Best of 2012: Sexiest Men of 2012
Best of 2012: Sexiest Men of 2012
Sexiest Men of 2012
2012 was a sexy year! From the success of Magic Mike (thank you, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello) to the sweet Ryans (Reynolds and Gosling) to the cuties dominating on television (Jon Hamm and Adam Levine, we're looking at you!), it seems the already-sexy men of the world got even sexier. Who's hottest, you ask? We narrowed it down to 13 men—making this list was tough, yes, but someone has to do it. (You're welcome.)
Dancing With the Stars got an extra dose of hotness thanks to Cuban telenovela star William Levy. We're still grateful for his partner Cheryl Burke, who made sure he was shirtless during many of their routines—together they landed in third place for the 14th season of the hit ABC show.
Ryan Reynolds is smart, funny, cool, and undoubtedly attractive. He was semi-off the radar this year—that is until he shocked the world by marrying Blake Lively in a super romantic, under lock-and-key ceremony in September. Blake, we are so jealous!
The White Collar star showed off his sexier side this year by trading in his suits for man thongs as a star in the hit film Magic Mike.
The singer taught protege Justin Bieber everything there is to know about swagger, and it's because he knows how to make the ladies scream—even putting his expertise into a song. “Let me take you there,” he sings in “Scream,” the smash hit off his 2012 album Looking 4 Myself. Sure, we’re on board.
Eva Mendes, you are so lucky! She knows firsthand if "Hey Girl" is his actual catchphrase-as it has inspired countless posts on feministryangosling.tumblr.com, which shows off his finest qualities: He's a great actor, he's sensitive, and he's downright sexy.
The 26-year-old Brit has grown up before our eyes, scrapping his mussed-up hair for a more proper look recently, thanks in some part to his never-ending parade of designer suits (like Gucci, Gucci, and more Gucci). This year, he headlined his own flick, Cosmopolis, as well as marked the triumphant end of The Twilight Saga, with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Even though it's over, we'll always be on Team Edward!
Craig, the sixth actor to play the secret agent, helped the Bond series celebrate its 50th anniversary with the November release of Skyfall—Craig's third film as the legendary cinematic character. His charm—both on and off screen—is powerful enough to even woo Queen Elizabeth, who made an appearance with Craig for the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games this summer.
Everything about this guy is sexy. He's a loving husband (to Victoria Beckham) and father (to three boys and one daughter), he's a charitable man (he supports UNICEF, Malaria No More, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and more), and he's an amazing athlete (he left the LA Galaxy this year).
We want this werewolf! We love watching this 35-year-old as Alcide on True Blood, and we loved him even more when he showed off his amazing body in Magic Mike. Six pack, anyone? Yes, please!
Channing Tatum, we wish we could clone you! This year, he proved he's a sensitive bloke (co-starring with Rachel McAdams in The Vow) and a walking sexpot (uh, Magic Mike, anyone?), a combination that got the heart rates racing for ladies across the country. Truth is, he’s only in love with one—wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum—and his devotion to her is one of his sexiest qualities, just behind his washboard abs, of course.
This sexy bad boy is a triple threat: He can sing (Maroon 5's Overexposed album churned out hits like "Payphone" and "Moves Like Jagger"), he can help (he's a mentor on The Voice), and he can act (he stars in American Horror Story: Asylum). What's not to love?
Five years after Mad Men first hit the airwaves, the man who brought Don Draper to life is still one of the sexiest men on television.
He’s off the market, ladies! The man of many trades—music, fashion, home decor, movies, and beyond—made the most headlines this year for his lavish Italian wedding to actress Jessica Biel. His epic jumping-for-joy on the cover of People instantly became an Internet meme, too! Really, what’s sexier than a man with a sense of humor?