Taylor Lautner Gets All ‘Grown Up’ As This Week’s Hump Day Hottie

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so maybe that’s why we’re pining for Taylor Lautner this week. As he preps his return to the big screen in “Grown Ups 2,” out Friday, we’re naming the former “Twilight” star this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Check out this dreamy photo of Taylor, and keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: This 21-year-old grew up right outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. And, as the legend goes, got his start in the world of karate. Soon he was competing in various competitions. Eventually, upon the insistence of the Blue Power Ranger (and founder of Xtreme Martial Arts), Michael Chaturantabut, Taylor looked into acting.

Where you might have already seen him: OBVIOUSLY the entire “Twilight Saga” from beginning to end. But Taylor’s other credits include “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Summerland,” “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “Valentine’s Day” and “Abduction.”

Why you should take notice of him now: We’re used to seeing Taylor flex his toned bod, but this week he’ll also show off his funny bone starring alongside Adam Sandler and crew in “Grown Ups 2.” In the follow-up to the 2010 flick Taylor will play an ab-tastic frat boy.

He’s also lined up several other projects including “Tracers,” which he’s filming now.

Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Taylor by gawking at the photo above!