Monday, November 05, 2012

Male on Monday :: Joe Manganiello

Please excuse Pink Heart Society editor Jenna Bayley-Burke as she swoons and fans herself. She has a terrible man crush on none other than Big Dick Richie himself, Joe Manganiello.

I'm not into vampires, so I've never watched True Blood or read any of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I haven't the first clue who Alcide is, let alone the dichotomy of the way he's nasty in the books and hotter than sin on the show.

What I do know, is that Joe Manganiello is a sexy male speciman, and hilarious in TV interviews. Hot and funny? Sign me up. Add in the dangle of Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike...and I'm in man crush heaven.

It just so happened that I was writing Caribbean Christmas when Magic Mike came out and my infatuation began. I had the characters set in my head, but Ryan Reynolds, I mean Johannes Prinsen, did have a brother. So of course I had to use him. And since I have such an infatuation, I wound up giving Harmannus Prinsen his own book - Caribbean Casanova. See how that works?

My husband has a subscription to Men's Health, and they ran an article on Joe Manganiello's workout habits. I read it for the pictures. The body on this guy is amazeballs. Like, just, let me give you a massage or something.

There is an entire blog dedicated to his awesomeness, Fyeahjoemanganiello. Yes, there are plenty of mancandy shots, but they also follow his volunteer work, special appearances, and general clowing around.

In all seriousness, and flirty interviews with Chelsea Handler aside, he's a classically trained actore from Carnegie Mellon University with a deep filmography. Yes, I'm stuck on his turn as a male stripper, but most people are more impressed by his work on True Blood (werewolf), How I Met Your Mother (lawyer) & One Tree Hill (slamball player).

Luckily for all us Pink Hearters, it's Male On Monday. Which and day dreaming.

Jenna Bayley-Burke's latest is a crazy and sexy ride from Washington DC to Oregon. Readers will eagerly turn the pages as they wait to see what happens next. From haunted B&Bs and whore-houses to a petting zoo, her main characters are on the road - and the romance - of a lifetime.

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  1. In a word... YUMMY! Am gonna have to use this guy as hero inspiration. Soon.

    1. I have lots of pics of him on my Pinterest for Caribbean Casanova. :)