Hi Ladies! We’re introducing you to weekly “hotties”, some you know (and can appreciate that we love them too) and some you may be just FAMILIAR with… if so we’re giving you the details you need to full-on “crush”.

OVERVIEW

Ian Somerhalder: the guy every woman on the planet wished for as Christian Grey. He played to the concept too, by granting interviews and lobbying for the role. Alas, it went to Charlie Hunnam, then the equally adorable Jamie Dornan. But we’re still in “heart” with Ian, and here’s why…

WHY HE IS HOT

The baby blues. Just. Ugh.

WHY YOU SHOULD LIKE HIM

I know something witty is supposed to go here, but I am just going to give you more of the same. I’m sorry. I’m lying.

TRIVIA

He’s been around since Smallville (remember that?), we fell for him in Lost and LOST IT for Vampire Diaries, even though Damon is *kind of* a jerk. No worries. Ian married Nikke Reid (good call buddy!) recently, and promotes both his Foundation (ISF) and Thrive Market for deliverable healthy eating.

WHAT’S COMING

Thank everything that Vampire Diaries is still on the air. Thank you, thank you, thank you CW.

VIDEO. CUZ I CAN.

Hysterical, especially off the cuff. Wait for it. Promise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsyjVosp_eM