16 June 2013

Celebrity Ideals

So this is probably more of a post for the ladies...

I may have put my husband's nose a little out of joint last night. During a rather deep conversation on our holiday, Alex told me how lucky he felt to be married to his ideal woman (me!). How amazing. It’s not the first time he’s told me so but it still makes me feel all gooey inside. 

Of course at this point you would have expected me to return the compliment immediately; I genuinely feel so lucky to be married to such a gorgeous guy like Alex who is definitely ‘my type’. That’s not quite what I said though...

“You’re definitely my perfect man! Well, excluding young Elvis.  And maybe Ben Affleck...”.

Bit silly really. I could have just kept that extra bit to myself. But it was fine; the declaration was just received with an eye-roll from Alex who is pretty used to me babbling on about my affection for all things Presley/Affleck.

I do enjoy having the conversation with people about their ‘ideals’ - it's quite interesting!  A top three men discussion always initiates debate and swooning.  I'd say I definitely have a type – tall, striking eyes, a long face...I do like a long face.  I’ve never gone for the chiseled square-jaw types and have never really understood what girls see in the likes of Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. But everyone has their own thing!

I've given it a fair amount of thought in the past and my current celebrity top three would be:

1. Elvis Presley (in his prime, of course)
2. Ben Affleck
3. Ryan Reynolds

I also have an appreciation for Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix, Bradley Cooper and a young Marlon Brando.

I asked a few of my friends and family for their lists too. Here's what they said:

1. Ryan Gosling
2. Howard Keel (in Calamity Jane)
3. Henry Cavill
(with a special mention to Hugh Jackman)

My Mum
1. Clint Eastwood
2. Bruce Willis
3. Tom Cruise

1. Jenson Ross Ackles
2. Keanu Reeves
3. Chris Pine

1. Kevin Costner
2. Ryan Reynolds
3. Steven Gerrard

1. Matt Damon
2. Bradley Cooper
3. Ryan Reynolds
(with a special mention to Michel Roux Jr)

1. Dean Cain in his Superman years
2. Dwayne Johnson
3. Henry Cavill

1. Damian Lewis
2. Kevin Costner
3. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

1. Leonardo DiCaprio
2. Will Smith
3. Christian Bale

1. Elvis (in his younger days)
2. Johnny Depp
3. David Duchovny

And just out of interest, I convinced Alex to give me his top 3 'hot men'. After clarifying that, no, he couldn't include himself in the line-up, he decided upon:

1. Tom Brady (NFL quarterback/Gisele's husband)
2. David Beckham
3. Ben Affleck

The man has taste!

Based on those lovely people, I hereby declare Ryan Reynolds the most popular! A rather surprising two mentions for Kevin Costner there. Some men just never go out of fashion.

And to close this post....ladies, enjoy!

Who's in your top 3? Have I left your favourite off? 

Let me know who and I'll add them on

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  1. 1. Channing Tatum
    2. Chad Michael Murray
    3. David Beckham

    Amazing post <3

    1. Only Chad missing from the pics then! Nice choices ;) I love Magic Mike...need to watch that movie again methinks...


  2. Now this is what I call bed time reading!!! My ultimate top three has to be...

    1. Stephen Amell - from Arrow
    2. Ian Somerhalder - Vampire diaries
    3. Matt Lanter

    XXX Google them now!

    1. I have to be honest, I had to Google all three! I must be out of touch! I recognised Ian Somerhalder for sure. But I think Matt Lanter wins it for me!

  3. This post is beautiful. So so beautiful!

    1. Max Irons (Up and coming- watch out for him! In the BBC show the White Queen + the film The Host). I think I love him.
    2. Prince Harry (it had to be said..)
    3. Henry Cavill

    A girl can dream! xx *sigh*
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    1. This Henry Cavill is so popular right now! He was on Graham Norton last week and seemed very nice too.

      I'm glad someone has said Prince Harry!

      Max Irons looks cute


    2. I fell in love with Henry Cavill years ago when he was in the Tudors with Jonathan Rhys Meyer (who I adore too)... No fair that now I have to share! XX

    3. My friend started liking him from The Tudors aswell and she feels a bit put out that everyone loves him now! Haha

  4. 1 - agree with Ryan Reyonolds, delicious!
    2 - Ryan Gosling. There's something about these Ryan's isn't there?!
    3 - Andrew Garfield. Geeky but cool at the same time!

    1. Oh yeah, Ryan seems to be the name of the moment! ;)

      Great list!


  5. Ooh! I love a good post about attractive men! My top three are definitely Channing Tatum, Julian Wilson (Aussie surfer) and David Beckham (before he started doing weird stuff with his hair). My Fascination with Channing tatum has actually gotten to the point where my boyfriend lovingly jokes that he is my "other boyfriend" and if he is in a movie we are watching concedes that he's going to have o share me for a few hours haha. I've been head over for him since I first saw him in She's The Man. A girl can only dream! xx

    1. Julian Wilson, eh? I'd never heard of him but I can see what you mean! Could he look more Aussie surfer if he tried? Haha. Channing is gorgeous. I've only seen him in a couple of movies but I am very keen!!

      Thanks for the comment!


  6. oh Caroline, my top 3 men are:
    1-Robert Pattinson
    2-Robert Pattinson
    3-Robert Pattinson
    Easy, thanks for the photo!

  7. 1. Charlie Hunnam
    2. David Tennant
    3. Prince Harry
    - All British, even though myself, and my BF are American...hmmmm...


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