Gathered Thoughts

Hotties from Faraway Lands! (Vol. 3)

You’ve seen the title.  THIS is already a third attempt to compile a list of not just “the most this, the most that” kind of men, but a combination of everything: talent, looks, fortune, brawn, and the most important of all — brains!  Combine them all and I believe that’s the true definition of “HOT!”  (Sorry, Paris.)

Of course, these are just some of the popular ones.  So for those who make the cut IN REAL LIFE, cheer up!  And of course, keep it up!  Hahaha!

But yeah, I gotta start naming names sooner or later, so here are they are:


#10 Dominic Lau
(Faraway Land of Origin: Hong Kong/The United Kingdom)

This British-Chinese VJ-slash-model-slash-host’s love for music can be traced back to his university years.  After all, he graduated with a degree in Commercial Music from the University of Westminster in London!  Currently,  you can catch him on E! News Asia as he delivers the latest AND hottest celebrity news straight from your TV screens.  No doubt he’s dubbed as Asia’s “Ryan Seacrest.”  Idol-worthy, indeed.

#9 Nick Simmons
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)

I came to know of his existence thanks to his family’s reality show: Gene Simmons Family Jewels.  Having said that, YES, he’s the son of Gene Simmons (from the rock band Kiss).  But aside from having a famous rock star father, Nick‘s famous in his own right too!  He graduated with a degree in English Literature from Pitzer College in California and according to Wikipedia, he’s “a comic book writer, musician, and voice over actor.”  Yeah, well, you should’ve heard him sing during his parents’ wedding on their reality show.  The guy CAN sing!  Heck, hearing him talk is already music to my ears!  Last but not least, he’s funny!  Now, now.  You can never go wrong with humor, can you? 😛

#8 Oli Pettigrew
(Faraway Land of Origin: Hong Kong/The United Kingdom)

He may be born in Hong Kong, but he’s currently residing in Singapore.  You might’ve spotted him at some high-profile events, but I first set eyes on this British model/host on AXN’s Sony Style.  Of course, he also holds a degree in Corporate Communication — with honors!  And if that’s not enough, I believe you can still catch him on Cash Cab Asia (not to mention listen to his adorable British accent!)

#7 Matthew Atkinson
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)

The “small screen” may be his current specialty, but I don’t doubt that he has what it takes to be the lead on a “bigger” screen someday.  But while we’re still waiting for that to happen, watch him on Jane by Design.  Trust me, you won’t be able to get enough of that smile AND those dimples! 🙂

#6 Ryan Lochte
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)

Fresh from the 2012 London Olympics!  Aside from graduating with a degree in Sport Management from the University of Florida, this Olympian already has several medals to his name!  And even though the swimming portion of the current Olympics will soon end, this Olympian’s not yet done collecting ’em!  Talk about a “gold” rush!  Haha!

#5 Colin Egglesfield
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)

Tom Cruise?  Naaah!  There’s more to Colin than just being an actor and former model.  He actually hold’s a pre-med course from the University of Iowa and paying for med school was the only reason why he got into modeling in the first place (at least that’s what Wikipedia says!  Hahaha!).  Not to worry, though.  He may have given up his dream of being a doctor, but he sure played one very hot lawyer in the movie Something Borrowed!  How’s that for a career change?! 😀

#4 Matt Bomer
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)

Let’s drop the bomb right away: he’s gay.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’ve to admit that I was surprised when I first found out!  But moving on, he still earns a spot in this list because aside from graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, he and his partner also father three sons (through a surrogate).  Now that’s what you call BOMER diggity!

#3 Harry Styles
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United Kingdom)

British?  Check.  Hot body?  Are you blind?  Of course, check!  Killer smile?  Check.  Music career?  Big check AND cheques!  There’s definitely only ONE DIRECTION for this lad to go to: SUCCESS!  And yes, that’s check!  check!!  check!!!

#2 Chris Hemsworth
(Faraway Land of Origin: Australia)

There are simply no words for this man.  How can you not include the god of thunder in this list?  Well, that’s just it.  You cannot not include him!  And since we’re already used to seeing those rock hard abs and bulky arms of his, I’ll leave you with this picture.  After all, it’s not everyday that you get to see an Avenger holding his real-life baby!  *all THORgether now*  Awwww!

…and of course, THE HOTTEST of ’em all:

#1 Benedict Cumberbatch
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United Kingdom)

“Stop boring me and think.  It’s the new sexy.”  The famous character he plays once said on his equally famous TV show.  And I agree.  Brainy, indeed, is the new sexy!  A drama graduate at the University of Manchester, he further trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  And judging from his interviews, the guy’s not just intelligent and talented, I can say that he has tact and respect for women, is a gentleman, and knows how to keep fit too!

Oh yeah, consider me SHERLOCKed.

And there you go!  Don’t worry if your “hottie” of choice wasn’t included here.  There’s always room for Vol. 4, you know?

The end. 😉

You can also check these out:
Vol. 1
Vol. 2

Down Memory Lane, Gathered Thoughts

Hotties from Faraway Lands! (Vol. 2)

Back in 2008, I was already into blogging…  I just graduated from college…  I was young…  I was free…  and I had A TON of celebrity crushes!  So the obvious result?  A certified *EYE CANDY* list, which I dub as the “HOTTIES FROM FARAWAY LANDS” list!!! Yes!  ONLY on The Lady’s Blog, people. 😛

For my guy readers out there, well, you’re welcome to “back out” NOW because you know, this is a kalandian post — but the cute kind of kalandian ah!  Nakooow!  Basta, it’s a GIRL THING!  Hahaha!

As for my fellow “ladies” out there (girl power!), let’s proceed, shall we? 😉

As you can see on the title, this is already a “sequel.”  So yeah, expect mooore!  Heck, this “list” might even become a “series!” — MIGHT being the operative word!  Wahahahaha!  Anyway, you can check out Vol. 1 here and the Twilight Edition here (I knooow!  Don’t. even. ask.  It was three freakin’ years ago!)  MOVING ON…

I’m still deciding whether or not I can have “repeaters” in my future lists (you know, include those who have been featured in the previous ones), but we’ll see…  For now, I’ll start with those who made it to THIS list — the short list, that is!  So if your hottie’s not here, don’t worry!  I’m already working on Vol. 3!  Heehee.


#10 Matthew Lewis
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United Kingdom)

It’s amazing how a good set of teeth can instantly transform one person from “no one” to “someone!”  Thank God the perfect pearly whites are the original!  I say the reign of Harry Potter is sooo over…  kaya Neville LongbottomPASOK! 😛

#9 Darren Criss
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States) 

He can sing.  He can dance.  He can act.  And he’s half-Filipino!  Need I say more?

#8 Max Irons
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United Kingdom) 

Well, if you can have someone like Max beside you all day long, then by all means…  let there be werewolves!!!  (If you didn’t get what I just said right there, then I guess you still haven’t watched Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried). 🙂

#7 Pierre Boulanger
(Faraway Land of Origin: France)  

Aha!  A consistent “name” in this blog of mine.  Ever since I’ve watched Monte Carlo, this French hottie never failed to make me say ooh la la everytime I get a chance to see him — online or on-screen, of course!

#6 Logan Lerman
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

Whether he’s a demigod or a musketeer, one thing’s for sure: Logan is ONE. FINE. LerMAN! 😉

#5 Shia Labeouf
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

I don’t care if he started as an awkward teenager in Even Stevens (but just so you know, I still found him cute even then!)  But what matters most is the “transformation” Transformers has given him!  So Optimus Prime and company, we owe you a lot!  Hahaha!

#4 Reed Jobs
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

I’m a little biased here!  Heehee.  Anyway, I’ve been head over heels for the “Prince of APPLE” for quite some time now that he actually deserves a separate blog entry altogether!  Having said that…  very well, one blog entry coming up! 😀

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this:

“When it comes to brains, this ‘apple’ clearly did not fall far from the tree!”

#3 Chris Evans
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

He’s Captain freakin’ America!!!  I don’t know about you, but this guy had me at the very start!  So let’s go, Cap!

#2 Zac Efron
(Faraway Land of Origin: The United States)  

When a guy can still manage to look H-O-T even with his clothes on, well, you can’t really argue with that anymore!  It’s a DONE DEAL, people!  Period.

…and of course, THE HOTTEST of ’em all:

 #1 Hugh Jackman
(Faraway Land of Origin: Australia)  

Let’s see…  He’s one heck of a great actor (he’s my most favorite, by the way!)  Oh, he can sing too — but when he’s not singing, you can hear his very sexy Australian accent.  Aside from that, he’s a very loving husband and father to his wife and children.  Add those awesome abs to this mix = and you get one Hugh Jackman!  One of a kind, indeed.

How about you?  Who are your hotties from faraway lands?
Sound off in the comments section below!