Meet Mark Consuelos — well if you are one of the millions of viewers that watch Riverdale on a regular, than you already know who Mark Consuelos is. As a matter of fact if you regularly watch Riverdale, than it is probably in part due to Mark Consuelos! Hailing out of his native Zaragoza, Spain, Consuelos was born to an Italian mother (Camilla) and a Mexican father (Saul Consuelos). With that combination, it's no wonder the actor's a heartthrob!
Consuelos has been acting professionally since 1995, though it wasn't until Consuelos landed a role on the FOX series Pitch (as Oscar Arguella) in 2016 that the world began to rightfully take notice of the thespian. Now in 2017, Consuelos stars as Hiram Lodge (father of Veronica) on Riverdale. On the show, Consuelos plays the richest guy in Riverdale (Hiram Lodge), who despite his imprisonment ran his business and criminal empire from behind bars while awaiting trial. Hiram has since been released from prison, and is now shaking up Riverdale like the boss he is.
Women love bad boys—and especially, hot bad boys! Therefore, it makes complete sense why the following 15 pics of Mark Consuelos can and will make any woman excessively sweat.
15 Mark Makes This Hot Thing Look Cool
Riverdale — is perhaps the hottest TV series on Netflix. It's a subversive take on Archie (Andrews) and his friends, examining small town life, the darkness and bizarreness bubbling underneath Riverdale's showy misrepresentation. When we speak of darkness however, we're mainly referring to Hiram Lodge (Consuelo's character on the show).
Now if you have yet to view the Crime/Drama/Mystery series, than it's like this: Hiram is the husband of Hermione (Lodge), and the father of Veronica Lodge. He is a powerful businessman and the CEO/President of Lodge Industries. Hiram's a merciless, dapper, magnetic businessman who has come back to Riverdale after overcoming a financial controversy that nearly obliterated him. He is there to re-engage with his wife Hermione and, especially, his daughter Veronica, who is his pride and joy.
With all of that said, Hiram (Consuelo) is undoubtedly the most diverting character on the show. And leave it some folks—Hiram's too the biggest eye candy on the show!
14 How 'Bout Coffee On Me Sometime?
Waking up, is the possibly the most interesting time of the day. Upon waking—you are disoriented, incredibly relaxed and a tad anxious (about how the day's going to go). That's too the time that you're the most itchy. Taking that into account, now... just imagine (no, really imagine.. like right now) you woke up feeling froggy and you see THIS (above) staring you all in the face talking 'bout, "Hey boo, you want some coffee (on me)!" You'd flip your wig, literally!
Yes, Mark Consuelos will have that effect on you no matter who you are. The Riverdale actor has just been blessed by the gods above in the looks department; and that is why his spouse, Kelly Ripa, enjoys waking up every single morning so she can roll over and witness greatness! (Oh sorry ladies, yes he is married.. happily? we don't know, lol)
13 Sly Gazes From The Backseat
And speaking of Kelly Ripa... (if you didn't know) Ripa is an actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer. She portrayed Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, between 1990 and 2002. She has 1.5 million Instagram followers too! She met Mark Consuelos in 1995, when he joined her as a new co-star on All My Children. The two eloped on May 1, 1996. The couple have 3 children.
Alright, enough about Kelly Ripa (because we know you didn't come here to hear about her!). In above image, Consuelos gets his pose on whilst Kelly glances at the camera like "here's looking at you kid." If this photo of Mark doesn't make you sweat, than you're either daft or dearly departed!
12 Ha, Ha! — Mark Being Silly Yet Seductive Feat. KJ Apa
Great shot right, lol! Consuelos captioned this zany pic: "Met @thecwriverdale family yesterday... thanks for the warm welcome. Can't wait to start #hiramlodge #Riverdale" Which demonstrates the fun that the cast has on set. That's pretty awesome, because all of us just want to have fun at work. Yes we understand work is work, however life is short and you only live once (as far as we know)... therefore, why shouldn't work be fun!?
Consuelos told Entertainment Weekly that his Riverdale character (Hiram Lodge) "loves loves loves his family and he's fiercely protective over all of that and anything that has to do or come in contact with his family." Sounds like Hiram is a lot like Consuelos in real life (when it comes to family).
11 Take Two And Call Mark In The Morning
Alright, Mark Consuelos is not a real doctor but he surely is more attractive than most of em! Consuelos joined the cast of NBC’s The Night Shift in a major Season 4 recurring role prior to the cancellation of Pitch. His character, Dr. Cain, is described as a highly confident and aggressive travel nurse who emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico.
Turns out, Dr. Cain has an extensive medical background as a trained doctor with a decade of ER experience under his belt and even served as his former hospital’s former chief attending before the move from Mexico to San Antonio. We may not be psychic, but we know that the female staff working on The Night Shift absolutely loved the addition of Consuleos to the cast!
10 Poolside With A View
According to Google, Kelly Ripa has a net worth of $100 million. We know, who'd of thought! Now—if you add that with Consuelo's $40 million net worth, than that gives the couple a combined (estimated) net worth of $140 million. What does that mean? Two things: (1 They have a crap load of money, and (2 They are truly and sincerely a power couple.
The formal definition of a 'power couple', is a couple consisting of two people who are each influential or successful in their own right. In a power couple, if one person is flawed, the other person makes up for their weaknesses in strength. In reality, that's how it is suppose to be (in any relationship)... either party won't fall because the pair will be each other's crutches. Now's that's what we're talking about... Mark and Kelly we salute you!
9 Mark Consuelos Is LITERALLY A Greek Deity
"Holy moly," is most likely the first thought that popped in your head or/and the first words to leave your mouth upon initially seeing the above image. We've already established that Mark Consuelos is hotter than steamed clams, however, it's a whole 'nother story to see him in a toga holding scrolls!
The toga, a characteristic garment of Ancient Rome, is a roughly semicircular cloth, between 12 and 20 feet in length, draped over the shoulders and around the body. It was (back then) usually woven from white wool, and was worn over a tunic. In Roman historical tradition, it is said to have been the favourable dress of Romulus, Rome's founder. If you ever throw a toga party, u must invite Consuelos... he may not attend but, still!
8 Mark, The Sunglasses Model? He Ought'a Be
With the way he is rocking those shades, we are about to start calling him Marky Mark Consuelos—because he is giving us nothing but good vibrations! Not everybody can pull off the Aviator look, but than again Consuelos is not just anybody; he is the poster boy for caliente Hispanic actors. (Oh, that's Casey Cott from Riverdale with him too)
On another note, growing up Consuelo actually dreamed of becoming (get this..) — a meteorologist. “There was a brief time,” he told People in 2016. Can you imagine, Consuelo in front of cloud graphics talking words like “breezy” and “wind chill”? Probably not but what we are leading to is—had Consuelo became a weatherman instead of an actor, he would have hands down become the foxiest weatherman in weatherman history.
7 Talk About A Smile That Can Light Up A Room!
Wow, now is that a Colgate smile or what! It's evident that Kelly Ripa downright hearts her hubby's radiant grin, though perhaps, it's Consuelo's dedication and devotion to his family that has her all over him like a polyester suit on Antonio Fargas.
As busy as he is, Consuelo tries to make sure he has dinner with his family every night. This, according to Kelly in an interview with ABC News in 2015. "My husband had dinner as a family every night growing up and he was like, 'We are having family dinner every night, no matter what.’ And we do that. It means so much to the kids, it means so much to me. Does it always go as planned? Of course not,” she said.
6 The Moment Mark Gives You That "Man, You Must Be Loco" Look
Ha ha, that's exactly how he is looking at the camera too! Here is another fabulous photograph of Consuelos and his wife Kelly Ripa. The actor's love story with Kelly Ripa, honestly deserves its own feature film. Mark and Kelly first met on the set of All My Children in 1995 (as we previously mentioned) when he landed his breakthrough role of Mateo Santos, significant other of Kelly’s character Hayley Vaughan. On screen (and off), the two actors fell for one another and eloped the next year in Las Vegas. (Consuelos proposed in New York City following an amorous pizza/wine dinner)
Something straight out of a Romance film, right?! We know, most of you ladies are probably like "yea, whatever Willie.." right about now. Even so you must admit, the pair do spew a glimmering luminosity unlike any other couple.
5 Mark Is A Lean, Mean, Make You Emit Steam Machine!
Indeed ladies—not only does Mark Consuelos possess a dashing face, he also has a killer bod to match! The actor's brawny physique is a result of good dieting and vigorous workouts. Consuelos is such a (fitness) beast, that he actually bench presses his wife!
Back in 2015, Mark Consuelos bench-pressed his 5'3" wife (Kelly Ripa) while filming an episode of Live! with Kelly and Michael (Strahan). The Riverdale actor was merely satisfying former-First Lady Michelle Obama's #GimmeFive challenge from her Let's Move! crusade. Ripa clasped her hot hubby's right arm as he effortlessly raised her teeny figure 5 times! The studio audience noisily cheered on, counting each bench press out loud every time Ripa went in the air.
Talk about strong! Tell us ladies, what would you give for Mark Consuelos to bench press you at least one time? Probably your home, car and all of your possessions!
4 Wow Check Out That View! Oh, And Mark Being Kissed Too
This is one of those photos that make's you go, "Awwww." In a 2014 interview with The Huffington Post, Mark cited his first encounter with his future wife. “I thought she was adorable, hot and sexy, and all that stuff. But I was very focused – I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.”
Well not only did Consuelo have a chance with Ripa, turns out she was his soul mate all along. They too have 3 beautiful children together named Michael Joseph Consuelos, Joaquin Antonio Consuelos and Lola Grace Consuelos. What's funny is, the youngest (Lola) actually wishes Mark was more like Hiram Lodge in real life! “You know, so Veronica (Hiram's daughter on the show)—she’s also 16—and she drinks mimosas at breakfast. My daughter’s like, ‘Dad never lets me have mimosas at breakfast,’” Kelly shared in an interview, “And I go, ‘Yeah, because he’s a real father and that’s a character on TV!’”
3 Only Mark Consuelos And His Son Could Make Sweats Look So Hot
Yup, only Mark Consuelos can look better in sweats than most men look in suits! Than again, how do you think he would look in a white collar? Well we ask because, Consuelos is actually qualified to perform weddings.
Not only is Mark Consuelos an actor, producer and family man, he is too an ordained minister! In 2008, he officiated radio and TV personality Howard Stern’s wedding to his model girlfriend Beth Ostrosky. The two couples (Stern and his wife, and Consuelo and Ripa) had grown to become good friends, which was why Stern asked Consuelos to perform the wedding ceremony. Consuelos complied, and elected to seek ordination to make it an official ceremonial for Stern and his then bride-to-be. Would you want Consuelos to marry you off, ladies? Ha ha, sure you would..
2 Mark Cleans Up Pretty Well... Don't You Think So, Ladies?
We certainly like this look on Consuelo, especially that shirt. Hmm (now that we think about it), do you think Kelly picked out that outfit for him? Most likely! Again, Mark and Kelly appear here appealing as ever. Let us ask—do you think Consuelo feels sexiest when he's dressed up in a suit? If you said yes, you were almost right... fact is, he feels sexiest when he’s tan (his words – and Kelly’s words, not ours).
That makes a lot of sense though, for all of us potentially feel at our best when we are tanned and brilliantly bronzed. As a matter fact, Consuelo is looking pretty tanned in this pic! Think he has a tanning bed inside of his home? If he does, we surely wouldn't be flabbergasted.
1 Mark's Folks Broke The Mold When They Created Him!
Check out the slightly younger Mark Consuelos — still hotter than an overcrowded, unairconditioned subway car! Again, Consuelos appears here with his wife Kelly. As you see, the two go way back; having met over two decades ago. We wonder though, if Mark knew how financially successful he was going to be when he grew (all the way) up.
Mark Conseuelos has a net worth estimated at $40 million, which isn’t surprising since he’s been acting forever but is still an eye-opener! As stated, he got his start on the long-running soap opera, All My Children, and remained part of the cast from 1995-2010. Consuelos has been in a number of TV shows and movies, including the Starz network show, Kingdom. He also appeared as a recurring guest star and love interest for Ripa’s character on Hope & Faith. He’s also starred on Missing, Ugly Betty, The Protector, Third Watch and more.
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