Introducing the ESSENCE Hot Chocolate Class of 2016

In 2016, these men made us swoon, smile, laugh and fall in love. From Chance the Rapper's charm and Michael B. Jordan's smolder, to Odell Beckham Jr.'s swag and Serge Ibaka's sex appeal, these sexy young brothers gave us all of the eye candy we needed this year.

Lauren Porter Dec, 12, 2016

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All of these men are grown and gorgeous! Take a look at the best of the best, the Hot Chocolate Class of 2016!

2 of 12 Roy Rochlin

If school was still in session, we definitely wouldn't get any work done with Jay around. The Insecure heartthrob would keep us distracted all the time because he is definitely the Class Flirt and we aren't complaining about it!

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Oh Chancelor--the Chicago rapper is definitely our dream date! After releasing one of the hottest musical projects of 2016, Coloring Book, scoring 7 Grammy nominations and making history as the first streaming only artist to score a nod, it's only right he's included in the Hot Chocolate Class. Plus he's smart, funny and a totally cutie. The proud father is all about activism and artistry and we swoon!

4 of 12 Jacopo Raule

It's safe to say that Orlando Magic star Serge Ibaka is our International Crush. Speaking four different languages including his native tongue, Lingala, along with French, Spanish and English, the NBA baller can definitely make you fall head over heels with the roll of his tongue!

5 of 12 Greg Doherty

When Jessie T. Usher is around, you better believe that the laughs are never ending! The Survivor's Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence and Almost Christmas star made a name for himself in 2016. Since he doesn't look like he's stopping anytime soon, we expect the funny to continue from the certified Class Clown.

6 of 12 Paras Griffin

There is chocolate on chocolate when it comes to Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes. The 26-year-old former track star is definitely one we will keep our eyes on especially since he has those yum-worthy abs!

7 of 12 Jim Spellman

On and off the field, all eyes are on New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Whether he's sitting court-side at an NBA game, killing a red carpet with his dapper style or hitting the hottest dance moves--especially when he's not in the club--this guy is certainly the most valuable player of 2016.

8 of 12 Jeff Spicer

When you make history as one of the few faces of color to ever be seen in a Star Wars installment, you're definitely one too keep an eye on! John Boyega has our vote forever as the most likely to succeed!

9 of 12 D Dipasupil

We go wild for Mack Wilds! What can't the Staten Island native do? He can act, he can sing and he loses us in that smile each and every time. Hello dimples!

10 of 12 Tasia Wells

This year was definitely one all about Kofi Siriboe. The newcomer became a household name after stealing the show as the hot chocolate eye candy in the hit show, "Queen Sugar." He's definitely the most popular of the year and we aren't mad at it!

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When Drake laughs, we definitely pay attention! With the perfect balance of a great broad smile and a nice hearty sound, the 6god takes the cake for having one of the best laughs around. Besides, his beard just makes watching the whole experience that much better!

12 of 12 Prince Williams

One look in Michael B. Jordan's eyes and we are hooked. Whether he's killing us with his picture perfect smile or making us weak in the knees with a jaw-clenched look, this guy has the Best Smolder and it's everything!