Ian Somerhalder in Simon Spurr at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards

Posted on August 02, 2013

Reluctant boystars in suits. Not the easiest thing to make entertaining. We’d feature more “on the street” posts with boys today, but most of them have been pretty boring lately too.

So here’s another boy in a suit. At least it’s a pretty boy and a pretty suit.

Ian Somerhalder attends the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards in Santa Monica, California in Simon Spurr.

The fit’s off and we wish he’d worn dress shoes and a tie with it, but we’ll take it.

He’s pretty much morphing into Rob Lowe in front of our eyes, isn’t he?



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

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  • ShaoLinKitten

    Thought the exact same thing about him turning into Rob Lowe!

    • Diego!

      hahahahaa we post exactly the same at the same time!!! xD

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Jinx! Buy me a Coke! 😉

        • Diego!

          I will! 😀

          • RedRaven617

            Me too!

    • Glam Dixie

      Perhaps we should get Ian and Rob on that Maury Povitch (?) show or whatever it was (Jerry Springer?) where they do the DNA test to find out if you are really the baby daddy!

      • MoHub

        Povich. He’s actually a distant former cousin by marriage.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      I thought Eric McCormack…

      • halleygee

        Same here!

      • tetisheri

        Rob Lowe via Eric McCormack? I was thinking Eric McCormack too, but I can see Rob.

    • Dan_In_NYC

      OMG. Same. I came here to type that he turned into Rob Lowe.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Or the guy who played Ridge Forrester on The Bold & The Beautiful…

  • Diego!

    Is he going to play Rob Lowe anytime soon??? He is getting the same face!!! :O

    • MilaXX

      How about we get a movie where Rob Lowe plays Robert Wagner, and Ian plays Rob Lowe?

      • Diego!

        haha that would be fun! Tough I have to admit Rob Lowe is almost 50 y.o. and looks way better than Ian! 😛 Maybe Ian can play Robert Wagner and Rob Lowe himself 😛

        • RandiLu

          Rob Lowe DID play a young Robert Wagner, but in the 2nd Austin Powers (the best one in my opinion) 🙂

    • formerlyAnon

      You’ve got 30 seconds: Why would a movie featuring (about) Rob Lowe sell tickets?

      Ready, set, pitch!

      • drdarke

        The Sex Tape at the Democratic National Convention, @formerlyAnon – and him throwing a hissy at Martin Sheen becoming the Star of THE WEST WING instead of him (Emilio Estavez playing his Dad, of course!). Yeah, Lowe always struck me as being a bit of a douche after hearing about his behavior on WEST WING – though I imagine only Fox News would want to see that movie made.

  • mshesterp

    Holy crap, that one at the end–straight up Rob Lowe.

    Not really freeling the vest over the white shirt–totally getting a lounge lizard vibe. Or maybe that’s just him IN the suit.

    • formerlyAnon

      I vote him.

  • Glam Dixie

    I’ve always tried to tell my kids that he looks like Rob Lowe and they’re like, who? Anyway, I’ll take an Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer sandwich, please.

    • theblondette

      They would cut you to pieces with their cheekbones! But it would be a fine way to go.

      • Glam Dixie

        Then perhaps I should just stand back and watch, you know, for safety.

  • marlie

    Was I supposed to laugh out loud when I saw this? Because I totally did.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Guys like this think they can get by on looks alone. Sadly not true. There is no substitute for finely dressed.

  • Jessica Freeman

    This is so wrong, it can only be fixed by completely disrobing him.

  • Lily

    I just don’t get it. He’s so freaking creepy.

    • I would show his picture to young women with the caption “See This Guy? Never leave your drink unattended around him.”

      • formerlyAnon

        My knee jerk caption would be “Selfish in Bed.”

  • Danielle


  • flamingoNW

    What’s with the rats nest for hair? Yawn.

  • He never not looks smarmy.

    • drdarke

      I’m guessing he would not be your choice for Roarke in the IN DEATH books, @annabelle archer? I have no idea if he can be smouldering, or convincingly do an Irish accent, or raise any reaction in Stana Katic (who is Eve Dallas to the life, IMO!) other than kicking his ass into next Tuesday….

  • flamingoNW

    He’s the Cylon version of Rob Lowe

  • Denise Alden

    By way of Eric McCormack.

  • Danielle

    If Rob Lowe and John Stamos made sweet, sweet 80s love and procreated, Ian Somerhalder would be that baby.

    • Glam Dixie

      Actually it would be sweet, sweet 70’s love. He’s older than we think apparently or I’m just getting so old they all look young to me.

  • carnush

    not for me, thanks.

  • theblondette

    I feel like a suit with no tie looks ok, but when you add a waistcoat and still don’t add a tie, it looks douchey.

  • Just Me

    Why when I see him in photos do I just want to go take a shower and get clean? Ewww, something about him makes me wonder if he leaves a trail of slime when he walks by.

  • MilaXX

    He’s so pretty, I really wish he didn’t give off such a douche vibe. ITA about the shoes and need for a tie.

  • TLooooo, stop reading my mind. All I could think was Rob Lowe.
    The low-hanging waistband on those pants is making me have a sad.

    • I just want to yell, “PULL UP THOSE PANTS!”

      Unfortunately, if he pulls them up to where they belong, they’ll be too short for those shoes. Looks like he had them shortened for dress shoes, which makes them too short for boots.

      • I always want to slap guys who wear their pants slung that low – reflex from a stubbornly slovenly ex.

  • carpediva

    Heir to the Massengill fortune.

    • PastryGoddess

      Nope that’s James Franco

  • Rob Lowe with an Ashton Kucher jawline. Which (for me, personally) is a damn shame because he’s awfully close to gorgeous.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Reminds me of the doctor Rob Lowe played in ‘Behind The Candelabra’. There’s just something so…creepy about him. Rob Lowe has a smoldering quality. Ian just has a smarmy quality.

  • He stole Johnny Depp’s sunglasses!

  • KikiAvocado

    the smirk..the jawline..the EYES …what clothes?

  • Imasewsure

    Like the shades but not much else… Nice to see a Lowe-Redux (glad it’s Rob and not Chad… although I’m sure he’s very nice, etc.).

  • prettybigkitty

    Day made. Thank you. I heart him.

  • He looks like a douchier Rob Lowe . Weird.

  • amanda siegelson

    that dude creeps me the fuck out. and i HATE that there is a triangle of white showing at the bottom of the vest.
    the man and the outfit is a giant ‘just no’ to my eyes.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Is it me… or he’s not wearing underwear?

  • stubbornthoughts

    He only looks like Rob Lowe when he’s got those shades on. Otherwise, the shades are off and it’s just…Doucheland.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If he ages as well as Rob Lowe he will be lucky indeed.

  • jilly_d

    How is it possible for someone to look so eerily like Rob Lowe, and yet…..still somehow, a million times more creepy?

  • thecitysleeps

    I don’t think he’s pretty at all!

  • fursa_saida

    Rob Lowe has never given off the slimy vibe I get from this guy. That I know of, anyway (I wasn’t really around for his pre-West Wing career).

    • demidaemon

      You apparently haven’t seen him in his recent Lifetime movies.

  • stephbellard

    I see Eric McCormack.

  • El Bee

    Rob Lowe Lite.

  • formerlyAnon

    Rob Lowe: yes, it’s sad. He could have slid into a much more appealing slightly debauched formerly hard living, now hardworking, artist & businessman look.

  • PaperPusher2

    the douche is so strong with this one. and his co-star what’s his face. just reeks.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Give him a dangly earring and slightly longer hair, and we’ve got Rick Springfield.

  • jmorino08

    See, I was getting a distinct Will Truman vibe myself.

  • majorbedhead

    Every time I see him, I just think “Ick.”

  • hellkell

    HA, I always think Rob Lowe when I see him. That and you’d probably come away greasy if you got too close.

  • librarygrrl64

    Too douchey.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Oh my god. Rob Lowe. Cannot unsee. Noooooooooo! Ian Somerholder how could you? Poor guy.

  • ceceliadid

    GURL, that is a LOT of slap.

  • Haley Buchanan

    I don’t know. He looks super douchey to me. Then again, he always looks kinda douchey, IMHO.

  • clairellis

    I don’t care who he looks like. I’d fuck him so hard.

  • mrspotts66

    the sunglasses look really good on him!

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  • YoungSally

    As long as he doesn’t get the same make-up as Lowe in Liberace — I can never unsee that face.

  • TLJezebel

    Kinda’ douchey-looking,

  • LuluinLaLa

    First picture I thought was Eric McCormack; second pic reminded me of a young Rick Springfield. Did he have work done?

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    i had to continue checking to see who this post was about because i kept think young rob lowe was time traveling or something.

  • ItsDicey

    I know. How can you look at him and NOT see Rob Lowe?

  • anotherkate

    He looks like the Clayamation version of Rob Lowe.