updated 10/31/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 10/31/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
SEXIEST MAN ALIVE
ON SALE November 18
HOMETOWN: Crete, III.
STATS: 5'11", 165 lbs.
SEX APPEAL: It's hard not to notice—okay, count—each I ripple in this soap star's impressive midsection. A gym membership and an Arnold Schwarzenegger workout book helped him tone up as a teenager and later land a modeling career. (Arnold himself commended Egglesfield's "great body" at a 1998 fashion show.) Today the single actor plays nice guy turned bad boy Joshua Madden on All My Children, replacing the original actor last month. But his character's ulterior motives aren't all he'll reveal on the show. "I haven't had to take my clothes off just yet," he says. "But I'm sure it's only a matter of time."