movie definitely doesn’t complement his looks. i wonder where he is now.

  • @horndawg. it’s what the readers have picked. I did include some diversity in the preliminary rounds. These 10 just happen to garner the most votes.

  • NebraskaBoy83

    Ummm, when is this damn contest over?! Just let Lovitz win already!

  • DManNYC

    @horndawg: I wondered the same thing. Maybe Black folks have better things to do with their time.

  • ezekial

    they’re all white… wtf?

  • @ezekial see my earlier response to @horndawg

  • Keith

    I hope Alex Meraz makes your list in 2012.. lol..

  • Mike Lane

    If is inherently unfair to pit a photograph of a shirtless guy against a photograph of a shirted guy. The shirtless guy will win every time.