Man Candy Monday: Paul Wesley

source: The CW


Who is Paul Wesley? The Vital Stats:

  • Name: Paul Thomas Wasilewski
  • Nicknames: Paul
  • Height: 5’10″
  • Age: 29
  • Born: July 23, 1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Profession: Actor
  • Status: Married to actress Torrey DeVitto
  • Filmography (year, title, role):

1999: Another World (Sean McKinnon) – television series
1999-2001: The Guiding Light (Max Nickerson) – television series
2000: Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit (Danny Burrell) – one episode “Right Is Wrong”
2001: Shot in the Heart (Gary, ages 15-22) – made for TV movie
2001-2002: Wolf Lake (Luke Cates) – television series
2002: Young Arthur (Lancelot) – made for TV movie
2002: The Education of Max Bickford (Craig) – television series, one episode “One More Time”
2002: Minority Report (Nathan with Bicycle) – feature film, uncredited cameo
2002: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Luke Miller) – television series, one episode “Malignant”
2002-2005: American Dreams (Tommy DeFelice) – television series, ten episodes
2003: The Edge (himself) – made for TV movie
2003: Smallville (Lucas Luther) – television series, one episode “Prodigal”
2003: The O.C. (Donnie) – television series, one episode “The Outsider”
2003-2004: 8 Simple Rules… For Dating My Teenage Daughter (Damian) – television series, two episodes “Premiere”, “Opposites Attract”
2003-2004: Everwood (Tommy Callahan) – television series
2004: The Last Run (Seth) – feature film
2004: CSI: Miami (Jack Warner Bradford) – television series, one episode “Legal”
2005: Roll Bounce (Troy) – feature film
2005: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Luke Breslin) – television series, one episode “Ripped”
2005: CSI: NY (Steve Samprass) – television series, one episode “Grand Murder at Central Station”
2006: Cloud 9 (Jackson Fargo) – feature film
2006: Lenexa, 1 Mile (Rick Lausier) – feature film
2006: Crossing Jordan (Quentin Baker) – television series, one episode “Thin Ice”
2006: Peaceful Warrior (Trevor) – feature film
2006: Fallen (Aaron Corbett) – made for TV movie
2007: Fallen (Aaron Corbett) – television series, three episodes “The Time of the Redeemer”, “Mysterious Ways and All That”, “Someone Always Has to Die”
2007: Cane (Nick) – television series, three episodes “Family Business”, “Brotherhood”, “One Man Is an Island”
2007: Shark (Justin Bishop) – television series, one episode “Shaun of the Dead”
2008: Hallmark Hall of Fame Presents: The Russell Girl (Evan Carroll) – made for TV movie
2008: Cold Case (Peter Murphy ’08) – television series, one episode “Bad Reputation”
2008: Killer Movie (Jake Tanner) – feature film
2008-2009: Army Wives (PFC Logan Atwater) – television series, 6 episodes
2009: Elsewhere (Billy) – feature film
2009-2o1o: 24 (Stephen) – television series, four episodes
2009-present: The Vampire Diaries (Stefan Salvatore) – television series
2010: Beneath the Blue (Craig Morrison) – feature film
2012 (completed, pre-release): The Baytown Disco (Anthony Reese) – feature film

source: Vanity Fair Italy

Paul Wesley. I don’t even know where to start with this one, folks. I’ll be honest. The man is such a perfect choice for Man Candy Monday that I’m kind of at a loss for words. Before I get into how you know Paul, what he’s accomplished and why I love him so very much, I feel the need to point out that Mr. Wesley is officially the third The Vampire Diaries cast member to grace this page, preceded by onscreen brother, Ian Somerhalder and sexy hybrid, Joseph Morgan. Paul has always done really well in our Man Candy polls so I was sure it was only a matter of time before he took the win. This week is his week and I’m quite sure it wouldn’t be possible for me to be more excited about that.

source: Cosmopolitan Magazine

Paul Wesley (born Paul Wasilewski) has amassed a pretty impressive body of work in a fairly short amount of time, cutting his teeth of soaps like Another World and The Guiding Light before landing a series of made for television movies, guest spots on well known television series and roles in feature films. He began performing under the last name ‘Wesley’ because he felt his actual last name was too hard to pronounce although, being the kindhearted soul he is, he asked his family’s permission before he made the change. He may be a superstar now but this is a guy that really paid his dues, working hard, often appearing in several projects a year, to secure his spot as one of the hottest up and coming actors of his generation.

source: The CW

While I really fell in love with Paul as Tommy on American Dreams, it isn’t until he landed the role of Stefan Salvatore on The CW’s hit vampire drama, The Vampire Diaries, that my love turned into a full blown obsession. It’s not easy to look good standing next to the incredible hotness that is Ian Somerhalder but Paul pulls it off and he pulls it off well. Now that Paul gets to play the bad brother, I’m finding him more appealing than ever. Perhaps I’m a sucker for a bad boy or perhaps it has more to do with the fact that Paul’s smoldering intensity finally has the chance to really shine. I can’t imagine it’s easy to portray Stefan as an emotionless killing machine but Paul nails it each and every week. Interestingly enough, Paul originally auditioned for both the roles of Stefan and Damon Salvatore but decided he’d do a better job as Stefan. My only complaint about Paul is that winter break for The Vampire Diaries came far too soon and is lasting far too long.

source: Vanity Fair Italy

Paul is extremely private in his personal life. Married to actress (and future The Vampire Diaries cast member) Torrey DeVitto since April of this year, Paul is the kind of guy that isn’t all about the limelight. His name has never been connected with any major scandals and he’s almost entirely absent from the Hollywood party scene. I find that incredibly appealing. He seems like a genuine kind of guy – someone more interested in the work than the headlines. He also seems to genuinely like the people he works with, spending time with cast mates Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev off camera as well as on. In all honesty, there’s just nothing about this guy I don’t like. He’s gorgeous, talented but still humble. There’s no ego with this one and that’s incredibly refreshing in an industry where big egos and bigger attitudes seem commonplace.

source: Vanity Fair Italy

As fans of Man Candy Monday probably know, I had some issues arise and was unable to do a profile last week. I left the poll open and well, things got pretty interesting. Head on over to Girl In Stereo to check out all the details on last week’s vote, meet this week’s candidates and to cast your vote for next week’s Man Candy. We got a lot of write in votes last week so make sure you check out the poll. Maybe your nominee made the list! You can also vote via Twitter, on Facebook or by clicking here. Please make sure you check out our previous winners before you nominate someone. This isn’t People Magazine. I won’t be profiling the same person twice! Thanks for checking out Man Candy Monday, thanks for voting and make sure you come back Monday for even more delicious Man Candy. Also, be sure to check out by end of the year lists for the hottest men and women in television, movies and music, coming soon right here on World of Female!

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