With Magic Mike XXL already out in theaters, it’s only appropriate to countdown the hottest male celebrities in Hollywood that everyone wants to see pose for Playgirl. If you don’t know what Playgirl is (surprisingly, many women don’t), it’s basically Playboy, but this magazine features sexy men! Open up the magazine’s glossy pages and be prepared to see an array of half-naked men and sometimes even fully naked men.
Playgirl magazine launched in 1973 and has issues published in Germany, France, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and many other countries. The magazine was created to support the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, as a response to the erotic pictures of women in Playboy. That being said, while Playgirl is marketed towards heterosexual women, it also receives a large following from gay males.
During March 2009 to February 2010 (eleven months) Playgirl USA was only available online. Luckily for many celebrity lovin’ women, Playgirl returned to its original print version in March 2010. Many male celebrities have already posed for Playgirl in the past, including Keith Urban, Matt Dillon, Paul Newman, John Travolta and Robin Williams. Every month Playgirl has a special section entitled “Celebrity Nudes” which features, you guessed it, nude pictures of celebrities. The magazine also features a “Man of the Month” section that highlights one celeb or adult film star every month. With that, here is a list of the 20 hottest male celebrities that should pose for Playgirl
20 Mark Salling
He plays Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee, but Mark Salling is hotter than the average high school student. At six foot even and 32 years old, this singer, actor and songwriter would be a hit in any issue of Playgirl. His tan skin and deep brown eyes look adorable together and let’s not forget his best feature either, his sexy mohawk. Salling’s pecs and abs are chiseled to perfection, meaning this TV star would fill any Playgirl reader with glee.
19 Bradley Cooper
This 40-year old actor was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 2011, so it’s only fitting if he is a part of this countdown. Cooper is known for his numerous starring roles in blockbuster movies, including Valentine’s Day, Silver Lining’s Playbook, American Sniper and The Hangover. His stunning sky blue eyes, gruff facial hair and washboard abs make this 6’1” A-lister worthy of gracing the Playgirl cover. It’s safe to say Brad is bad!
18 Justin Timberlake
As long as he’s got his suit and tie, Justin Timberlake is looking fine. This 34-year old former N’SYNC member isn’t just known for his catchy pop tunes. He’s also an established actor. Catch him on the big screen in movies like Friends with Benefits and The Social Network. Although he’s married to fellow A-lister Jessica Biel, Mr. Sexy Back is still a joy to look at. Timberlake’s brown hair, facial scruff and occasional glasses give this 9 time Grammy winner an adorable, nerdy look. Timberlake? More like TimberLIKE!
17 James Franco
James Franco is one of those guys that was stunning as a teenager and stayed that way throughout adulthood. If you saw him in the cult teenage show Freaks and Geeks, you know what I’m talking about. Franco, 37, is an actor in many popular Hollywood movies, including Pineapple Express, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, This is the End and The Interview. Perhaps one of his most notable roles was his Riff-Raff inspired character Alien, in the 2013 movie Spring Breakers. While Franco wasn’t looking his best adorning corn-rows and a diamond-encrusted grill, this brunette stud muffin would rock any Playgirl shoot.
16 Kellan Lutz
Here are three words to describe Kellan Lutz: that jawline though. Kellan Lutz is the 30-year old actor most known for his role as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Saga. Besides heating up the big screen in films, like Immortals, The Legend of Hercules, Prom Night and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Lutz is gaining exposure as a model too. This 6’1” blonde, blue-eyed babe is signed to Ford Models and was a part of the 2010 Calvin Klein campaign.
15 Patrick Dempsey
Hello, McDreamy! Patrick Dempsey, also known as a star actor on Grey’s Anatomy, has a huge fan base of admirers. He’s almost 50 years old (49) and he’s still causing womens’ hearts to skip a beat. Dempsey’s green eyes, toned arms, facial hair and long flippy brown hair make him a household hunk. Since many Grey’s Anatomy fans were upset when Dempsey got killed off the show, this Enchanted actor should make it up to them by posing for Playgirl. It’s the least he could do.
14 Adam Levine
Every woman wants to be Adam Levine’s Eve. Levine, 36, is the lead singer of the band Maroon Five and is currently one of the coaches/judges on NBC’s reality show The Voice. There’s nothing hotter than a man who can play the guitar and Levine is no exception to that. In fact, he is a master at multiple instruments, including the guitar, drums and piano. This dark haired musician is not only known for his sexy voice but is also known for his sexy tattoo-covered body.
13 Chace Crawford
If you saw Chace Crawford on the streets of New York City, you'd definitely have to “Chace” him down. This 29-year old Gossip Girl actor is just too beautiful. You may know him better as Nate Archibald, but Crawford is in a variety of other films and TV shows, including What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Twelve and Blood and Oil. Crawford may have been romantically involved with Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, but he should definitely give the rest of the ladies some love by posing for Playgirl. XOXO
12 Joseph Gordon-Levitt
This 10 Things I Hate About You actor is typically underrated against the stunning heavyweight hotties of Hollywood. However, he shouldn’t be, considering his olive skin and adorable dimples. Although he’s only 5’9”, Gordon-Levitt makes up for his relatively small height with his brilliant acting and sigh inducing smile. Plus, his lovable character, Tom Hansen in 500 Days of Summer, confirmed that my love for this California native was real. Now all I need is 500 pages of him in Playgirl!
11 Morris Chestnut
Ever since the movie Like Mike came out in 2002, Morris Chestnut has been heating up the big screen. In the film about Michael Jordan’s magical basketball shoes, Chestnut played NBA player, Tracy Reynolds. The best scene was when him and Lil’ Bow Wow were together in the car singing DMX’s hit song “Up in Here.” It was hilarious! Aside from Like Mike, Chestnut has multiple movies under his belt, including Boyz N The Hood, The Best Man, G.I Jane, The Game Plan and Think Like A Man. This 46-year old is one of the most lovable actors in Hollywood and he’s not bad on the eyes either.
10 Ryan Gosling
Hey girl, Ryan Gosling knows you love him. This actor from The Notebook is close to the hearts of many women. He’s often seen in various memes as workout motivation, studying motivation and motivation to eat better. You name it, and there’s probably a meme of this 34-year old Canadian babe doing it. Go on Pinterest to see some really funny ones. Gosling, aka Noah, may be known for his role in the The Notebook, but he has some other notable films on his resume, including Crazy, Stupid, Love, Drive and Gangster Squad. This 6-foot, blonde beauty with blue eyes would undoubtedly set record sales if he were to pose for Playgirl.
9 David Beckham
One great thing about athletes is their defined muscles. David Beckham, the former Manchester United and LA Galaxy soccer player, is no exception to this. Beckham, with his smoldering gaze and perfectly tousled blonde locks, can make any woman interested in watching soccer. He’s previously shown off his abs of steel in ads for Calvin Klein underwear and Men’s Health Magazine, but us Beckham lovers want more! All in favor of seeing this British hunk pose for Playgirl say I.
8 Liam Hemsworth
If you’re Team Gale, you’ll agree that this Hunger Games actor should pose for Playgirl. They might as well rename the magazine PlayGale in his honor. Hemsworth is a 25-year old actor that became popular after his role as Will Blakelee in The Last Song. In June 2012, he announced his engagement to fellow The Last Song actress, Miley Cyrus, but the two split in September 2013. As heartbreaking as their break up was, many Hemsworth fans were giddy with glee that this blue-eyed heartthrob was single once again.
7 Trey Songz
This 30-year old R&B singer is sure to make any girl have a “Heart Attack” and “Say Aah.” Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, is not only an experienced singer/songwriter, but is also an amazing dancer. If you’ve ever been to one of his concerts, you know Songz can body roll like no other. While Playgirl is only a magazine and couldn’t capture Songz dancing, it would be nice to see some up close and personal shots of this 6’2” stud. Bottoms up!
6 Taylor Lautner
Are you team Edward or team Jacob? When it comes to having the best body, Taylor Lautner wins in a landslide. Sorry Robert Pattinson! This once child actor (Shark Boy and Lava Girl) is all grown up now, as he turned 23 in February. Lautner has a smokin’ hot bod with amazing sculpted abs and pecs that could lift just about anything. His black, spiked hair and dreamy brown eyes will make any girl swoon while his jawline could cut through steel. No wonder he’s often referred to as Taylor HOTner.
5 Chris Pine
Star Trek actor Chris Pine is a force to be reckoned with. This 34-year old California native has been in a ton of Hollywood flicks lately, including This Means War, The Princess Diaries 2, Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2, Rise of the Guardians, Into the Woods and Unstoppable. It’s no wonder why Pine has been in so many movies; just look at him. Besides being an undeniably great actor, Pine is eye candy for everyone on set, just like he is for his fans. If you were the director of a movie, wouldn't you want to cast this six foot hottie in your film?
4 Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore, 45, is a jack of all trades. He’s a film actor, television actor and fashion model. Not to mention he is flawless. Moore is adored by many fans of the hit series Criminal Minds, where he plays Derek Morgan. His smile, smooth skin, defined pecs, six-pack and smoldering stare are all reasons proving why Moore is a hot commodity in Hollywood. Oh, and did you know he’s 6’1”? If Playgirl expects anyone to spend $5 on one of their magazines, Shemar Moore better be in it.
3 Dave Franco
The Franco family is obviously genetically gifted. Both of Betsy Lou and Douglas Eugene Franco’s sons have evolved into beautiful men. Dave Franco, 30, is an acting machine and can be seen doing his thing in Warm Bodies, Now You See Me, Neighbors, 22 Jump Street and Unfinished Business. Franco is loved for many reasons: his sexy voice, thick eyebrows, smug smile, rock hard jawline and toned arm muscles. Plus, if you saw his Funny or Die skit, then you know how hot he looks half naked. Just imagine his Playgirl shoot!
2 Zac Efron
From High School Musical teen idol to a bad boy frat brother in the movie Neighbors, Zac Efron has been making the big screen hotter and hotter. Simply put, Efron is sexy from head to toe. He’s been some big screen eye candy in many films, including Hairspray, 17 Again, New Year’s Eve, That Awkward Moment, Neighbors and Charlie St. Cloud. His amazing singing voice is just icing on the cake. Efron, 27, is the total package with his piercing blue eyes, tan skin and slicked back brown locks.
1 Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum tops off the list as the #1 celebrity that should pose for Playgirl. Why? Well, Tatum is unlike anyone else on the list. He can dance like a stripper! Tatum, 35, first lit up the big screen when he played Tyler Gage in the 2006 film Step Up. Then in 2012, he did it again on an even bigger scale in Magic Mike. Now, Channing Tatum, is preparing to wow females all over again in Magic Mike XXL. If Tatum is already stripping in huge blockbuster films, why can’t he do everyone a favor and pose for Playgirl?