It seems African-American men only garnered 4% of the available slots on After Elton. com's annual Hot 100 list so a separate list highlighting the beauty of men of color has been created, and I can't say I disagree with this list. Included on the list is our commander-in-chief Barack Obama, Taye Diggs, Mario Lopez, and Blair Underwood. Get into the loldarian.com favorites below and why they were chosen according to the staff at After Elton.
If gay men love guys who play gay roles, we really love out gay men who play gay roles. But even in 2009, the number of roles for men of color are shockingly few as are the number of out actors of color. Therefore, it really is no surprise that the 35-year old Stephens claims the #2 spot on this list. After all, as Noah, the title character on Noah's Arc, Stephens proved week after week that hot not only comes in every color, but doesn't have to mean especially butch or super macho.
As Wade, Noah's love interest on Noah's Arc, Jensen Atwood gave viewers a front row seat to his character's sexual awakening as he found himself falling in love with another man for the first time. Meanwhile, as bisexual warlock Griffen on Dante's Cove, viewers saw a much more erotic, sensual character who slept his way through half of the island.
But whatever the role, this 32-year-old actor commands attention with his mellifluous voice and mesmerizing eyes. And gay men don't just love this straight guy for playing gay roles (frequently shirtless). This NAACP Image Award nominee has also appeared at numerous GLBT events where he has spoken out against homophobia.
Emmy and Image Award winning actor/model Shemar Moore knows all too well the perils of fame. In 2007, tabloid paparazzi snapped pics of the Criminal Minds actor naked on a beach in Hawaii. The photos were allegedly shot on a gay beach which sparked rumors about the actor. But Moore told People Magazine, "I'm not gay. Not even a little bit. ... But I have no problems with people who are gay. Moore takes the #4 spot.
Currently mentoring the surviving male contestants on Bravo's Make Me a Supermodel, model/actor Tyson Beckford is almost too handsome for words. Indeed, he's one of the world's few true male supermodels. VH1 tagged him "Man of the Year" in 1995 People Magazine named him one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." Coming in at #5.
Uber -hottie Will Smith comes in at #7.