And then there were ten. Now that the preliminary rounds are over, it’s time to kick the 2012 Man Crush Showdown into high gear. Over the next few days, your votes will crown a winner. Who will follow in the footsteps of Scott Herman and Jonathan D. Lovitz who won in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Check out the lucky recipients of the four wildcards below. Surprisingly, three of them come from Round 1 where the voting was feverish. Since I don’t want to persuade and affect the outcome, I’ll keep to myself the three Man Crushes I’m secretly rooting for. Without further ado, let the sexy games begin.
Man Crush Showdown Dates
The Top 2 from each round automatically advanced to the finals. Four wildcard spots were given to the Man Crushes who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).
Round 1: Dec 13-19, 2012 (results announced Dec 20)
Round 2: Dec 20-26, 2012 (results announced Dec 27)
Round 3: Dec 27- Jan 2, 2012 (results announced Jan 3)
Finals: Jan 3-9, 2013 (Final Results announced Jan 10, 2013)
Original Feature: Jan 19, 2012
Why I Chose Him: I’d let this actor handcuff me anytime (He plays a cop on Lifetime’s Against The Wall). Plus, that butt chin is kinda sexy.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 1st in Round 1.
Original Feature: Apr 20, 2012
Why I Chose Him: I was in the mood for some Spanish cuisine and Mario definitely satisfied my craving.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 2nd in Round 1.
Original Feature: Jul 12, 2012
Why I Chose Him: Ryan, hands down, is the hottest actor to star in the Step Up franchise since Channing Tatum. Hopefully, he’ll follow Tatum’s footsteps and plays a stripper in an upcoming movie. He’s got the abs and butt for it.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 1st in Round 2.
Original Feature: Aug 30, 2012
Why I Chose Him: These days, Jayson appears as the dimwitted ex on The New Normal. Prior to that, he was a closeted jock on The Hard Times of RJ Berger. That shower scene is smoking hot.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 2nd in Round 2.
Original Feature: Dec 6, 2012
Why I Chose Him: The beard, the scruff, the hairy chest. WOOF in all the right places.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 1st in Round 3.
Original Feature: Sep 28, 2012
Why I Chose Him: I’ve been crushin’ on Speedman since his Felicity days. Glad he was back on a weekly basis. Sadly, ABC torpedoed Last Resort.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 2nd in Round 3.
Original Feature: Mar 15, 2012
Why I Chose Him: I was still Down Under celebrating Mardi Gras and this Aussie hunk caught my eye during commercials promoting his show Home and Away.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 3rd in Round 1.
Original Feature: Mar 15, 2012
Why I Chose Him: Again, I was in Sydney and wanted to highlight one their sexiest television stars.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 4th in Round 1.
Original Feature: May 11, 2012
Why I Chose Him: This scruffy Broadway star hit all the right notes and danced his way to my cyber heart.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 3rd in Round 2.
Original Feature: Jan 26, 2012
Why I Chose Him: Two words. Leather loincloth. McIntyre proved a worthy successor to the Spartacus role.
How They Got To The Finals: Placed 5th in Round 1.
2012 Man Crush Showdown The FINALS: Who Are The Hottest?
- Dan Ewing (7,251 Votes)
- Justice Joslin (2,647 Votes)
- Scott Speedman (1,224 Votes)
- Jayson Blair (517 Votes)
- Justin Clynes (499 Votes)
- Ryan Guzman (484 Votes)
- Scott McGregor (327 Votes)
- Liam McIntyre (294 Votes)
- Mario Casas (257 Votes)
- Brandon Quinn (195 Votes)
Total Voters: 11,218
2012 Man Crush Showdwon Round 1: Who Were My Hottest Crushes?
- Brandon Quinn (5,001 Votes)
- Mario Casas (4,446 Votes)
- Dan Ewing (3,743 Votes)
- Scott McGregor (3,632 Votes)
- Liam McIntyre (1,293 Votes)
- Gui Inacio (307 Votes)
- Eric Winter (211 Votes)
- Wiehahn Stiglingh (200 Votes)
- Didier Cohen (117 Votes)
- Nick Denbeigh (108 Votes)
- Erik Fellows (89 Votes)
- Maximilian Befort (87 Votes)
- Jeremy Jordan (60 Votes)
Total Voters: 14,357
2012 Man Crush Showdown Round 2: Who Were My Hottest Crushes?
- Ryan Guzman (1,507 Votes)
- Jayson Blair (1,379 Votes)
- Justin Clynes (1,370 Votes)
- Taylor Kinney (768 Votes)
- Theo James (300 Votes)
- Robert Hoffman (289 Votes)
- Brenton Thwaites (234 Votes)
- Derek Theler (205 Votes)
- Nick Adams (170 Votes)
- Logan Marshall-Green (159 Votes)
- Josh Henderson (138 Votes)
- Omari Hardwick (137 Votes)
- Nico Archambault (74 Votes)
Total Voters: 4,392
2012 Man Crush Showdown Round 3: Who Were My Hottest Crushes?
- Justice Joslin (1,208 Votes)
- Scott Speedman (1,007 Votes)
- Dean Geyer (755 Votes)
- Val Chmerkovskiy (710 Votes)
- Robert Buckley (417 Votes)
- Milo Ventimiglia (374 Votes)
- Jay Ryan (370 Votes)
- Colt Prattes (328 Votes)
- Brandon Jones (276 Votes)
- Douglas Friedman (112 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,457