People

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Oscars 2017
Everything you need to know and seeDon't Miss It

Celebrity

All About PEOPLE's Hottest Bachelor, Joe Manganiello

Posted on

At 6’5″, with linebacker-broad shoulders, Joe Manganiello is the kind of guy who makes any woman standing beside him feel petite. (Instant body-image boost!)

He drives an Escalade, prefers his steak cut thick and can bench-press like a bodybuilder.

Even his last name (pronounced MANG-guh-NELL-o) is substantial.

But long before he was a sexy werewolf on HBO’s True Blood or a stripper in 2012’s Magic Mike, he was a scrawny Star Wars fan boy in suburban Pittsburgh.

He’s come a long way since then – but he’s still searching for The One.

“I’m at my best when I have someone to wake up next to and come home to,” says Manganiello, 37, whose directorial debut, the strip-club documentary La Bare is out now.

“I know she’s out there.”