Joe Manganiello for GQ Magazine

Posted on June 21, 2011

Joe Manganiello is featured in the July Issue of GQ Magazine, in a racy spread photographed by Carter Smith.  We are filing this post under “Fashion” but that’s only because when we discussed the design of the new site, we decided “MAN MEAT” as a blog category was a bit déclassé. But like the articles in Playboy (and the girls in a GQ editorial), the fashion is there to be discussed, if you want to, even though you have to struggle to pay attention to it. Enjoy your meaty lunch, kittens.

Jeans, $159 by 7 For All Mankind. Sweater, $195 by Rogues Gallery. Sunglasses by Persol. Necklace by Cartier.

Hoodie, $50 by Alternative. Swim trunks, $210 by Sundek by Neil Barrett. Necklace by Me&Ro.

Sweater, $60 by Perry Ellis. Shirt, $98 by B.D. Baggies. Jeans, $60 by Nautica Jeans Co. Bracelet by Me&Ro. Bag by Coach.

Sweater, $795 by Ermenegildo Zegna. Swim trunks, $240 by Orlebar Brown. Necklace by Cartier.

Tank top, $99 by N.I.C.E. Collective. Striped thermal, $110 by Vince. Chinos, $75 by Dockers. Sunglasses by Ralph Lauren Purple Label.

Shirt, $595 by Michael Bastian. Shorts, $35 by Nautica. Sandals, $395 by Barbara Shaum. Sunglasses by Persol.

Shirt, $450 by Giorgio Armani. Swim trunks, $250 by Loden Dager. Sunglasses by Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Necklace by Cartier.

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  • Cara


    no words. thank you, TLo. THANK YOU.

  • Shinobi

    He looks like he’s wearing his girlfriend’s clothes in some of these shots, which totally ruins it for me.

    • angela rose sarno

      which girlfriend?  apparently he has two.

      • Anonymous

        He’s straight????

    • Anonymous

      Now that I’ve read that of course I can’t un-see it. And I’m loling, but feeling confused because he still looks hot to me after recognizing he’s halfway in drag. Oh darn it…

  • Chrissy Barney

    What will always perplex me about these editorials featuring the new Hot Young Thing (male version) is how utterly uninterested the guy is by the nearly or fully naked women surrounding them. He seems to be looking at them almost like a museum exhibit rather than two gorgeous women cavorting around him. 
    Other note: dang, those clothes are tight. Congratulations, girls. It seems we’ve achieved equal objectification.

    • Anonymous

      wan’t it high time we’ve achieved that? I say hooray!

      Let the girls drool and some poor fellows feel terrible about the sape they’re in…

      • Anonymous

        And yet, the second thing I thought after looking at these photos was “damn I wish I looked like that in a bikini.” 

  • MilaXX

    Man meat may have been a more appropriate title.

  • Anonymous

    Could there be LESS chemistry between the boy & the girls in this shoot? Don’t see how.

    I have to wonder: Is this what Charlie Sheen *thinks,* inside his twisted little head, that his life looks like?

  • Jackie Lorden

    Clothes?  There were clothes?  DAAAMMMNNN…………..

    • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    WOWZER!!!  He is one of my dream dates, free passes, ect.  I must say, I am a little disappointed he has gone smooth in the manscaping department.  A man with chest/torso hair is so much more appealing to some of us.

    • Alisa Rivera

      I agree! Men should be hairy, dammit. 

  • Amy Berra


  • Esme Cuckoo

    Total perfection…

  • Terence

    Ugh, this is just not right. NOT RIGHT.  He’s like staring into the sun.  Except I don’t sneeze when I look at him.

  • Lauren Jean St. Martin

    On my way to go stalk the crap out of him. Seriously. Bless the good Lord who created such a fine specimen!

    • Lauren Jean St. Martin

      Also, I love the title Man Meat. I think that should be a must.

      • Heather

        I agree. Another vote for a Man Meat category. Please!!

  • peter ryan

    $99 for a tanktop? $595 for a shirt?? $795 for a sweater???


    • Anonymous

      Not to mention $250 for a frickin’ swimsuit!!!!  Seriously, why would you pay $250 for swimwear that no one could identify as designer or special in any way from a distance?

    • Ali

      You looked at the prices?

  • Aidan B

    Oh my lord. 

  • Carolyn Warfield

    So BORING. Yes, he’s cut.  Yes, the girls are skinny and beautiful.  But there’s nothing interesting happening here–no story, other than “Hot guy bangs hot girls in summertime.” I like my man-meat a little smarter. (Or at least shot/styled to look smarter.) He just looks like he front-loads protein and lives in the gym.

    • Anonymous

      Except, I don’t even get the impression any of them are interested in having sex
      with each other. It’s more, “hot guy & hot girls pose in summertime while
      wondering if the shoot will be over in enough time to call in and reschedule
      their waxing & spray tan appointment.”

      • Carolyn Warfield


    • Timmy M

      When you said “he’s cut”, I misunderstood you for a sec and thought you were talking about a certain body part…

      • Carolyn Warfield

        To be honest, I didn’t look that closely.  I get so irked by spreads which scream “look at my body! look at my body!” that I tend to not look very closely.

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the more successful crosses between fashion editorial and porn. I wish there was more of this in the world.

    • Stacy Parker Cole

      TOTALLY agree!!! lol

  • Anonymous

    Werewolves should be hairy.  Great face, but I need hair on my men.

    • Dina dV

      But he has that beautiful head of glossy, curly hair.  Isn’t that enough?  Manganiello was unfairly blessed genetically and picking a favorite feature seems ridiculous, but I’m always struck by what amazing hair he has.

      • Terence

        Well, I think the issue here is that he IS naturally hirsuit.  I think he’s been manscaped within an inch of his life. :(

      • Bonnie

        Although I havent’ been following HBO’s True Blood very much, I do think casting Joe as Alcide was truly inspired.

  • Anonymous

    Why is the naked woman taking a picture of him?  Shouldn’t it be the other way around?  Oh, and by the way, this is kind of trashy.

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts exactly.  He is a great-looking guy and he wears what little clothing there is in this spread well, but this editorial  seems designed to objectify every person in it.

    • Anonymous

      It looks a little like she has taken her clothes off and is taking a picture of him wearing them.

  • Fifi LaRoux


  • Cheri Lee

    Super sexy, I mean fashionable…fashionably sexy.  I need him.

  • M

    Oh, yummm…

    Sort of reminds me of that 80’s film, “Summer Lovers.” Only Joe is much hotter than that actor… what’s his name…


    • Sara Munoz

      Was it Steve Guttenberg? Uh, yeah, definitely hotter!

      • Shawn Hill

        It was Peter Gallagher, whom he is not hotter than (at the same age).

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always said that GQ 90% of the time is like porn for women, this simply is evidence of my point.  Then the other 10% they do things like the Glee spread… 

  • Goldie

    I kind of implied this on twitter, but he doesn’t look nearly as big here as he does on the cover of that fitness magazine you posted a few days ago.  Either he’s bulked up quickly or there is some serious photoshopping going on.

    • Glen Coleson

      Is it Men’s Health? They’re notorious for ‘shopping celeb’s to make them bulkier. Look up Andy Roddick’s mens health cover for a great example.

      • Goldie

        It was Muscle and Fitness.  TLo posted it on their FB page yesterday.

      • Terence

        Yes!  I remember Roddick released a statement that they must have shopped him because they erased one of his tattoos, haha.

  • Anonymous

    Lordy, lord. Damn. He needs wear as little as possible in the new season of True Blood as well.

  • Shelf Afterlife

    The Perry Ellis sweater and shirt…seriously belongs on a girl.  What a slutty little spread.

  • Anonymous

    Excuse me, I need to go stand in for of the A/C for a bit…..

  • Anonymous

    LOL!  In that last pic, I read “shirt,” and thought, “What shirt?”  Then I had to scroll back up to see that, yes indeed, his is wearing an Armani shirt:)  HOT!

  • moodring54

    “Jeans, $159 by 7 For All Mankind. Sweater, $195 by Rogues Gallery. Sunglasses by Persol.”LOL Sweater? What sweater?

    • Kaitlyn Prenger

      I think it’s in his hand, but it took me a while to find it. 

  • Ryal Woods

    Oh my god, this is right out of Summer Lovers, a horrible, horrible 80s movie starring Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, and … some other chick. They did NOT need to bring that back, no. Noooooo!

  • Anonymous

    He looks constipated in most of the shots. Clothes are the typical Macy’s variety. UGH

  • Bitsy Carver

    I do love me some man meat but this is just a bit too much. There’s no sport, no pursuit. It’s just THERE.

  • Eric Scheirer Stott

    There’s a hint of Douche here

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, I was getting quite the “date rapist” vibes off these photos.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, I was getting quite the “date rapist” vibes off these photos.

  • Glen Coleson

    800 dollars for a shirt? How the f*** do people get away with charging that kind of money. A tailored suit being expensive i can understand, but a single shirt that could pay my rent for nearly two months is downright vulgar.

    • Anonymous

      When I noticed the $99 price tag on the wife beater I thought the same thing.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Great looking guys abound. Yes, they’re fun eye candy but smart and funny with a modicum of looks and maintenance does it for me. Jon Stewart is MY hall pass, not this guy.

    • Chrissy Barney

      Oh, hells yeah! Smart and funny will always be way more sexy to me than oiled up muscles.

  • Anonymous

    I love how you can’t even see the $195 sweater in the first photo! Also, they totally went porno with this “fashion” photo shoot. He’s staring into the crotch of a naked woman while his shorts are unbuttoned – that’ll sell clothes! (although I do admit the hoodie he’s wearing is cute).

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure I care for the women in these shots…that is, the styling and use of them.  Why is it always a 3-some scenario and one chick is always naked with a prop in a strategic spot?  Men’s magazines…

    That said, my is he hot!  I would have preferred him in clothes that fit him rather than sized for 15 year old girl, but I would have really preferred all the shots of him in shorts and no shirt. 

    • Shawn Hill

      It’s all from the movie: short-haired brunette, long-haired blonde, lots of nude sunbathing for everyone.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, yes.  The sequel to 2 long-haired blondes lying nude on a mattress.

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap.  Bravo for all of the man-meat you’ve been posting lately! 

    My only criticism – he really needs to get that half-beard off his face.  It works in the long shots, but not close up.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of ruins it a little with skinny mostly naked women interfering with the view / fantasy

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I feel funny…ladybits tingly…thank you SO MUCH, TLo!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    He looks gorgeous here.  He is the perfect Alcide Herveaux.

  • NesTtor Chocolato


  • All For You Sophia

    Ok, I just have to ask. Was this actually shot in Santorini? He was here? In my country? When? Why wasn’t I informed? Heads will roll people!

  • Anonymous

    The people don’t do much for me — he looks bored out of his skull and the women are barely living mannequins — but the locations are stunning!  I wish they’d just shot the scenery and left the people out of it; it would be a lot more interesting, IMO.

  • Olechka Milashka

    on the first picture there’s a sweater listed in the credits.  what sweater?

    • All For You Sophia

      He’s holding it I believe.

  • Terri Griffith

    Oh my……

  • Danny Maza

    Where’s the $195 sweater in the first picture? :O

    • All For You Sophia

      He’s holding it I believe.

  • hannah

    I want to go to there. 

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Isy

    Jesus god, his abs are unreal. I can’t even see what’s going on in any of these pictures because abs.

  • Anonymous

    You boys are too good to me. Thank-you, lovies. Thank-you very, very much.

  • Anonymous

    seriously, doesn’t that too small $60 Perry Ellis sweater make him look a little silly? Like Shinobi said, completely ruins the editorial for hotness. It’s like he should save up his money and pay the extra $735 for the blue Zegna.

  • Anonymous

    My heart…. Hooo, i thought it stopped for a minute, fewww,
    thank you guys,
    i had a huge fight with an ex on santorini a few years back, but the old little island is beggining to grow on me again…

    In fact wouldn’t it be perfect if you could book one of him with your room for your vacation?…
    Well, i’m sorry , but with all that (so good) man meat on display what did you expect?

  • Space_Kitty

    Holy hell.

  • tw125

    It’s nice to know GQ hasn’t changed at all in the 20 years since I last looked at pictures from the magazine.  As for Mr. Manganiello, he has a nice body but his face leaves a lot to be desired. I do like the v-neck sweater.

    • margaret meyers

      Two words for you:  Tony Ward.

  • Hilary Sain

    He looks AMAZINGLY hot.  also, nice to see a female model done up all sexy who was super short hair. so much more interesting than a flowing blonde wig. 

  • Gabriella Ripoll

    I see hope springs eternal at GQ that straight men are reading. 
    Mmm, meat. 

    • margaret meyers

      Did she just say that? GQ likes to pretend.

  • erin l.

    holy shiza. that picture with the green sweater is probably going to end up on my wall, aspiration for all future boyfriend candidates. naked chick on the bed with camera? unnecessary.

  • Lisa

    Mmmmm, mmmmm, MMMMM!!!  I’ll take mine medium rare, please!

  • Anonymous

    None of the clothes themselves are in any way interesting enough or special enough to warrant a spread, so why not take all the focus off the clothes and put it on the hot bods in the pics instead? 

  • maddy lucas

    Yeah, not a fan so much.  These look more like ads then an editorial to me.  I do love me some Alcide though.

  • RL McGruder




  • Laura Ann Springer

    You boys are EXCELLENT at posting Lady Boners…Thank you …Thank You very much. 

  • Madison Chua

    My favourite werewolf. Awwwwwhhoooooooooooooooooo

  • Anonymous

    Yowza!! But I agree, there’s zero attraction between him and the girls, maybe he’s just holding out for some Sookie? Oh, and yeah, the clothes, 4 sizes too small, are we supposed to think he’s borrowed the girls shirts?

  • Anonymous

    Gawd, talk about awkward. That poor bloke looks so uncomfortable that I can’t enjoy any aspect of these photos.

  • Anonymous


  • Ella B. Mudge

    As one of my gay friends is fond of saying, now THAT is a MAN.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a play on that craptastic Darryl Hannah/Peter Gallagher ’80s movie Summer Lovers but boy, dude’s clothes sure are tight.

  • Laura Stringer

    I went to college with this guy. One of my good friends was friends with him. How did I never notice him? /sigh

  • qplnm

    I went to college with this guy. One of my good friends was friends with him. How did I never notice him? /sigh

  • Anonymous

    That minty green sweater and the shirt paired with it are about three sizes too small.  And who wears a sweater to the beach anyway?  Greece is not exactly a cold place.

  • shanna bowie

    Nope not looking at the “fashion” at all. Thanks GQ!