With the 2010 Man Crush Showdown hoopla is all done, I decided to take a week off from picking hot men for my Man Crush feature. Trust me, picking the right guy to objectify and fawn over is hard work. Hands up, if anyone is that gullible to believe that line of bull? Now that I’m all relaxed and feeling refreshed, I’m ready to bring you another year of crushworthy men.

So who gets the honor for being my first weekly man crush of 2011? It goes to 25-year-old actor, Brant Daugherty. I’m a little ashamed (okay a lot ashamed) to admit where he caught my eye. Daugherty plays mysterious Noel Kahn on ABC Family’s guiltastic teen soap, “Pretty Little Liars“. Don’t judge. It also stars Laura Leighton (Melrose Place) and Nia Peeples (Fame). Two of my favorites from the early 90s. Honestly, it’s not a bad show. Sure the acting isn’t the greatest, but it certainly is addicting.

Brant was born in Mason, Ohio on August 20, 1985 and attended Columbia College Chicago to become a filmmaker. “Pretty Little Liars” is only his second acting job, but he’s already getting noticed in Hollywood. Rumor has it, he’s in the running to play Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder’s new flick, “Superman: Man of Steel,” set to be released in 2012. With the gorgeous smile, breathtaking blue eyes and chiseled jaw line, he certainly stands a good shot of scoring the high-profile gig.

Check out the pics below and see if Brant is a solid choice to kick off my weekly crushes for 2011.

Is Brant the mysterious “A” stalking all the “Pretty Little Liars”?

If he was stalking me, I wouldn’t mind as long as he sings me a love song.

Looking hot flexing his guns.

All smiles working the paparazzi on the red carpet.

Gotta love a boy who supports the NOH8 campaign. I’d like to show him my appreciation *wink*.

This is my favorite picture of the bunch. Love his furry little face and arms.

Ummm, what do the leather boys say about wearing a cuff on your left arm? Top? Hmmmhmmm, I”ll say.

Blond or brunette? Doesn’t he look like a young Stephen Dorff?

There’s something sexy about an upturn mouth.

If you’ve been reading my crushes for a while, you know I have a thing for blue piercing eyes and bushy eyebrows. Check Brant two for two.

Would he make a believable Clark Kent? I’d have to check him out in blue tights before I make a final decision.