Josh Dallas for BELLO Magazine

Posted on June 20, 2013

Prince Charming here does absolutely nothing for us, as you may have noted the many times we compared him to a bowl of room-temperature oatmeal.


‘Once Upon A Time’ star Josh Dallas covers the June 2013 issue of BELLO magazine photographed by Aleksandar Tomovic.


On being recognized as Prince Charming from ‘Once Upon a Time’: “I saw all these heads looking at me, turning around, and I thought, ‘this is weird,’ because I’ve never experienced anything like that before. And all of sudden someone was pointing at me and saying, ‘Prince Charming! Prince Charming!’, and I was being called at in public…and I could be called worse, I guess. So that was when I realized, ‘Oh, people are actually watching.’ It’s a cool thing to be recognized for a show that people love so much.”

On visiting his old high school: “I try to be as involved as I can within the public school system where I grew up because it was such a huge influence on my life. For a public school system to have such an emphasis on the arts is really unique and special, so I owed a huge debt, so I go back as much as I can.”


Shirt by G Star | Jeans by Diesel

Shirts by Club Monaco | Belt by Diesel | Jeans by 1921 | Boot by Frye 

Shirt by Ted Baker | Tie by J. Lindeberg | Pants by J. Lindenberg

Shirt by G Star

Shirt by G Star | Jeans by Diesel

Shirt by Ted Baker | Tie byJ.  Lindeberg

Suit by J. Lindeberg | Shirt by Topman

Shirt by G Star

Shirt by Topman


But put a couple tight shirts on him and plop him down in a standard guyditorial setting (BOYZ LIKE CARZ) and he looks downright hot-cute. Prince Charming, have you been working out?


[Photo Credit: Aleksandar Tomovic for BELLO Magazine]

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  • Kimmu

    He is only attractive when in full Fandral drag. And only then.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      True. But colour me thrilled that he handed over Fandral duties to the lovely Zach Levi anyway. *Can’t wait for Thor red carpet coverage!*

      • Kimmu

        I am totally looking forward to Zach Levi as Fandral. Some of the on set pics he’s tweeted were absolutely adorable

    • TropiCarla

      Did not recognize him from Thor. He does look good there – the facial hair has everything to do with it. Without it – MEH.

      • Kimmu

        the facial hair really helps him not look like a beefier Jon Cryer

  • annabelle archer

    When I was just a wee child, I was a flower girl in more than my fair share of weddings. Once a dress was way too tight on my upper arms. I eventually passed right out during the ceremony. I hope he doesn’t faint.

  • Mismarker

    I’m not seeing it. To be fair, I am due for an eye exam.

    • Rand Ortega

      Can you get a group rate? I’m obviously due, too.

      • Sobaika

        He is what I call “Ken doll cute” – meets all the prerequisites for mainstream attractiveness (blonde, tall, in shape, etc.) but generates zero heat.

        Maybe he’s more charismatic in person?

        • Rand Ortega

          He must be. He produces the same response for me as Tom Cruise did circa “Top Gun”: American mediocrity embodied.

        • RebeccaKW

          Even when I watch the show, I really only find him…well, charming when he’s actually Prince Charming, all dressed up and defending his people. When he’s in Storybrook, he’s so boring and lame. I find him more attractive when he’s not all squinty-eyed, though.

          • ampg

            Yes, this exactly. He’s just a big nothing until he picks up a sword or starts talking about taking back the kingdom, at which point I go all swoony (and he’s not even my type).

        • swiss_miss

          I used to live in the same dorm in China (Bejing Film academy) as Shawn Dou. I didn’t really know him, but sometimes saw him and and always thought that he was ridiculously good looking. The few times I exchanged a few sentences with him, I felt shy and didn’t really know what to say, like I usually never do. Immediately after I left a film by Zhang Yimou, one of the most famous Chinese directors came out with him in the leading role (nobody of us knew that he was filming a real movie at that time!) and he became a Chinese heartthrob overnight. When I saw the film, I was surprised how boring I found him- attractive of course, but like Josh Dallas, kind of boring attractive? So, from personal experience I can say that actors who come across as boring-attractive on screen can be ridiculously attractive in real life. Though to be fair, maybe it was just this role for me and I will like him more in other roles?

  • foodycatAlicia

    We haven’t seen a mechanic/retro editorial for, ooh, a month or so? Do you think he was actually there for these pictures or did they just photoshop him in?

    They should have put him in a maxi dress on a sun lounger by a mid-century pool.

    • FeminineLipstique

      I guess Hollywood can be somewhat emasculating for male actors (I imagine spray tanning sessions, workouts in air-conditioned gyms), so they try to toughen up their images with these shoots. But the choices are so limited! Bet you we’ll eventually see him again as a cowboy pitching hay or a James Bond type in a suit sitting in a Bentley.

    • demidaemon

      That would have been hilarious and AWESOME!

      • Gayer Than Thou

        I would also have made me buy whatever sundress they put him in.

  • Heather

    These photos are terrible – really harsh lighting esp on his face in most shots.

    • Mismarker

      Agreed. He’s so fair-skinned already. The harshness totally washes him out.

  • crash1212

    Eh. Doesn’t do much for me, although I love his comments about supporting public schools – mainly the arts in public schools. At first glance I thought this was Matt Czuchry – they could be brothers.

  • norseofcourse

    Why, it’s Rick Astley’s muscle-bound son!

    • Vanja

      Well, at least you know he’s never gonna give you up.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        …Never gonna let you down

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          Never gonna turn around

          • Nikko Viquiera

            Never gonna make you cry…

          • Domo_Konnichiwa

            Never gonna say goodbye

          • Vanja

            Never gonna tell a lie
            …and hurt you.

          • Dan_In_NYC

            Never gonna give, never gonna give… give you up!

            (Also, he’s super boring and only with a flexed bicep am I mildly intrigued.)

        • mshesterp

          Never gonna run around

          …and desert you.

      • Mismarker

        A full commitment’s what Josh is thinking of. You wouldn’t get that from any other guy.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        This is why Tlo commenters are my favorite!

  • Kiltdntiltd

    duz nuthin’ fer me.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      He looks like a Sean Cody or Randy Blue model who wound up at the wrong photoshoot.

      That is, if I knew what Sean Cody and Randy Blue were.

  • JosephLamour

    He looks like someone who, if he hit on me in a bar, I’d be all OMG SO CUTE FUTURE MR LAMOUR! But like… as a famous person… I’m like. Eh.

    • Gayer Than Thou


  • MilaXX

    The best shot is the one with the checkered shirt where he’s smiling. He and Ginnifer crack me up always trying so hard to pose.

    • mshesterp

      That’s my favorite too–he’s not trying so hard.

  • marlie

    Nope, still doesn’t do it for me.

    Also, I’m totally turned off my the “standard guydatorial” vibe.

  • joancarol

    He looks like a Best Buy salesman to me.

  • gabbilevy

    How this editorial meeting went:
    “I have a brilliant idea for Josh Dallas! Let’s put him next to/around/inside of cars that have nothing to do with why he’s famous!”
    “How bold! How original! We’ll win ALL THE AWARDS.”

    Otherwise, it makes no sense.

  • Nicola Anna Molly Page

    I just can’t. He is just DULL to me.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I must confess, his silly show is my guilty pleasure. Yes, I know the show in general makes no sense, its storytelling is terrible and wandery and ineffective and there are way too many characters, but I still watch it and love the fairytale bits. (Wonderland, not so much.) On the show I find him attractive and charming and what he needs to be and I tune in for Snow/Charming plots. In real life, he’s just another boyish boy with doughy All-American good looks. There are a million of ’em. Just not my type. I like thin, elegant men. Not cowboys. Not beefcake. Not gas station attendants. Cary Grant, please.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      It’s one of my guilty pleasure shows too. I think they way they left things for next season could open some intriguing story lines. Prince Charming here doesn’t really do anything for me, but the actor they have playing Captain Hook is drool-worthy.

      • TropiCarla

        I try not to watch but have seen a couple episodes under duress from my sister. TOTALLY AGREE about Hook. He’s the hottest thing on the show by far.

      • conniemd

        I also confess to guilty pleasure and Hook is drool worthy. I was upset when they killed off the Huntsman as he was pretty hot, too.

  • JasmineAM

    The only thing I got from this is that he dresses to the left.

    • Donna Tabor

      Exactly. Except that it’s his right.

    • AnaRoW

      What does that mean?

      • David Calder

        A gentleman must always send his package to a specific address.

        • Mismarker

          Sadly, Disqus will not let me “up vote” this more than once.

  • deltabronze

    He looks pleasant enough …

  • j_anson

    That’s a lot of different cars. Is he supposed to be, like, a really hot mechanic who likes to ruin good clothes working on cars?

  • Lori

    His smolder is uninteresting, but he’s sort of cute when he laughs. He should give up that intense thing he’s always trying to do on the red carpet and just relax.

    • librarygrrl64

      Agreed. he should work the cute all-American boy-next-door thing. Those are his looks, and he seems like a low-key person to begin with.

    • Lesley

      agreed. his eyes are what weird me out about him

  • ashtangajunkie

    If that’s Prince Charming, I’ll wait for the Huntsman. Blah.

  • majorbedhead

    I like the shot where he’s smiling, but in every other photo, he looks like he’s trying to hold in a fart.

  • Russ

    Glad that none of you find him attractive. I won’t have to share! Come over here, Joshie!

  • Eric Stott

    Very cute

  • seelebrennt

    still boring.

  • thecitysleeps

    He’s pretty, I guess. Meh.

  • Kristobel

    I would not look twice if I passed him on the street.

  • acevedob

    Love the one with the conveniently placed light over his brown

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Twunk…past tense of twink

  • David Calder

    Huh. Interesting. Two blands make a… well… slightly less bland?

  • Ashleigh

    PERFECT shirts…nice ah-hem too!

  • formerlyAnon

    The man is making the clothes, here. They are standard as can be. I give him a lot of credit for making me notice. He *forced* me to notice, since for my tastes, his looks are uninspiring, (give me an underweight distance runner any day), and I think that’s the mark of a successful photo shoot.

    Nice quotes.

  • Tina Power

    I like him so much better as Fandral.

  • Kent Roby

    I know nothing about him, but in the photo with his jacket over his shoulder (so very “senior picture”), it looks like something is fighting to get out of those pants!

    • Fordzo

      How about the one where he’s smiling and his hand is behind his head? I’m pretty sure I know him intimately after that one.

  • julnyes

    Better than he looks on the RC, but still not knocking my socks off.

  • twigg

    He’s just so…beige.

  • Fordzo

    What?! Did you say something? Sorry, I just nodded off for a minute.

  • kittenwithaquip

    That third photo down is really unflattering, no? I suppose I enjoy a tight crotch shot (“Hey man, how’s it hangin’?” ” A little to the left, kitten.”) as much as the next girl, but I’m not sure I like the dude equivalent of leggings.

  • MandyM

    Warm oatmeal is delicious. Delicious I tell ya!

  • stephbellard

    Clearly these pics were taken AFTER the fairy godmother hit him with her magic wand.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    Does this editorial mean that – finally! – men’s trousers are getting tighter again? Because after the years of guys wearing the male equivalent of the hijab, that is a trend I can get behind.

    • AshBookworm

      FYI, the hijab is a headscarf. And amen to tight trousers on men.

      • Gloriana Reginata

        It can be specifically a headscarf, but it also means the “entire modest dress of the Muslim woman ” (quote from Wikipedia because I am too lazy to dig up any further). The GQ cover for Drake that TLo posted today makes our second swallow – is it too much to hope that summer is here?

  • Annarosa

    The greatest majestic MEH of all time.

  • Aurumgirl

    But they’ve dressed him like a toddler, except for the tie. No amount of cute can survive that.

  • Danielle L

    Lord Almighty. I’ve got a leaky undercarriage he can work on.