Joe Manganiello for Essential Homme Magazine

Posted on May 07, 2012

We’ve been all about giving you your Recommended Daily Allowance of Fassbender lately, but one glance of these pictures and we knew you were all way overdue for a cup of joe.

But can we at least stop our gawping long enough to have a conversation about his repertoire of facial expressions? All two of them? It had to be said, kittens. They are as follows:

  1.  Trying to do a complicated math problem in my head.
  2.  Fuck math. You want me.

See if you can spot them both.


Joe Manganiello featured in the latest issue of Essential Homme magazine photographed by Matthew Lyn and styled by Terry Lu.



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  • Shinobi

    No I don’t Joe, because I only want to fuck guys who are good at math.   Nice try though!

    • TropiCarla

      As a math textbook editor, I concur.

      • Terence Ng

        What about 1 + 1 = 1?

      • Terence Ng

        What about 1 + 1 = 1?

    • Kristin McNamara

      as a math *teacher* who only gets ladywood for nerdy math and science guys…… WORD.

  • Stan

    And the third facial expression: I’m tired from trying to do all that hard math!

  • moppet

    In that last shot he looks like he is just soooo close to figuring out the answer…probably as a lead-in to “fuck math, you know you want me.” Is he more expressive in the show? I don’t watch True Blood. 

    • TieDye64

      Hahaaa! As far as the show goes, his character is supposed to be “intense” so his expressions mostly work, but I’m thinking it’s just his “schtick” and he was fortunate enough to fall into a roll that’s tailor made for him.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      i must speak for my joe.  he is so wolf-like on the show that it’s mind blowing (he plays a werewolf).  i adore him and have never felt him expressionless.  

    • brokephilosopher

      He also had a small recurring role on HIMYM as a dude-bro.  He was pretty funny in that.  When I first made the connection I actually had to google it because his whole character and look were different.

  • Evan Hart

    He’s hot, but the pics with the women veer into the Uncanny Valley. It’s a little freaky, to be honest. 

    • Sara Parker

       Couldn’t agree more. With the photo-shopping and the broken-doll pose, the model looks like a sex-doll or something. Totally creepy.

      •árez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Not only that’s a lot of Photoshop, but it’s also poorly made.

      • LinXGUA

        I think it’s unsettling because the model doesn’t look like a woman anymore; she looks like a child. Especially on the cover.

      • j_anson

        “Sex doll” was exactly my thought. Eugh.

      • j_anson

        “Sex doll” was exactly my thought. Eugh.

    • TieDye64

      Yeah, the Uncanny Valley thing is a little unsettling.

    • NinaBoo

      And in the 5th picture down, her hair is rippled to match his abs.  Odd…very odd.

    • christinewithanx

      Aaaaah, so freaky…I thought—Ut-oh, Joey dropped his dolly!

  • skadi1

    that is also how I feel about math. and joe. brilliant discourse.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    The cover is weird. And while I love Manganiello, I won’t deny I am excited for True Blood this season simply for Meloni.

    • JasmineAM

      Oh how I miss Meloni on SVU. He is delicious.

  • SpcilK

    He could be as bright as a sack of rocks and I would still love him. My gosh, even his feet are attractive.

    • TieDye64

      I have to admit his appeal is strictly physical for me. Damn, that’s a whole lotta’ appeal. *fans self*

      • foodycatAlicia

        Some days, that’s all you need. Conversation can wait!

  • foodycatAlicia

    I really like that Blumarine dress.

  • Olivia McMurray

    The red and blue lighting reminds me of the KONY posters… probably not the best PR for him!

    • uprightcitizen

      I thought it looked like he’d painted his face blue and orange to go to a Denver Broncos game.

  • ecallaw

    These are a little too slick for me.  

  • Sara Munoz

    Ummmmmmm……. not so much. I prefer my Joe sweaty and less-airbrushed.

    • moppet

       Yes. The weathered look of his his face is actually part of his appeal.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Yes, geeze!  I don’t usually get into the photoshop/airbrush debate – it’s doesn’t bother me that much.  But it looks like he is carrying a mannequin on the cover!!

    • uprightcitizen

       That’s just really, really BAD Photoshop, too. It’s like they spent five minutes with the smudge tool and called it a day. I guess we should be happy that men are getting the same “unrealistic” treatment that women get, but this is just dumb. Hello, art director? You haven’t made him look more attractive. You’ve made him look like a mannequin. Mannequins aren’t sexy. Every shot would have been improved by leaving it alone … except maybe cropping out his odd right foot in the reclining pic.

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  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I look at him and forget what math is.

    • cmb92191

      I forget it as well.. and that is pretty sad since I’m a teacher!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I see him and the only math I can think of is 1 + 1.  

    • choco

      or me + joe 😛

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Hee hee!  That was fun!

  • Lina_bee

    Hrm. The photoshop is strong with this one. Makes him look unappealingly like a Ken-doll.

  • rawrgrowlrawr

     No thank you. I’d rather continue my staring contest with Benedict Cumberbatch’s photo.

    • splix71

      I’ll see your Cumberbatch and raise you the purple shirt of sex.

      • rawrgrowlrawr

         I’d like to think of something clever to say, but I am too preoccupied by my dream of fondling his cheekbones. My crush on him is obscene.

        • splix71

          As is mine. Clearly we have excellent taste.

    • Pants_are_a_must

       He always wins.

    • Snailstsichr

      Oh, you got me all hot and bothered. I thought there was a new post featuring Benedict and I missed it. (Though, T Lo you can feel free to take this as a hint!)

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Mr Manganiello tweeted Seth Green (pocket werewolf Oz in Buffy, Robot Chicken etc, etc) over the weekend about waking up in a park covered in blood (ie referencing the supermoon).  I thought it was cool of him to acknowledge another actor who is known for ‘getting furry’, especially one who is so diametrically opposed to him physically…

    I must confess that I find them both devastatingly attractive!

    • foodycatAlicia

      That is brilliant! Oz is my favourite werewolf.

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  • RebeccaKW

    Fuck math.  I want him.  Especially in the b&w shot, with his head down

  • lordandtaylor

    What would happen if he would grin just a little bit? Would the world end? The second pic on the sofa does me in. Thank you TLO for making this rainy Monday a whole lot nicer.

  • Kristy Evans

    I’m gonna be real, I’m not usually looking at his face. :

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I’m sorry, my weekly slot of Man Meat has already been filled by The Avengers.

    And when I go to see it for the second time today, it’ll be filled again.

  • Dejah Thoris

    Chest wax fail. I has a sad. :(

  • meridian5

    I almost just snorted my coffee… you guys always make me crack up!  Now I’m going to be looking for people “doing the math problem in their head” all day.

  • up with pod people

    I don’t care BECAUSE HE IS AMAZING. Oh my god send me more bearded dark men.

  • alyce1213

    I see only one expression.  In one shot, he added a small smirk.

  • lisaepc

    2 + 1 + 1.5 + 2 + 1 + 1 = oh baby

  • Roman000

    I wish photographers would instruct their models (or actor subjects) to do more than one or two expressions.

    I do like the photography and the clothes, can’t say the same for the airbrushing or how they shopped the crap out of Joe. 

  • Pamela

    Hothothot but his toes look freakishly long.

    • Brian G. Cox

       Good catch – I wonder whether it was a botched ‘shop job.

  • VicksieDo

    I only see the “you want me” one! Wonder why he’s with a blow up doll??

  • Andrea Lane

    Delicious, but the airbrushing is a little out of control. He kind of looks like a cylon.

  • Adriana_Paula

    This is a random thing to say, but I think platform pumps were a really odd choice for the cover shot.  There are WAY sexier shoes one could sport while wrapping one’s legs around young Joseph, there.

  • Lisa

    What?  Did you guys say something?  Sorry…

  • Nonnah

    When is this man going to find me!

  • Markatha

    I’d love to help him solve that barefooted math problem he’s got going on in the second photo…oh daddy.

  • Wannabeer

    The math I would like done involves how often his age goes into mine.  That is all.

  • boweryboy

    Nope.  Everything is in it’s right place. Still doesn’t make my pants move.

    I think it’s the rasty facial hair.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ll donate my [imaginary] share to my sisters & brothers in unborn-fawnhood. While his abs are bizarre and fascinating, I’ll trade 10 Manganiellos for one Fassbender.

  • Arakne86

    Am I the only one freaked out by a manly man like Joe with no chest hair? What’s up with removing the manly man chesthair to look like he wants to be Beiber and appeal to 14 year olds…

  • Ajuna Ariel Fenty

    can we stop with this photoshop madness? it is out of control.

  • Micaela Cannon

    Cracking up at Joe trying to do math. This went from hot to hilarious for me.

  • MychelleFrost


    That is all.

  • mary_berry

    As someone who is tired from dating (read: endlessly pointless, deep conversations and neglected ladyparts) very smart guys…I’ll take me a hot, dumb dude, please.  They are a ton of fun, and my friends are all smart anyway.