Dang Boy! I Didn’t Know You Had It Like That: 10 Celeb Men Whose Bodies Look Better Than We Thought

December 4, 2012  |  
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There’s something very hot about a guy who looks like your everyday Joe Schmo and then pulls off his shirt to show…BLOW BLING BLOW: abs of perfection, poppin’ pecs and biceps and triceps that could hurt a fool that comes very incorrect at you. You know, the modern day Popeye. It’s also something that could make you give a certain celebrity the eye when you weren’t really paying them any mind before. Check out these 10 fellas and you’ll know what I mean…


And to think, I’ve never looked at Miguel as anything but the guy with the great voice who sings “Sure Thing” and “Adorn,” the new baby-making jams. But who knew he had a body like this? The singer showcased his very well put together biceps and triceps, and a nice set of abs that I think we can all appreciate. Heeeeey Miguel!


Don’t let the songwriting skills and the sweet love songs fool you, Ne-Yo’s got body for days! Just because he doesn’t show it off like Trey Songz doesn’t mean anything. He surprised everybody when he showed off his body and his strenuous workouts, the “Screwdriver workout,“and had all eyes watching when he debuted his “Lazy Love” video shirtless and delicious. Ain’t nothing lazy about this body and those pecs! You better work Ne-Yo…


Let’s keep it real. Back when Drake, aka Aubrey Graham, was playing Wheelchair Jimmy on “Degrassi,” like most young and tall men, he was extremely scrawny. And while there’s nothing wrong with being slim, once he became a successful rapper, he decided to step his game up. You can now find him posting photos of himself lifting big weights, playing basketball with friends, and showing off all his hard work on stage. And I’m not mad at him (but I’m still mad at that Aaliyah face tattoo, that’s still just too creepy for me…)

Donald Glover

When you’ve spent years in the background writing for famous shows like “30 Rock,” most people would expect for you to come out looking very nerdish.  While Donald Glover doesn’t come off looking like Mr. GQ, I was very shocked to see that the “Community” star and rapper (Childish Gambino) had a Chippendales worthy body. Even with the hair on his chest, I’m absolutely loving what I see.

Nick Cannon

Not too many years ago, Nick Cannon was the fool dancing around in a wannabe pimp suit for the “Gigolo” video with his hair pressed, and trying to get the girl in movies like Drumline and Love Don’t Cost A Thing. In all those years, Cannon was another scrawny one (and pretty corny), with his clothes basically barely staying on his behind. But milk DOES a body good! Cannon is definitely more built than in the past, and if he could just be a little less corny, he could be a hottie…ah well, I’ll settle for sneaking a peek at the body Mariah’s working with.

Jim Jones

Don’t front, you know you watched that proposal episode of “Love and Hip Hop” and had your jaw dropping to the floor. The shower scene was indeed random, but who else was thinking DAAAAAAAMN!? When did Jim Jones get all this body? I’m sure Chrissy can tell us, but I can finally see why she stayed around for so long and put up with his mess. Wait, no, I still don’t get it, but I still like that body though!


I actually haven’t seen Chingy since “Pullin’ Me Back,” and I’m sure most of you don’t know what he’s been up to since “Right Thurr,” but after looking at the following picture, we know the answer is that Chingy has been in the gym. Posting pictures of himself in the mirror, Chingy is clearly proud of the body he has been working hard on in the gym lifting weights for. He’s got that, “Straight out the penitentiary” look going on…kidding! But seriously, I’m liking what I see. How about you?

Tyler, The Creator

If you don’t know Tyler, The Creator, just Google his name, listen to one of his songs, and prepare to be highly offended. The 21-year-old Odd Future member and close pal of Frank Ocean (another Odd Future member), is a rapper, video director, music producer and more, and he’s also built! He’s made it clear many times in the past that he doesn’t work out, but with all the thrashing and jumping around he does on stage, I can see why Tyler is so buff-tastic.

John Legend

While I love John Legend as a musician, honestly, he’s pretty stale. He doesn’t show off much body, his music isn’t really risque, and he keeps it pretty PG in life on the regular. So maybe that’s why I was surprised to see that the singer, who spends so much time behind the piano, has a nice six pack and sweet set of arms on him. I’d like to think it’s from a lot of hardcore exercise, but I’m sure it’s from all the shopping and bag holding he does for his lady, Chrissy Teigen.


After years of rocking crochet beanies and tight sweaters, I had an inkling that Common was rocking a delicious body, but I definitely got a definite answer after watching him in Just Wright. And if that’s not enough, after watching him battle it out on one of my favorite shows, “Hell On A Wheels,” it’s clear that Common has been working hard inside and outside the studio. But I must say, I would like my Common beefcake without the chest hair…just saying. Call me!


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