There are so many fluorescent colors, baggy sweaters, flannel and wild floral patterns out there these days, sometimes we wonder if we passed out and woke up in a ’90s time-travel movie. Thankfully, it’s just time for all those unflattering fashions to cycle back into the mix. But the die-hard fans of this week’s hotness competitors will tell you that Hanson, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys never went out of style.
Whether it’s due to nostalgia or a new body of work, Hanson and supergroup NKOTBSB are still drawing flocks of ladies to their shows. (For Hanson’s show at New York’s Best Buy Theater yesterday, following their appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live, there were fans lined up around the block.) What we’re really wondering, however, is which all-grown-up boy band has the fan power and smoldering looks to be This Week’s Hotness?
Peruse the gallery while humming your fave ’90s hit and vote! Polls close at 9 a.m. ET on Friday.
Oh, Ian Somerhalder, you’ve been through a lot. First there was that plane crash that you survived with a bunch of other crazy people, only to die a horrible death falling from a crashed plane in a tree (R.I.P., Boone!). Then you and your brother fell in love with the same woman, were killed by angry vampire hunters, and then turned into vampires against your will, only to fall in love with the same woman again. No rest for the incredibly good-looking! Let us console you with a little prize: You are this week’s Hotness!!!
With a final tally of 9,502 votes for the Vampire Diaries star to 2,656 for The Secret Circle’s Thomas Dekker, it doesn’t seem like the race was too close. But here’s an interesting bit of trivia for the TDek supporters out there: The Sarah Connor Chronicles alum won in U.S. votes, with 66 percent of the clicks. Votes for Ian, meanwhile, were coming from ALL OVER THE FREAKING WORLD. We’re talking Kazakhstan, El Salvador, Iceland, Korea, South Africa and basically every place you can think of. Russia and Australia were big participants. So, we’re guessing that once the Chance Harbor witches start finding their way to more international waters, Adam and his lovely eyelashes will be breaking more hearts than just Cassie’s.
So, Secret Circle and Vampire Diaries fans, it’s Thursday. The day you look forward to all week. Tonight, we’ll see what’s going on with that demon bug thingy that crawled into Melissa’s ear (ewewewww!), and what Klaus has in store for Stefan after dragging him back to Mystic Falls. But while you wait, might we suggest voting one (or 100) more times for This Week’s Hotness? Ian Somerhalder and Thomas Dekker are counting on your support before polls close at 9 a.m. tomorrow!
The world would be a whole lot more boring without love triangles. “Dawson’s Creek,” Twilight, Original Flavor “90210,” “Felicity,” Pretty in Pink — the important dramas of our time all hinge on the torturous choice between two loves. And now we are forcing you into the same situation as you must choose between “Secret Circle” man-witch Thomas Dekker and “The Vampire Diaries” bad-boy-with-a-heart-of-gold Ian Somerhalder to determine who will be TheFABlife’s inaugural Hotness of the Week.
This is a very important decision, folks. You will have to hunker down and closely examine the galleries of these soulful-eyed CW babes below before casting your vote again and again. You will have to encourage your fellow Delena fanfic writers and/or your neighborhood coven to get in on the action. The winner will be anointed on Friday.
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