And the Sexiest Vampire Is ... Not From 'Twilight' or 'True Blood'!

Jill Baughman

Here are some sexy beasts
EW wanted to know, once and for all, who is the sexiest "beast." Isn't that something you were dying to know as well?

So they created a contest to see which of the 64 hottest vampires, werewolves, aliens, mutants, monsters, and machines (yep) would be voted No. 1 -- and the Sexy Beast tournament was born.

Not sure how you could consider a "machine" a "beast," but you try coming up with a word that encompasses all of those things. (I tried, and couldn't. Thesaurus fail.)

Just like an NCAA basketball tournament bracket for entertainment lovers, EW came up with a bracket voting system so readers could choose their favorite character via process of elimination.

In the end, it was a battle between Edward Cullen of Twilight and Damon Salvatore of The Vampire Diaries. Two vampires. Shocking.

I'm sure you're quaking in your boots to find out the winner of this illustrious contest. And the sexiest beast of all time is ...

Ian Somerhalder
I am THE sexy beast
Damon Salvatore, aka Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries, wins!

But poor Rob can take comfort in the fact that he was just voted 2010's Sexiest Man of the Year. In that contest, Ian came in at No. 3. That ab-alicious werewolf Taylor Lautner beat him out for the No. 2 spot.

So let's let Ian's character Damon bask in his glory: He won over Edward by a margin of 138,630 to 134,728, a difference of 3,902 votes. It was a pretty close race, considering what a favorite Edward probably was.

Mr. Salvatore also beat out the likes of Eric Northman, Bill Compton, and Sam Merlotte from True Blood, Angel from Buffy, Anna from V (oh yes, women beasts were included in this too ... ), all sexy characters from X-Men, all sexy characters from Twilight, Neytiri from Avatar, even Remus Lupin from Harry Potter, and many, many more.

I first remember seeing Somerhalder on Lost as the naive Boone who was always getting in the way. Even though he had a lot of eye candy competition between Jack, Sawyer, Sayid, and Jin, he was definitely a memorable hottie with his chiseled jaw line and gorgeous blue eyes.

And now Vampire Diaries fans get to ogle him and were clearly more than willing to defend his sexy beastiness. It's nice to see some non-Twilight/True Blood characters getting some recognition too. Congrats Damon, you beat the odds, yet for some reason Alcide from True Blood is still taking up a lot more of the EW cover than you are ...

Do you agree with the results? Are you getting tired of sexy vampires, or is that simply impossible?


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