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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time’s Hottest Guy: Rumpelstiltskin Wins!

Congrats, dearies! After an impassioned fight that garnered nearly 69,000 votes, Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) grabbed the title of hottest Once Upon a Time guy in our poll. What a perfect way to celebrate Robert Carlyle's birthday!

The race for the top spot came down to a battle between Rumple and one of his biggest Once Upon a Time foes — Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue). Both character's fans pulled out all the stops; Rumple had 25,885 votes, but Hook's 22,874 isn't anything to sneeze at either. August (Eion Bailey) came in a clear third with 14,145 votes. Dr. Whale (David Anders) did the best of the secondary characters.

If there's one thing this poll has taught us, it's that Once Upon a Time fans go for sexy bad guys who maybe aren't quite as villainous as they seem, while good guys like Charming (Josh Dallas) don't inspire the same passion. And we don't blame you! Robert Carlyle is a bundle of pure charisma and cool as Rumple/Gold, and it's hard to resist the leading man in one of the show's most compelling romances.

To conclude, here's a gif of Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty, because it seems relevant:

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Now, take that passion and go vote in our OUAT ship bracket!

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.

04.15.2013 / 08:16 PM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: Once Upon a Time, Rumplestiltskin, Mr. Gold, Robert Carlyle, Captain Hook

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