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the SEXIEST MAN • ALIVE

ON SALE NOV. 16

AGE: 30 • HOMETOWN: MELBOURNE

SEXY JOB: PLAYING SPARTACUS

Sexy skivvies: As the hottest gladiator around on Starz's Spartacus: Vengeance, the Aussie usually doesn't wear much more than a loincloth. "The oddest part was when I realized wearing a G-string was no longer unpleasant," he says. "But I don't feel sexy in it. I do feel sexy in the leather armor."

Sexy revenge: "I was a dorky, chubby kid. So I was easy pickings to be bullied. But look at me now! Last time I was at a school reunion, one of the bullies had gone bald, and it was really satisfying!"

Sexy and sweet: "I say 'I love you' all the time. It's important to remind my girlfriend [singer-actress Erin Hasan] and the people I love that I care."