Our Sexiest Latino Man Alive Is...

This morning, People Magazine announced Magic Mike hottie Channing Tatum as their pick for the Sexiest Man Alive!

We can't deny that People made a smart choice picking the sexy and brooding Tatum (unlike last year when they chose Bradley Cooper over Ryan Gosling)! Still, even though we like the choice, we have a choice of our own, and it's time for us to announce our pick for the Sexiest (Latino) Man Alive!

We asked our entire staff to vote on the Sexiest Latino Men Alive and we came up with 19 hunks whose sex appeal and heat are undeniable! Click through our slideshow and see who made our list (and make sure you click to the very end, because the final slide unveils our pick for the Sexiest Latino Man Alive!).

1. 2012 Sexiest Men: William Levy

William Levy

If you can pull yourself away from William Levy’s chiseled abs long enough to glance at his face, you’ll notice that it is just as drool worthy. Lucky for us!

It seems as though the Cuban-American actor and former model has been everywhere this year. He placed third on season 14 of top rated Dancing With the Stars, and most recently he graced the cover – shirtless we might add – as People en Español’s Sexiest Man of the Year!


2. 2012 Sexiest Men: Mark Consuelos

Mark Consuelos

Not only is Mark Consuelos a complete stud all on his own, nothing is sexier than a doting dad and husband, and the Mexican hottie certainly had that going for him! Though he has been married to Kelly Ripa, who he met on the set of All My Children, since the late 90s, that doesn’t mean we can’t look!

Fans can currently catch the DILF in a different light in season 2 of FX’s smash hit American Horror Story: Asylum as mental institution patient Spivey. We don’t care if he’s crazy, though, we’re still crazy about him!   


3. 2012 Sexiest Men: Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey

With the amount of sizzling shirtless action viewers get on a weekly basis from show stopper Tyler Posey, it is no wonder he made our list of sexy hombres. The 21-year-old’s impossibly perfect pecs are just one of the many reasons to love Posey. The half-Mexican has major Latino pride.

Posey has been playing more minor roles for years on shows like Doc and Brothers & Sisters, but it wasn’t until he was cast in the leading role as Scott McCall in MTV’s breakout hit Teen Wolf that the ladies really began to sit up and take notice. The many, many shirtless scenes certainly don’t hurt.    


4. 2012 Sexiest Men: Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Spend one moment in the smoldering gaze of hunk Adam Rodriguez, and it will be no surprise why he is on our sexiest list! Fans are used to seeing Rodriguez in the serious role of Detective Eric Delko in the wildly popular CSI: Miami, but when the show wrapped last April after 10 seasons, devotees didn’t have to wait long for him to grace the big screen. Over the summer the Cuban and Puerto Rican actor starred alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and Joe Manganiello in the male stripper movie, Magic Mike. Let’s all admit the real reason fans flocked: to catch a glimpse of Rodriguez in a thong!


5. 2012 Sexiest Men: Michael Trevino

Michael Trevino

Mexican-American actor Michael Trevino is who people picture when they are asked to imagine their ideal tall, dark, and handsome man candy. He has smoldering good looks that make you wonder how he can stand to look at himself in the mirror every morning. He’s just that hot.

Trevino can currently be found playing the role of werewolf Tyler Lockwood on The CW’s massively popular The Vampire Diaries. He’s one creature we wouldn’t mind keeping us warm at night!


6. 2012 Sexiest Men: Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Actor Danny Pino’s classic good looks earn him a spot as eye candy on our list of sexiest Latinos. His intelligent eyes, sweet smile, and boy-next-door charm give this looker major points for sexiness.

Pino signed on last season as the replacement for Chris Meloni on the long running Law & Order: SVU. He is currently in his second season in the role solving crimes and breaking hearts. 


7. 2012 Sexiest Men: Pitbull

Pitbull

Cuban artist Pitbull is a man of many talents, and that is devilishly sexy. His impeccable style and suave persona create a magnetic energy that lures us in, and we certainly don’t have a problem with it!

Pitbull has gained success as a rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. He recently completed his Planet Pit World Tour and is preparing to release his seventh studio album Global Warming in just a few days.


8. 2012 Sexiest Men: Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta

Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta has the alluring good looks of a pin-up boy who makes teens and adults alike scream in admiration, and the kind of hair you can’t help but want to run your fingers through.

Boneta has enjoyed a break-out year starring in the big screen release of Rock of Ages alongside some big Hollywood names. On the coattails of that success, the dreamboat was awarded an ALMA in September for “Favorite Movie Actor,” enjoyed the premiere of his role on MTV’s Underemployed, and has signed on to take on a role in big screen thriller In the Blood. Look out world, to the delight of us all, this kid is going places!


9. 2012 Sexiest Men: Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee

It’s safe to say most would dream of lying curled up in the bulging biceps being serenaded by scintillating reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee. Just thinking about it is enough to make us swoon!

After taking a few years off, the wildly popular Puerto Rican artist is back to doing what he does best, releasing chart topping hits. His newest album, Prestige, was released this past September, but by that time all three singles had hit in the top 10 Hot Latin Songs chart. Success is sexy, and we wouldn’t expect any less.


10. 2012 Sexiest Men: Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz danced his way into the homes of football fans across the United States with his smooth, uber sexy salsa skills. Pair his end zone moves with his drool worthy athletic physique, and you’re left with the ideal male specimen.

Back in early February of this year, the part-Puerto Rican wide receiver helped lead the New York Giants to victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.  


11. 2012 Sexiest Men: Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez is the epitome of everything a football quarterback is supposed to be – at least to us anyway. He is the classic, unattainable football star whose jaw-dropping chiseled features liken him to a god. He easily earns our pick for the sexiest quarterback in the NFL.

The 26-year-old USC grad has been playing for the New York Jets since he was drafted in 2009. On a more personal note, it has been reported that the steamy Sanchez has recently split with girlfriend Eva Longoria signifying potential single status!

12. 2012 Sexiest Men: Rodrigo Santoro

Rodrigo Santoro

Anyone who watched Rodrigo Santoro in 2007’s 300 is hyperaware of this actor’s rock hard body, but his mass sex appeal does not end there. The Brazilian heartthrob exudes confidence, and why shouldn’t he? He’s the complete package!

Santoro could be seen most recently in this year’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting opposite Jennifer Lopez, and he is gearing up to reprise his role as Xerxes in 300: Battle of Aremisia.

13. 2012 Sexiest Men: Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

We’ve long touted Ricky Martin as one of the sexiest Latin men, and we continue to hold to it! He has brooding good looks, smooth vocals, and dance moves you can’t help but pay attention to.

Throughout the span of his incredibly successful career, it may seem like this Puerto Rican has done it all, and he’s still going! He received rave reviews for his role on Broadway as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Evita. We’re not crying for him, he’s got it all.

14. 2012 Sexiest Men: Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

We admit it, one look into Laz Alonso’s gorgeous eyes and we’re hooked. The popular actor, of Afro-Cuban decent, has a smile sure to send anyone fortunate enough to be in its line of fire into overdrive.

Alonso, who is well known for his role as Tsu’tey in 2009’s Avatar, completed his role on A&E’s Breakout Kings last April. He is currently gearing up for the premiere of his latest role, a drama to air on NBC, which will premiere January of 2013.

15. 2012 Sexiest Men: Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

Remember, no one can resist a bad boy, and Javier Bardem’s villainous roles only make this seasoned actor that much hotter in our book! Despite the fact that he’s married to star Penelope Cruz, he will continue to play a commanding role in our daydreams.

The Spanish actor has earned loads of praise on numerous projects, but it is his most recent role as the dark Raoul Silva in the recently released Bond flick, Skyfall, that has audiences and critics buzzing. Bardem clearly stole the show in this film, no contest. 

16. 2012 Sexiest Men: Rafael Anchia

Rafael Anchia

No one can argue that a man rallying for positive political change is a turn-on. In that case, Rafael Anchia will be one to keep an eye on.

This democrat currently holds a seat in the Texas Legislature. He was appointed to a position in President Obama’s White House committee for trade policy. Some jokingly call him “El Goernador” in hopes that he will eventually govern the state. A man in a position of authority, that’s hot.

17. 2012 Sexiest Men: Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama

No matter what role Wilmer Valderrama plays, he is always exceedingly guapo! Beyond his near perfect exterior, though, it is his sense of humor that we find most attractive. Remember, laughter is the best way to a girl’s heart!

Though he is probably best remembered for his role as Fez in That ‘70s Show, Valderrama has done it all from television, to hosting, to movies, to music. His most recent role was as Detective Efrem Vega in NBC’s 2012 series Awake.

18. 2012 Sexiest Men: Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

From the moment he stepped foot on television, Mario Lopez has been charming audiences with that winning smile and trademark, one-of-a-kind dimples. We’re pretty sure if you look up “sexy” in the dictionary, Lopez’s name will be listed.

Currently, Lopez can be seen as the host of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and as co-host of The X Factor with Khloe Kardashian.

19. 2012 Sexiest Men: Ryan Guzman

Our Sexiest Latino Man Alive for 2012 is...

Ryan Guzman!

It was an excruciatingly difficult decision given the number of smoking hot Latinos, but Ryan Guzman wins our top spot for Sexiest Latino Man Alive! That penetrating gaze,  those washboard abs, those kissable lips, that razor sharp jaw,  believe us, the list goes on and on...

Guzman had a break-out year with his movie Step Up Revolution in which he stole the show, and danced his way into our hearts, with the lead role. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this overwhelming sexy man in the future. Congratulations, Ryan!