Back to

This is not just an award for famous pretty faces. Our nominees have those, but they also are on the rise, whether in their career, charity work that they do, or their other multiple talents. Oh, and they all have sick bodies, too. Rawr!

  1. Joe Manganiello Joe Manganiello

    One of People's sexiest men alive has been in lots of great TV shows: How I Met Your Mother, ER, CSI, and Medium, to name a few. However, it's his role of True Blood werewolf Alcide Herveaux that makes us howl.

    Joe Manganiello on IMDb »

  2. Amber HeardAmber Heard

    This two-time Maxim Top 100 babe and accomplished actress has the brains to match: She came out last December to show "what side of history" she's on. With smarts and looks, Amber is red HOT.

    Amber Heard Official Site »

  3. Archie PanjabiArchie Panjabi

    With credits in Bend It Like Beckham, A Mighty Heart, and her Emmy-winning turn in The Good Wife, this UK-born actress makes us want to swim across the pond for more.

    Archie Panjabi Official Site »

  4. Ben CohenBen Cohen

    This sexy UK Rugby star may be straight, but he sure loves the gays: He's embarked on a tour this year with GLSEN to spread tolerance among schools across the US. Oh, and if you haven't seen his calendar... Well, it's a winner.

    Ben Cohen Official Site »

    Ben Cohen Shares An Important Message »

  5. Jesse WilliamsJesse Williams

    He's modeled for Kenneth Cole and was Rihanna's love interest in "Russian Roulette", but his upcoming role in Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods has us excited the most. That, or any shirtless scenes from his staff turn in Grey's Anatomy.

    Jesse Williams Official Site »

  6. Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara

    Nevermind that this Emmy-nominated Hispanic actress is in one of our favorite shows (Modern Family)--just look at her! No really...can you believe what you're seeing? Yeah, we can't either. Is it hot in here?

    Sofia Vergara Official Site »