Dancing With the Stars’ Hottest Male Contestants of All Time (PHOTOS)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we’ve had the pleasure to behold plenty of beauty in the 17 seasons of Dancing With the Stars. We regularly drool over the DWTS pros, but there have been some sizzling contestants over the years too. Here’s a look at some of the hottest male celebs from each season. Warning: Shallow waters ahead!
There were only six celebs on Season 1, which seems so old-school now it's like it was filmed back in the Early Pleistocene. It's too bad New Kids on the Block's Joey didn't hold out for a later season, since the first one was only six weeks long and didn't offer as many opportunities to show off his hotness. Bring him back!
Long before Elizabeth Berkley graced the ballroom, we were treated to her Saved by the Bell co-star, Mario. A.C. Slater proved he had both the moves and the looks to make us swoon. That smile! Those dimples! He’s 40 now and looks better than ever. It’s kind of unfair.
Apolo isn’t classically handsome like, say, Brant Daugherty, but he’s one of those guys whose cool factor gives him extra hotness. Watching him dance with Julianne Hough, you couldn’t help but think she was the lucky one.
Jason and Edyta Sliwinska may have been the hottest couple in DWTS history. You could make arguments for others, but they had us swooning through Season 6. Remember their football Paso Doble? Bald is beautiful, baby!
The producers did a great job casting Season 8. A retroactive round of applause! Ty is a different kind of “hot” than some of these guys, but Jewel’s hubby was so gosh darn adorable out there he won us over.
Could Gilles be the ultimate standard of hotness on DWTS? C’est possible. He and Cheryl had our jaws on the floor through Season 8, then he made us melt on All-Stars when he talked about doing the show for his daughter. Gilles should be on every season — guest judge, musical guest, new band member, guy working the camera — just find a way to keep him around.
Maybe it's too late to revive the “Mark was robbed!” complaints, but we're still feeling the sting. Mark and Lacey Schwimmer were an underrated pair and the martial artist's hotness may not have been appreciated enough. He needed more time!
Olympian Evan is another one of those guys who wouldn’t be considered “hot” in the Gilles sense, but you can’t help but fall in love with him. He and Anna Trebunskaya turned out to be such a great match — and his quiet charm just won our hearts.
The Lakers alum is, like, a thousand feet tall (OK, 6'7") but he still managed to keep up with Cheryl, which is tough. He's 44 now, but just as much of a handsome stud as ever — how else could he keep a hot girlfriend like Eliza Dushku?
Bald continues to be beautiful! Hines and Kym Johnson were such a gorgeous, fun-loving couple, it’s like Season 12 was one big dinner party that they hosted in their own ballroom. Who knew he would be that much of a charmer?
Speaking of charmers, J.R. pretty much owned the building the second he walked in. He and Karina Smirnoff set the place on fire with their routines, and his bright smile powered the lights. The Army vet’s positive energy and humility were an inspiration, and there’s nothing more attractive than that.
Are you still a little deaf from the screams when he just walked into the ballroom? Loverboy Levy’s hotness dominated the season, and even though he didn’t win, he kind of did win when it comes to introducing himself to a brand new audience. Cheryl called him “the the hottest piece of you-know-what that we've ever had on the show.” A good portion of America agreed.
We gasped when we first saw Corbin without his trademark High School Musical hair, but he’s a real man now — as he showed in his fiercely sexy Game of Thrones dance. Corbin has that ideal mix of great looks (he’s ripped!) and engaging personality. You can’t really beat his charisma — he’s just endlessly watchable.
Brant definitely belongs in the “classically handsome” file, but he doesn’t appear to have an ego from it. He’s just a sweet, humble, likable guy. The Pretty Little Liars star also doesn’t seem to be fazed by anything — even being robbed at gunpoint (!) — and his dance for his late father just made us melt. He’s kind of perfect.
Who’s on your list of hottest DWTS contestants? Let us know in the comments below.