Twi-hard fans are not only dedicated, they are legion. So how did Twilight’s Robert Pattinson get edged out as the “Sexiest Beast” by Vampire Diaries’ bad-boy Ian Somerhalder? Many Twi fans must be scratching their heads over the same question.
Just check out Rob’s newly released photos, who could be sexier than that?
While there’s unlikely to be a congressional investigation, many Twi-fans think there should be after Damon beat out Twilight’s Edward Cullen and True Blood’s Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), according to a fan poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly.
Who knew Ian was so popular?
EW conducted a single-elimination tournament with 64 contestants, much like the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament. It’s online poll began July 19, and the results were revealed Thursday (Aug. 26).
The “Beasts” vying for the title included vampires, werewolves, aliens, mutants, monsters and machines from various movies and television shows.
The finalists after more than 1.5 million votes cast came down to Pattinson and Salvatore. Other top contenders included True Blood’s Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Twilight’s Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
In the final, the two dashing undeads were separated by a mere 3,902 votes out of about 270,000 cast. The tally was 138,630, for Damon and 134,728 votes for Edward.
The magazine reports that the voting was close; at one point only 200 votes separated the two, before the tide turned for good.
“Maybe it was a last-minute Tweet from Somerhalder himself –”That Pattinson guy will end up kicking my butt, however thanks for taking the time, that’s really cool : )” that turned the tide, the magazine noted.
Or maybe it was a get-out-the-vote campaign by Somerhalder’s co-star Matt Davis (Alaric). “I think he text-messaged Justin Bieber and said ‘Hey, would you please vote for my friend?’ I’m not even kidding,” Somerhalder tells EW.
So what happened Twi fans? Voice your opinions in the comments section below and enjoy Rob’s photos.