This is the second week that I’ve left Crush of the Week up to you guys by giving you three options 🙂 this week it was between Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Joseph Morgan…. yes the boys from The Vampire Diaries! I’m a huge fan of the TV show and series 5 will soon be hitting our screens alongside the spinoff The Originals….
Well okay I did kinda know who would win out of those three and I wasn’t surprised who won…. Paul and Joseph both came in at second place and of course Ian came first. So without further ado I welcome this weeks Crush:
Ian Joseph Somerhalder was born on 8th December 1978 in Covington, Louisiana, US
Ian attended St Paul’s a private Catholic School in Covington.
At the age of 10 he started a modelling career which lasted until he was 13. At the age of 17 he went into acting.
In the summer of 2000 he starred in the short lived WB series Young Americans, a Dawson’s Creek spin off. Ian played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the Dean of a prestigious boarding school.
In 2002 he played bisexual Paul Denton in Roger Avary’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel The Rules of Attraction, alongside James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon and Jessica Biel.
In 2004 Ian got his breakthrough role as Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost. Despite his characters death in Season 1 ep 20 he returned to the role of Boone for 7 more episodes between 2005 and 2012, including the series finale.
Ian was one of the first actors to be cast in the TV show and was the first character to die.
In 2009 he appeared in the movie The Tournament where he played an assassin.
In June 2009 Ian was cast as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries in which he received a teen choice award for his role.
Ian is also a dedicated charity worker and animal lover.
Ian was involved in The clean up after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22nd 2010. Ian helped with the cleaning of oiled wildlife and taped public service announcements to let people know how they could help.
Ian also supports the St Tammany Humane Society (animal shelter and welfare). On November 13th 2010 he hosted a Bash on the Bayou Charity Fundraiser for the society. Ian was donated with a cheque of $11,100 by the TVD fandom for his birthday project.
Not only does he support those charities but Ian, along with his TVD co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, supports the It Gets Better Project to prevent suicide among LGBT youth. This charity is associated with the Trevor Project.
Via Twitter he announced he was setting up the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (Dec 8 2010) which he hopes will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals.
*2002- Young Hollywood Awards- Exciting New Face
*2005- Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Performance for Lost
*2007- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in Drama Series for Lost (with the cast)
*2010- Young Hollywood Awards for Cast to Watch with Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev
*2010- Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Villain for TVD
*2010- Teen Choice Awards for Choice Hottie for TVD
*2011- Teen Choice Award for Choice Vampire for TVD
*2011- Teen Choice Awards for Choice Male Hottie for TVD
*2011- People’s Choice Awards for Favourite TV Drama Actor for TVD
*2011- J-14 Teen Icon Awards for Iconic TV actor for TVD
*2012- People’s Choice Awards for Favourite TV Drama Actor for TVD
*2012- Genesis Awards for Humane Society
*2012- Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor for TVD
*2012- Teen Choice Awards for Choice Hottie for TVD
*2012- Do Something Award for Best TV Star for TVD
*2012- Do Something Award for Twitter
*2012- Environmental Media Awards for EMA Features Award
*2012- Fright Night Awards for Favourite Male in TV/Movie Vampire for TVD
*2012- International Green Awards for Most Responsible Celebrity
*2012- J-14 Teen Icon Awards for Iconic TV Actor for TVD
*2013- Teen Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actor for TVD
*2013- Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor in Fantasy and SciFi for TVD
Anyway Ian’s acting credentials are also so so so long! So here’s the link… (yes I’m being lazy!)
So Why is Ian Crush of the Week?
Other than you lovely bunch voting for him? Well Ian is undeniably HOT! And so so so good looking… I mean damn look at him! Haha not only that but Ian has the most lushest Blue Eyes ever and the darkest shiny hair ever (tall, dark and handsome (he’s 5’10”) every girls dream right?)
So other than the noticeable characteristics that Ian possess I think the main thing that makes him so so attractive is his charity work… especially as most of them are causes that I love too…
I’m all for animal shelter and welfare and seeing as I have LGBT friends helping them to prevent suicide is such an amazing thing.
Ian is without a doubt the perfect man…. you guys adore him and so do I. And as for his role as Damon Salvatore… well he’s just perfect for the role and I do find myself torn between Damon and Stefan at times because they are both amazing actors.
I loved Ian in Lost… seriously Boone was one of my favourite characters… I loved him from the start and so hearing he got the part of Damon… well…I was over the moon!
Ian is a perfect choice as this weeks Crush and I cannot wait for TVD to return.
So well done Ian for getting Crush of The Week 🙂