Whatta Man Special Edition ~ Best of 2012

Ok ladies, we have some serious decisions to make.
It’s the end of 2012 and we have judged a lot of men.

I might ask you to repent…ask forgiveness for all the superficiality that we celebrate here every Monday…


Yeah, wrong website.


Today not only are celebrating the superficiality, we are amping it up a bit.  Judging the BEST of our frivolous Monday past-time.

I mean, I think we need to pick THE hottest on our Whatta Man year, don’t you?


These are our  January – June 2012 winners.

Let’s take a look back…

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Ok, first up…(left to right)…

  • Mark Wahlberg.  He beat his brother Donnie.  You girls prefer the funky bunch to the New Kid.  NO surprise.
  • Joe Manganiello.  He won the True Blood Challenges as well as our Magic Mike Edition. Looks like abs do count.
  • Jon Bon Jovi.  He beat Jon Hamm.  I just don’t understand.
  • Justin Timberlake.  He barely beat Jimmy Fallon.  Can’t go wrong with either, in my book.
  • Peeta.  You girls chose that little pip-squeak over Gale.  I started questioning our friendship after that week.
  • Damon.  Yeah, he kind of IS Vampire Diaries.
  • Gerard Butler.  This one makes me laugh.  You girls chose Gerard over Channing Tatum.  Seriously.  Go back and count.
  • Daniel Craig.  He beat David Beckham.  Again, really ladies?
  • John Stamos.  He smoked Johnny Depp.  Good call.


Ok, let’s move on…

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  • Hugh Jackman.  The Aussie Edition.  Alright…
  • Paul Walker.  He beat my husband, Paul Rudd.  Ladies…blue eyes aren’t everything.
  • Ryan Gosling.  He’s gonna win it all, isn’t he?
  • Josh Lucas.  Again with the blue eyes.
  • Colin Firth.  One thing I learned this year was you gals love you some Mr. Darcy.
  • Luke Wilson.  He beat Owen.  I can see that.
  • Robert Downey Jr. He beat Jude Law.  Have you ladies SEEN The Holiday?  Sigh.
  • Taylor Lautner.  Cannot believe you chose him over Robert Pattinson.
  • Coach Taylor.  He beat Riggins and I cried.


  • PicMonkey Collage3Adam Levine.  Against Blake Shelton.  Adam all day every day.
  • Chris Hemsworth.  He beat Chris Pine. Maybe we can be friends again.
  • Bradley Cooper.  He SMOKED Brad Pitt and I laughed like a crazy person.
  • McDreamy.  Over McSteamy.  I do not agree.
  • Zac Ephron.  On our Cougar Edition he beat Chase Crawford.  I feel old.
  • Taye Diggs.  Yes.
  • Jeremy Sisto.  Over Jeremy Renner.  Ok, I can see that.
  • Jack from Revenge over Daniel.  Disagree.


  • PicMonkey Collage4Harry Connick.  You like your Christmas Crooners Southern.  I get that.
  • Jake Ryan.  He beat Lloyd Dobler on our 80s throwback week.  He never held a boombox over his head.  Just sayin’.
  • Anderson Cooper.  The silver Fox beat Ryan Seacrest for New Years Eve host.  Yep.


Ok, so now.  That is half the year (plus a few from the end of 2011) for you to really look at.

REALLY look at.

Because you need to pick your most favorite of the first half of 2012.

We will have the 2nd half coming next week..and finally we are gonna pit the 2 against each other for the ultimate Whatta Man 2012 Crown.

It’s an honor.  Really.


Vote below.  Vote smart.

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  1. 1
    Lindsay S. says:

    It doesn’t get any better than Ian Somerhalder in my book!

  2. 2
    Michelle says:

    Kyle Chandler. Love me some crinkly eyes

  3. 3
    Lauren says:

    Um.this is torture haha! I’m voting Chris Hemsworth. I love Thor.

  4. 4
    Victoria says:

    How can we chose? For me it’s a toss up between Ian Somerhalder and Colin Firth. Whew, ok I’m going with…….oh geez…WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO US WHY?!!?! Ok, ok,ok um…. Ian Somerhalder. Sorry Mr.Darcy I still love you!

  5. 5
    Beki G says:

    Damon (Ian Somerhalder) jump starts my heart every time I see his pic. I just read 50 shades and think he’s prime to play Christian Gray..yum!

  6. 6
    Cori says:

    Thank you for the eye candy! Paul Walker!

  7. 7
    Nicole says:

    This is harder than the SAT’s. Since R-Patz got ROBBED I’m gonna go with Bond. James Bond. Ahem Daniel Craig.

  8. 8
    mallory says:

    ian sommerhalder!

  9. 9
    Nikki says:

    I writing in Channing Tatum. Come ON now.

  10. 10
    Joycelyn says:

    Wow…we have some REALLY good taste! Can’t I pick one from each section….no? Ok, I am going to choose take diggs. No, wait, Anderson cooper. Yeah! Anderson cooper, he’s my guy!

  11. 11
    Tammy says:


  12. 12
    Chase says:

    Gerard Butler…I will forever compare any famous man to his singing, acting, and “300″ abs. Plus, I really like the scruffiness going on.

  13. 13
    Norma says:

    OMG! How does one choose? I will say that if Ryan Gosling wins I might throw up in my mouth. I just do NOT see the appeal. At. All.

    Hmm. I guess I choose Bradley Cooper. That hairy chest and scruff beard get me every time. :) Merry Christmas ladies! Thank you for making this year a blast!

  14. 14
    Kat says:

    ALCIDE! Joe Manganiello = hotness

  15. 15
    Sarah E says:

    So cruel to make us pick! I’m trying to choose between Joe Manganiello, Justin Timberlake, and Ian Somerhalder.

    I think I have to go with Ian Somerhalder.

  16. 16
    Emma says:

    I have a weakness for vampires and since Edward is out….Ian it is!!! Me loves a good bad boy!

  17. 17
    Jennifer D. says:

    HAVE to go with Ian Somerhalder! His eyes….sigh….He is the reason Iook forward to the Vampire Diaries every week.

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    Julie says:

    McDreamy! :) Josh Lucas is second. Those eyes!

  20. 20
    Amanda says:

    I have to go with Damon (Ian Somerhalder). He is the whole reason I love that show like I do.

  21. 21
    Leslie says:

    Ian, Joe and Chris H. – ugh, this is hard (TWSS) – I’ll go with IAN!

  22. 22
    Mandy Kirk says:

    OH WOW! These are my top three, but you can just use the first :) Definately Ian(Damon) then Adam Levine and Kyle Chandler!

  23. 23
    Becky W says:

    I have to go with John Stamos. Classic.

  24. 24
    Melissa says:

    Ian Somerhalder
    Though I want to formally protest you making me choose just 1 of these yummies!!

  25. 25

    This is reaaaally hard. I hate myself for having to choose one. But here it goes…. Joe Manganiello

  26. 26
    Jen Johnson says:

    Ian all the way!!!

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    Christie says:

    Damon!!!! Ian Somerhalder is a freakin’ dream! Not only is he so good looking but he’s super sweet and really cares about the world with his charity group, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF).

  28. 28
    elizabeth says:

    Colin Firth= accent, eyes, talent, hot, good human being

  29. 29
    Shelly says:

    Adam Levine!

  30. 30
    Krista says:

    How can Channing tatum not be a choice?!?! I’ll have to go with Bradley cooper

  31. 31
    Mona says:

    Kyle Chandler

  32. 32
    aryn says:

    Ian Somerhalder. I hope my other boyfriends don’t see this and get hurt. I still love you all, but I was forced to choose!

  33. 33
    LinhC says:

    Ian Somerhalder

  34. 34
    Erin F. says:

    Oh wow, so many great ones to choose from!! But, I gotta stay loyal and true to my main man, Ryan Gosling.

  35. 35
    Deb says:

    Mark Wahlberg is the man.

  36. 36
    Nicole P. says:

    You’re killing me! Can’t I choose four??? I’m torn, but I think I’ll have to go with Ian Somerhalder :)

  37. 37
    Ashley says:

    Bite me Damon…..PLEASE!!! Ian Somerhalder hands down!,,,

  38. 38
    jenny says:

    I have to go with Josh Lucas. He will forever be Jake in Sweet Home Alabama. Those eyes…. that smile…. hot body. Yum. :)

  39. 39
    Heather says:

    Wow! These are some pretty HOT guys. I’m having a hard time choosing between Chris Hemsworth, Justin Timberlake, and Ian Somerhalder. I think I gotta choose……..Chris. Now I must post quickly post this before I change my mind. :)
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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    Melanie says:

    My totally educated vote goes to Ryan Gosling, and I’m patiently waiting on a Ryan (Gosling) vs. Ryan (Reynolds) face-off for the year’s end. Yes. That’s it, right there.

  41. 41
    Devon says:

    Joe Mangianello! But sooo many good choices…

  42. 42
    Jessica D says:

    Ian Somerhalder…… IN LOVE WITH THIS BAD BOY!!! purrrr

  43. 43
    Sarah T. says:

    Chris Hemsworth, hands down. Love me some Thor!

  44. 44
    Andrea says:

    Ian has my <3.

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    Jen Grimm says:

    I will have to go with Paul Walker!

  46. 46
    Neesha says:

    Cruel! Couldn’t you have broken it down into quarters instead of the whole half? So many delectable choices! I think I’m going to have to go with Gerard Butler, though. Dear Frankie is probably one of my most favoritestestest movies of all time and I love him.

  47. 47
    Heather says:

    Tom Hardy…Hands down most handsome guy in the world right now!

  48. 48
    Andrea says:

    Ohh..so hard to pick! John Stamos is my first and Ian Somerhalder is my second!

  49. 49
    dawne says:

    so unkind and thought we were friends. smh ;) but even with all those hotties i gotta go adam levine all day er day mmmmmm

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    keri wamboldt says:

    Damn! so many choices! I’m going to have to go with Ryan Gosling!

  51. 51
    Jodi O says:

    Chris Hemsworth for the WIN!!

  52. 52
    Maggie says:

    Chris Hemsworth gets my vote. Thor all the way baby!

  53. 53
    Kaia says:

    I can’t believe you made us choose from so many delectable men. However I will vote for Bradley Cooper in this round.

  54. 54
    Carley says:

    It’s so easy, Ryan Gosling!! Have you seen when he holds Emma over his head Dirty Dancing style?!? ‘Nough said


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