Is currently single following a recent break up with his dancer girlfriend Karina Smirnoff, Mario Lopez has been chosen to top the No. 1 spot of People's annual list of Hottest Bachelors. Growing up from a fat baby to a famous hunk, the actor-author bests a roster of other Hollywood single men to earn the title.
In an interview with the magazine over his just-attached predicate, Lopez revealed "I looked like a sumo wrestler. My mom had to pull the fat folds apart when she bathed me!" He, furthermore, also talked about the girl of his dream, saying that even though he has a very full plate on his agenda, he indeed is still interested in dating.
"I like a girl who's from a modest sort of upbringing, because it's more relatable," so he said about the kind of girl he's been dreaming of. "I'm a first-generation American. My parents [Elvia and Mario Sr.] emigrated from Mexico and live in the same house I grew up in Chula Vista, Calif. I'd feel weird if the girl was a little too uppity or affluent, because I'm a very down-home kind of guy."
And when it comes to his favorite date activity, Lopez stated "I like to go to a place in Koreatown in L.A. where they have private karaoke. It's a great place to bring a girl and see how she reacts. If she rolls with the punches and has a good time, then I'm like, 'All right, this girl is cool!'"
To mark his predicate as People's Hottest Bachelor, Lopez is recreating Mark Wahlberg's famous pose of the past, posing only in his Calvin Klein underwear for the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday, June 20.
The other People's Hottest Summer Bachelors among others are George Clooney, Bruce Willis, singer John Mayer, Poison frontman Bret Michaels, the newly crowned American Idol champion David Cook, and actor-singer Terrence Howard. Here're some of People's Hottest Summer Bachelors.