Eye Candy: Multi-culti Crushes

Eye Candy: Multi-culti Crushes
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 23, 2009

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We know Black is beautiful, but there are plenty of non-chocolate cuties that catch our eye too. ESSENCE.com rounded up the hottest men of all hues to get your week started right.

Get these multi-culti cuties on your radar NOW!

By Demetria L. Lucas

Die-hard “CSI” fans got an early scoop on actor ADAM RODRIGUEZ, but most of us got our first introduction to the single Cuban and Puerto Rican actor when he melted Taraji P. Henson’s heart in Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” He swaggered. We swooned. Game over.

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The sexy NY Yankee is widely considered one of the best players of his generation, but we think his African-American father and a German/Irish mommy also made him one of the finest.

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He’s a 22-year-old model, but he’s probably better known as the boy-toy of 51-year-old pop star Madonna. Yes, he’s young enough to be her son. No, we don’t care.

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This beautiful Brazilian is an acclaimed thespian in his country and on the rise in Hollywood. He’s landed on several lists of the sexiest men alive.

Uh, co-sign.

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Better known as The Rock, this wrestler turned actor needs no introduction. He’s half-Black and half-Samoan, which equals 100% totally fine.

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He’s a former Abercrombie & Fitch model (which means his body is crazy) who stepped onto our radar in “GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.” His Native American, Irish, and French ancestry make for a beautiful blend of brawn.

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This Jewish thespian catapulted onto our radar after the explosive rise of the “High School Musical” franchise. Yes, he’s young (22), but he’s absolutely adorable. (It’s the hair.)

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This Jewish and Cajun actor caught our attention as the rough and tumble lead in the “Transformers” films.

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He was underage and out of reach when we first noticed him as “Michael” on HBO’s “The Wire.” But by the time this Dominican and Irish young tender (20) appeared in the new “90210,” he was legal and fine.

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He’s a Mexican-American heartthrob, the quarterback for the NY Jets, and widely hailed as a god among mere men. Wowzers!

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He’s an award-winning Indian actor (think the Denzel of Bollywood.) He hasn’t ventured into Hollywood yet, but when he does? Oh heart, be still.

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This bronze beauty is native Hawaiian and German-Irish. A former model turned actor, he’s also Lisa Bonet’s companion and the father of her two youngest children.

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We first began checking for him when he appeared on HBO’s “Sex and the City” as a sexy sailor, then he popped up again in “The Devil Wears Prada.” This sexy German, Irish, and African-American cutie can currently be seen on the TV show “Rescue Me.”

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He’s British and Korean-American and straight up fine. This former model (his body is insane) was featured in the last “X-men” film as Agent Zero and can currently be seen in the CBS television drama “Three Rivers.”

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We’ve had a longtime crush on Bratt since his “Law & Order” days. You can catch up with this fine Peruvian-German-English-American on the A&E network drama “The Cleaner.”

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Kass is the assistant White House chef (he was formerly the Obamas’s personal chef in Chicago). We can’t determine his ethnic origin yet, but a man who cooks is always sexy to us.

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He’s best known as Vinnie from HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Grenier’s Native American and European ancestry makes for one fine man. (It’s all in the eyes.)

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Until his “Dancing With the Stars” debut, this French actor was best known for his full-frontal scene in the “Sex and the City” movie (um… quite impressive.) Now that he’s made us notice him, he has our undivided attention.

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This Samoan hottie is a strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The hair is magnificent, but what made us take notice is his devotion to his wife and family, and his repeated mentions of the role spirituality plays in his life.

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He’s a Dominican and American professional baseball player, who currently plays third base for the New York Yankees. He’s been tied to countless Hollywood stars, and we totally get why. No one in the diamond has swagger (or a paycheck) like him.

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