I wasn't going answer this Open Call. For some reason there was just nobody coming to mind this year. But then Salon picked Levi Johnston as their 11th sexiest man of 2009. And as I was
cringeing watching Levi and Kathy Griffin flirting away on Larry King, I remembered the secret crush I've been nursing for the last year. So for that reason I've decided to take this bold step and announce the 11th sexiest man in my life.
Yeah, I admit. I've got it Canadian Cougar bad for British Columbia born bad boy, Taylor Kitsch. Older folk who can't stop
rationalizing their sad addiction to watching those wonderfully well written teen dramas, will know Kitsch from Friday Night Lights as the endlessly infuriating, dumb as a stick, but chronically fuckable inevitably lovable, Panther half back Tim Riggins.
If I were a Canadian teenager there would be any number of reasons why I would have a huge crush on Kitsch. Before he was cast as a Texas small town football player, Kitsch was heading for a career in the NHL. Then an injury ended his potential as a talented junior league player. What else could he do but head to L.A., take a few acting classes, and get work as an underwear model?
But I'm not a teenager. I should know better by now. So what is it about this kid? Maybe it's because for now he really is what he seems to be. Sure, maybe he'll become the next Mark Wahlberg and start executive producing American versions of popular Israeli television shows (Entourage/In Treatment, tomato/tomahto.). Or maybe a decade from now he'll be adopting African children with his generation's version of Anjelina Jolie. But for today, he's still an irresistably cute, apparently unapologetic asshole.
Don't believe those guys still exist? Here he is on ET Canada, doing some publicity last year for his role in X Men origins: Wolverine: