I need you all to know that it was not easy to get an equal number of men in each of the themed categories of this tournament. In an ideal world, the sixteen dudes in this division would have something in common (other than being hot) for which I could name their group, but it just didn’t turn out that way. And so I give you the first half of the Miscellaneous Studs division for your viewing (and voting) pleasure!
Jake Johnson (1) vs. Chris Messina (16)
Here we have a matchup between two popular sitcom male leads. Any Homeless Monsters outsiders stumbling upon this noble tournament may be confused by Jake Johnson’s #1 seed. Hello, strangers! We on this blog have collectively developed a massive crush on Nick Miller of late, and you should join us! Just look at him!
Chris Messina is another handsome dude who makes jokes and dances on a network sitcom! Back when I was still watching The Mindy Project it was his and Mindy’s relationship that kept me coming back (until it didn’t; sorry Mindy). But anyway, look at this handsome mug!
Jesse Williams (8) vs. Matthew Bomer (9)
It is one of the greatest injustices in cinematic history that (SPOILER ALERT) Alexis Bledel chose her boring Greek ex over Jesse Williams in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (for more of my thoughts on that movie, see this). Jesse is a beautiful, beautiful man with beautiful, beautiful abs.
Speaking of men who look good shirtless, here’s Matthew Bomer! Matthew looks like he emerged from a Handsome Guy factory to the point that I sometimes wonder, is he human?
Sam Rockwell (5) vs. The Rock (12)
This is a Rock Battle I never thought I’d live to witness! First up we have Sam Rockwell, whose slightly unhinged charisma, unbeatable dance skills and handsome face all combine to make an extremely attractive man.
Then we have The Rock, who is… well… The Rock! My love for The Rock began when I saw Southland Tales which made me laugh out loud more than almost any other movie I’ve ever seen, and he has never disappointed me since. While his gargantuan physique is not really my cup of soup, I appreciate the hotness of his soul.
Nyle DiMarco (4) vs. Tyler Hoechlin (13)
Nyle DiMarco is the champion of the last ever season of America’s Next Top Model (well, I mean, apparently they are bringing it back on VH1 but without Tyra so does it really count?), which is like being declared Professionally Sexy.
I had not heard of Tyler Hoechlin until somebody here nominated him for this tournament, but cursory searching seems to suggest he is a teenage werewolf on television. Whoever he is, he definitely falls under the category “good-looking”!
Voting will close on Friday at 11PM ET. And you can view the full bracket here!