Eye Candy: Celebrity Hotties Under Thirty

Eye Candy: Celebrity Hotties Under Thirty
ESSENCE.COM May, 14, 2010

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Last week, a German study found that being a cougar could be hazardous to your health. We’re totally willing to take our chances for one of these hotties under 30.

Take Mario, for example. At 23, he’s not “just a friend,” anymore. My how you’ve grown, Mario.

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He can rap, he can sing and he can act. The triple-threat from Toronto, Drake just released the video for his hit song “Find Your Love,” which was shot in Jamaica. We wish we could get our groove back in the Caribbean with the 23-year-old stunner.

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With those devastatingly handsome looks, it’s hard to believe that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is only 24. Just look at those arms! We’re beside ourselves.

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Fresh on the scene rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Ray Simmons, a.k.a. B.o.B., is a super cutie. The young spitter just turned 21, so he’s old enough to buy us a drink. That works!

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We were really sad to know that “Our Family Wedding” star Lance Gross and model/actress Eva Marcille had called off their engagement. Is it wrong to secretly want to be his rebound? Just asking.

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28-year-old actor Jesse Williams rolled on to the set of “Grey’s Anatomy” and kicked McDreamy right out of the number one spot. Those eyes and those cute freckles make us drool. Wait, what? We forgot what we were going to say.

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We can totally see why Jordin Sparks is sprung on singer, songwriter and model Steph Jones. This baby’s got his abc’s—abs, biceps and chest—on lock. We love his smile and his alternative style too.

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Tristan Wilds first made us say “aaww” when he played middle schooler Michael Lee on the HBO drama “The Wire.” He turns 21 on July 15, 2010 and he’s got us all saying “aaww yeah!”

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There’s just something about being the fastest man on earth that makes women want to get with you. Throw in that 25-year-old Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is tall, dark, handsome and can talk dirty to you in patois and he’s got us all pon de floor.

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Stop smiling at us, Corbin! Actor, model, singer and dancer Corbin Bleu is only 21 and every time he flashes those pearly whites we get all clumsy like school girls.

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We first paid attention to 25-year-old L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp when he was spotted canoodling with our favorite “Rude Girl” Rihanna in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Looking at that smile and those broad baseball shoulders, we can see why RiRi wants to keep him under her umbrella.

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Taio Cruz’s synth-heavy hit single “Break Your Heart,” makes us want to dance all over this chocolate brother while we’re up in the club. But ladies, don’t take him home. He’s already warned that he’s a heart breaker. Sigh.

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New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul has slam dunked his way into our hearts since joining the NBA in 2005. Who cares if he’s 25. He’s got six feet and 175 pounds that say he’s a big man.

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Twenty-five-year-old singer Marvin Humes from UK band JLS has us ready to hop on a plane for a weekend getaway to London. Damn, damn, damn!

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ESSENCE Music Festival performer Trey Songz would like us all to think he invented sex. We would really like him to convince us that he did. We’re waiting, Trey.

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Yeah, we know that 27-year-old actor Columbus Short is taken, but like Match.com says “It’s OK to look.” Well, here’s lookin’ at you kid.

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