Alex Pettyfer for VMAN Magazine

Posted on May 02, 2011

VMAN Magazine May 2011 Issue
Editorial: “From Darkness To White”
Photographer: Mario Testino
Stylist: Elliott Smedley
Hair: Mac Lopez
Grooming: Cedrid Jovilet

So the latest pretty face gives a boilerplate douchey actor interview and everyone gets upset for a day or two. Let’s listen in:

On his reputation: “I think my Wikipedia is full of bullshit because I actually don’t have anything cool or interesting to be said about me. I’ve heard I’m called a bad boy, or difficult—maybe that’s because I don’t take any bullshit.”

On L.A.: “L.A. is growing on me a little bit, but it’s still a shit-hole. I think it’s this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it’s fantastic: in a half hour, you can be on the beach in one direction, go snowboarding in another, or go out into the desert. But socially it’s disgusting. I wish they’d just run all the cunts out.”

On the red carpet: “I really don’t give a shit about any of that. I wish I had some interesting stories [about living in L.A.], but to be honest I mostly just do my work and then go home.”

We can’t yawn hard enough whenever the latest fetus with a bad attitude comes along and this is no different. In fact, we read this infamous-for-ten-minutes-on-the-internet interview a couple of times, because we weren’t quite sure what everyone was so up in arms about. Oh sure, the crotch tattoo is especially douchetastic and the bitching about L.A. was certainly rude, but…how to put this? Let’s sum up the very worst we can glean about it and boil it down to a headline. Here goes: “Young, Good-Looking Actor is Arrogant and Rude.” Pfft. That doesn’t even count as “bad boy.” More like “naughty boy” or “cheeky boy.” Not worth getting upset over, we say.

So let’s look at pictures of him instead.









We were all set to point out that his extensive modeling career is why these are such great pictures, but the VMan article makes it clear his so-called career didn’t really amount to much. He’s just an innately good model. It helps he’s so pretty, but he has a pro’s understanding of posing and arranging themselves in the best way. Don’t get us wrong; it’s not like we think these are stunning or anything, just much better than the average actor guyditorial. The styling is boring and he’s not really given a lot to do, but he can sell a look in front of a camera. You can’t say that about most actors.

 

 

[Photo Credit: vman.com]

    • Mending Mess

      he is kind of like Streisand…. always favoring the left side of his face. Pretty boy, but what the heck is the tattoo? A cartoon airplane? or a grave cross? either way, it isn’t attractive.

    • scui

      Is that a tattooed wedding ring?

    • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

      i didn’t even know who this was…had to google his name. and it pretty much cemented my ‘don’t care’ feeling. sounds like a total douche.

    • Merrigator

      Agree that as a model, he’s workin’ it. And I’m surprised that I like these pictures even though Mario Testino took them. Maybe Vogue’s to blame and not Mario, since I think all the pictures he does for Vogue are horrible (too much Photoshopping and superamped colors.)

    • Anonymous

      Okay eagle eyed minions, what does the tattoo below his belly button say? He gives great face in pictures, but his “interview” just makes him look like he is trying FAR too hard to be “different”.

      • http://www.themamafesto.com MamaFesto

        It says “thanks” which honestly? makes me vomit in my mouth a little…

        • H_kabob

          It’s actually his name in the Japanese phonetic script for foreign words (lit., “Arekksu). Doesn’t make it any less pretentious.

          • http://www.themamafesto.com MamaFesto

            oh, thanks for letting me know. Yes, still pretentious, but no real “ick factor”

    • http://halfthefun.blogspot.com daisyj

      Don’t care how pretty he is, I can do without a nearly-nobody using the c-word to prove he’s such a badass. (Actually, I can do without anyone going there.) “Naughty” makes him sound a lot more charming than he clearly is. Nice pictures, but face it, there’s guys like him stacked like cordwood in every agent’s office in town.

    • Teo

      His tattoo says “Thanks” he said in case he forgets to say it. And, yes – he is a creepy little misogynist shit.

    • Glenn

      Wasn’t he like this after his Alex Ryder movie? I was so amused that he was such a wholesome looking lad in Ryder but then he was this emo grouch in real life.

    • Anonymous

      Well then the tattoo really seals it that he is trying WAY too hard.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE the peacoat shot.

    • MilaXX

      eh, I found both the interview and this editorial kinda boring. In fact in several of them he looks like he;s recoiling back from someone and saying, “WHAT!!!”

    • Guest

      Sorry, Brits, but the quotes gave him away as one of yours (but since I hadn’t heard of him, I looked him up to make sure). Would you like to take him back now?

      I think his rudeness merits a bit more than a mere “Pfft.” Cunts?? I don’t think that’s any more okay than if he’d said something racist or homophobic or etc. Sure, better to ignore than to engage (right, parents of 5 year olds tantrum-throwers?), and I get it: he thinks he’s a rebel, thinks he isn’t “playing the game.” Fine. But the utter lack of gratitude or humility is just, well, ugly.

    • Anonymous

      If they ran all the cunts out of Hollywood he’d be at the top of the list. Blech.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a greasy douchebag ahole. I am sure I would fall madly in love with him.

    • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

      I am once again reminded that there’s a perfectly good reason for why he spent most of Beastly sans top. Sans top is where he shines, the rest…not so much.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, Brits, but the quotes gave him away as one of yours (but since I hadn’t heard of him, I looked him up to make sure). Would you like to take him back now? PLEEEZE?

      I think his rudeness merits a bit more than a mere “Pfft.” Cunts?? I don’t think that’s any more okay than if he’d said something racist or homophobic or etc. Sure, better to ignore than to engage (right, parents of 5 year olds tantrum-throwers?), and I get it: he thinks he’s a rebel, thinks he isn’t “playing the game.” Fine. But the utter lack of gratitude or humility is just, well, ugly.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      Normally I like a little scruff on a man, but I find his off-putting here… I think maybe it’s because he’s left “rugged” territory, and entered “badly groomed, scraggly beard” territory. No me gusta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Does he have 2 pairs of underwear? WTF?

      • Anonymous

        Maybe he has poor bladder control.

    • http://twitter.com/a_liking Ali King

      oh but isn’t he HOT!

    • Eddy C.

      Oh whatever. He’s cute, but he’s clearly a moron. What is he… 19, 20? At some point, people are going to stop working with him because he’s a tool; maybe then he’ll grow up.

      • Phylora

        Exactly!

    • http://emilyshka.blogspot.com Emily McKeown

      Nnnyeaah…I had to look him up just to see who he was. Please add “needlessly self-important” to the list of personality faults.

    • RyRyRy

      His tattoo is his name in Katakana. It was a joke, people. And cunt has a different connotation in Britspeak.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        Yeah, but if he’s in the US giving an interview for a US publication and understands the American connotation of the word, then he’s a self-important jerk for using it, regardless of connotation. And, yes, regardless of its connotation, if all the cunts need to leave LA, he should be on the first plane out.

        Plus, he’s really not all that pretty. At the very least, Colin Farrell had some talent and an Irish accent to go along with his douchiness and good looks. I could walk into any cool restaurant in the WeHo/Silver Lake/Los Feliz areas and see 10 Pettyfers waiting to take my order in their tight black t-shirts.

    • unimpressed kitten

      gross. creep needs a shower and a clean shave.

    • SMM

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    • Vera H.

      Meh. Whatever.

    • herong

      His torso is weirdly proportioned, no?

    • Merlinannblack

      It looks like he’s trying really hard to be David Beckham? Anyone else notice that?

    • CEGS

      gorgeous

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know if it’s intentional or not, but his proportions are all wonky in most of these images.

    • aaaaaaaaaa

      He needs to shut up and look pretty, because he sure is pretty.

      He does not seem like a good editorial model, unless his editorial modeling experience was for the magazine Ebony Man, my bet is that he much of his modeling experience was in the catalog arena.

    • Anonymous

      meh

    • Deets

      Ehh, he’s not even that cute or hot. Much ado about nothing. Of course, his two recent movies bombed, so that more than anything will ensure that his notoriety is short-lived.

    • antares

      I actually thought the crotchtoo said “tundra.” Like it is a frozen wasteland down there…

      • Lauren

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Anonymous

      That mellon head is going to snap his twig like body any at moment…

    • Anonymous

      That mellon head is going to snap his twig like body any at moment…

    • MintyFresh

      He may be able to strike different poses, but he’s pairing each one with the same expression. As a model, he’s so-so. It often seems like the people who deliberately cause controversy do so to distract from their lack of talent. Also, it’s very foolish of Alex to bite the hand that feeds him. If he’s not an exceptional model or actor, then what is he?

      A poseur.

    • MintyFresh

      He may be able to strike different poses, but he’s pairing each one with the same expression. As a model, he’s so-so. It often seems like the people who deliberately cause controversy do so to distract from their lack of talent. Also, it’s very foolish of Alex to bite the hand that feeds him. If he’s not an exceptional model or actor, then what is he?

      A poseur.

    • Maravonda

      My goodness…isn’t he happy with myself? Can’t see it, myself.

    • http://profiles.google.com/iamandyleigh Andrea Young

      Who is this child? And why does he have on two pairs of underwear?

    • sunny

      Too narcissistic!! A real turnoff.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve seen photos of him where I thought he was quite attractive, in a very young & somewhat too-pretty kind of way. He’s managed to fix the very young and too-pretty (either via facial hair, brooding expression or just aging six months to a year) but here I find him very off-putting for no good reason.

      The clothes look good on him, which I guess is the point.

    • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

      wasn’t he dating Dianna Agron? Or was that just faked for their (sadly bombed) movie? What I’ve read from/of her makes her sound too smart and together to date this dude if he truly is as ooky as this soundbites make him seem. But who knows? Anyway, fellow wears clothes well and takes a good photo. More than I can say for myself.

    • kayce_m

      goddamn him, wearing MY prada trench… i will drown him in a bucket! ;D

    • http://profiles.google.com/jess.zng Jessica Zeng

      who is this?

    • Anonymous

      Nice pics and he is fairly attractive. I’m soooo tired of actors with bigger egos than talent.

    • Emma

      When he looks straight at the camera he gives off a very ‘lotion in the basket’ vibe.
      And if I guy I was planning on sleeping with had that crotch tattoo I would punch him in the nuts. But maybe that’s just me.

    • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

      The beard really bothers me. Otherwise he isn’t bad looking – but I just don’t care to listen to people who are up and coming on the Hollywood scene complain about everything. A little appreciation of what you have goes a long way.

    • Megan

      I think he’s gorgeous, but I had no idea until now what a total ass he is. He has no class whatsoever, he is trying way too hard to be a badass, and the use of the word “cunts” I just can’t forgive. So immature.

    • Anonimo

      Sorry, couldn’t hear anything over his treasure trail.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      He sure isn’t everything he thinks he is .. is he?

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      You guys left out the best part of the interview…the tattoo on his lower abdomen says “thank you” which he explains is there because he can sometimes “forget to say it.”

    • Blah

      I hate the facial hair so much.

    • Anthony-Sabastian

      I think he is a super attractive man, and he’s always been genuinely a pleasure to be around, but as for his modelling skills? Well, the first 4 shots are rehashes of poses Ben Hill has done, as are shots 7 and 8. In fact, Ben Hill also had the same facial scruff and general styling.

    • Mike

      What’s up with the double pair of underwear on? As for his comments about LA, then go home, we don’t need another actor/asshole taking up freeway space.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      Nothing special.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      Nothing special.