Humpday Hottie: Ian Somerhalder
It’s unavoidable — vampires are everywhere. While we can admit that we may have found ourselves in a Twilight screening a time or two (it’s called a guilty pleasure for a reason), our guiltiest guilty pleasure has to be the CW’s The Vampire Diaries. And it’s all because of Ian Somerhalder.
It’s easy to see what makes this Louisiana boy (nicknamed “Smolderholder”) so swoon-worthy. With his bold baby blues and sharp jawline, it’s no wonder Ian got his start as a model for big names like Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Versace, and Guess.
Although he’s been acting since 1997, it wasn’t until 2004 when he scored the role of Boone Carlyle on ABC’s Lost that fans (and ladies) really took notice. He may have been the first character to die on that island, but he continued to make appearances on the show until its finale in 2010.
In 2009, Ian landed the role of resident bad boy (and super sexy vampire) Damon Salvatore on TVD, which pretty much cemented his place in the Hotness Hall of Fame. It also introduced him to his current lady love and co-star, Nina Dobrev, and while we can’t help but envy both their on- and off-screen romance, it’s impossible not to root for team “Delena” every Thursday night.
Oh, and did we mention Ian’s also a philanthropist? In 2010, he launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which “aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”
xx, The FabFitFun Team