Jonathan Borge
Sep 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Truthfully, I never knew who Milo Ventimiglia was until I saw him on several trailers for the first season of This Is Us—shirtless. 'Damn!' I thought. 'Who’s that super hunky hunk with the beard next to Mandy Moore?'

Turns out the 40-year-old actor is, first of all, 40, not, like, mid-to-late twenties. And before his turn on This Is Us, which returns for a second season tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, he starred in Gilmore Girl (among others). He also recently teamed up with Timex to celebrate the watch brand’s Fall 2017 collection, and man, does the guy know how to wear a timepiece.

We caught up with the actor at the collection preview, where ​​​​he barged into the event dressed in a Canadian tuxedo. Instead of asking him what to expect on his Emmy-lauded hit show tonight, I couldn't help but ask exactly what was on my mind:

“Are you aware people think you’re so hot on ‘This Is Us?’” At that, he laughed and offered a gentlemanly and humble response. “Have I been aware? I haven’t been aware of that. That is very kind, though,” he said.

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“But they gotta know that they’re putting makeup on me, they’re putting my clothes on me, they’re doing my hair, and so it’s all an image," Ventimiglia continued, slightly embarrassed.

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As for how he maintains his toned physique, it’s simple: “I try and keep regular at the gym, more active as a human being. Sometimes I choose to walk up staircases instead of using an escalator even.”

There you have it.

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