Nico Tortorella. Commit that name to memory. It’s a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future- guaranteed. He’s scored a major role in the highly-anticipated Scream 4. The 21-year-old (July 30, 1988) model-turned-actor is the object of my affection as this week’s crush. Born in Wilmette Illinois, the mid-westerner can attribute his dark-haired chiseled looks due to his Italian ancestry.

Tortorella started out his career in professional theater when he was just in the 7th grade. In 2007, he went on an open call and landed a coveted modeling contract with Ford Models. After a string of modeling gigs for various publications and designers, he started to win acting roles.

His biggest role prior to being cast as Trevor Sheldon in Scream 4, was his starring role on the short lived The Beautiful Life on The CW– my guilty pleasure for the 2009-10 TV season. It’s there where Nico met his rumored girlfriend and former co-star, Sara Paxton. Later this year, the studly actor has a minor role in Joel Schumacher’s Twelve which stars Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, 50 Cent and Kiefer Sutherland.

I love a guy who can pull of big high hair.

How adorable is this picture. What I wouldn’t give to be that puppy resting my balls on his heads. TMI?

Whether you think he’s hot or not, you can’t deny he has awesome hair. Just look at that perfect wavy chunk in the front.

I’m a sucker for dark hair and light eyes. With that perfect nose, it’s no wonder he was a male model.

Meh. The short hair normally works for me, but not in this case. Though I’m loving the bear-in-training scruff.

Tyra would be so upset here. No smizing whatsoever. With those lips, it doesn’t matter.

I love a man who can pull off a dapper look with ease. Now take off that CUMberbund stat (and the rest of your clothes) *wink*.

Sometimes I question my taste level. How else can you explain why I enjoyed the critically panned The Beautiful Life. Maybe it was the hopes that one episode would feature a hot mano-a-mano kiss between the two male leads.

I often get teased that I love long curly hair on cute boys, but in this case. NO THANK YOU. Though the hint of armpit hair is a bit of a turn on.

From stylish to sporty. Man, look how white and perfect his teeth are on the left pic.

Sadly I was unable to find current shirtless pics of my weekly crush. Having said that, don’t you still find Nico to be a hott-o? I certainly do.