‘Valentine’s Day’ Star Carter Jenkins Makes Our Hearts Beat As This Week’s Hump Day Hottie

Everyone and their aunt (yes Emma and Julia ,we’re looking at you!) find themselves in this week’s new rom-com “Valentine’s Day.” So with up-and-coming cutie Carter Jenkins sharing the screen with veteran hunks like Taylor Lautner and Bradley Cooper , it seemed fitting we name him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Press play on the video below to watch Carter react to our accolade at the “V Day” red carpet (hint: he was very taken aback and blushed!), and then keep reading for more details about him!

Vital Stats: While the Tampa native is barely legal at 18, he will certainly have everyone buzzing after “Valentine’s Day” hits theaters this Friday. When he’s not wooing ladies on the big screen, he’s living in Los Angeles with his family and his pets. Plus he likes to play baseball, football and poker.

Oh, and did we mention he’s taking his newly minted heartthrob status in stride? “Wow! That’s an honor,” he gushed when we told him he was being named our Hump Day Hottie this week. “Do I think I’m a hottie?… I don’t know, I feel good in this suit! I tied my tie myself, for the record.”

Where you might have already seen him: He’s been in a number of films already including “Bad News Bears,” “Keeping Up with the Steins” and “Aliens in the Attic” alongside Ashley Tisdale. Plus he’s done his time on the small screen in shows like “Unfabulous” alongside “Valentine’s Day” star (and onscreen love interest) Emma Roberts!

Why you should take notice of him now: Well if he can hold his own against the who’s who of Hollywood in “Valentine’s Day” (alongwith legendary director Garry Marshall) then we’re thinking he won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, except of course to the top of the young Hollywood heap. Once he wraps up promoting “V Day,” he’ll next be seen in “Arcadia Lost” with Nick Nolte.

Until next Wednesday, when we nominate yet another Hump Day Hottie, you can gawk at Carter and the rest of our past HDH’s by clicking on his photo below!