Monday, January 5, 2009

Imaginary Boyfriends (and Girlfriends) of 2008

Last year, I listed 10 or so people I fell in love with throughout 2007 and instead of doing the same thing again, I decided to change it up a bit for 2008. For this year's list, I choose a number of people whom I like to think of as my imaginary boyfriends (and even some girlfriends)- in other words, the hottest and most beautiful men and women of 2008. And, in case you're particularly attentive, the men from this list are ineligible since I've already proclaimed my love for them (repeatedly, in many instances) and I wanted to show off some new blood.

Sam Sparro
No one looked quite as dapper as Sam Sparro did in his top hat and tails in his "Black & Gold" music video. Even when he dresses up in something as outrageous as this, he's still a hottie in my books. Oh, how I wish he could find success in America so everyone could love him as much as I do.

Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel & Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
The French trio of Gaspard, Louis and Grégoire made quite the impression on me in 2008. This photoshoot made my jaw drop and I've been a Gaspard fan ever since. I saw Louis in The Dreamers a couple of years ago, but it wasn't until the one-two punch of
Ma Mère and Les Chansons d'Amour that I realized just how sexy he was. People kept talking about Robert Pattinson's hair all throughout 2008, but he has nothing on Louis and his locks which practically has me screaming, "Dirty Frenchboy, come have sex with me." And what can I say about cute, little Grégoire? He was so adorable as Garrel's charming, albeit a little stalkerish, boyfriend/rebound guy/whatever in Les Chansons d'Amour.


Jamie Bell
I know, what took me so long? I'm still going through his filmography, but I finally saw Billy Elliot and his performance completely floored me. Besides, just look at what that cute preteen grew up to become.

Jesse McCartney
I'm not sure when it happened, but sometime over 2008 Jesse McCartney went from a blonde, mop-topped, girl-ish looking, 14 year old to a Justin Timberlake-wannabe, sex machine. All I can say is that I'm grateful it happened.

Nick Jonas
It may be a felony, but I'm not ashamed...Nick is a total hottie.


Cam Gigandet
One viewing of the mediocre Never Back Down was all it took and now I'm obsessed. I remember him as Volchock on The O.C. but, for some odd reason, he's so much hotter now.

Steve Sandvoss
Latter Days was no masterpiece, but Sandvoss' performance in it was one for the ages. It would have been easy for him to have simply shrugged off the whole Mormon aspect of the role and instead focused on being a hot boy who happens to be a Mormon. Luckily, Sandvoss is smarter than that and crafted a character that, no matter your religious preference, you can totally sympathize with.

Mitch Reinholt
As the perfectly adorable jock who expands his horizons by dating the quirky and artistic Hannah in the documentary American Teen, Mitch Reinholt quickly stole my heart. I didn't even care that he ended their relationship in the douchiest way possible, he still seems like a good guy

Nicholas Hoult
This one came out of nowhere, considering I had never seen an episode of Skins or his performance in About a Boy, but after looking around photographer Kai Z. Feng's website (more on that here) it was an instant attraction. Now that I've seen the first episode of Skins, I feel confident that this attraction will blossom into something more once I see season 1.

Penn Badgley
I've been in love with Penn ever since the first episode of Gossip Girl. True fact. He only gets hotter in my eyes as time goes on. Now, all we need is for the Gossip Girl writers to give him something interesting to do this season and we'll be all set.

Christina Hendricks
That ass! Those curves! Goddamn, this is a REAL woman!

Penélope Cruz
Whenever I was at work and straightening up the makeup aisle, I always had to stop for a second and admire the lovely Penélope Cruz ad for L'Oreal. She is a breathtaking beauty; whatever she does, she always looks flawless. It's totally not fair. Add to that the fact that she has a gorgeous boyfriend and she gets more interesting as an actress with every performance and she becomes even more enviable.

9 comments:

J.D. said...

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nick plowman said...

LOVE.


*spasms, seizures, screams, moans and applauds*

Vance said...

hands off my boys bitch!

(Especially Jamie Bell, my love established before you even hit puberty, Jesse McCartney, before HE hit puberty, Nick Jonas, well. we're still waiting for him TO hit puberty, Cam Gigandet, who I loved since the OC bitch!, Steve Sandvoss, who I love so much I actually watched that Graduate sequel just for his small role in it, Mitch Reinholt who yes, was a bit of a douche in the movie but whatever... so dreamy..., and Nicholas Hoult, who I may just have to go track down doing the play New Boy in London this spring!)

I love Penn but I'll let you borrow my Penn.

mB said...

Hmm. Lovely list!

Love the shoutout to Ms Holloway!

Dame James Henry said...

Umm, Vance, you can't claim more than half of my list for yourself! I think you need to back off, bitch!

Vance said...

i'll give you Nick Jonas since that's illegal anyways and Mitch and Hoult are pretty young too. I'll give you Cam Gigandet too just cause I'm that nice!

Anonymous said...

My faves:

*Le menage a trois avec les trois francaises: Ulliel has the look, Garrel the ass and the sex appeal and Leprince-Ringuet the innocence. OMFG!!
*Jamie Bell: I love how he grow up since Billy Elliot! ;)
*Steve Sandvoss: YUMMY!
*Penelope Cruz: She's hispanic...

vicki said...

Nicholas Hoult :D :D :D :D :D

i don't understand how someone can transform from a geek (about a boy) into a hot stud in skins! lol

that list is sooo good! gaspard :)

http://vicki-says.blogspot.com/

Samantha said...

i like Cam's pic, but what? are you into bondage now? lol