"You want to have access to the dating pool," the actor told Details

By Jacqueline Andriakos
May 28, 2015 02:00 PM
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Go ahead, folks, feast your eyes on Joe Manganiello.

The Magic Mike XXL actor, 38, said in a new interview that he doesn’t mind being a sex symbol. In fact, he’s worked hard for the title.

“Why would I?” the actor told Details in his new June cover story. “I don’t think men care why women like them, as long as they do.”

“That’s the point of the nerd in high school who makes it big. You work that hard for a reason,” he explained. “You want to have access to the dating pool.”

And Manganiello, who gained fame as the burly, ripped werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s True Blood, hooked quite the catch in the dating pool: Modern Family stunner Sofia Vergara, 42.

The soon-to-be married pair got engaged in December 2014 and celebrated with a romantic bash earlier this month.

The actor is well aware of the attention that comes with being part of Hollywood’s Hottest Couple (or, before that, being dubbed PEOPLE’s Hottest Bachelor!).

But if anything, he sees it all as motivation.

“My life’s pretty damn good,” he told Details, “and if working out had anything to do with affording me the type of life I have, then bring on more.”

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