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Hot Or Not? Joe Manganiello’s Clean-Shaven Face

joe-manganiello-600x450 (1)-thumb-550x412-78225Anyone still denying the fact that a beard enhances a man’s sex appeal by tenfold should really take a look at Joe Manganiello’s clean-shaven face.

The 36-year-old True Blood actor debuted his fresh new face at the 10th Annual Style Awards in New York on Wednesday, where he probably could have slipped in unnoticed now that he looks like a completely different person.

We’re not exactly saying he looks bad sans scruff, but you have to admit the beard did wonders for his face. There’s still no explanation for the missing beard, but perhaps it could have something to do with the approaching final season of True Blood?

In 2010, shortly after he landed the role of TB‘s Alcide, Manganiello told Vulture that the beard was part of his character. “I read the books, and this is how the character was described in the books,” he said. “When I showed up I wanted to be as close to that mark as possible.”

This might be the end of Joe Manganiello’s beard, but at least we’ll still have his abs.

[Photo via Pajiba]

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Sep 6, 2013
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  • 35 Comments
    • loua61
      loua61

      I have always loved facial hair on a man. I have tried to grow it on my own face several times and have failed. That said I think he looks 1000 times better with the beard. Not that I would kick him out of bed if he didn’t of course.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Yes, the beard does wonders for him.

      It used to do wonders for me too until I became violently allergic to “Just for Men” and all other hair dyes I have tried.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      Neither. He’s bitch ass ugly!!!

      Sep 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      Dude’s totally hot, loved the beard, but his clean cut look (short hair, shaved face) is a nice change.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      I actually like his clean shaven face. And let’s be honest here, his face was never his main feature, because he’s not that handsome.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sanfranca1
      sanfranca1

      Either way, he’s smokin hot!

      Sep 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randal Oulton
      Randal Oulton

      Way hotter without the beard.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarthKitsune
      DarthKitsune

      He’s hot either way, I’d hit it.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      His lower face is a little harsh-looking. The beard softens it and improves the proportions, and makes him look more confident and friendly. He also looks younger with the beard.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PatriciaDrummer
      PatriciaDrummer

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      Sep 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar
      Sebizzar

      @loua61: Agreed lol

      Sep 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @Dxley: Oh please, post a picture of yourself so that we can compare you to “bitch ass ugly”. Joe Manganiello is a very handsome man.

      And I prefer him with the facial hair. While still handsome without it, he seems more nondescript, more generic.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremi
      Jeremi

      He still looks handsome, although I think he looks better and more distinguished with facial hair in the side-by-side, at least if he’s gonna let the gray in. I was a fan of his way back when he was recurring on How I Met Your Mother, and he was hot back then too, AND clean-shaven at the time, though he was hotter then clean-shaven than now. Can’t pinpoint the big difference…age? weight change (beefier then, leaner now)? hair color? hair style? Combination?

      http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t117/cowboyhd/MenOnTV/Joe%20Manganiello/HIMYM/JoeManganiello-HIMYM-2×04-01.jpg

      http://cdn.crushable.com/files/2012/08/brad-himym.jpg

      Sep 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      he’s very attractive…….What a bunch of “jealous fading queens” on here….

      Sep 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @balehead: Are you an idiot? I mean, I just have to know. Do you get some sort of hard-on from insulting anonymous people on some forum?

      In case you didn’t bother reading (do you even KNOW how to read?) ONE person, yes exactly ONE person said they didn’t find him attractive, and that ONE person got told what’s what for it.

      So who exactly here is a “bunch of jealous fading queens”? The jealous one sounds like you, if you ask me.

      Enough with calling people “queens”. You sound like a self-loathing closet case. I, for one, am sick of your homophobic tirades.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      You still sound sad….hit a gym already….

      Sep 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Without the beard he looks a great deal like Senator Staple-Crotch from Massachusettes, whatshisname Brown, the one Elizabeth Warren clobbered.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • silverhoney
      silverhoney

      Men have hair on their faces. Why are we removing it?

      Sep 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      Not a big fan of facial hair personally but in this case I think the beard works better for him and the fact that it’s going gray is gangbusters sexy.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • keep it real
      keep it real

      I like all kinds of hair on a man but I will take Joe down either way…..

      Sep 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan Shill
      Dan Shill

      Joe is hot as hell either way, although to be honest, I do prefer the scruffy, bearded look on him.

      Sep 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      I still think he’s ugly as fuck. Is he even gay?

      Sep 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erikwm
      erikwm

      Is that Mitt Romney?

      Sep 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring
      boring

      9 times out of 10 I’m NEVER a fan of facial hair but holy shit, beardless, this guy totally looks like Powdered Toast Man in human form.

      Sep 7, 2013 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFHarry
      SFHarry

      Why are comments on the Stoli article not allowed? I think Stoli should be donating the proceeds to organizations in Russia fighting homophobia not to American charities. I also think all of those guys participating in their contest should be ashamed of themselves.

      Sep 7, 2013 at 4:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sweet Boy
      Sweet Boy

      Beard = TOP

      Shaven = BOTTOM

      Sep 7, 2013 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      He can land acting jobs that are completely different for him without the beard.

      Sep 7, 2013 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      @Sweet Boy: Interesting, Beard = TOP Shaven = BOTTOM. On a spiritual level of being masculine versus feminine you are correct. I am attracted to a well maintained “man garden” (both face and body) that has a naturally assertive masculine man underneath that garden (no pretty boys please). This compliments my inner soft and gentle spirit. Yet at the same time, most people are quite surprised when they find out I’m gay. The reactions and looks are priceless. In this I love to first top and then I equally enjoy satisfying my man by returning the favor. And yes, I do shave my face.

      Sep 7, 2013 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @Sweet Boy: lol – that tends to be the rule. Maybe other areas are different but here in the Northeast it tends to be beard = top.

      Sep 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ParkerSparx
      ParkerSparx

      He’s looks great either way, but prefer the beard.

      Sep 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @Dxley: I think your annoying as fuck. Post some pics and will rate you.

      Sep 8, 2013 at 1:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jasentylar
      jasentylar

      Joe is totally hot. Love him…with the beard.

      Sep 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      I think it depends on whether he wants to look like somebody’s dad or somebody’s daddy.

      Sep 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CityBoy300
      CityBoy300

      Easy, everyone. Manganiello shaved in order to play Stanley Kowalski in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Yale Rep, where he’s now appearing. The beard was not period-appropriate. We saw him at the opening last night, and he’s still VERY attractive without it.

      Sep 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregg
      Gregg

      Actually, rather than former Sen Brown of Mass, clean-shaven Joe resembles former actor & US Ambasssador to Mexico John Gavin, also GOP. Go figure, they’re all hot … BIATCH!

      Oct 5, 2013 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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