‘The Vampire Diaries’ star having a rough go of it on the small screen, but the actor behind one of TV’s sexiest vampires is looking better than ever on the cover of the Winter 2013/2014 issue of ‘Annex Man.’ Check out Ian and his Jeremy Gilbert-esque arms of steel below!
Fresh off his appearance in People’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, Ian Somerhalder, 35, is looking pretty stellar as he bares his arms and his soul for the latest issue of Annex MAN Magazine. Ian discussed everything from philosophy to fashion sense with the men’s fashion mag, proving once again that Ian is basically the polar opposite of Damon Salvatore.
Ian Somerhalder Rocks Cover Of ‘Annex Man’ Magazine
Stelena fans, cover your eyes! Ian looks fantastic on the cover of the Winter 2013/2014 issue of Annex Man, as he bares his bulging arms in a Burberry cutoff that has us ready for a Damon versus Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) Vampire Diaries showdown. Tickets to the gun show, anyone?
But of course, all Ian fans know that the philosophy and animal-loving star is much more than just a pretty face (and pretty arms, and abs, and everything else, really). Ian told the mag how he spends his rare days off, and the actor once again impressed with his thoughtful answer:
Immersed in the worn pages of philosophy or a great work of fiction, taking in the hum of crickets and wilderness, and surrounded by the people I love. Simple joys in this life we tend to forget are even there. Taking a minute to leave the office or the studio for a stroll on a brisk fall day or a warm summer one really can work wonders. I find myself, just like the rest of us, trying to find that healthy balance. I’m no busier than anyone else. The 21st century is going to be an interesting time for humanity. My hope is that while taking that stroll, having a conversation with a friend at a coffee shop gazing out the window we realize one thing: We need nature —whether it’s for those worn book pages or those leaves blowing in the clean air we breathe.
Ian Somerhalder Dishes On His Sexy Style: ‘I’m A Dude’s-Dude’
Of course, Annex being a men’s fashion mag, they couldn’t not reveal all of Ian’s style secrets, and — shocker — there is a conscientious purpose behind all of Ian’s seemingly effortless looks:
For day to day looks, my style is themed around effortless comfort,” Ian says. “I’ll often hear ‘Beauty is pain’ and that couldn’t be further from the truth for me. If I enjoy the texture and I connect with the story behind the piece — be it sustainable harvesting, manufacturing,distribution or a ‘giving back’ component from that company, I will feel confident and comfortable wearing that item. But face it, I’m a dude’s-dude who likes easy comfortable jeans and t-shirts to keep an otherwise and increasing more-complex world a bit simple.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Will you pick up Annex Man for more smoldering pics of Ian?
— Shaunna Murphy