Once again, we decided to provide you with a bit of voting motivation prior to Monday’s Week 4 marathon voting session and the never-ending power voting for Design a Dance because as we would put it, “We was robbed last season, and nobody robs Tristan MacManus of what is rightfully his.” Yessirreebob, we are miffed that Tristan didn’t win DAD last season, and we are still plenty annoyed about that ‘5’ that appeared mysteriously and undeservedly in Week 2. In the words of Twisted Sister, “We’re Not Gonna Take it.” But revenge isn’t the purpose of this mini-blog. It’s all about the gorgeousness of Tristan MacManus – yep, we’re going the shallow route again because that’s just how we roll after a week of ogling photos, screen caps, and video. Our photo choices may surprise you, but being the logical and methodical beings that we are who analyze everything according to the scientific method, we came up with some red-hot sizzling choices that will knock your socks off when you hear the reasoning and look at them from our unique perspectives.
Photo Courtesy of ABC
[SWAT] This week's photo seems just a little too mellow to cause such a stir in the lusty wench part of my brain, but it totally did. I tend to go for the seemingly innocent Tristan pictures, but then my peepers latch onto one that gets me goin' and blow it all to hell. I'm always arguing with the voices in my head on whether the underlying sexiness is what makes a picture like this one so irresistible. Or if I'm merely a pervert and I make everything into something lusty. I think the answer is a hybrid of both angles. Yes I tend to get lusty on occasion when it comes to the deliciously clueless Tristan MacManus. On the other hand everything about Tristan is sexy and perfect, and it's even the little things that have me swooning.
This week, my mini-blog inspiration comes from AcrobatBallet because she was the one that started the conversation on Tristan's frayed jeans pockets, and how the pockets were hot. Seemingly, this would seem like a strange concept to most, but when it comes to Tristan the possibilities are endless. I mean, the man could make a brass money clip sexy.
This picture is just chocked full of sexy little treasures that just get my blood all heated up. First of all, let's just say that apart from the Archie character that I was ranting about in our previous blog, I've kind of made another adorable character discovery. The brown vest and cream colored shirt underneath of course says “gentleman”, but they also scream sexy stable boy to me as well. Wesley (yes I'm doing a Princess Bride farm boy name reference here), is a turn of the century Irish stable boy who has some serious bedroom eyes going on. The fact that Tristan is looking straight into the camera with these jaw dropping twinkling bedroom eyes is also extremely distracting. Do we really need to know what he'd look like if he was looking at us that way? The idea is just too amazing and ridiculous to comprehend. Yes my friends, I'd become a giant puddle of glowing green goo (green cause he's Irish, remember?) ....and so would you.
Of course Wesley, being an Irish stable boy also has a casually unbuttoned collar where we can see a tiny glimpse of that, um, skin. I could go on and on all of the little things that drive me about this picture. His twinkling bedroom eyes -Tristan's beautiful silhouette, and how tailored his Irish Stable Boy vest is to his broad shoulders and well toned chest. Wesley even has a come-hither grin on face telling you that he wants to take you through the lush Irish landscape on horseback.
Annndddd back to planet earth....sorry I get carried away in the characters sometimes. The point I'm trying to make here is like that foxtrot Gladys and Tristan did on The Talk, this picture is smoking hot under the surface, and therefore needs to be discussed by MacManiacs that know what they're talking about. We are all Tristan experts after all. Putting our minds together by looking at this photo, I'm sure we could come up with a book of sexy little Tristanisms. And we all know how great a book that would be....a best seller!
Screen Cap Courtesy of ABC
[Shakes] Clearly, SWAT and I are not as similar as we thought – although I have to admit that she and I did come up with some pretty similar comments on one certain Tristan-related topic a bit earlier in the weekend. It was actually a little bit freaky because we said the same exact words at the same exact time. That, however, has nothing to do with what floats my metaphorical boat when talking about delicious hot photos of the man himself. Last week I chose a screen cap from the Rumba with Peta – the one with those gorgeous arms stretched wide as he prepared himself for her to launch her body against his. That was sexy and full of sensual possibilities, but this week’s choice is taking things in an entirely different direction. It’s sexy, it’s sensual, and heck, I’ll even go so far as to call it erotic, and this eroticism had nothing to do with being naked or anything remotely like it. It’s all about the innate sensuality that makes this man the real deal, and his photographs are indeed a true treasure that gets all kinds of crazy thoughts swirling around in our already mixed-up heads.
For those of you who know me, you know that more than anything I love to laugh, and there’s nothing sexier than a man who can laugh – both at himself (*bad haircut – cough cough*) or at anything else. Humor is a huge turn on, so I bet you can guess where I’m going with this. Therefore, the sexy photo of the week is the screencap from the Tristan and Gladys rehearsal clip from Week 1 when he said, “I’m the hot one on Dancing With the Stars” and then promptly started laughing. The laughter itself is sexier than the dickens, but the expression on his face tells the whole story. They are making me say this – you know it, I know it, and everybody else knows it, so I might as well laugh about it.
The sexiest brand of humor of all is self-deprecating humor, and when that shows itself in his speech, mannerisms, words, or expressions, it becomes hot enough to burn the place down. I’m surprised that the gallery is still intact – particularly when this photo is one of the first you see over there. The eyes twinkle with just a hint of mischief – that is hot. There’s a little bit of the little boy who isn’t a little boy anymore. Nope. This one is all grown up, all right. The grin is broad and cheeky – that’s hot. The lips are, well, let’s just say that I will skip the editorial comments, but the lips are hot too. The hair is a tousled mess of bedhead and believe me, that gets my motor running every time. The brogue? That’s hot. He could say, “I’m gonna go get a poompkin for Halloween”, and it would be hot. Everything about this photo combined with the hint of skin is enough to get the old hormones going all wonky.
This photo for me is just about Tristan and nobody else really. I tried to think of a character that he might represent, and then I remembered his introduction to us from Season 12 when he said, “I suppose I’m a bit of a joker, and I’m hoping to keep things a little bit light-hearted.” Yeah, well he did that all right. The problem is that all that joking around also makes the old pulse rate escalate and the heart start to pound quite frequently. Could I compare the Tristan in this photo to someone else? You bet, I could, but it doesn’t seem quite right because this is a man who can laugh at himself, and there is nothing sexier in the world than that.
Let’s look at the last few men given the title “Sexiest Man Alive” from People.
Bradley Cooper 2011
Ryan Reynolds 2010
Johnny Depp 2009
Hugh Jackman 2008
Matt Damon 2007
George Clooney 2006
Sorry, People, the handsome Irishman in the photo above has them all beat. People might want to reconsider a new cover boy for 2012, and his name is Tristan MacManus. I think we can all agree that humor just takes things to a whole new level of hot.