Swoon Over the Ten Hottest Dudes of the 90’s with Me
Yesterday's major announcement that the Backstreet Boys are coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater got me started thinking about the 90's. And when I thought about the 90's, I thought about the hot dudes I used to swoon over in the pages of Seventeen, YM, and Teen People. Let's chat about the hottest dudes of the 90's, shall we?
Leo. Leo. Leo.
Was there a hotter dude in the 90's than Leonardo DiCaprio? He stole the hearts of every teenage girl in the world by starring in flicks like Romeo + Juliet, The Basketball Diaries, and this one indie flick you've probably never seen called Titanic.
I am convinced Leo or his parents made a pact with Satan because he only gets exponentially hotter as he ages. I mean, have you seen him in The Great Gatsby? Dude is a national treasure.
Let's talk about Joshua Jackson. He became a teen idol following his role as 'Pacey' on Dawson's Creek. Many girls preferred to swoon over Dawson, but I was TEAM PACEY FOR LIFE. Just look at that smirk.
You can't have Dawson's Creek without Dawson, right? James Van Der Beek was definately one of the hottest dudes of the 90's. Remember Varsity Blues? His southern accent was an affront to all below the Mason-Dixon, but he sure looked good in that football uniform, didn't he, ladies?
Pretty sure Paul Rudd sold his soul to the devil, too. He just gets hotter and hotter. I remember swooning over him as Josh in 'Clueless' and as the hapless Dave Paris in Romeo + Juliet. Paul is still ridiculously hot--and one of my favorite comedic actors.
I was OBSESSED with the Smashing Pumpkins as a teenager. Like, I had every album and every single. I was convinced that if I went to a concert, Billy Corgan would spot me in the crowd and we would immediately begin a torrid affair. I was like 15, though, so obviously I wasn't thinking rationally. Anyway, Billy Corgan was totally a 90's hottie. He had that whole bad-boy musician vibe plus those blue eyes. WHO CARES IF HE WAS/IS BALD?
These two were a package deal. They became household names after starring in and winning Oscars for Good Will Hunting. Totally two of the hottest dudes of the 90's. Totally.
I really don't have to explain this one. I mean, Bush was like one of the biggest bands of the 90's and also JUST LOOK AT HIM. Dang.
Yes. That is the same dude who you now know as the smarmy Pete Campbell on Mad Men. He was a little hottie back in the day after appearing on the WB series Angel. He, unlike Leo and Paul, did not improve with age. It's OK, because we can always watch reruns of Angel and relive his glory days.
Y'all remember TRL on MTV? I do. Carson Daly was the hottest VJ on MTV. He's since gone on to become a late-night talk show host, but let's all pause and remember Carson in his 90's hottie prime.
Had to get Ryan Phillippe in here. Dude was smoldering in movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions. He went on to marry Reese Witherspoon, but that did not last because he apparently has infidelity issues. Not cool. Still, was there a hotter Ryan in the 90's than this one? NO. No there was not.