Ian Somerhalder for Essential Homme

Posted on September 28, 2012

Kittens, here’s your Daily Boy.

Pretty boys never do a thing for us, but even we have to admit, Ian Somerhalder gives primo face. Which is why the following editorial appears to be wholly unconcerned with anything going on below the neck. Still, if you’re an Ian fan, this one’s for you, ladies:


Ian Somerhalder covers the September/October 2012 issue of Essential Homme magazine photographed by Matthew Lyn and styled by Terry Lu.




[Photo Credit: Matthew Lyn]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521523033 Erin Schubert Needham

    Mmm, Christian Grey….

    • mshesterp

      Ooh, you’re right.  I didn’t even like that book, but he would make an excellent choice.  Very intense.  Which means Tom Cruise will probably get the part. 😐

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

         Oh god, I need some brain bleach after that thought.

      • Rand Ortega

         I just threw up in my brain reading that. This is how “Interview With The Vampire” got ruined.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maya-KC/537771651 Maya KC

      Wikipedia says Ryan Gosling’s up for the part.

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

        Oh god no please.  I don’t need need Mr. Prince Charming to play to role of Mr. Psychotically-controlling Abusive Narcissist Grey.

        • Laylalola

          I’ve really only seen him in Stay, where he plays a dark controlling guy having a psychotic breakdown of sorts.   

      • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

        I can’t imagine he’d seriously consider it, he doesn’t normally go for big movies outside of the notebook.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=840088738 Sarah Guernsey

       Yes! I was starting to think that Alex Skarsgard was a better choice than Ian. However, compare the recent editorial Alex was in to this, and Ian TOTALLY wins.

  • newleaf1

    Total rawr.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      Ditto. By the third picture I was “Yeah Ian, unzip it and let’s roll around in it”

  • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

    Not bad at all.  He reminds me a little bit of Rob Lowe back in the day.  Which means he’s too young for me. :)

    • In_Stitches

       VERY Rob Lowe.  I was thinking more Tom Cruise with the slight crazy behind the eyes, but he has that Rob Lowe jawbone. 

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

       Yes indeed. Rob Lowe was the *perfect* age for me when I was 15, thus this child is WAY into Mrs Robinson territory. I am such a sucker for black hair & blue eyes (hello husband!)

    • you’renotmysupervisor!!

      He is VERY much my generation’s version of the still/always-fabulous Mr. Lowe.  Excellent call. 

  • Maria Rosenfire

    I have no idea who he is, but he kind of looks like an old, bitter, rather careworn Adam Lambert.

    • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

       I don’t see the resemblance to Adam, more so to Rob Lowe for me, but anyway he’s only like 2 or 3 years older than Lambert. I’m a sucker for dark hair and blue eyes. Sigh

    • Derek_anny

       He was on Lost and is now on Vampire Diaries.

  • June Natsuyuki

    His eyes will suck the soul out of me.

    • RebeccaKW

       Yes.  I, like T-Lo, rarely go for the pretty boy.  But those eyes…

  • Carla Axtman

    I’m pretty sure I just ovulated after viewing this.

    • Jill_3

       Damon makes my loins sing. And yes, his gaze alone just got me pregnant.

  • Hell Yes, I Would!

    I stopped at the third one for a good minute or five.

  • MilaXX

    hubba, hubba 

  • Sobaika


    • mjude

      seriously that is boone from lost?

      • twocee

        It is.  Although Damon the Vampire has permanently eradicated Boone from my memory.

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

          Shamelessly watch that silly show just to see him.  

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.in/ Cassie

      He has the most piercing eyes I’ve ever seen in my life. Buuuuut, if TLo wanted to feature an editorial with Naveen Andrews instead…there would be no complaining over here.

      • Sobaika

        Where is Naveen Andrews? Where has he been? He needs to be on my TV again and strangling people with his thighs.

        I’m hoping he shows up on Game of Thrones.

        • littlemissstrange

           The mere mention of Naveen Andrews back on TV strangling people with his thighs makes me squeal. If it actually happened I think I would drop dead from lust.

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    These all look like a Hugo Boss cologne ad. Eh. He’s not the type of man candy I usually go for.

  • Rand Ortega

    Meh. Eric McCormack w/ lighter eyes. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden


      • Derek_anny

        That means we need a show where Rob, Eric, and Ian play brothers.

  • Julie Parr

    Definitely looks like Rob Lowe.

  • clatie

    Sorry, no.  Looks like he took an advanced course in Smell the Fart Acting (or posing in this case) from Professor Tribiani.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    He’s much cuter when he’s talking. Dude is a decent actor and has charisma to spare.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMEASIKJSVE6YP3DE2VLJA5CUU JulieJ

      Well maybe when acting.  Some of his interviews are beyond the slightly pretentious line.

  • Pinup Ghoul

     I don’t know who this is, but yes, much too pretty. Give him ten or fifteen years, then we’ll talk. Those sweaters are great, though. I love the rib-knit cuff sweater under the suit jacket! What a cool look.

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    Ooh, he’s making my inner teenage girl squeal. He’s a little too pretty for the grown up me, but speaking as a girl who had Rob Lowe posters plastered all over her bedroom in high school, he’s yummy. 

  • Angela Martin

    Oh, wow. Swoon.

  • VicksieDo

    So pretty he’s scary~ yummm

  • schadenfreudelicious

    if Rob Lowe and Rick Springfield had a baby… (back in the day of course :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Rick Springfield- BINGO.

  • http://twitter.com/awtchy1 Ashley

    I just, you know, he’s just … like when I, really the thing is… fuck it.  He’s just so damn hot.

  • Ednest

    Total Rob Lowe.
    The problem with the Vampire Diaries is that he’s supposed to be playing a guy forever in his early 20s.
    Which, no.
    But he is pretty.

  • Elaine Lang

    Wow, that’s the second ultra-bulky knit sweater for men this week.   I do have a pair of size 15 needles around here somewhere…

    • Tapetum

       Dammit, I hate large gauge knitting, and I hate large needles! Why do all these yummy men need to look so hot in those things?

  • turtleemily

    He was a model before he started acting, so I’d hope he’d be good at it. :)

    Although whoever decided to make this B&W to hide his gorgeous eyes needs to pay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Scott/569555595 Trevor Scott

    While undeniably attractive, there seems to be some major event unfolding somewhere off camera to his right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

    Lots of Blue Steel there.

  • http://twitter.com/Lily1129 Lily

    I find him creepy as hell in pictures. He has a pretty decent personality, but I just can’t handle him when he isn’t in motion. I feel like he’d be standing in my closet, waiting to murder me.

    I have a pretty active imagination, actually.

  • GTrain

    eh, he does nothing for me.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    He’s like the lovechild of Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise, but with the creep factor turned up to 11.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRRHCD6I7PTGI33MEHDQ3VKPFQ kristyn

    Somebody’s ready to to a Neil Diamond biopic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    The #6 photo from the top is HOTHOTHOT!  I can practically feel the steam!    Love his ice-blue eyes & pouty lips.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    He’s not really my type, but these pictures… HOT!

  • S_Swift

    When I see him I always think, “He’d be a very pretty drag queen.” I appreciate his good looks but he’s not my type, either. 

  • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

    Who the hell is Ian Somerhalder? (checking imdb)

    Oh. OK. Yeah, I’m out of touch.

  • QuincyTKatz

    I used to think he was cute, but now he just looks like Peter Murphy- eerie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      I’d take Peter Murphy over this guy.

  • SpcilK

    Modern Day Rob Lowe.

  • http://twitter.com/purpleprose78 purpleprose78

    He is so so sexy on Vampire Diaries.  And man, these pictures are gorgeous.

  • quiltrx

    He gives off a bad-boy-meets-Rob-Lowe vibe…which is basically less-vapid Rob Lowe.  And Ian appears to have pretty great hair.

  • Lisa Dugan

    Doing his Smolderholder thing very well.

  • margaret meyers

    That zippered sweater is  r e a l l y  turning him on.  For God’s sake, keep him away from the buttoned cardigans.

  • Alyssa Shevchuk

    Anybody remember the summer series Young Americans? He. was. breathtaking.

  • you’renotmysupervisor!!

    oh i was hoping y’all would get hold of these…

    speaking of things I’d like to get a hold on…**whew**  is it hot in here or is it just him?

  • Trisha26


  • formerlyAnon

    Entirely disproportionate amount of would-be EMOTING going on.

  • ccm800

    If Rob Lowe and Iggy Pop had a son…

  • http://twitter.com/jalae Janey

    OMG this man does so many things to my loins

  • http://twitter.com/jalae Janey

    Just a comment, I’d wanna see these photos in colour just because black and white does absolutely no justice to Ian Smoulderhalder’s brilliant ice blue eyes. 

  • VivianAdvanced

    Woo, what a feast for the eyes. I don’t even watch his show, or care to, but Ian has just the looks I’d order up if I could have a man manufactured for me. Black hair; blue eyes fringed with long, black lashes; dark, thick brows … yummmmmmmm!