Alan Ritchson for DA MAN Magazine

Posted on December 06, 2013

Darlings, here’s is a gorgeous, square-jawed blond to serve as your Pretty of the Day. No need to thank us. It was entirely our pleasure.


“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Alan Ritchson covers the latest issue of DA MAN magazine photographed by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack and styled by Alexa Rangroummith Green.

On landing the role of Gloss in “Catching Fire”: “It’s pretty incredible. Having seen the first film and the reception that it got—it was a worldwide phenomenon—gave me a chance to prepare myself for what this experience would be like. The outpouring of love from the fans has been overwhelming. I think the danger of getting all this attention is that you can get lost, but the focus remained with the work and delivering the best performance that I could. It’s really cool to see the devotion the fans have and to be a part of it.


I initially auditioned for the role of Finnick. I felt a connection to this character. I understood him and I auditioned for this role for Deb Zane, who was the casting director of the movie. When I didn’t hear back from her, I did what I wouldn’t recommend other actors to do: I wrote her a letter. A couple of months later, I got a call from Deb, offering the role of Gloss.”

On being in shape: “I’d be lying if I say genetics don’t play some part of that, but at the same time, I think people take for granted how hard it is to achieve any kind of success. I do work really hard, I work out five days a week and I’m very disciplined about my regimen. I focus on cardio; it’s the foundation of my workout. The best of me is poured into that and the rest of it goes into resistance training. If anyone wants to get ripped, I recommend sprint training.”


That’ll do.




[Photo Credit: Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for DA MAN Magazine]

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Oh, sweet Jesus on a breadstick. That is one overflowing cup of DAY-UMMMM. Thank you for a perfect start to my weekend.

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • Catherine

      Holy shit.

    • Emily


    • cmb92191

      I need a cigarette!

    • MilaXX

      Based on looks alone I’d have preferred he play Finnick.

      • Emily

        I tend to agree Mila

      • somebody blonde

        Having seen the movie, I think the guy who actually got the part is much more convincing on screen than he is in pictures.

        • MilaXX

          When I saw the stills I was thinking Sam could work as Finnick. After seeing him in action I wasn’t as convinced that was a good casting move.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I commented that on the last CF boys post! :)

        • MilaXX

          This photo shoot just reinforces that.

    • fungstyle

      I may be the only one reading the quotes, but I truly appreciate that he owns to that fact that he busts his ass to have that body. I HATE the “oh I just eat healthy and work out maybe 30 minutes a couple times a week!” responses. They are lies. LIES I SAY.

      ETA: good lawd, i’m gettin’ the vapors!

      • Okiewankenobi

        I agree it takes a lot of work, but I, also, appreciated that he mentioned that genetics play a role as well. I can’t help it though I’m a recovering scientist. :)

    • Aidan B

      Oh. Oh my. That last one caught me off guard. I need a moment…

      • Theresa

        And a cold shower. And a priest to absolve me of the sins of my mind.

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          That priest could probably make the rounds this evening and never get done absolving. More priests!!!!

    • fiddlecub

      Oh. My. Glob.

    • boweryboy

      He looks like a gay porn star. Not that’s a bad thing, but I all I heard in my head while looking at his photos was: “Brown chicken brown cow.” A bit too alpha male for my tastes but I get it.

      • Daenyx

        That’s pretty much where I am. I can look at him and see the appeal, but…. Yeah. Someone else can have him. >.>

      • Sarah

        Agreed! Anyway I prefer a pudgy belly. Those 8-pack abs are just lost on me. I just don’t care for men who are THAT much prettier than I am! But I do see the appeal :)

    • hughman

      He could play the movie role of my husband, astronaut Mike Dexter.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      I love how honest his answers are: writing a letter to get a part, how hard he works out, genes factoring in etc.. But who cares about honesty?? Dayum. hey booooooooo

    • Loola234

      No, you mean Merci’!!

    • jilly_d

      *scrolling down* “oh, he fine, yeah….that’s nice…..mmmmhhmmm…..yeah…………HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY”

      • Rebecca Bledsoe

        I was just typing out pretty much exactly this when your comment popped up!

      • annabelle archer

        exactly this

      • Nicola Anna Molly Page

        THIS. My eyes literally bulged.

    • greymain

      oh myyyyyyyyy……(fans self)

      • Melvis Velour

        Oh, so THIS is George Takai’s TLo BK lurking profile eh?

    • International Model

      This editorial should have been exclusively a picture book. A pop up one at that.

      • annabelle archer

        I got yer pop up, right here!

        (I don’t even know what that means, as clearly, I am a girl. But it felt right.)

        • hughman


          • annabelle archer

            Yes, I’m delicate and shit!

            • hughman

              *rolling eyes so hard they are squeaking*

            • Pennymac

              Oh, darling BK’s, thanks for that Friday evening laugh!

        •!/marla_melendez eme and azul

          i actually cried from laughing…(no internet histrionics here!)

          @annabelle_archer:disqus, @nevareese:disqus, and @hughman:disqus: thank you and may you find a ritchson under your tree, naked and with candy canes.

    • annabelle archer


      • JDreesen

        now that’s what i call delicate and shit! cheers!

        • annabelle archer

          A flower, I am.

          • JDreesen

            i’m a bromeliad.

    • gabbilevy

      Lunk. Not sure if I mean him or the sound of my jaw (and the rest of me) hitting the floor.

    • Blair Sylvester

      He is gorgeous but those abs have to be contoured/enhanced/photoshopped right right right ?

    • Pennymac

      Every pithy, sarcastic, yet lustful comment flew slap outta my head! LAWD!

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      That’s too much for me. Seriously. I’m overwhelmed. Someone get the smelling salts.

      • Melvis Velour

        Nothing like an attack of the vapours to get your day going!

    • conniemd

      He’s so hawt and purty I figure he must be an unattainable gay man.

    • Kathleen

      He’s one of those men who makes you look twice even if he’s not your type. Gorgeous.

    • Ashleigh

      der. he looks a little vacant…

    • Trickytrisha

      My monitor must be off.. his hair looks brown to me. Not my type (a tad Neanderthal, in a good way of course), but what a body!

    • Kirstin McAulay

      pretty, pretty, nice suit, interesting boots….. DAMN!! I’ll be in my bunk

    • sleepycat

      I scrolled down the last picture and just exclaimed WOW. Very nice. Where can I find this one in the wild that likes bears?

      • housefulofboys

        I was about to hit google (thinking, you know, he talked about his workout regimen, I wanted to see, umm, if it worked) and bam! Mercy, mercy, mercy.

    • jason

      hubba hubba!

    • LipstickForPigs

      Well that’ll blow your skirt up.

      • tinyredlocks

        ROTFL!!! You win for comment of the day 😀

    • tinyredlocks

      That’ll do, indeed…

    • Cameron Turner

      Mercy is right….Amen….

    • Nicola Anna Molly Page

      You know the typical ‘I’ll be in my bunk’ comment? Already there.

    • Imasewsure

      He’s beautiful but not much of a model… good genetics indeed though

    • marlie

      He’s so not my type, but DAYUM that last picture.

    • Brandon Taylor

      Dear LORD. This is what Sausage Fridays have been missing. Bless you.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      That one nipple. Right there. That one.

    • GorgeousThings

      You could have skipped the entire quotation section, and the first 8 pictures, and you woulda had me.

    • jw_ny


    • YoungSally

      DA MAN?

      aka DUH!!! Man.

    • songstarliner

      Can’t stop laughing about the fact that there is a magazine called Da Man.

    • quiltrx

      Um, yeah.
      And among all these other glorious attributes…man, that chin makes me weak in the knees!

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty


      Oh, lord – I was thinking, “Yeah, I must be missing something. He doesn’t really…”

      Then I saw the last picture and understand the fuss. *fans self*

      • Melvis Velour

        I’m right there with you honey…I don’t care if it is 28 degrees outside, it be hot in here!

    • Jumpingjacks

      I’d like one please, just a little less waxed and wilder hair.. yum

    • Jessi03

      Good soundbites. I like this one.

    • padma sallah

      Um yeah, he sure is in shape. Very fine shape.

    • Matthew Davie

      Jeezuz. He’s a slab. Well done.

    • NurseEllen

      This is just wonderful but……I’m sorry, that hair does NOT look blonde to me. Is it my computer? Is it my eyes?

    • stephbellard

      Check out the Da Man link Uncle T Lo posted. There are even MORE hot shirtless pics of him from that divine photoshoot. I’m still fanning myself.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        I just did. And…and…there are no words.

        • stephbellard

          He is so hot, if he walked by my construction site, I’d grab my crotch and whistle.

    • Anastasia

      This got rid of my hangover.

    • MaggieMae

      THAT was hilarious! I was not ready for the last shirt-less picture! It was yeah-yeah-yeah-WHAAAT?! Nice.

    • KinoEye

      I was listening to music as I was looking at this, and a song called “Some Candy Talking” started playing. Just as I hit that last picture, the chorus came in, which was “I want your candy, I want your candy, I want your candy.” Yes, yes I do. Woof.

    • Kathy

      He reminds me of Ray Stevenson, and that’s a good thing.

    • Maya

      they refer to him as a star? he was barely in the movie! pretty pictures though!

    • Jacob Bowen

      His scowl is BEAUTIFUL. I was already sweating BEFORE I saw the last photo, so it did NOT help that he was shirtless. Wow.

    • AnniNoone

      Hot, but some of these shots have a distinct David Puddy vibe.

    • lifeisastory

      There’s a magazine called Da Man? Seriously?

    • Anna_Cecilia

      Well, shit. Forget breakfast THIS is the most important meal of my Monday.

    • jjtxgrrl

      Am I missing something, how do we read all the wonderful comments? This new format has me confused……