Welcome to the last set of matchups in the first round of voting: part 2 of the Miscellaneous Studs!
Jon Hamm (6) vs. Channing Tatum (11)
This is an interesting matchup because while both of these men are much lauded for their looks, neither of them does a thing for me! First we have Jon Hamm who is objectively attractive and has been funny in many movies and shows, but who I can never not associate with human trash pile Don Draper.
Then we have Channing Tatum, who is sort of a delightful puppydog of a person but who suffers from what I call “Ryan Reynolds Syndrome”: a demonstrably “hot bod” that is undermined by a goofy face. But full disclosure, I did once have a dream that I made out with him and it was… interesting.
Ryan Gosling (3) vs. Michael Shannon (13)
Pop culture moves so fast these days that crushing on Ryan Gosling seems almost charmingly retro at this point. But we haven’t gotten over him yet, have we? He’s still got it!
I’m not going to try to explain to you why Michael Shannon is in this competition because you either think I’m crazy or you’re silently nodding your head in approval. I am not ashamed to say that he can get it, but I leave you to your own opinions.
Adam Scott (7) vs. Bradley Cooper (10)
Adam Scott is a tiny man with a somewhat weasely face, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t all work for him. Who among us would not swoon at the prospect of a dinner date with Ben Wyatt?
It made me feel slightly ill to include Bradley Cooper in this competition because I find him gross and unattractive but I am committed to this project to the point that I will put my personal feelings aside and tip my hat to the general populace. Here he is.
Joe Manganiello (2) vs. Jason Segel (15)
What can I say about Joe Manganiello? He was a big part of the reason that I kept watching True Blood as long as I did. He was the only stripper in Magic Mike who I actually was attracted to (sorry, other dudes). He is so singularly focused on having a cartoon bodybuilder physique that he wrote an entire book about it. He is a feast for the eyes.
It’s cute that Joe is matched up with Jason Segel, since they enjoyed a brief bromance turned frenemies situation on How I Met Your Mother. Jason is sort of the antithesis of Joe. He has probably never seen a single one of his abs! But he is an adorable teddy bear of a human being, which gives me confusing feelings about teddy bears.
Voting will close on Monday at 11PM ET, and the next round of voting will commence on Tuesday. You can view the full bracket here!