So I’m not the biggest fan of The Vampire Diaries, but I’ll admit it was one of the best shows from the ’09-’10 season. Despite people believing that it was just another Twilight knock-off, the show is actually engrossing in that it not only focuses on the love triangle between Elena/Stefan/Damon but also introduces the audience to the supernatural world that resides in Mystic Falls, the show’s setting.
However, we all know why the show is REALLY popular. Although Paul Wesley is the main love interest in the show, Ian Somerhalder (previously in Lost but now more famously known as Damon Salvatore) is the real star. Not only is he incredibly good looking, but he’s also a “Bad Boy” who genuinely cares for his brother and his brother’s girlfriend 😉
Now with Season 1’s immense following, the CW network (home of many hit shows such as Gossip Girl) is promoting the upcoming Season 2 very strongly. But to be fair, the real boost to the show came from Entertainment Weekly’s recently closed poll where fans were asked to vote for their Sexiest Beast. Beasts included vampires, mutants, aliens, machines and werewolves and personally I found the voting quite entertaining.
However the result, although believable and in my opinion amazing, was quite shocking considering the fact that it’s such a new face in Hollywood. The winner of EW’s Sexiest Beast was:
Not surprising was the fact that it came down to him and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) from the Twilight series. We all know how crazy these Twi-Hards are, which is why I was surprised that Salvatore actually won. Although the difference between the two was nearly 4000 votes. That’s a lot of people. It’s probably because of Somerhalder’s endearing tweet that showed that he would probably appreciate the win a lot more than RPattz.
And for those who need even more of a Vampire fix, here’s the video promo for Season 2: