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The Vampire Diaries

5 Interesting Facts About Ian Somerhalder

Grab a warm blanket, a tall glass of blood and cozy on up—because we’ve got 5 of the most interesting Ian Somerhalder (Damon) facts that you need to know about this Vampire Diaries star.

1. He’s career oriented, and his ambitions began at the age of 10 when he started in the industry as a model (That’s right, he’s always had a pretty face!). Ian worked on campaigns for Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Guess, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.

2. Ian first crossed paths with Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson on the short-lived Dawson's Creek spin off, Young Americans. He played a character named Hamilton Fleming, whose dad was the Dean of an elite summer school in Connecticut.

3. Along with acting and modeling, Ian also owns a gourmet pizza parlor with his siblings called McClain's Pizzeria in Hailey, Idaho.

4. Did you know that vampires can be a little OCD? That’s certainly true for Ian, who’s a self-described clean freak and has confessed to showering up to three times a day. Yikes!

5. We don’t know if this last fact will make you insanely jealous or overwhelmed with adorableness, but Ian's first kiss was in 5th grade at a skating rink.

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07.7.2013 / 11:30 PM EDT by Erin La Rosa
Related: The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder

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