Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Men Of HGTV: Awfully Good With Their Tools

It's no secret that I'm a huge follower of HGTV... and while my favorite shows tend to have female hosts "Property Virgins" with Sandra Rinomato, "Dear Genevieve" with Genevieve Gorder and all-round good co-host Sabrina Soto), it's the men of HGTV that make it an eye candy destination. Here are the cable network's top four dreamy boys. Hand me that hammer and let's get busy.1) Canadian Scott McGillivray hosts "Income Property" on HGTV. He has also been a co-host on "All American Handyman" with mean gruff Mike Holmes. Scott is a trained carpenter and previously worked on "From the Ground Up with Debbie Travis," another fave of mine. He majored in Marketing Management in college. Of course, it goes without saying that he has the best hair on HGTV... with a million-dollar smile to match. Dreamy!2) Before winning HGTV's first "Design Star," David Bromstad was an illustrator for Disney Studios. Today, he is arguably the best makeover master on the network. His "Color Splash" was a huge hit out of the gate, though the show moved to Miami full-time last season and has since lost a good deal of its mojo. The openly gay host is a joy to watch: inspiring, sexy and remarkably creative.3) John Gidding, born in Istanbul, Turkey, had quite a ride before hosting his own HGTV show. The former architect was educated at Harvard and Yale, then became a runway model for Armani, Gucci and Hugo Boss, as well as posing for romance novel covers. Today, he hosts "Curb Appeal: The Block," which, while mildly entertaining, is worth the 30 minutes to see this openly gay cutie in action.4) Carter Oosterhouse is a former model born in Michigan, who gained fame on TLC's "Trading Spaces" before hosting his own "Carter Can" on HGTV and "Red Hot & Green." But because every show focuses on being green, despite the cost to design, I've given up on watching this handsome stud. Damn shame, too, because seeing him in action—with that divine hair—was once a design masterpiece in itself.
Let's give the ladies some credit, too! See them after the jump.