You know you’ve caught yourself doing this before. You’re watching the latest video by your favorite female singer, but she’s not the one that grabs your attention. It’s the hunk (usually a lesser known actor or male model) that’s been hired to provide the testosterone for the shoot. We took a look at 10 music videos (from artists such as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]) that always had us wondering “who’s that guy?” and came up with the answers for you!
1. William Levy
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm]-I’m Into You
If you’re a Telemundo viewer, you might recognize William Levy from his hit show Trifunfo del Amor. We had no clue about that, but were just glad that J-Lo chose Levy to frolic around with on the beach, and not her husband [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Marc Anthony[/lastfm]!
We also found out that he made an appearance on the premiere season of Real Housewives of Miami, flirting with Alexia and modeling for a Venue cover.Vodpod videos no longer available.
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NEXT PAGE: Nathan Owens- Rihanna’s California King Bed
2. Nathan Owens
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm]- California King Bed
The story goes that Rihanna handpicked male model Nathan Owens to star in her sultry video for California King Bed, and in our estimation, she couldn’t have made a better choice. Owens’ last major campaign was for the Gap’s Denim Spring/Summer ’11, but sharing Rihanna’s California King Bed just may take him to another level.
Find out how Nathan went from working at Verizon to becoming a full time model!
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NEXT PAGE: Rick Gonzalez- Lady Gaga’s Judas
3. Rick Gonzalez
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]-Judas
He may not have landed the title role in Gaga’s Judas, but his Jesus gets the sexy, sympathetic vote. With those deep brown eyes and muscular frame, it’s hard to keep your eyes off Rick Gonzalez when he enters the frame escorting Mother Monster via motorcycle. The 31-year-old New York native may appear somewhat familiar for his many television roles as well as the Samuel L. Jackson film Coach Carter. But it was his role in the movie Pride and Glory that apparently caught the eye of Gaga’s creative collaborator Laurieann Gibson, earning him the role of Jesus.
Check out Rick’s moving speech from Coach Carter.
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NEXT PAGE: Adrien Galo- Britney Spears’ Hold It Against Me
4. Adrien Galo
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]-Hold It Against Me
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm] has lots of scantily clad beefcake in her video for Hold It Against Me, but it’s blue-haired dancer Adrien Galo that kept our attention. And we weren’t the only ones. Shortly after the video aired, tons were flocking to the internet to ask who the blue-haired hunk was.
It seems the foxy Frenchman, who has also danced for Rihanna, started out as a gymnast, excelling in the world of sport aerobics. Check him out as he demonstrates his ultra-limber technique at a 2007 competition.
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NEXT PAGE: Spencer Hill- Avril Lavigne’s What The Hell
5. Spencer Hill
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Avril Lavigne[/lastfm]-What The Hell
If only we could all be so lucky as to have a possessive boyfriend as hot as Spencer Hill in Avril’s What The Hell video! Possibly my absolute favorite in this lusty list, Hill has the kind of eyes that you could just stare into for days and nights on end.
The Kansas born actor, who in 2003 was named one of Cosmo’s 50 most eligible bachelors, has had several small film roles, but to date nothing big. Please! Give this stud a TV show! I want to see Spencer Hill every week! For now I’ll just have to be content with him in the video and the movie Circle of Eight.
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NEXT PAGE: Justin Young- Colbie Caillat’s I Do
6. Justin Young
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Colbie Caillat[/lastfm]-I Do
Rihanna may have handpicked her man from the internet but Colbie Caillat had to look no further than her own bedroom to find her sexy man for the I Do video. Boyfriend and bandmate Justin Kawika Young brings a refreshing sense of realism to Caillat’s musical pledge of fidelity.
The hunky Hawaiian started out performing island music in his native land, before making the journey to LA. Check out his feelings on leaving the island and check out his musical style in this documentary short from 2006.
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NEXT PAGE: Guntars Asmanis- Taylor Swift’s Back To December
7. Guntars Asmanis
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]- Back To December
It may be a funny name, but there’s nothing funny about the hotness that surrounds the brooding male model Guntars Asmanis who adds the requisite hottie factor to Taylor Swift‘s Back To December video. Taylor always seems to know how to pick ’em (see #10) and this time was no exception.
Check out the Latvian looker as he talks modeling.
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NEXT PAGE: Josh Kloss- Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream
8. Josh Kloss
Katy Perry-Teenage Dream
There’s no denying that Josh Kloss is totally smokin’ hot and Katy Perry showed him off perfectly in her Teenage Dream video. In fact, you would think that the ripped Kloss really was a professional boxer, not a model/actor/musician who had a short stint on The OC.
We can even stand having to see Kim Kardashian again for this hot peek at Josh in a Sketchers commercial.
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NEXT PAGE: Brant Daugherty- Selena Gomez and The Scene’s Year Without Rain
9. Brant Daugherty
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Selena Gomez & The Scene[/lastfm]-A Year Without Rain
When it came time to cast a desert mirage of a man, Selena Gomez chose Brant Daugherty, who you may know from ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.
Have to say, we’d much rather see Selena Gomez hook up for real with Brant instead of Justin Bieber!
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NEXT PAGE: Justin Gaston- Taylor Swift’s Love Story
10. Justin Gaston
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]-Love Story
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Gaston[/lastfm] was all over the gossip sites as the older man in the life of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm] when Taylor Swift snatched him up for her Love Story video.
The underwear model who was a contestant on Nashville Star and later went on to be one of the stars of the Hulu web series If I Can Dream (where he took it all off for a racy Peta ad campaign), also happened to be in the pilot episode of Glee. We’re still waiting for something big to happen for Justin, but we’re not convinced it will be in the field of music. His next project is the HBO movie Game Change where he will play Sarah Palin‘s nemesis Levi Johnston. Take a look as he prepared with former American Idol contestant [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brooke White[/lastfm] for their duet on last season’s American Idol and as talks about his hero [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis[/lastfm].
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