Him So Purrty: 15 Of The Prettiest Celebrity Men
In Hollywood there are pretty boys — you know the Diddys of the world who place photos of themselves on Instagram with cucumber patches under their eyes and take more time to get ready than the average woman — and then there are men who are just plain pretty. They have the long eyelashes, soft facial features, and grooming habits that just make you swoon and say, you know what, that’s a pretty man right there. Check out our favorite pretty celebrity men.
Musician Prince has always had an androgynous look about him. With his high cheekbones, deep, soulful eyes and soft lips, the Purple One has worn clothes such as ruffled blouses and boots with heels that at the very least could be labeled unisex. The legendary artist has been romantically linked to beautiful women but he’s always been the prettier one in the relationship. Prince, who normally wore his hair similar to Halle Berry’s signature short hairstyle, debuted his new look sporting an afro on ABC’s “The View” which made him look a little more masculine.
Actor Omari Hardwick had a few roles under his belt before he landed a gig as part of the main cast on the short-lived series “Dark Blue.” Ladies fell in love with his killer good looks, complete with dimples, in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls and in the 2012 remake of Sparkle. For those that cannot get enough of Hardwick, the 40-year-old actor plays Gabrielle Union’s shady love interest on the hit BET show “Being Mary Jane.”
Singer Miguel won fans over with his sweet falsetto voice and sexual lyrics but his good looks certainly didn’t hurt. Half Black, half Mexican, the California native rocks his hair in a style most men cannot pull off. With the sides shaved close and the top in an almost bouffant, his haircut bears a striking resemblance to how singer Morris Day wore his hair back in the day. Embracing his unique hair and looks, Miguel has never been afraid of experimenting with fashion and has addressed the critics who question his choices: “At this point, I’ve embraced a lot of worldly cultural and I made it a part of who I am. People who are here who have not done that may look at my choices artistically, how I express myself visually and ecstatically as questionable, especially to my sexuality.”
While most female singers aren’t afraid to use their looks to sell records, 90’s R&B singer Maxwell felt the opposite way. When he released his debut album Urban Hang Suite, he decided against having his face on the album cover because he wanted his music to sell itself. Born to a Haitian mother and Puerto Rican father, the “Ascension” singer wore singer wore his curly/kinky hair in a huge afro, which most of his female fans adored. After a seven-year hiatus, Maxwell re-emerged on the music scene sans the afro but with the same sex appeal that his fans fell in love with in the first place.
Stephen C. Bishop
Stephen C. Bishop had dreams of playing major league baseball but after a brief career in the minor leagues, he hung up his cleats for good. Putting his naturally good looks, sultry eyes and bright smile to use, Bishop switched careers and became an actor. He landed small parts in “Lost,” “Girlfriends,” and “The Game,” and played former Atlanta Braves player David Justice, who he bears a striking resemblance to, in the 2012 film Moneyball. Thankfully we can now see this specimen on a regular in “Being Mary Jane.”
Once Justin Bieber emerged on the scene with his hit single “Baby,” he immediately had teens and tweens swooning over him. The Canadian heartthrob couldn’t go anywhere without being mobbed by a legion of screaming females. After wearing his hair slightly longer in the front with a sweeping bang early on in his career, Bieber made headlines when he debuted his newly chopped off locks. Bieber has been criticized for his young, androgynous appearance and to further toughen up his image, he started getting tattoos all over his body. He still looks feminine in the face though.
As one-half of the production team The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams earned a name for himself by creating futuristic sounding beats that fused hip-hop, rock and jazz. Starting out in the early 90s, the 40-year-old Virginia Beach native has still retained his boyish good looks. Comfortable behind the boards as much as he is in front of a microphone, Williams released his debut solo album in 2006 and is expected to release the long-awaited follow up sometime this year.
Singer El DeBarge released his first album alongside his three other siblings in the early 80’s. Embarking on a solo career, DeBarge had no problems finding fans of his own. With a falsetto voice, sexy eyes and soft, almost feminine-like features, DeBarge became an instant favorite. The “All This Love” singer released five solo albums, the last one in 2010. His career was marred by legal trouble and drug addiction but the father of 12 continues to perform to eager audiences across the country.
Few men look as good with their clothes on as they do off like actor Shemar Moore. Starring as Malcolm Winter on CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” he gained a legion of salivating female fans with his dimpled smile, tender eyes and rock hard abs. For four years, viewers were able to tune in every Saturday to catch Moore host the iconic television program “Soul Train.” Fans of Moore can catch the Daytime Emmy winner on the police drama series “Criminal Minds.”
Despite his attempts to grunge up his looks, there’s no denying Johnny Depp’s sex appeal. First appearing in the hour-long television drama “21 Jump Street” in the late 80’s, a much younger Depp sporting long hair was an instant favorite. Feeling he was forced into the role of a teen idol, Depp vowed to only star in films that felt right to him. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has tried to downplay his looks by wearing torn jeans, ripped shirts and boots with duct tape but that did little to make the sex symbol less appealing.
Rapper Drake has never been afraid to tap into his softer, emotional side. That has made the half Jewish, half Black Young Money artist a favorite with the fairer sex. His soft eyes and pink lips helped out a lot as well. The Canadian rapper’s single “Best I Ever Had” became a hit and the former child actor found himself a hot commodity with the ladies. Enjoying his newfound fame and fortune, Drake has been romantically linked to starlets (Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz) and video vixens alike.
Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky is into music as much as clothes and it definitely shows. Rocky has combined his eclectic fashion sense into his rap persona, going by the same pretty flaco (skinny boy), but it is his boyish good looks and long braids that first grabs one’s attention. The “Wild For The Night” rapper has reportedly been involved with model Chanel Iman but rumors of a romance with singer Rihanna has followed the cute rapper wherever he goes. It didn’t help that he grabbed a handful of the pop diva’s behind during an appearance at the 2012 MTV VMAs.
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds earned his nickname from funk legend Bootsy Collins because of his cute face. His soft and sexy voice, tender eyes and slow smile have helped the “Whip Appeal” singer keep his sex symbol status for years. In the music industry for over four decades, the 54-year-old singer has still retained his cute baby face. Most recently, Babyface has toured with fellow R&B singer Toni Braxton and the two are preparing to release a duets album together.
In 1996, R&B singer Ginuwine had all the ladies wanting to ride his pony. His fair complexion, curly hair and sexy bedroom eyes went over so well with the ladies, he had five children by four women before he married his wife and rapper Sole. After enjoying a solo career, the “In Those Jeans” singer joined forces with fellow R&B singers Tank and Tyrese to form TGT. The group’s first album has been nominated for a Grammy award.
Singer Jon B. dropped his first album in 1995 but it wasn’t until the song “They Don’t Know,” which was on the 1997 sophomore album Cool Relax, people started to pay attention. Although the song has been his biggest hit to date, Jon B.’s good looks, sexy eyes and long eyelashes has helped him remain a fan favorite. The Rhode Island native surprised the crowd when he took to the stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. In addition to releasing seven albums, Jon B. released a mixtape last year.