We knew he was cute. We knew he was sexy. We knew he was rich. But who knew he was the coolest man in the world? Prince Harry has beaten out some big names to place atop GQ Magazine’s “Cool” list. The ginger-haired prince topped Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and US President Obama’s personal aide, Reginald (Reggie) Love. So what attributes did the magazine editors factor in, when determining their cool list? Here’s what they said the candidate had to have:
‘enviable sense of savoir faire, a talent for transforming the mundane into the extraordinary, or just really edgy haircut’
While Prince Harry is behind his older brother to takeover the throne, he soars above him on the cool factor. Prince William didn’t even make the list- even philandering Tiger Woods made the list at 38. So what other 37-and-a-half (the age cutoff) males made the Top 10 of the magazine’s cool list? Check after the jump to find out.
10. Wells Tower
Fun Facts: The Vancouver-born author is primarily known for his short stories and non-fiction work. Recipient of The Paris Review Discover Prize, Pushcart Prize and Henfield Foundation Award. New York Times reviewer Kakutani picked Tower’s “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned” has one of the ten best books of 2009. For all you SATC fans, Carrie feared Kakutani’s review the most.
9. Matt Helders
Occupation: Arctic Monkeys Drummer
Fun Facts: The 24-year-old Brit plays drums for the alternative rock band, Arctic Monkeys. Besides providing percussions, he has his own clothing line consisting of a jacket, hoodie and three t-shirts. Release in 2007, a portion of the sales went to charity.
8. Dustin Lance Black
Fun Facts: Academy Award winner screenwriter for “Milk“. Black is widely known as well for having photos of him having unprotected sex, leaked by Perez Hilton. His Oscar speech at that year’s telecast was by far, thr evening’s emotional high point.
7. Ryan McGinley
Fun Facts: The American photographer is the youngest ever to have a solo show a the Whitney Museum of American Art. in 2003, he was named photographer of the year by “American Photo”. Check out some of his work on his website (http://www.ryanmcginley.com/)- I love his 2010 Winter Olympic series.
6. Usain Bolt
Occupation: Olympian, Track & Field Athlete
Fun Facts: The Jamaican born sprinter won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Nicknamed the “Lightning Bolt“, he currently holds the world record for the 100m and 200m. This year he signed a publishing deal to release an autobiography to be released in 2012.
5. Jason Schwartzman
Fun Facts: The American actor is probably best known for his roles in “Rushmore“, “I Heart Huckabees” and “Shopgirl”. Is the son of Talia Shire (Adrianna from the “Rocky” films) and nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. He has also released two CDs “Nighttiming” and “Davy”.
4. Dizzee Rascal
Fun Facts: The British rapper has released four albums. He started out his career by DJing at local radio stations when he was 16.
3. Reggie Love
Occupation: Aide to US President Obama
Fun Facts: He graduated with a degree in political science and public policy at Duke University. During his time there, he also played for both the basketball and football team. Tried to enter the NFL after graduation, but was unsuccessful.
2. Robert Pattinson
Occupation: Actor, professional heartthrob
Fun Facts: Best know for playing teenage vampire, Edward Cullen. Before hitting big in Twilight, he was a model and played Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire“. Was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” in both 2008 and 2009 by People Magazine. Besides being nicknamed R-Patz, he is also known to answer to “Spunk” and “Ransom”.
1. Prince Harry of Wales
Occupation: Prince, duh…
Fun Facts: He is third in the line of succession to the throne. Has often made headlines for his unroyal-like behavior. He’s been photographed smoking pot, participating in under-age drinking, seen wearing a German Wehrmact uniform and heard saying racial terms like “Paki” and “raghead”