Either Joe Manganiello sells the most magazine covers or is the cheapest to book among his “True Blood” cast mates. How else can you explain the numerous amount of fashion editorial and magazine covers Manganiello does. With the fifth season of “True Blood” just around the corner, it seems the 35-year-old actor is the only one doing any promotion for the HBO supernatural series. Not that I’m complaining, because I love me some sexy Alcide.

For his latest modeling gig, Manganiello channels his inner fashionista for Essential Homme magazine. He graces the publication’s May/June 2012 issue. Photographed by Terry Lu, the super buff stud looks dapper in suits and smoldering in shirtless shots. Along with the eye candy, Joe sits down for an interview where he discusses his upcoming stripper flick, “Magic Mike“, and how he maintains that cut body of his.

On Body Maintenance

“Nobody’s born the way that I’m built now. It took years and years of work, and I work even harder now than I did last year!”

On “Magic Mike”

“It’s so funny! Just seeing a bunch of big dudes up there, doing these choreographed scenes with these outfits on. I mean, it’s hysterical!”

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