1D earns top honors, of course. They were absolutely ubiquitous in 2012. YOU’RE WELCOME, BOYS.
Those humpy Teen Wolf dawgs inspired more salacious fan-fic on Tumblr than even the Supernatural boys, and that’s REALLY SAYING SOMETHING. And while EVERYONE on the show is just adorable, and everything about it is wildly homoerotic, I’d have to say the introduction of Daniel Sharman (right) was THE high point of the season. Now THAT’S a face.
Twinks rule, bears drool. Union J’s George Shelley and Rise of the Guardian‘s Jack Frost win the Margaret Keane Award for Best Wide-Eyed Super-Waifs
YouTube phenomenons Jack and Finn Harries racked up millions upon millions of views in 2012 by just smiling sweetly and talking in adorable British accents. Are you paying attention, Nickelodeon? These boys are STARS.
Scruff god Charlie Hunamm gets more attractive each year; Chris Hemsworth starred in Cabin in the Woods, Snow White & the Huntsman, and a little-seen indie flick called The Avengers, cementing his status as our new golden boy.
Olympic hunks Tom Daley and Danell Leyva knew how to court their gay fans, and became instant icons in the process
Space hunks: NASA’s mohawk guy, Bobak Ferdowsi, made science geeks cool again, and we all got a little weak in the knees when skydiver Felix Baumgartner removed his helmet after that breathtaking supersonic freefall.
Hottest male models of the year: Brazilian humpmonkey Marlon Teixeira and ambisexual/retro-hippy/grunge god/prettyboy Bryce Jamison
The Hot Dudes of Cable: Adam Driver of Girls and Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead. Opposite ends of the boyfriend spectrum, sure, but both equally appealing.
The Bad Boys of Prime Time: Killian Jones as Captain Hook – THE ONLY REASON to keep watching Once Upon a Time – and Dean Geyer, who is hot, but unfortunately not hot enough to make you keep watching Glee.
The Ridiculously Photogenic Jogger
Gymnasts had a moment in 2012: Here’s Germany’s Marcel Nguyen and Belgium’s Jimmy Verbaeys at the Summer Olympics
Douchey Athletes You’d Totally Still Do: Ryan Lochte and Rob Gronkowski
Batman nemesis Bane; Spartacus‘ power couple Agron and Nasir
New Girl‘s Max Greenfield and Mad Men‘s Ben Feldman
Drool-worthy news hunks: ABC weekend anchor David Muir (who SHOULD have been cast in the new Superman movie, imho) and rising local reporter Whit Johnson, who WASPy good looks have me swooning no matter how grim the story.
Humpy Hobbit co-star Aidan Turner and the Elven king Lee Pace.