Sexiest Man Alive

Year of the Nerd

UPDATED 11/26/2007 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/26/2007 at 01:00 AM EST

RAINN WILSON

AGE: 41
STATUS: MARRIED, TO WRITER HOLIDAY REINHORN
SEE HIM ON: THE OFFICE, AS THE LOVABLY NEUROTIC DWIGHT

THE SECRET TO HIS SEXINESS
"I have excellent personal hygiene and I'm funny. Women dig funny guys, even when they look like trolls. That's always worked for me."

GEEK CRED
"During high school I was in the marching band, debate club, computer club and on the chess team. I still play chess. I'm all about speed chess."

SWOON FACTOR
"I like women with tattoos. I melt for dangerous women. That's actually on a bumper sticker on my Prius."

MASI OKA

AGE: 32
STATUS: SINGLE
SEE HIM ON: HEROES, AS A SAMURAI-SWORD SWINGING TIME TRAVELER

THE UPSIDE OF BEING FAMOUS
"When girls come up and want to snuggle with you or lay a fat one on you, that's quite a compliment!"

HIS PERSONAL SUPERHERO UNIFORM
"I like to wear a nice shirt or a blazer with jeans. But I feel sexy if I feel comfortable, even if that means I'm going around in sweats."

THE KEYS TO ROMANCE
"I used to write love songs in college, so if I really wanted to go all-out for a date, I would rent a concert hall, bring out a baby-grand piano and sing one of my songs. I find having a romantic dinner on an empty stage a sexy thing."

ZACHARY LEVI

AGE: 27
STATUS: SINGLE
SEE HIM ON: CHUCK, AS THE COMPUTER GEEK AND PART-TIME SPY

GETTING HIS GROOVE ON
"I can destroy a dance floor. I think life should be a musical. I always hate it when people watch a musical and they go, 'Oh, it's so unrealistic, no one just breaks into song in the middle of their day.' Yeah, they do–if they're me."

ON KISSING GUEST STAR RACHEL BILSON
"She's 5'2" and I'm 6'4"–lots of apple boxes were used to do those scenes, which were steaming hot."

UNDER THE COVERS
"I'm naked. I don't understand the point of wearing clothes to bed. Why? Unless you're really cold or sick and you've got to layer up to sweat it out."

CHRISTOPHER GORHAM

AGE: 33
STATUS: MARRIED, TO ACTRESS ANEL LOPEZ GORHAM
SEE HIM ON: UGLY BETTY, AS AMERICA FERRERA'S LOVE INTEREST

WHAT BRINGS OUT HIS INNER NERD
"Video games. At work America and I have been playing Guitar Hero like a couple of teenagers."

THE FALLOUT FROM HIS RECENT UNDERWEAR SCENE ON BETTY
"Afterward, one of the producers came up to me and said, 'I have to be honest with you, I thought they digitally put your head on someone else's body.' That's how surprised people were. Now everybody's coming up to me for exercise and diet tips."

REGGIE HAYES

AGE: 38
STATUS: SINGLE
SEE HIM ON: THE CW'S GIRLFRIENDS, AS THE DORKY BEST GUY FRIEND

DATING, NERD-STYLE
"I've got Star Wars action figures covering whole walls of my house. I'm not going to take them down. A date can always move the light saber out of the way and sit down if she wants."

WHY GEEKS ACT
"It's the perfect job for shy people. They tell you what to say, pick out your clothes and comb your hair. I wanted to be on TV because I thought women would approach me more so I wouldn't have to go, 'Hey baby' all the time."

For a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoots, go to WWW.PEOPLE.COM/SMA

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