Monday, June 30, 2008

Male on Monday :: Josh Duhamel

This week PHS editor Ally Blake waxes lyrical about the man behind her latest hero, the lovely, sexy, gorgeous, hunky, cheeky - and did she say lovely? - Josh Duhamel...

I have so many pictures of this man in my “hero” file it’s not funny. It’s actually kind of scary. I mean I’m no stalker or anything, the guy lives on a whole other continent so there’s no fear of that. It's just that he's a man of many faces, and so far as I've been able to find, all of them are delicious.

I'll warn you now if you google him some pictures are rather risque and might just make your eyes pop out of your head. Go on, I dare ya ;). If you're the type to need smelling sights at the sight of a hot naked guy then perhaps just scroll down a minute to see for yourself how yummy he is...in clothes!

Right. Done? Okay now to some background info.

THE BACK STORY

Josh Duhamel - last name pronounced "duh-MEL", it's French - was born in Minot, North Dakota, to a phys ed teacher and an advertising salesman. His parents are divorced and he has three younger sisters Ashlee, Mckenzee and Kassidy. Boy oh boy could I use those stats in a book!

At university he was the quarterback on the footy team and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with the intention of attending dental school. Seriously.

THE CAREER

So he's an actor, which is a tough sell as a hero. Though that does make it easy peasy for us to veer off course when using him and create ur own story from there right?

After being discovered on a street in San Francisco he did some modelling and commercial work.

He started out on the daytime soap ALL MY CHILDREN. Movies he's been in include the sweet WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON and more recently TRANSFORMERS. But he came to my attention in the TV show LAS VEGAS in which he plays the smart, sexy, slightly sweet Danny McKoy. .

THE LOVE LIFE

This guy is a long time relationship guy. He was once engaged to his girlfriend of several years, fashion model Kristy Pierce. But is now engaged to "Fergie" from The Black Eyed Peas who he's been going out with since they met in 2004 when she appeared on Las Vegas. Did somebody say workplace romance? Yep. Uh-huh.

FUN FACTS as per Wikipedia...

· Duhamel won the title of Male Model of the Year in a modeling competition in 1997 (his first runner-up was Ashton Kutcher).

· He won a daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Leo du Pres in the soap All My Children.

· He featured in the film clip for Christina Aguilera's song, "Genie in a Bottle”

· Duhamel has also branched into entrepreneurship, opening a restaurant, 10 North Main, in his hometown.

He's 6'3". 34 years old. Enjoys basketball, football, skiing, & golf in his days off. His place in the PHS hero hall of fame is secure.

Ally's latest book, THE MAGNATE'S INDECENT PROPOSAL is out next month in Australia and New Zealand as a Sexy Sensation.

You can grab an early bird copy online now from either eHarlequin.com.au or for those of you in the UK from millsandboon.co.uk! And across the pond in North America this will be Ally's very first Harlequin Presents release in September.

Check out an excerpt from the book here...

1 comment:

  1. He was so perfect in Transformers (which is a pretty darn fantastic "film"). He had the right balance of "I'm in a movie about vehicles that transform into robots" and "I am a true American hero dude."

    Loved it!

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