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The 20 Hottest Male Celebs According To 17-Year-Old Me

In 2003 I took to LiveJournal to rank my favorite hotties.

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This is my contribution to What's Something Awesome You Made When You Were a Kid? (Assuming 17 still counts as a kid. It does, right?)

In November of 2003, there was a LiveJournal hotness ranking meme: the goal was to pick 20 of your crushes and rank them according to sex appeal. Before you judge my list, keep in mind that it was 2003. And that, as my friend Anna noted at the time, my taste is "whack."


1. Ian Somerhalder

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Rules of Attraction was my sexual awakening. The dance in front of the mirror. The dance on the bed. The Ian Somerhalder-James van der Beek makeout scene. There went the last lingering thread of my heterosexuality. Good riddance.

In the interest of fairness, I also ranked the 20 hottest women. It was mostly just the celebrities I wanted to hang out with: Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson (hello, Ghost World), Jena Malone (Donnie Darko again), and yes, Daria.

20. Daria Morgendorffer

19. Emily Van Camp

18. Marguerite Moreau

17. Christina Ricci

16. Emma Caulfield

15. Charisma Carpenter

14. Allison Mack

13. Penelope Cruz

12. Thora Birch

11. Claire Danes

10. Alyson Hannigan

9. Neve Campbell

8. Parker Posey

7. Evan Rachel Wood

6. Clea DuVall

5. Julie Benz

4. Jena Malone

3. Joey Lauren Adams

2. Keira Knightley

1. Scarlett Johansson