CEO Tom Ford
The fashion designer who redefined sexiness first at Gucci, and now at his own label, has one main bit of advice on looking your best. "It's more about maintaining your looks and respecting them than trying to look like a different person," says Tom Ford, 46. So has the designer ever gotten a little Botox touch-up? "Of course, everyone does," he says. "I get a little bit in the furrow of my brow. Who wants to look at someone frowning?"
5 THINGS A SEXY MAN NEEDS
1. GOOD MANNERS
"Stand up when a woman comes to the table."
2. EXPENSIVE SOAP
"Throw out all supermarket grooming products."
3. A DAILY NEWSPAPER
"A sexy man needs to be informed."
4. A WELL-CUT DARK SUIT
"It will last for years."
5. A PAIR OF DARK DENIM JEANS
"I wear Levi's, classic."
Tom COLICCHIO of Bravo's Top Chef
What's one of Top Chef
judge Tom Colicchio's favorite dining experiences? "Sunday mornings, brewing coffee, you're in your pajamas, reading the paper," says Colicchio, 45, who owns restaurants in four different cities. "It's the day my wife [writer-director Lori Silverbush] and I spend the most time together." Which is precisely why food is so sexy, he says. "It brings people together." It also doesn't hurt when the guy across the table is a reality TV sex symbol. "I'm flattered," says Colicchio of the fan attention. "But I'm also happily married."
5 SEXY FOODS
"Real simple; just sear to medium rare and serve with great wine."
"I think anything raw has sex appeal."
"It's not the mango itself; it's where it brings you. When I think mangoes, I think about sitting on a beach."
4. WHIPPED CREAM
"I don't think a bowl of whipped cream is sexy–it's what you do with it."
5. CHOCOLATE SAUCE
"It has to be dark chocolate. Really good dark chocolate has an almost bitter taste to it that feels deep and mysterious."
Josh BERNSTEIN of Discovery Channel's upcoming Josh Bernstein's Adventures
He has scaled Argentinian glaciers and trekked across Iceland's volcanic landscape, but when it comes to sexy jaunts, Bernstein thinks of the whole world as his oyster. Still, the rugged globetrotter says women are drawn to him not for his adventurous lifestyle but because "I've been told I have very kissable lips," says the 36-year-old. "Knowledge is sexy, and international travel is the greatest education you can get."
5 SEXY PLACES
1. SANTORINI, GREECE
"Grab a Vespa for two, ride along the coast, and park someplace secluded."
2. IBIZA, SPAIN
"Decadence and partying do have a world capital."
3. NEW YORK CITY
"Anonymity puts sexiness into overdrive."
4. REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
"In the summer, it never gets dark and the nightlife never stops. And its thermal springs are a great place for a romantic retreat."
5. GIZA PLATEAU, EGYPT
"Stand at the foot of the Great Pyramid–its timelessness is sexy."