Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ultimate Sexiest Beast Edward Cullen vs Damon Salvatore

So EW is less than three days away from crowning their “Ultimate Sexiest Beast”. Their two final contenders: Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison) from Twilight and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) from The Vampire Diaries (which was written first!). While they both have their charms, as I write this they are at 50/50. I find it a little nerve racking because I am rooting one over the other. But for the sake of sounding unbiased, here’s some tid bits on the both of the candidates.

Team Edward: Edward is sweet, kind, charming, and a true gentlemen. Color me old fashion, but I love the fact that Edward wants to wait to have sex with Bella until they’re married. No he doesn’t wear leather and he does seem to be quite ridden with angst if he’s not lying in the flower fields stroking Bella’s face, but he has an undying loyalty for the woman he loves and is truly in love with her and is man enough to put her needs above his own. If Bella loved Jacob, he would want her to be happy with him. That’s just wonderful. He completely won me over in Eclipse and I don’t like how his conservatism makes him a target. You can be conservative and sexy. Plus, he’s very mysterious.

Cons: Sparkling is so not sexy. If someone wants to refer to The Cullen family as beautiful, that would be completely acceptable. Sure Edward does have some sex appeal, but the only thing “beastly” about him is that he’s a vampire. I don’t mean to knock Stephanie Meyer’s vampire mythology. She can write whatever she wants about vampires. However, it’s just not sexy.

Team Damon: Damon Salvatore is probably the greatest thing about The Vampire Diaries. It’s really bad when you root for the bad boy to get with the good girl, but I find it hard to stop myself from rooting for Damon. I would have never guessed that Ian Somerhalder would have pulled off such a fantastic job. He’s devilish, charming, sexy, sarcastic, has smoldering good looks, a great body, and he’s a real vampire. He’s a bad boy, but he’s smart and everything he’s ever done has been for the love of his life. He’s twisted, but he’s sweet in his own sick way. There are lots of other great characters on The Vampire Diaries so to say that Damon carries the show would be unfair, but it’s obvious that it would be seriously lacking.

Cons: I can’t think of one that would take away his sexiness. As far as his personality, he’s not the guy you wanna bring home to mom and dad...or invite in the house period.

Sexy Beast: Being “sexy” or attractive period doesn’t always have to do with looks. People obviously can have sexy bodies, smiles, smirks, glares, voices, or eyes, but that’s not always the determining factor. Personalities have a lot to do with it and how you carry yourself. If you’re sexy, you’ve got to be confident in that fact. But “beast” is the thing that makes the choice a little more clearer for me. Being vampires makes them both qualified for that term, but if you’re a “beast” there’s got to be some ferociousness to you and some toughness. It’s not about strength. It’s about that inner monster.

My Choice: Absolutely 100% Damon. Ian’s really got something with that character. I never thought much of Ian on Lost as Boone as far as looks and the character of Damon is a complete turn around. Plus, his body is A LOT better than Rob’s.

I’m pulling for Damon to win. I’ve already voted. I hope he wins, because I think if Edward won it would just be because of his fans that aren’t truly considering the criteria. By definition, I think Damon should take this victory.