The Boys Of Summer: 21 Hot Guys To Celebrate This Solstice

Zac Efron, are you real?

It’s almost Summer Solstice, everybody! The day is long. The night is hot. The planet’s semi-axis is tilting heavily toward the sun, which is officially at its northernmost point in the sky. (Science!)

But our favorite part of solstice is that it gives us an excuse to cruise the interwebs for hot pictures of our favorite summer stars, because research, guys. From blockbuster superheroes to World Cuppers to whatever unholy thing Zac Efron even is, here is our definitive list of the 21 Hottest Boys of Summer.

Zac Efron

Frederick M. Brown
The undisputed king of summer shirtlessness.

Channing Tatum

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Always having a great time. Sigh.

Michael B. Jordan

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Looks so good in a suit that we’re willing to overlook the fact that he’s wearing one.

Ansel Elgort

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Tall drink of water.


Ian Gavan
The arms, though.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Sexiest lizard on this whole list.

Dylan O’Brien

We’d run through a maze with this guy.

Joe Manganiello

Presented without comment.

Hugh Jackman

20th Century Fox
More like Hugh JACKED-man. (No one else has ever made that joke.)

Chris Evans

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Fight winter soldiers all you want. You’re still our summer hottie.

Robert Pattinson

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Not being Edward anymore has never looked better.

These Guys

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Chris Pratt

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Hilarious, humble, and capable of guarding galaxies.


Jamie McCarthy
Happiness (and hats) is in.

Stephen Amell

The CW
If anyone can rival Efron when it comes to shirtlessness, it’s this guy.

Graham Zusi

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Kick it.

Sam Claflin

We’re getting pretty hungry for Mockingjay.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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By what right do you judge Jaime Lannister’s hotness?

Brenton Thwaites

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You might not know him now, but he’ll be your latest obsession when “The Giver” comes out in August.

Theo James

We can think of at least four reasons why he made this list.

Ian Somerhalder

Somehow even sexier with a cast.