It’s the end of the year, which means plenty of declarations about who is the sexiest, craziest, etc. celebrity of them all. Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley (Stefan) has found himself with one such recognition. What superlative did Paul garner in 2013?!

“Your #HottieOfTheYEAR is... #TVD's @PaulWesley!” E! News tweeted yesterday in an announcement of the winner of its hottie poll. Yay, Paul! We agree that the Vampire Diaries star is one of the sexiest stars on television, but we’re especially impressed with his win considering he is part of what is arguably the sexiest cast on television — sometimes, we wonder if the respective hotnesses of the TVD cast members don’t just cancel each other out when it comes to these polls. Guess not! Paul Wesley’s hotness is too powerful.

Paul isn’t the only Vampire Diaries star up for an E! Online poll for gorgeousness. Ian Somerhalder (Stefan) is currently battling it out with Tom Hiddleston (Loki of The Avengers series) for “Celeb of the Year.” Voting on that particular poll is closed with an announcement set for later today. Wouldn’t it be kind of amazing if both the Salvatore brothers took home the win?

Do you think Paul Wesley should be hottie of the year? And would you name Ian or Tom Celeb of 2013? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!