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The 25 Hottest Actors Under 35

What do This Christmas, Fast and Furious and Stomp The Yard all have in common? Fine, half-naked men.

Show us a great movie and we’ll show you the fine actor that starred in it. Every Vixen wanted to find their own Lance Sullivan (minus the cheating) in The Best Man, and when we learned of Derwin's departure from The Game, it crushed women everywhere. Outside of their great acting abilities, they are also very (very!) easy on the eyes. They have bodies and faces like gods, and their characters are the perfectly-flawed men women would kill to find.

Fellas (ahem, gentlemen), whether you're a triple threat like Tyrese with many movies and shows under your belt, or you’re a new on our radar like Jay Ellis, we want you to know we’ve taken notice of your hotness. We’ve given love to the rappers and the athletes but we have yet to give love to the men that act their ways to our hearts.

Take a look at our list of 25 under 35.

chadwick25. Chadwick Boseman

Hardworking is second nature to the Jackie Robinson look-a-like as he's already prepping his next film Draft Day. So Vixens, it won't be long before we catch this beau on our screens again.

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Evan Ross
24. Evan Ross

The slick talking young boy in ATL has turned into this smooth-looking grown man. Ladies, are you ready to see him in the TLC biopic as Chili's baby daddy Dallas Austin?

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Chris Evans

23. Chris Evans

He's tall, fit, and has no fear of saving the world for us (see: Captain America and Fantastic Four). And, the versatile actor doesn't mind making a fool of himself just to see any lady smile.

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Nick Cannon

22. Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon grabs our attention by what he does more than his looks. His savvy business tactics have us wanting more of the funnyman. Part ownership of Nickelodeon, producing TV shows and being married to a musical legend make him a certified banger.

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Damon Wayans Jr

21. Damon Wayans Jr.

Unlike (all one million of) his cousins--who are trying to find their lane in the entertainment out of the family's famous first generation--Damon has been making his own career in his comedy show Happy Endings.

Any guy that’s easy on the eyes and can make us laugh is a plus in our book.

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Joseph Levitt20. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a veteran in the entertainment industry (he started acting professionally at age 6). It's been a pleasure seeing this adorable kid turn into a handsome man. Whether he's acting or starting his own online production company, for this all-grown-up cutie, the sky's the limit.

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Eric West

19. Eric West

Cosmopolitan may peg him as "the hottest actor to watch in 2013," but he's been on our radar since 2011. It's hard not to stop and stare at this gorgeous guy whose entire demeanor is alluring. Vixens, get ready to see more of him in his sketch show on MTV called Blogger Girls.

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Tristan Wilds18. Tristan Wilds

Tristan's smile drives us wild (see above). The 23-year-old actor is putting all his talents to work as he dabbles with his music career and being a attention-grabbing lead in 90210.

CHace Crawford

17. Chace Crawford

One of the stars of the hit CW show Gossip Girls is someone worth gossiping about. We aren't sure if it's his eyes or his smile, but there is something about Chase Crawford that keeps us wanting to see more. Catch him in his next film, Responsible Adults.

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Tyler Lepley
16. Tyler Lepley

Say hello to Tyler Lepley. He's new to the acting world but he's coming full force with silver screen feature Baggage Claim and TV show The Have and The Have Nots. As attractive as he is, I'm pretty sure he will have no problem making fans.

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Ryan Gosling

15. Ryan Gosling

“We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you.” That line alone solidified our love for Ryan. His character Noah fought for his love in the Notebook and made us fall for him in real life. It doesn’t hurt that Gosling is easy on the eyes. Photoshopped, much?

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Kevin Phillips14. Kevin Phillips

We first got hip to this sexy guy in Queen Latifah's movie The Cookout. He's the sexiest flier in Red Tails and the best eye candy as a swimmer in Pride. Period.

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Micheal b Jordan13. Michael B. Jordan

We've been wondering if the B in Michael B. Jordan stands for beautiful, because that's the best way to describe this actor. As is our love for him, his acting résumé is long and growing. His upcoming movie title asks Are We Officially Dating?, and if it's up to us, the answer is yes!

Sidebar: Don't miss Fruitvale.

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James Franco12. James Franco

One of the few men that can rock either a scruffy or clean cut and looks like a fresh spring day. Whether he’s playing a hiker who has to amputate his own limbs or a pothead on a funny adventure to save his life, the only thing that supersedes his impeccable talent is his irresistibly good looks. 2013 will definitely be James’ year as he’s playing Hugh Hefner in Lovelace -- why didn't we get into acting, again?

Chad Michael Murray11. Chad Michael MurrayOne Tree Hill's sexiest athlete was Chad Michael Murray. We don't remember why we started watching the hit WB show, but we do know once we caught a glimpse of him on the screen, we were instant fans. Murray fans can catch him in Tyler Perry's Madea's Christmas due later this year.

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Lee Thompson Young

10. Lee Thompson Young

Jett Jackson a.k.a. Lee Thompson Young has come a long way from our TV crush on Disney. The all-grown-up actor is still fighting bad boys (minus the super powers) on TNT's Rizzoli and Isle. A man with a badge never looked this fine.

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Terrence J

9. Terrence J

We can give you 99 reasons why we love Terrence Jenkins (a.k.a. Terrence J). He moved from NYC's 106 & Park to pop a squat on E!. And in the middle of his two major hosting moves, he starred in quite a bit of movies. The best part? He got sexier as he worked his way to the top as an actor. We love his hustle and we adore his looks!

Tyrese8. Tyrese

He’s turning into the modern-day renaissance man. He’s a singer, actor, writer and Twitter motivational speaker. Starring in two of the best franchise action thrillers (Fast and Furious and Transformers), he’s a smart businessman as well. Despite how big of an actor he is becoming, he will forever be Jodi in our book.

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 Matt Bomer

7. Matt Bomer

If we were trying to cast a face of Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey, Matt Bomer is the actor we'd love on the big screen. Our wish may come true since casting directors have him in the running for the part. The White Collar actor captivates us with his eyes then seals the deal with his three-piece suits. Swoon!

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jesse-williams6. Jesse Williams

Our fingers are crossed that our next doctor looks like him, even if he only plays one on Grey’s Anatomy. Every Vixen loves a man who’s intelligent and knows the ways around the female body.

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Romeo Miller

5. Romeo Miller

It’s okay to look. He is fine... and legal.

Romeo has come a long way from the Lil Romeo Show. Besides being a rapper, he’s an athlete and actor with a lot of potential in the entertainment world. If they have us casting for a fine lead with a body the ladies won’t be able to stop looking at, he would be cast in ALL our films.

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Jay Ellis

4. Jay Ellis

He’s gaining his fame as one of the newest characters on BET’s The Game. His TV love interest may be our cover Vixen Lauren London but we have got our eye on those two. Seriously, we couldn’t help but get lost between in his abs and his smile.

COLUMBUS SHORT

3. Columbus Short

He caught our attention when he played hard-headed DJ in Stomp the Yard. Now as Harrison, the take-no-mess gladiator in Scandal, he’s completely stolen our hearts. Through his various characters, he’s shown us that he’s hard working, buff, will fight for his lady and looks good while doing it. Sorry Olivia, but if we have a problem we need solved, we're hoping Harrison is the guy that saves our day!

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Channing Tatum

2. Channing Tatum

Any man willing to do a movie about being a male dancer is a winner in our books. We know we can’t have this married father but that doesn’t stop us from having an on-screen romance with him.

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Lance Gross

1. Lance Gross

No matter your preference, you can’t deny he’s extremely easy on the eyes with a pretty captivating smile. He has a gorgeous face with body to match; that alone is tempting enough to make us go absolutely nowhere. Be sure to catch him in his new show The Crisis this fall.

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That Glow, Tho: How To Revive Your Skin After A Brick A** Winter

Whew, chile! Freshly fallen snow may be nice to look at, but the dry skin that accompanies the winter months ain’t it. And by the time the first tulip blooms come springtime, best believe your skin—which just endured months of humidity-deprived conditions—is super parched. Pass the moisturizer, please!

“The lack of humidity during the winter months is the main cause for the ‘winter’s itch’ and dryness,” Dr. Meena Singh, board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, told VIBE Vixen over email. And let’s not forget how the shorter days rob us ladies of the melanated variety of our warm and natural glow.

Luckily, there are many ways to combat such cold weather woes, both during and after the winter.

“I personally change my regimen significantly between seasons,” Singh added. “In the winter time, I am more prone to use heavier ointments and butters. Whereas in the spring, I can typically get away with moisturizing with emollient creams and lotions.”

But that’s not all you can do to whip your skin back into shape. Looking to bring your fly and radiant self back to life? Look no further. Vixen reached out to five women of color dermatologists, who’ve shared the following tips to help you get started.

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Hydrate From Within.

How many times have you asked a woman with bomb skin what her secret is and been met with the “I drink a lot of water” response? Did you figuratively roll your eyes? We’ve been there and we get it, especially since science says genetics do play a role in how your skin behaves—but homegirl wasn’t wrong!

Dr. Fran E. Cook-Bolden, board-certified NYC dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, tells Vixen that while you may not feel as thirsty when it’s cold out, it’s still important to stay hydrated and drink your eight glasses of water a day.

“The best way to avoid dry skin in the winter is to tackle it from the inside out,” she says.

Other ways to stay hydrated? Health.com suggests eating fruits such as apples, pears, and clementines, which are all over 80% water. Plus, not only will the vitamin C content of these fruits help you ward off the flu in the winter, but they’ll also keep you cool and refreshed once the weather warms up.

We stan a multifaceted solution.

Don't Forget To Cleanse.

As important as it is to drink your eight glasses a day, it’s also important to keep up with your cleansing routine—even if you’re not sweating as much.

In fact, board-certified Chicago dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson tells Vixen that maintaining moisture during the harsh winter months begins with cleansing. Washing our face removes makeup, dirt, and debris from the day, preventing buildup and breakouts. This also means the expensive serums and moisturizers you’ve probably splurged on are better absorbed by the skin.

But don’t overdo it!

“I find that many patients are over-cleansing, over-exfoliating or using cleansers that are not appropriate for their skin type and this is causing excess dryness,” she added. “Using a more mild cleanser can help tremendously in the battle against dryness.”

Our dermatologist-recommended favorite? CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser Bar.

It may also help to reconsider what you’re washing with when the weather changes. Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, Medical Director of Ingleton Dermatology, adds that as the temperatures go up, your routine should become “less heavy.”

“Switch from more hydrating cleaners and oils to foamy, gel-based cleaners” and to “a lighter weight daily moisturizer,” she advises. And if you’ve been skimping on the SPF don’t—you’ll definitely need it when the sun is back in these streets.

Keeping Up With "Wash Day" Is Important, Too.

Otherwise, you may end up with a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, which often appears on the scalp as a result of product buildup, but can also show up in skin folds such as behind the ears, under the breasts, etc.

“A dry, itchy and flaking scalp is very common in the winter and becomes more common as the frequency of washing the hair decreases,” Cook-Bolden tells Vixen. “When seborrheic dermatitis presents, it’s a common belief that applying scalp lotions, gels or pomades will help to treat the condition and is indeed sometimes helpful in temporarily soothing the itching and irritation.

However, as these products build up on the scalp, they can actually worsen the inflammation and overall worsen seborrheic dermatitis.”

So keep up with your hair care regimen, and if you do find yourself with a case of the seborrheic itchies, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dermatologist for an anti-inflammatory treatment.

Ceramides & Antioxidants Are Your Friends.

If you’re not familiar with ceramides and their superpowers, now’s the time to get familiar. Why? Because they can be extremely healing for desiccated skin.

As Atlanta board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tiffany Clay explains, ceramides are fats in the surface of the skin. When added to skin care products, they not only help your skin retain moisture, but they also give your skin a boost after being exposed to the elements like pollution and icy wind.

In terms of what to use, you’ll want to look for products described as “non-comedogenic,” which means a product is less likely to clog your pores. Additionally, products containing hyaluronic acid (HA) are also a win because of its ability to attract and hold water at the surface of the skin.

“I typically recommend patients keep their antioxidant serum/lotion (vitamin C) and their retinol on board no matter the season,” Clay also notes. “Over- the- counter retinols and prescription retinoids are vitamin A derived medications that most people use in a topical form.”

And they’re a major win-win. Using retinols/retinoids short term will help exfoliate your skin and give you that Kelly Rowland glow. Their long-term use helps to promote collagen production in the skin, minimizing fine lines and decreasing excess melanin production, which will even your complexion, reduce hyperpigmentation, and help reduce photo-damage.

As for vitamin C, look at it as SPF’s best friend.

“Vitamin C is an antioxidant that, when applied topically in combination with daily sun protection, decreases free-radical damage from ultraviolet exposure,” Clay shares.

Those rays don’t stand a chance.

Exfoliate, But Make It Gentle.

It may be tempting to grab the St. Ives but don’t. Instead, Clay suggests, get acquainted with chemical exfoliants like glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandolin acid, or salicylic acid.

These strong but gentle powerhouses typically come labeled as AHAs and BHAs (alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid) and are way less harsh on the skin. Those over-the-counter scrubs you’re used to? They tend to leave scrapes and cuts on the skin, which can lead to inflammation and—you guessed it—hyperpigmentation... and we ain’t ask for all’at.

If you do decide to use a traditional scrub, Ingleton suggests trying Dove’s Exfoliating Body Scrub.

“This will help to slough away dry, dead cells on the surface and also hydrate/moisturize the skin in the process,” she says. “Apply a hydrating body lotion after doing the scrub.”

But again, be gentle!

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Kylie Jenner Doubles Down On Being Crowned A "Self Made" Billionaire

The premise of "self-made" and its interpretation when it comes to privileged celebrities has been a huge debate. When Kylie Jenner was named Forbes' youngest self-made billionaire, debates were raised due to her timeline in the limelight and her wealthy family. The 21-year-old defended her title, explaining how she doesn't fall into any ofter category.

"There’s really no other word to use other than self-made because that is the truth," she said in Q&A with Interview Magazine's German edition. "That is the category that I fall under," she started.

She acknowledged how her fan base equated to her success but refuted claims that she used her family's money to jump-start her wildly successful Kylie Cosmetics line.

"Although, I am a special case because before I started Kylie Cosmetics, I had a huge platform and lots of fans. I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15. I used 100 percent of my own money to start the company, not a dime in my bank account is inherited… and I am very proud of that."

Earlier this month (March 5) the mother-of-one officially surpassed Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest person to reach billionaire status, when Kylie Cosmetics hit a billion dollars in revenue.

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'Boomerang' Episode 7 Recap: Family Matters And Pride

Bryson and Simone are a thing, like for real for real. They can’t keep their hands (or tongues) off of one another. As the two of them get steamy in the jacuzzi, a sexually riled up Simone tells her new beau that she wants to treat his face like a bean bag. They are in it, y’all. There’s just one problem — they may be half-brother and sister (insert vomit emoji here). The excitement of finally landing the girl of his dreams is shut down when he reveals that his mother, Jacqueline, informed him that Marcus Graham may be his papa. (Wait. Does that mean Marcus cheated on Angela back in the day? Regardless, what a way to ruin a mood.)

As they wait for the DNA test results, Simone and Bryson still try to be business as usual, you know, chillin’ like they used to. Speaking of business, Bryson is all that. Ari may be his boy and all, but when it comes to directing Tia’s music video, Bryson wants an Italian dude to shoot it instead. He just doesn’t believe Ari can execute. All great directors have vision and through Bryson’s eyes, Ari has none. Simone can’t help but agree. It’s obvious that Tia and her bae are not at all pleased with the video production of her single. Bro gotsta go. Tia has never been one to hold back and in a fit of frustration, she does what Simone couldn’t verbalize; she fires Ari.

Like the “big bad boss” he is, Bryson harshly tells Ari that not only will he basically fail at being a producer, but people will notice that he doesn’t belong here. Hold up. Are we sure Bryson and Ari are friends? Tough love is understandable but to completely obliterate the dreams of someone you’ve been rocking with? That’s foul. Unlike Ari, Bryson knows that he was brought up with the keys and basically helped himself to whatever role he wanted in the industry, a luxury he can afford to extend. Why not help your friend out now even with a little guidance knowing his career aspirations?

Bryson may be able to but Simone is not willing to give up on Ari just yet. She lets Ari collaborate Bryson’s pick, Shayan, who is also seemingly having a hard time capturing dope shots. A conversation with Simone about perfecting his craft leaves Ari somewhat disappointed but open to the constructive criticism.

While enjoying the Atlanta Black Pride festivities, an old filing recognizes Ari and waves him down. In catching up, the discussion quickly takes a turn to sexual orientation labels with a judgemental tone and Ari is not having it. Sure, while he was with her, he liked women but sometimes he’d rather be with a man. “Bisexual,” “Gay,” call it whatever, he just likes who he likes, refuses to be put in a box, and there’s nothing wrong with that. What is not about to happen is him being judged by a woman with five kids and three baby favas. Yikes.

That frustration instantly births inspiration. Instead of dryly shooting Tia performing with Pride weekend just happening around her, Ari points out how the world needs to see all black people not caring about what anyone has to say about them, especially when the world includes women rocking $12 jewelry. Sashayers, milly-rockers, and twerkers galore, the video shines on the culture, highlighting Kings and Queens of all shades, ages, genders, and sexualities. It’s a good time. Even Bryson can give up his props and that lead director credit to Ari. You see, Bryson? You gotta have a little faith like David always has.

Speaking of our fave pastor, unlike many Baptist churches, it’s amazing to see that David embraces and participates in the Atlanta Black Pride weekend. With the help of Crystal, David is preaching a message of loving who you are and loving others. His sermon last week no doubt spoke to the soul but if you recall, Crystal did notice that a lovely lady attended the service moreso for David and less so for Jesus. That obviously triggered something. Crystal and David may not have been able to work out their marriage but the attraction is absolutely still there. Could it be one-sided though?

You didn’t think we forgot about Bryson and Simone, did you? It should be noted that for his entire life, all Bryson ever wanted was to be like Marcus Graham, but not like this. David is right: be careful what you pray for. No matter the outcome of the paternity test, Simone and Bryson will undoubtedly be in one another’s life (maybe less like Whitley and Dwayne and more like Denise and Theo).

Well, folks, the results are in (insert Maury voice). In the case of Bryson J. Broyer, Marcus, you are NOT the father! But, you may still have some ‘splaining to do. Now that they are officially not related, Simone can finally go ahead and have that seat. We know, sis has been tired all day. Ow!

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