Today was declared National Man Day by two of my fellow Hoosiers. According to a story I saw on The Huffington Post,

Ninteen-year-old Joel Longanecker of Celestine and his 26-year-old brother Aaron, of Indianapolis, have for months been rallying thousands to their masculine cause on Facebook. More than 260,000 people have pledged to “stand up and do manly things” on Man Day.

I’ve decided that the “manly thing” I want to do to celebrate National Man Day is probably a bit more queer than the originators had intended: I’d like to celebrate some of my favorite hot, manly men!

Hot Manly Tennis

Throughout this year’s clay court tennis season, I’ve been enjoying watching Fernando Verdasco, one of the hottest players on the ATP tour:

Among tennis fans, Verdasco has been recognized for his hotness for a couple of years now, but this year his fame has grown. On the one hand, his tennis has improved over the past year. He was one of the top clay court players this year — so much so that he over-played and ended up costing himself some of his competitive edge when it came to the big tournament, the French Open.

On the other hand, he’s gained international fame as a Calvin Klein underwear model:

Hot Manly Modeling

One of my favorite websites is Model Survivor, a game in which readers vote on their favorite male models with the lowest vote-getter(s) getting eliminated every few days. Game 6 is an all-star game in which the best models from the previous 5 games compete with one another.

I have a lot of favorite models in the competition, but the manliest male model is surely Kerry Degman, a former high school wrestler who started his career as an Abercrombie & Fitch model:

Here are a couple of other photos from his shoot with Randall Mesdon that demonstrate his manliness. I’ve borrowed them from the Kerry Degman Blog:

Hot Manly Reality

I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help but think Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from MTV’s The Jersey Shore is totally hot:

He’s mostly known for his abs, but I think he’s got great pecs too! And, although he mostly takes photos shirtless, he also looks good semi-clothed:

And finally, he’s even hot and manly fully clothed:

I can’t wait for season 2!

Hot Manly Vampire

The hottest, manliest vampire on True Blood, my favorite show, is definitely Eric, played by Alexander Skarsgård:

But he’s not just hot and manly as a vampire:

He was especially hot in last night’s episode, which featured him totally nude (from behind) and in a hot, manly robe:

Hot Manly Actor / Hot Manly Gay

Finally, I thought I would send a National Man Day shout out to my favorite hot, manly actor/gay: Chad Allen. PJ and I have been following his career recently through our Netflix selections. It’s exciting that he a) has one, b) is out, and c) is hot and manly!

Here are a few of my favorite manly pics of Allen:

And a last one from Save Me:

So, happy National Man Day everyone!