We Polled Our Readers To Find Out Who They Think The Hottest Male Celebs Are—Here’s What They Said

The Hollywood heartthrob, according to our readers: equal parts handsome, hard-working, and head of the household.

By Andrea Mew4 min read

In a culture dazzled by boastful riches, broken families, and endless drama, you have to wonder…do women even find that lifestyle attractive? Our readers chimed in and told us who the hottest male celebs are, and one thing is for certain: they’re all a lot more traditional than many of the ones who make daily headlines!

Without further ado, here are just nine gentlemen from an exhaustive list of the hottest male celebrities, ranked.

9. Mark Wahlberg

Men’s Journal admitted he’s one of the hardest-working men in the media business, and our readers definitely admire that! The Departed and Ted actor starts every morning – if you can even consider it morning, he’s usually up before 3AM – with prayer, a meal, a workout, a shower, and then is out golfing all before 7AM. 

Despite his intricately planned daily routine, Wahlberg is a family-man through and through, with four children whom he typically keeps hidden from the paparazzi’s cameras. He makes a point to be fully present with them daily during their school pickups, extracurricular activities, and faith practice.

Ladies love him today in his acting roles, but Wahlberg actually got his start in the music industry with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Whether it’s rapping, acting, working out, or even starting his own burger chain, there’s a lot to love when it comes to Mark Wahlberg.

8. David Beckham

David Beckham is a man of international fame, thanks to decades of soccer stardom. Not only does he have unmatched athleticism in his sport, but he’s a handsome gent who puts family first. He and his wife Victoria Beckham have four children, but his role as a father doesn’t distract from his role as a husband. David and Victoria are amazing role models for a healthy marriage!

Victoria said it was love at first sight (can we blame her?) at the Manchester United players’ lounge when she saw his teammates drinking with each other, yet David was spending time with his family.

7. Ian Somerhalder

If you, like many other Millennial and Gen Z women, watched The Vampire Diaries and weren’t in love with Damon Salvatore, well…you were probably in love with the wrong Salvatore brother. Without a doubt, Ian Somerhalder’s smirk could kill, he’s got smoldering eyes, and don’t get us started about that exceptionally handsome bone structure.

Somerhalder’s time acting as Paul Wesley’s brother on The Vampire Diaries was so impactful that the two of them spent years developing a bourbon called Brother’s Bond. Pour me a neat glass of Brother’s Bond and cue the happy tears. 

Oh, and have we mentioned that he and his wife Nikki Reed have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for animal welfare and environmental conservation?

6. Chad Michael Murray

On the topic of men who stick to their values, our readers are super into Chad Michael Murray. The Gilmore Girls and Cinderella Story actor has been catching hearts for a couple decades now with his boy-next-door charm aging like fine wine. Murray recently shot back into the limelight when he shared that he firmly turns down roles that don’t align with his Christian faith. 

Murray is also a firm believer in clean eating, to the extent that he has brought his own food to set for the past decade or so. Yet, while he stays indulgence-free throughout the day, he treats himself to Airheads before he goes to sleep.

Father of two, Murray also keeps his family life mostly private but has given fans a glimpse into his role as a father, saying, “I'm a family guy. Put God and family first, that's how we run."

5. Jason Momoa

Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa gets a lot of love for his “bad boy who’s actually good” looks, which of course includes the large scar over his eye. Momoa embraces his Hawaiian heritage, maintains a god-like physique, but is also a total goofball and isn’t afraid to show it on his social media accounts.

Momoa’s body looks like it would be chiseled by rigorous weight training, but instead his muscles are actually from outdoor activities like rock climbing, surfing, and of course, fight training.

Have we mentioned how much of a gentleman he is? Momoa once said, “My woman is my queen. Hold your woman as a goddess. Take care of her. Hold her right,” and to that we swoon!

4. Michael B. Jordan

Recently named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 2020, Michael B. Jordan has an infectious smile to accent his chiseled bone structure. Jordan is a family man who repeatedly shares his love for his parents and siblings with the media. Creed actor Jordan not only credits his strong family bonds to his success, but his deep faith and church upbringing.

Jordan’s mother Donna has been battling lupus, an outwardly invisible but inwardly challenging disease, for a few years now, which led him into lupus-related philanthropy work like becoming an ambassador for Lupus LA. Jordan is so close with his family, he actually lived with them until very recently!

3. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves isn’t your typical Hollywood heartthrob, but his unique bone structure and aura of mystery certainly catches our attention. The Matrix and John Wick actor has a cult following of ladies (and even gents) who love how wholesome he is despite his rough appearance. Reeves had a tough upbringing. His father walked out on him when he was 3 years old, his best friend River Phoenix overdosed and died at a very young age, and his girlfriend and their daughter were tragically killed in a car accident.

Despite his fame, he is very humble, notoriously polite, and even secretly donates a lot of his money to children’s hospitals.

"I have a private foundation that's been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children's hospitals and cancer research," said Reeves about his philanthropic endeavors which he purposefully doesn’t attach his name to. Talk about being selfless!

2. Chris Pratt

Though our readers showed love for all of the Marvel Chrises, Chris Pratt is husband-goals to many women. His love for his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, their children, and his overall joie de vivre is contagious. Pratt isn’t afraid to share just how much his faith and values guide him through life. The love for Pratt comes as no surprise, as there’s research to prove that women are attracted to family-oriented men.

Cancel culture keeps trying to shut him down because of how openly he talks about his faith, but even his co-stars like Robert Downey Jr. have gone on the record defending his character.

“What a world... The ‘sinless’ are casting stones at my #brother, Chris Pratt... A real #Christian who lives by #principle, has never demonstrated anything but #positivity and #gratitude... AND he just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value,” said RDJ on his Instagram.

1. Henry Cavill

I said this would be in no particular order…but I lied. After Henry Cavill, this list isn’t ordered by popularity, but I would be remiss to not acknowledge the fact that ladies overwhelmingly love Henry Cavill.

Superman actor Henry Cavill is loved for his looks, but we all know that he gets extra points for the love he shows his American Akita, Kal. Not into the superhero genre? Cavill is also well-known for his role as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series, The Witcher, based on the fantasy action role-playing video game of the same name, and yes, he does look pixel perfect.

Cavill’s Superman physique can be attributed to his principled mindset on diet and exercise. He has gone on the record saying he puts a priority on protein and early rising to squeeze in daily exercise, but with the caveat that it has to be something he loves.

“When you're massively under stress, when things are hard and the going gets tough and you're forcing yourself to get up and go to the gym, make it something you enjoy doing. Life is hard enough. The gym should be our place of hard work but good feelings,” said Cavill in an interview with GQ.

Closing Thoughts

Look, our readers had a lot of opinions on who the hottest male celeb is and if we were to compile the entire list it might warrant publication as a book. That being said, these men received some of the highest praise – and hopefully you can see that it was for good reasons!  

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