True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Joins the Sexiest Man Alive Club

November 18, 2010 by  

People Magazine Picks Sexy Wolf as Leader of the Supernaturally Spectacular

Joe Manganiello, True Blood's smoking hot werewolf Alcide Herveaux, joins People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive ClubJoe Manganiello, who plays smoldering werewolf Alcide Herveaux on True Blood, may describe himself as an ‘ugly duckling’, but People magazine certainly disagrees. Manganiello landed on the magazine’s annual Sexiest Man Alive list, and although he didn’t win the coveted title (Ryan Reynolds was crowned king this year), he admitted that he was “completely taken aback” when he found out he was going to be included.

You might imagine that Joe’s fiance, Audra Marie, was proud of her hunky man, but it was Manganiello’s mom who ‘screamed’ when her son told her the news.

People’s list, now in it’s 25th year, was separated into several different categories: The magazine picked Manganiello as the ‘pack leader’ of the Supernaturally Spectacular list for for 2010.  Joe beat out other supernatural creatures, including those from Twilight and The Vampire Diaries.

While doing his oceanside photoshoot for the magazine, Manganiello talked openly about several ways a werewolf trumps a vampire as the more desirable companion stating, “a werewolf can take you to brunch, a werewolf can go tanning with you… we can hang out at the beach.”

A Whirlwind Year

Manganiello also opened up to Access Hollywood about how his life has changed since joining the ridiculously sexy cast of True Blood, revealing that he still can’t believe people know who he is:

“Everything that’s happened this past year, since the episodes have started airing, I mean, it’s been the same reaction; kind of like disbelief at the beginning and then… appreciation. I presented at the MTV Video Music Awards… and I remember Chelsea Handler stopping in the middle of the show and saying all this stuff about me and my first thought was — I was just amazed that she knew who I was. So, there’s still an amount of shock that people even know who I am.”

Manganiello also got engaged over the summer and is thoroughly enjoying life with his fiance, Audra Marie:

“Right now, we’re just really loving being engaged and we are in the process of figuring out what and where and how we want to do this… There’s a lot of possibilities and we want to make sure that what we do is going to be the most memorable, fun, most special day that we could [have].”

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ aptly characterizes one of the main qualities of a photograph and Manganiello’s People magazine pic definitely showcases why this is so very true…those arms, that chest, that jaw… While we could probably come up with a thousand words to describe the awesomeness of this picture, only three words seem to be (repeatedly) escaping our lips: Oh. My. Godric.

Click here for a sneak peak of 2010’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Source: — Access Hollywood article: ‘True Blood’s’ Joe Manganiello Howls Over Inclusion On People’s ‘Sexiest’ List

(Photo Credit: People Magazine)