Once Upon a Time is all about the lady power, but let's be real — we don't exactly mind the hot man candy, either. To help while away the time until the Season 3 premiere (September 29, 2013), we took a close look at the sexy men who populate Storybrooke and beyond, and attempted to rank them in order of hotness, taking into account facial features, bod, and character personality. You know, for science.

Here are our picks for the 10 sexiest guys to bring their twinkling smiles, handsome faces, and sexy snark to Once Upon a Time. And yes, this is completely subjective, so after you read through our reasoning, feel free to hit the comments and let us know why we're totally wrong.


10. Daniel

Regina's first true love was quite the looker. Is he hot enough to justify going full-on psycho in the wake of his murder? Maybe not, but it's a close call.


9. August Booth

August gets docked points for his wooden appearance last season. Unfortunately, we're having a hard time getting that CGI monstrosity out of our heads long enough to remember why we fell for this characters in the first place. But we can't say too many bad things about that face!


8. Doctor Whale

Doctor Whale probably benefits from the fact that we've had a crush on David Anders since his Alias days. But who doesn't love a tormented, self-loathing genius with piercing eyes?



7. Prince Phillip

Prince Phillip has about zero personality so far on the show, but Julian Morris's adorable face more than makes up for his character's lack of screen time. We're betting he'll move up this list a fair amount once we get to know him better in Season 3. You know, unless he sucks.  



6. Sheriff Graham Humbert

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Look at that scruffy face. Think about the fact that Graham is dead. Cry. Rinse and repeat.



5. Prince Charming

Charming's dashing, kind, handsome — everything a prince should be. The fact that he's not further up this list says more about us than it does about him. Sorry not sorry that we prefer bad boys.  



4. Rumple/Gold

Case and point: Mr. Gold, who is only made more attractive by his brilliant masterminding. What can we say? Power is sexy. Well, that and Robert Carlyle is a golden god with a smile to die for.



3. Nealfire

Like father, like son, right? One of Nealfire's best qualities is his rare smile. We know not everyone is a Nealfire fan, but we're dazzled by his particular brand of angst and low key charm.



2. Captain Hook

Killian Jones + eyeliner + that coat + non-stop banter + an undercurrent of angst = daaaamn.



1. Jefferson

Yes, our number one pick is a character who's only been on the show a handful of times. But he's played by Sebastian Stan, he of the unreal abs and movie-star good looks. Literally. He's not on the show anymore because he's too busy being in movies. Add to that the Mad Hatter's intense energy, and you have an unforgettably sexy character.

Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Once Upon a Time Season 3 premiere on September 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!


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