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    39 Hot Guys That Every '00s Girl Had A Crush On

    The boys whose posters covered your teenage bedroom.

    1. Josh Hartnett

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    Brought into our lives by the iconic film Halloween H20, Josh Hartnett was the dark and brooding hottie whose poster was in almost every teen magazine.

    2. Jesse McCartney

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    All we wanted was to share our beautiful souls with this goddamn babe.

    3. Mark Wahlberg

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    Marky Mark has been a heartthrob for the last two decades, but was certainly in his prime back in the early '00s.

    4. Ryan Kwanten

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    Ryan Kwanten has been getting Aussie girls all hot and bothered since 1997 when he played Vinnie on Home and Away. The rest of the world was acquainted with him (and his abs) on Summerland.

    5. David Boreanaz

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    No matter what happens, to everyone who was alive in the '00s, David Boreanaz will only ever be known as Angel.

    6. Ashton Kutcher

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    We fell in love with him in That '70s Show, and he could have ~punk'd~ any of us. ;)

    7. Heath Ledger

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    Heath was the best part of 10 Things I Hate About You, and we only fell in love with him more and more as time went on.

    8. Nelly

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    With or without his trademark bandaid, Nelly made everyone hot in herrre.

    9. Joshua Jackson

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    <3 Pacey! <3 The cutest boy in Dawson's Creek, Joshua Jackson was the guy that every girl wanted as a boyfriend.

    10. Adam Brody

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    The boy who sparked a million debates: Seth or Ryan? (We vote Seth tbh.)

    11. Lil' Bow Wow

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    Quite possibly the cutest rapper we've ever seen, and when you were 12 he was everything you wanted, and more.

    12. Leonardo DiCaprio

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    Maybe he reached his peak in 1997 with Titanic, but by the time it got to the '00s we still never wanted to let go.

    13. Eminem

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    Before you got older and realised how problematic his lyrics are, Eminem was a goddamn hottie.

    14. Justin Timberlake

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    Despite the macaroni hair, early '00s JT was unrivaled and godlike in his beauty.

    15. Shane West

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    We'll never, ever, stop crying about A Walk to Remember.

    16. Jesse Bradford

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    We swooned over him as the brooding, musical older brother in Bring It On, and dreamed about him making us a mixtape just like he did for Torrance.

    17. Freddie Prinze Jr.

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    As soon as we saw him in She's All That, we were obsessed. Plus, who doesn't love Scooby Doo?

    18. Ryan Phillippe

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    His sex appeal in Cruel Intentions won us over and we've been fans ever since.

    19. Orlando Bloom

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    Though we first met him with long, blonde hair in Lord of the Rings, it was his swashbuckling in Pirates that really had us obsessed with his pirate booty.

    20. Usher

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    Here are our confessions: Damn, Usher is a babe.

    21. Tom DeLonge

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    Whether or not you were a Blink 182 fan, no one could ever deny how hot Tom was.

    22. Mekhi Phifer

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    He was a total babe in ER, but it was his rap-battle hosting in 8 Mile that really had us crushing hard.

    23. Chad Michael Murray

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    Chad's motorcycle riding in Freaky Friday has us dreaming about him nonstop.

    24. Andrew Keegan

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    Though he played a bit of an asshole in 10 Things, in no way did that stop us doodling his name on our school books.

    25. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Wow, 10 Things I Hate About You was just filled with hotties! Though JGL went onto bigger and better things, we'll still always remember him as the cutie in this film.

    26. Tom Welling

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    Oh Superman, you can save us any day. <3

    27. Oliver James

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    In hindsight, Oliver was not in much at all? It was his guitar playing and cute accent in What a Girl Wants that really had us hooked.

    28. Wentworth Miller

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    Even if you never watched Prison Break, it's impossible not to know of the superbabe that is Wentworth Miller.

    29. Milo Ventimiglia

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    This Gilmore Girls hottie made us so jealous of Rory.

    30. Paul Walker

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    We were overwhelmed with his beauty in She's All That, but we'll always remember him as Brian in Fast and the Furious. <3

    31. Chris Hemsworth

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    He might be Thor now, but every Australian girl has been crushing on him since his early days on Home and Away.

    32. Hayden Christensen

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    Let's not lie: You've thought about him sticking his lightsaber in you at some point.

    33. Jonathan Bennett

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    On Oct. 3, he asked me what day it was. It's Oct. 3.

    34. Chris Masterson

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    Malcolm, who? Chris was the only reason any of us watched Malcolm in the Middle.

    35. Adam Garcia

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    This Aussie hunk caught our eye in Coyote Ugly and then slayed our whole lives as Lindsay's idol in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

    36. Jesse Metcalfe

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    Honestly, he can trim our hedges any day.

    37. Adrian Grenier

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    In our hearts, he'll always be that hot guy from Drive Me Crazy — and the accompanying Britney music video — but he certainly wooed us in The Devil Wears Prada as well.

    38. Sean Patrick Thomas

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    We'd always ~save the last dance~ for him.

    39. Jared Padalecki

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    He was a bit of dum dum in House of Wax, but when he was in Gilmore Girls , we wanted to know everything about him.

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