Eye Candy of the Week: The Sexiest Men in their 40s

Eye Candy of the Week: The Sexiest Men in their 40s
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 24, 2010

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This morning we’re celebrating our favorite men who stay sexy in their 40s. Starting with Tyson Beckford, the male supermodel of his time. He’s tall dark and oh-so-handsome from his beautiful thick lips to his perfectly cut body.

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Raphael Saadiq is one smooth, soulful brother. Something about the way he moves on stage makes it hard for a girl to control herself.

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Who didn’t have a crush on this man at one point or another? His boyish good looks keep us coming back for Moore.

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Q-Tip makes us breath and stop every time we look at him. He’s a champion of elevated hip-hop and you know we can’t resist a cultured man with a heavy serving of swagger.

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Michael Jai White has kicked butt in a lot of his movies, but in real life we bet he’s sweet and cuddly. We’d like to discover his softer side.

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Lenny Kravitz has been a sex symbol for twenty years now. When it comes to Lenny, he just keeps getting hotter with age. We’ve loved every incarnation of Kravitz from the long dreadlocks to the clean shaven look.

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Standing six feet ten inches tall, Alonzo Mourning is a tall glass of water. Last year he was the first Miami Heat player to have his number retired. That’s because no one does it like Zo.

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We’ve watched Will Smith grow from a fun loving teenager on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” to a sexy grown man who excels at any role he plays. We can’t get enough of his gorgeous smile.

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It’s true what they say — Ladies really do Love Cool James. LL perfected lip-licking a long time ago. Not to mention, we would like to trace every single muscle on his perfectly chiseled body.

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Jay-Z has the swagger of a kid from the hood who turned his words into gold and that gold into an empire. Ambition is one of the sexiest qualities a man can have.

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Who knew the guy who played Wanda on “In Living Color” would turn out to be so fine. Jamie Foxx’s outstanding singing, acting and comedic talents add to his appeal.

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We’ve loved Gary Dourdan since he played Freddie’s boyfriend Shazza Zuli on “A Different World.” When “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” cast him as Warick Brown in 2000, Dourdan gave us a whole new reason to watch TV.

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We’re so glad that Blair Underwood is back on TV, playing the President of the US on “The Event.” We missed everything about TV’s hottest actor, from his gorgeous chocolate complexion to the way he clenches his jaw and stares right into the camera. Underwood knows he’s sexy and we love that.

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Let’s not beat around the bush — our President is fine. Plus, the man knows how to command a room like no other. We just love the way he shows his love to the first lady — openly and unapologetically. Now that is grown and sexy.

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In the 80s and 90s, men wanted to be like Mike and women wanted to be with Mike. Not much has changed. He’s still the hottest baller that ever touched the court.

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It’s all about Terrence Howard’s stare. Something about that look turns us into butter.

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Morris Chestnut makes our hearts beat faster no matter how many times we see him. That beautiful bald head and those perfectly kissable lips have had us swooning since “Boyz N The Hood” and “The Best Man.”

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Let’s not beat around the bush — our President is fine. Plus, the man knows how to command a room like no other. We just love the way he shows his love to the first lady — openly and unapologetically. Now that is grown and sexy.