Ian Somerhalder was born to be a star. The Vampire Diaries actor and everyone's favorite hopeful for the part of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has had the X-factor since day one. Well, at least since year 16. The newly-single Ian posted a photo of himself that was taken back in 1994 during his New York City modeling days, and dang, is it inappropriate to think it's really cute? Check it out:
Never expected a 16-year-old Ian would be so adorable!
It's no wonder he scored big name contracts to model for such high-end designers as Versace, Nautica, and Guess. The kid is clearly a natural in front of the camera, and it's great that he was able to parlay his modeling career into an acting career.
(Heads up: if you haven't seen his audition tape for Lost, you need to watch that ASAP.)
Ian's been on a real selfie roll recently -- this close-up shot of his face is the third of its kind he's posted. Maybe he's feeling a little lonely after his split with Nina and is trying to remind everyone how ridiculously, ridiculously good looking he is?
Derek Zoolander's got nothing on Ian. Nothing.
Are you a fan of Ian's early modeling work?