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Which ’90s Heartthrob Still Has It?


The refreshing new photos of ’90s teen dreamboat Ryan Phillippe walking his flawless 39-year-old body down the beach in Miami this month have been giving us the kind of hot flashes we usually only feel around Zac Efron and Tom Daley.

But Phillippe isn’t the only teen dream that still has “it”  — thanks to our research in collaboration with the Queerty Scientific Research Initiative, we’ve found that nearly 60% of all the men you loved in the ’90s are still pretty damn hot.

Below, check out ten smokin’ heartthrobs you spent the better half of 1997 searching for on AOL, and tell us which one you’d still take home today.


Freddie Prinze Jr.


James Van Der Beek


Chris Klein


Will Smith


Matthew Lillard


Mark-Paul Gosselaar


Ryan Phillipe


Mark Wahlberg


Mario Lopez


Kirk Cameron


    • Billy Budd

      If you lined them all up for me, I would pick Ryan Phillipe without hesitation.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pierrot

      Where’s Ian Ziering? ;)

      Jun 21, 2014 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      Mark Walberg for sure. But surely, Kirk F¥cking Cameron? You have got to be kidding Queerty.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skylerbound

      Mark Paul. FOR SURE. UNFFF

      Jun 21, 2014 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • masc4masc

      lol @ Kirk Cameron still getting more votes than Matt Lillard.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hillers

      The Cameron add is genius. Spectacular, even.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive

      Cameron was 80s, not 90s.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Milk

      Like holding a bible is so sexy……..unless he make sweet sweet love to me on the altar of the church…and talk dirty in the confession booth….someone who is so uptight about the gays got to be really nasty in the bedroom….if it’s scat, I’m out of there!!

      Jun 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Harley: I’m pretty sure they added that for hilarity’s sake and for me it worked. I got a nice chortle out of it.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @vive: But it was funny!

      Jun 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101

      I grew up crushing on Ryan Phillipe, too bad he’s not been on the movie seen for a while. He definitely can still get it.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • masc4masc

      it’s definitely gonna be btw ryan phillipe and mark-paul gosselaar for most guys. hmmm…whose hole would I like to tongue punch more? tough one.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonty Coppersmith

      I wouldn’t take any of them home, but Mario Lopez has aged the best of the lot.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OrchidIslander

      @Jonty Coppersmith: Wow! How’s the air up there in impossibly high standards land?

      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Jonty Coppersmith: would any of them go home with you? Maybe Kirk Cameron would.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac

      Matt Lillard looks like ass even moreso than in the past. Nice guy, but who had a crush on him? Oh, and that facial hair is nasty as hell.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida

      I would take all of them home – especially Kirk Cameron. Someone needs to teach him what he’s been missing while running off his mouth.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alton

      Mark Paul Gosselar, easy. But I’d hate-fuck the shit out of Kirk Cameron in a second.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive

      Lopez has indeed aged well, but he is about as sexy as a plastic houseplant. Philippe is the sexiest now.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Hart

      Just love Will Smith’s body today!

      Jun 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • siltor67

      will smith is atrocious

      Jun 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco

      I would say Mario Lopez, but lately he has been looking like he is using too many injectables on his face. His face has looked swollen, puffy and unnatural a few times on his tv show Extra. I’ll go with the runner up, Mark-Paul.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      I agree about Mario’s face looking unnatural. I would also say the bady looks unnatural also. Too Chemically enhanced for my taste…
      For me, a tie between Mark-Paul Gosselar, and
      Ryan Phillipe. And I also love the addition of Kirk Cameron in the mix.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • davidwesleyhorn

      I don’t know…..call me old fashioned, but when I fuck a guy I want a guy in bed with me….sorry ML, the bod is kickin’ but when I hear that littl girl voice eek out it would end it for me….

      Jun 22, 2014 at 6:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded

      That old photo of Freddie Prinze Jr. sitting down; man i had a copy of that which i folded up and hid away only to pull it out and look at it secretly. I was so in love with him.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousooner1997

      I voted Mario but my top 3 are all in the running for the win; MPG, Mario and Ryan.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718

      Ryan looks great. Wow.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan26pdx

      For me it’s a tie between Mario Lopez and Ryan Phillipe. As for Kirk Cameron (ha, ha), perhaps all he needs is the crazy f*cked out of him. God knows he’s probably someone’s secret bitch already though.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BECQueerty

      Chris Klein doesn’t look different at all. I don’t remember Mark-Paul, but wouldn’t kick him out of bed. Mario is… too perfect? (I wish I had that problem.) However, Ryan Phillipe is my walking rough-trade fantasy! My goodness! Smokin’!! Ryan and I are going to double stuff Kirk and make him realize what kneeling is really for. >:-)

      Jun 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Suburban

      I had a crush on Kirk Cameron back then, sad what an a-hole he turned out to be. Ryan P was hot and still is…

      Jun 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robertkalin

      WTF? Kirk Cameron? Why did you even PUT him on this list?

      Jun 23, 2014 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mattntpa53

      It is unfortunate that so many gay men only see the physical side of people. Yes K Cameron is considered “attractive”. The same way hitler (small h on purpose) got 30,000 marriage proposals.

      By the way, its hard to be self righteous when I looked at these photos as well as you all did. Oops. LOL

      Jun 23, 2014 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateB79

      I can’t believe how scruffy and smoking hot James Van Der Beek became! I think everyone but Kirk still has it.

      Jun 23, 2014 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive

      It is interesting that most of them have improved and look better now than when they were jailbait.

      Jun 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • captainburrito

      Mark Lopez looks better than he did in the 90s…

      Oct 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luis Collazo

      Ryan Phillipe of course one of the hottest men on earth!

      Dec 4, 2015 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Jurome

      Ryan Phillppe!!!

      Dec 4, 2015 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nate Gallagher

      They all look great, except Kirk Cameron… he looks like a giant douche.

      Dec 4, 2015 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luis Collazo

      Why don’t y’all post DJ Pauly d and Vinny from jersey shore they are hot Guido’s!

      Dec 4, 2015 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bobby French

      Ryan Phillippe!

      Dec 4, 2015 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bry Bry Ona Cruz

      Ryan Philippe and I never considered Will Smith a heartthrob.

      Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Byron Rene

      They not 90s they were famous after 2000

      Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luis Collazo

      Oh yeah

      Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaime-Arturo Rodriguez Luevano

      Ryan Phillipe

      Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Timothy Herbert

      i want an ‘all-of-them’ button…

      Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luis Collazo

      OK then vanilla ice Eminem and Timberlake still look hot

      Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rico A Saxton

      Will Smith

      Dec 4, 2015 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael Miller

      Omg Freddie Prinze Jr, yes lord! *fans self. Sorry, flash back lol.

      Dec 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ricco Galmore

      Ryan Philippe….hands down. He looks better with age ??

      Dec 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin Elsasser

      Kirk Cameron? Really????

      Dec 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gerome Huerta

      Ryan, Ryan, Ryan…

      Dec 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny Adams II

      Ryan Phillippe

      Dec 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake Baines

      Mario Lopez & Freddie Prinze Jr will always get it for me! I guess I’m into Latinos! I still like Ricky Martin!

      Dec 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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