Whenever I see a hot guy while surfing the web, I typically add their name on my Man Crush potential list. That way, when Thursday comes along, I simply scan through the list and select one of the studs to feature for my weekly Man Crush. This week’s choice, Justin Bruening, has been waiting in the wings since last year but been passed over numerous times. After seeing him on this week’s episode of “Ringer“, I will no longer overlook this fine piece of man meat. If you saw the episode, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s like time stood still.

Bruening was born in Chadron, Nebraska on September 24, 1979. Justin was working at his local McDonald’s when he was discovered by a model scout. That led to a gig for Abercrombie & Fitch. Not too shabby for his first modeling job. He modeled for a bit, but then transitioned to acting. His first acting role was for the now-defunct “All My Children“. Not surprisingly he became a hot daytime commodity and was often featured in many publications. Like many daytime actors, Justin wanted to move to primetime. Before landing a role on “Ringer”, Justin also appeared in several shows including “Castle”, “Cold Case” and “Hope & Faith” to name a few. He even starred in the short-lived “Knight Rider” reboot a couple of years ago.

Before we check out his pictures, I thought I’d share a few fun facts about him. Justin auditioned for the role of Superman in “Superman Returns” but lost out to Brandon Routh. Bruening is cute and all, but I don’t buy him as the Man of Steel. For that matter, Routh didn’t make a convincing one either. I guess that’s why he was dumped and that sexy Brit, Henry Cavill, was picked for the new Superman movie. SIGH. Oh well, back to Justin. The 32-year-old has also appeared in Britney Spears’ “Boys” music video. In his spare time, Bruening loves to collect Converse All-Star sneaks. Apparently, he has 16 pairs. For those of you wondering. He’s married and has a daughter. Insert sad face from all the gays. But enough talk, let’s get on with the shirtless pics.

WOOF. I’m a sucker for a guy with a bit of scruff and an eight-pack.

Love that slight upturned mouth. So sexy.

Performing a little striptease for you. Someone hand me some dollar bills.

He starred in the short-lived “Knight Rider” remake. David Hasselhoff wishes he looked this good back in his hey day.

So youthful and so many wrong styling choices. He’s lucky he’s cute enough to forgive a couple of missteps.

Naturally, he disrobed and showed off his pecs for Abercrombie & Fitch.

Time stood still when I saw Justin walking out wearing just a towel on “Ringer” this week.

Sarah Michelle Gellar sure is one lucky beyotch to make out with him and get paid . If this sexy shirtless stud sat at the end of my bed, I would rip that towel right off in a matter of nanoseconds.

He reminds me of some other celebrity, but I just can’t figure out who. Any suggestions?

Ho, ho, ho. Happy Gay Holidays. What’s a boy gotta do to have this show up under my tree on Christmas morning? Side note. Justin is posing with former weekly man crush of mine, Colin Egglesfield. How convenient.