Mathias Lauridsen – The Scar Makes the Star?

October 22, 2009

 Mathias Lauridsen may not be a name recognisable to the general public, but his face certainly would be.  Mathias is a very high-profile made model, and has appeared in major advertising campaings for Gucci, Jil Sander, Givenchy, Hugo Boss and Dior Homme.

Born in Copenhagen in Denmark on 13 January 1984, Mathias was discovered on the streets of Copenhagen at the age of 18.  (As Mathias himself said, modelling was not a career that he’d even though about, before being offered an opportunity by a total stranger).  Mathias made his debut on the catwalks of Fashion weeks in New York and Paris in September 2003, modelling for Lacoste, Miu Miu and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Whis his nordic blonde style, and unique look, Mathias has an alluring presence, winning admiring glances from many fans.  The scar of his left cheek (the result of an accident with a broken when he was younger) helps bring an extra something to his face.

Since 2003 Mathias has starred in a multitude of promotional campaigns, fashion runways, and editorials, appearing regularly in the top fashion magazines L’Uomo Vogue, GQ, Vogure Paris and Numéro Homme . He’s been the face of Hermès, Tomy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Kenzo, Perry Ellis, DKNY, Lacoste, Gucci. and Hugo Boss.

At the moment Mathias is on the books of Scoop in Copenhagen, New York Model Management in New York, and Ford Models in Paris.

Mathias loves sport – soccer is passion.  He also likes drawing, listening to rock music, and riding his bike round his home town.

Favorite Matias Wallpaper (from 100 Best Everything)


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Best Looking Men‘s ratings for Mathias Lauridsen : Talent 4 stars out of 5 – Looks 5 stars out of 5 – Achievement 3 stars out of 5.


Jared Padalecki – Naturally Good Looking

February 6, 2009
Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki comes from San Antonio, Texas.  Jared showed an early enthusiasm for acting, and with the encouragement of his mom (an English teacher) joined up at the young age of 12 for acting tuition.  At school he was an active and accomplished member of the drama club; his talents shone so much that in his final year he was given the honor of Presidential Scholar, a distinction awarded to only a couple of hundred pupils in the entire US.

One of Jared’s favorite eaterys in San Antonio was the local Planet Hollywood, where famous movie memorabilia decorate the walls.  When the restaurant held a ‘Claim to Fame’ heat (run by FOX TV), Jared took his chance and signed up for the competition.  Thanks to his wonderful acting skills he won the first prize of a ticket to LA, to compete in the grand final.  Which of course he also won (well co-winner).  While in LA he met an acting agent, who suggested to Jared that he had the potential to succeed as a full time actor, mentioning that, after he had finished school, Jared could contact him up if he wanted representation.

The idea of a career in Hollywood obviously appealed, and on graduating from school Jared forsake an opportunity to study at the University of Texas, instead flying out to LA and taking the agent up at his word.  His decision proved the correct one, as within a few months of moving to the West coast Jared landed his first acting role – a major part in the TV-movie Silent Witness.  Following on from this Jared was picked for the cast of the TV series Gilmore Girls, for the role of Dean, Rory’s love interest.  The show quickly became a must-see series from coast-to-coast, and tall, handsome Jared became a big hit with lots of young women.

Extending his career from  TV  into the movies became possible when in 2003 Jared secured his first major part in a big-budget movie, New York Minute, playing a lead role opposite the gorgeous Olsen twins.   Following on from this, Jared appeared in the well-received House Of Wax, where his acting skills held up well against those of Paris Hilton.

2005 saw Jared returning to TV, to star in the sci-fi program Supernatural.  He plays the role of Sam Wichester, who teams up with his elder brother (Jensen Ackles) to fight all kinds of supernatural evils.  

The horror theme continued, when in 2009, Jared appeared in the reincarnation of Friday the 13th, a nightmare-inducing return to Camp Crystal Lake.

Favorite Jared Wallpaper (from 100 Best Everything)


Best Looking Men‘s ratings for Jared Padalecki : Talent 4 stars out of 5 – Looks 4 stars out of 5 – Achievement 3 stars out of 5.

Be Smitten (or Bitten?) by Robert Pattinson

December 13, 2008
The devilishly handsome Robert Pattinson

The devilishly handsome Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattison grew up in Barnes, a pretty west London suburb on the river Thames.  His mum Clare had a successful career in a modeling agency, and his dad Richard ran an importing business centered around autos from America.  One night Robert and his father were at the local hamburger joint Tootsie’s.  At the next table some attractive teenage girls were discussing the local drama club.  While eavesdropping on their conversation, the idea to sign up at the club formed in Robert’s mind – as he was later to say ‘It was a social thing. I literally went there 100 per cent to meet these girls sitting at the next table’.

To start with Robert was given the job of Stage Manager, co-ordinating the multitude of activities that go on backstage.  But he always had his eye on appearing on the stage, rather than working behind it.  Soon he’d successfully auditioned for the part of  roguish Alec in a stage adaptation of Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles.  He took to acting instantly, and soon had caught the attention of a London acting agent.  His professional acting debut was in 2004, in a TV film Ring of the Niberlungs, which was shot in South Africa.

Later that year came his biggest break so far.  He landed the role of Cedric Digory, a star pupil at Hogwarts in the 4th Harry Potter film  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  Robert put in a fine performance, fighting gruesome animated trees, fleeing through mazes, and duels underwater.  His good looks didn’t go unnoticed either – he’d soon picked up the labels ‘heart-throb’ and ‘hunk of howarts’.

Robert’s movie career continued its upward path.  Next came a small arty film How to Be, a qwirky and original tale of a young man who suffers a quarter-life crisis, after being dumped by a girlfriend and moving back into his parents’.

2007 was to see Robert’s biggest step towards movie mega-stardom.  He was picked for the part of  Edward Cullen the vampire-with-values in the movie version of the hugely-popular novel Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. The legions of fans of the book were, to start with, dismissive of the choice of Pattinson as their hero.  But when the movie was finally released late in 2008, Robert’s fine performance and drop-dead gorgeous looks converted the doubtful.

Favorite Robert Wallpaper (from 100 Best Everything)


Best Looking Men‘s ratings for Robert Pattinson : Talent 4 stars out of 5 – Looks 5 stars out of 5 – Achievement 3 stars out of 5.

Tyson Ballou – Hottest Man on the Planet?

October 22, 2008

Tyson Ballou was born and raised in Garland Texas.  When he was just 9 years old, his father died in a horrific accident, crushed by a car he was trying to fix. Being the eldest of 3, Tyson rose to the challenge of becoming the eldest man in the household. Perhaps this chapter in his life accounts for his quiet and serious nature.  At school, a major interest was basketball, a sport he still follows keenly.  When he was 15, his mom accompanied him on a trip to Dallas, to see Susan Kaleta of the Page Parkes modeling agency.  The professional’s eye noted Tyson chiselled and handsome features, and persuaded him to work for her agency on a part-time basis. So Tyson got his first small break, modeling for well-known names like JC Penney’s and Foley’s.

 After high-school Tyson joined up to study at Richard College. But just half-way through the course, a scout from the prestigious Ford modeling agency approached him offering a lure of lucrative work in New York.  Tyson dropped out of college, and spent a good deal of time travelling back and forth to America’s fashion capitol.   A year afterwards, Tyson transferred to the IMG agency, agreeing to station himself full time in  New York. 

Tyson’s career took off.  His unmistakeable style and charisma on the catwalk attracted the attention of all the top fashion houses.  He’s since gone on to model for all the big names, including Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Armani and Versace.

At home, away from the fashion merry-go-round, Tyson is still a quiet reflective type.  His plans for the future? Acting perhaps, and to quote Tyson himself ‘I would love to have a wife and a few kiddies’.

Favorite Tyson Ballou Wallpaper (from 100 Best Everything)


Best Looking Men‘s ratings for Tyson Ballou : Talent 3 stars out of 5 – Looks 5 stars out of 5 – Achievement 3 stars out of 5.

Tyson Beckford

June 23, 2008

Tyson BeckfordAs a 21 year old, Tyson Beckford was introduced to a features contributor from the magazine The Source.   The man mooted the idea that Tyson should try out as a model.  After several attempts, Tyson was finally taken on by a NYC model agency.

Early in his career, Tyson was given a modelling assignment working with the well-connected fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts.  When working on the shoot Ralph Lauren happened by the studio – the fashion icon and guru noticed Tyson, and asked him to model for RL. 

In 1993 Tyson landed the lead in a nationwide advertising campaign for the famous fashion house.  The resulting promotion rapidly built Tyson’s image and reputation.  Soon he was appearing on magazine covers such as Vogue, GQ, The New York Times.  He was also much in demand for fashion show work.

To further his career, Tyson moved into TV shows, including Magic Hour, Mad TV, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Zoolander and ANTM.  But besides these ‘celebrity appearances’, Tyson showed himself to be a naturally talented actor. In 2002, he landed his debut movie part, in Pandora’s Box. More films followed, such as Biker Boyz, and Into The Blue. In 2008 Tyson co-produced for the first time (also appearing in a lead role) in the successful Hotel California.

Favorite Tyson Wallpaper (from 100 Best Everything)


Best Looking Men‘s ratings for Tyson Beckford : Talent 4 stars out of 5 – Looks 5 stars out of 5 – Achievement 3 stars out of 5.

Eduardo Verastegui

March 13, 2008

Eduardo VerasteguiEduardo Verastegui was raised in a agricultural family of modest means. As a teenager he became interested in acting and attended acting classes.  After school he enrolled at Tamaulipas University to study law.  Shortly into the course he was approached by a modeling agent. Eduardo decided to seize the opportunity, dropping out of college to model full-time. He was quickly in big demand from all the top fashion houses, appearing in promotions for names like  Versace and Calvin Klein.

 The multi-talented Eduardo was also a member of the pop group named Kairo.  The boy band became unbelievably successful in Latin America, producing top selling records, and playing to packed-out gigs.

After about 3 years, Kairo came to a natural end, and Verástegui turned to his first love acting.  With his new found boy band fame, he managed to land several parts in Mexcian TV ‘telenovelas’.

 In 2002, Eduardo met (by chance) the head of casting from Fox on a plane trip.  The meeeting led to Eduardo starring in the well received comedy movie Chasing Papi. Another film success Bella followed in 2006.

Favorite Eduardo Wallpaper (from 100 Best Everything)


Best Looking Men‘s ratings for Eduardo Verastegui : Talent 5 stars out of 5 – Looks 5 stars out of 5 – Achievement 3 stars out of 5.