As you know by now, I’m having the time of my life in Europe with Brian. I honestly don’t want to go back home. Our trip is so jam-packed visiting several countries, I didn’t have enough slots in my Model Behavior series to fit a representative from Greece. Thankfully, I have my other weekly feature where I can highlight a Greek god. Problem solved. So I’m taking a break from featuring studs from the upcoming Fall television season for one week. It’d be a shame not to share this juicy man meat.
Haris Giakoumatos is a model, actor and wait for it… a water polo player. Not just your average one either, he’s a water polo champion. I couldn’t find too much information about him besides the fact he was born in Halandri, Greece on February 2, 1982. His first film was “A Sea Apart” and his favorite music is Ksulina spa8ia (whatever that is). I’m sure a majority of you check out these posts more for the pics rather than the biographical info. For those who do, I’m sorry. I hope his hotness will make up for the lack of background knowledge. Check out Haris’ pics below.
For this week’s Man’s Crush, I will be taking the place of Donovan who is busy vacationing in Europe. Lucky guy right? To follow his lead, I have chosen another male hottie from the line-up of newbies joining our small screen this fall. This time around we’re featuring Jason O’Mara who will be starring in FOX’s new show Terra Nova which to me seems like a cross between ABC’s Lost and the film Jurassic Park.
Jason was actually born and raised in Ireland and only became an American citizen in January of ’09. Jason originally had plans to be a professional rugby player but an injury forced him to take his focus another direction. Jason attended Trinity College, Dublin and graduated with a degree in drama. One moving across the pond, Jason began guest starring on many primetime shows ultimately landing his latest gig with FOX.
On Terra Nova, Jason plays Jim Shannon, characterized as a devoted father with a complicated past. The show takes place in 2149 when the human race is about to become extinct due to poor air quality. In an effort to save the human race, scientists have a developed a time machine to take humans back to prehistoric Earth and form a human colony known as Terra Nova. It sounds great and I can’t wait to check out when it airs on September 26th.
Since the new television season is only a few weeks away, I thought I’d use my weekly Man Crush series to highlight some of Fall TV’s potential stars. This week I’m picking a hottie from one of the new shows I’m looking most forward to seeing. “Pan Am” is one of two new shows debuting set in the 60s trying to replicate “Mad Men’s” success. NBC has the “Playboy Club“, and ABC has this drama following the lives of flight attendants and pilots. This week’s Man Crush was added late to the series when he replaced Generation Kill‘s Jonah Lotan who was cut for creative reasons. Win for me, since I’ve had a crush on Mike Vogel for many years now.
The fact that Vogel hasn’t reach super stardom yet astounds me. He’s got the looks and talent, but just hasn’t found that breakthrough role. Hopefully “Pam Am” will do the trick. You might recognize this blond stud from his previous roles in “Poseidon“, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants“, “Cloverfield” or “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre“. If you watched “Blue Valentine” you probably can’t forget his sex scene with Michelle Williams.
Before landing his first role, Vogel paid his bills from modeling gigs. It was actually a Levi’s campaign that led him to being cast in the television series “Grounded For Life”. Last season he starred in CBS’s failed drama “Miami Medical“. He returns to network television this season with hopes of yielding better results. Vogel is married with two kids and two pugs. Can’t get more white picket fence than that. A perfect choice to star in a show set in simpler times.
Up until yesterday, I had no idea who I was going to pick as this week’s Man Crush. That all changed when I watched the newly-released movie trailer for Battleship. Since I had already chosen Taylor Kitsch as a previous Man Crush and write about Alexander Skarsgard incessantly, I thought I’d focus my attention on some new meat. Meet Josh Pence. You may not recognize him, but he was in one of 2010′s biggest critical and commercial hits. To boot, he’s got two major films being released in 2012. This boy is on the cusp of hitting it big.
This former model was born in Santa Monica, California to a real estate agent father and teacher mother. His first movie role was in “The Good Shepherd” as the Bonesman. In 2010, he appeared in “the social network“. He played Tyler Winklevoss. You’re probably thinking, didn’t Armie Hammer play both roles? Yes, he did. But whenever a shot required the two brothers near each other, Pence was used as the body double and Hammer’s head was superimposed on his body later.
Pence was up and read for the role of “Thor” and was liked by director Kenneth Branaugh. The studio, however, felt uncomfortable letting a virtual unknown carry a $150 million film. I have no complaints about Chris Hemsworth getting the part (YUM), but Pence certainly does look a lot like the Nordic God. 2012 will prove to be Josh’s breakout year. He’ll appear in two potential blockbusters. First up, is in the aforementioned “Battleship“. Following that up, he’ll portray a young Ra’s al Ghul in the highly-anticipated “The Dark Knight Rises“. Now that you know Pence’s body of work, get to know his actual body in a few shirtless pics below. Hope you enjoy.
Earlier this week, I posted the new trailer for the fourth installment of the “Eating Out” movies. While writing the post, I realized one of the hottest actors to bare it all for the franchise was erroneously missing from my weekly Man Crush series. Sure, I picked Chris Salvatore from the third and fourth movie as the object of my affection before, but it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t give Marco Dapper the honor of being my weekly crush. In my previous post, I joked I still had a boner from watching him on “Eating Out 2: Slopping Seconds” over three years ago. I’m sure you do too if you caught that flick. If you haven’t seen it, be prepared to drool when you see Marco’s pics below.
Dapper was born on July 9, 1983 and hails from the San Francisco Bay area. No wonder it’s always foggy in SF. It’s all from the steam oozing from the scorching hot Marco. He moved to Hollywood in 2003 to pursue his acting career. In between acting gigs, he scored several modeling assignments. Most recently, he landed an ad campaign for Levis Jeans. He’s also landed on a few magazine covers, including eight covers for Men’s Health.
Marco’s big break was landing the role of Troy in “Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds”. He’s followed that up with stints on now-canceled television shows, “Veronica Mars“, “Trauma” and “Dirty, Sexy, Money“. In his spare time he works out and trains in Tae-Kwon-Do for which he has a black belt. Without further stalling, I present to you the hottie that is Marco Dapper. Enjoy.
When I first saw the new stud joining “90210” this season, I knew he’d be a future Man Crush of mine. And a week later, here he is. Justin Deeley is a former model joining the cast of CW’s hit show as a potential love interest for AnnaLynne McCord. He’ll play a sexy cowboy type named Austin. Before he makes his first appearance, let’s get to know Deeley and more importantly see him shirtless and in his underwear.
Justin was born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 1, 1986. He participated in track and field at the University of Louisville. Some of his more notable modeling jobs include gigs for Calvin Klein, Jockey Underwear and Emporio Armani. Currently, he’s represented by Nous Models Management. Deeley caught the acting bug when he was cast as an extra for TV movie. His biggest acting gig before landing “90210” was on Nickelodean’s “Victorious“. Check out a little preview below of Justin before he graces our televisions on a weekly basis in the Fall.
Sorry for the delay for this week’s Man Crush. Trying to cram in as much of Toronto before I leave in just a few short hours. I’m sure you won’t mind the wait after you see this week’s studly hottie. I thought I’d mix things up and pick someone from across the pond. Say “bonjour” to Matt Pokora better known as M. Pokora. The 25-year-old was born in France as Matthieu Tota but took on Pokora as his stage name because it’s the Polish word for humility- his grandmother is of Polish origin.
The French singer/songwriter has had tremendous success as a pop artist in France. Pokora got his start on the third season of Popstars, broadcast on M6, and became part of a boy band. After dismal sales, he embarked on a solo career and it has proven to be a wise choice. He’s as well known for his music as he is for his body of tattoos. Matt has ink ranging from English, Chinese, Polish, Arabic and other languages on his body along with numerous symbols. Normally, I’m not a fan of so many tattoos, but it all works on his sexy body.
Matt is unfortunately straight (BOO), but is very gay friendly. He’s supported gay causes and stripped down for French gay publication, Tetu. Why wouldn’t he? He’s got a great body, which can be attributed to genetics. His father was a professional footballer. Check out what he got from his papa below. If Ricky Martin and Justin Timberlake had a son, I think it would look like Matt Pokora. Take a look at his pics and see if you see it too.
Since I picked a younger stud for my Model Behavior feature this week, I thought I’d stay with the twink theme and chose one for my weekly Man Crush, as well. At 25-years-old, Drew Van Acker barely qualifies for that title, especially given his hot bod. I’ve been so busy on my mini-Pride tour- Portland, Seattle, and Toronto next- I somehow missed that “Pretty Little Liars” is back for its second season. Yes, I watch it and proud to say its the guiltiest of my guilty pleasures. Storylines are mildly entertaining and acting barely passable, but the guys featured on the show never disappoint. Drew is the second stud from PLL that I’ve crushed on, Brant Daughtery being the first.
Drew Van Acker joins the cast this season and takes over the role of Jason DiLaurentis, which was played by a different actor for the first season. Prior to acting, this Philadelphia-born stud was a model. His big break occurred at the age of 20 when he graced the cover of Genre magazine. Soon, famed photographer Bruce Weber caught wind of him and booked Drew for numerous Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs. He also posed for International Jock, American Eagle, among others during his modeling years.
His biggest acting break prior to landing on “Pretty Little Liars” was landing a lead role on Cartoon Network’s live action “Tower Prep”. He’s also appeared on “Greek“, “The Lake” and ABC’s “Castle“. I have no doubt, his role on PLL will be a launching pad for bigger and better things. Being that he’s from Philly, I’d love to give Drew Van Acker some brotherly love… and then some. Check out his pics below and find out why.