Eye Candy: The Men of "The Fast and Furious"

Eye Candy -- The Men of The Fast and Furious Film Series
ESSENCE.COM May, 06, 2011

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Who knew back in 2001 when “The Fast and Furious” first hit theaters that the film would spawn a billion-dollar movie series? Now one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises is synonymous with some of the sexiest faces in showbiz.

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The second installment, “2 Fast, 2 Furious” brought on chocolate dream Tyrese Gibson. Turns out Gibson was 2 hot 2 handle as a former convict on an undercover street racing mission.

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Speaking of sexy bald men, we’d live to kiss all over Tyrese’s smooth, dark chocolate face. Maybe we can be his female lead.

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With “Fast Five” behind him, Tyrese is forging forward with his plans to play Teddy Pendergrass in the late singer’s biopic. We can’t wait to watch him sing, “turn out the lights…” Whatever you say, baby…

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Vin Diesel first revved our engines as the ex-con and street racing crew leader Dom Toretto in the original “Fast and Furious” film. We walked out of the theater in overdrive.

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He may seem like a tough guy on the outside, but we just know Vin Diesel has a sweet side that will just make us melt.

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It’s not just Vin’s sexy chest, smooth bald head and New York swagger that has us hooked, it’s that deliciously deep voice that keeps us coming back to the theaters for more.

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We sent a little multi-culti love to original “Fast and Furious” cast member Paul Walker, who plays Brian O’Conner, who plays an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the street racing world.

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Paul Walker has made a name for himself as one of the lead characters in the “Fast and Furious” films. Now we’d like to take his name… You know, make it official.

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At 37, Paul Walker can still pass for 17. We’d love to see him display his youthfulness behind closed doors.

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Although he’s no longer a part of the “Fast and Furious” family, Laz Alonso will always be 2 fine for words.

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Before he was off “Jumping the Broom” Laz Alonso played sultry villain Fenix in “Fast & Furious 4.” Is it wrong that we were rooting for the bad guy?

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The only way “Fast Five” could have been better was if the producers brought Laz’s character back to life. We could use another sighting of those tasty looking lips.

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Tyrese wasn’t the only musician turned actor to join the team. ATL cutie Chris “Ludacris” Bridges made our hearts race a little faster in the “Fast and the Furious” sequel.

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Call the police! Ludacris just hi-jacked our hearts with his bedroom eyes and smoochable lips.

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Being an ATL rapper with style, Ludacris brings a little extra swagger to the his character that appeals to every good girl’s inner wild child.

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We think they want to give us a heart attack with the fifth “Fast and Furious” flick. Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson all on one screen.

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Have you gone to see the Spring’s sexiest movie yet. Word to the wise — get to the movie theater. You don’t want to let all that fine-ness pass you by. Plus, it’s always better on the big screen.

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Whatever “The Rock” is cooking in “Fast Five” it’s got us begging for more of that square jaw and gorgeous girth.

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While all the former players took a break from the franchise in “Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift” in 2006, young stunner Bow Wow came on to pick up the slack. Now you know why the film did so well with the 16 to 25 female demographic.

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Although he’s already 24, we still can’t get over what a handsome man Bow Wow’s become.

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As Bow Wow continues to chart his course in Hollywood, he’s got more than a few faithful and adoring fans in us.