#ManCrushMonday: British Babe Zander Hodgson Shows Us His Calvins
The only thing better than starting your morning with a hot cup of coffee or unicorn frapp? Starting it with hot pics of dudes in their underwear. And not just any dude, a dude with a British accent and a killer six-pack.
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His name is Zander Hodgson, he’s 26, and he’s an actor and model from England. We shot some steamy pics in the Chateau Galore that will turn your Monday morning around. Check out the interview and the pics below.
You’re an actor?
So what kind of things would we recognize with you in it?
You wouldn’t recognize me from anything out here yet. I’ve done some TV shows in England.
What were they called?
“Coronation Street” — which is like this famous sitcom in England. My mom was crazy proud because I grew up watching it with her. She was calling all of her friends when I was in it. And then “Holly Oaks” is one I did mainly for teens, and there’s “Shameless.”
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What was your favorite role out of the three?
Probably Coronation Street because it was something that my family could relate to and it was something that all around, everyone was proud of. Everyone knew that that was more of a big deal.
Cool! Good for you! Which role do you think you related to the most? Or not relate at all and it was totally crazy?
Also probably “Coronation Street” because I was bartending at the time and I was a bartender in the actual show.
What are you working on for the future? Do you have anything coming out?
I don’t have anything at the moment. I’m working with acting classes, deciding which kind of a track we want to go on. I just signed with a new manager and he’s helping a lot with that. I’m excited about what’s to come.
That’s awesome. Do you model too?
Do you like modeling?
Yeah, I do. I like it more when you get to act a bit more. Or they want you to show your personality more on the camera, or have more of a story that you can imagine and create something more.
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Have you had to do any crazy shoots?
I had one shoot where they were firing paint at me. It was powder paint and they had some sort of contraption — it was almost like a slingshot. That was funny and very wild. I wasn’t living in London at the time and I had to travel back on the train and people were looking at me like “what is going on?”
Did you have an awkward first kiss?
Yeah, my first kiss was in the town park in the small countryside town that I’m from. She probably doesn’t even know that she was my first kiss. But I remember the whole time I was thinking “Oh my God, is this too much tongue?” But then afterwards she told me I was a really good kisser. I acted cool about it, but secretly I was like, “So I’m a good kisser now? That’s good!”
Do you have any embarrassing date stories?
One time my date turned up really drunk and tried to act like she wasn’t. The waitress even noticed and my date drank the paper wrapper off the top of her straw. It was really awkward.
So what’s something that England does better than the US?
I like that the British people I know are a lot more straightforward. Here, everyone is really friendly, which is great, but it’s not always what’s really going on. I miss knowing where I stand with people sometimes.
What would be your ideal date if you didn’t know the person at all?
I went to Disneyland yesterday, that would be kinda fun. Or you know what would be really fun? A water park. I love water parks! And then you’re not so embarrassed about seeing each other like, half-naked already. It would be fun if it was a nice, sunny day and you were doing things that were a bit scary together. It just sort of breaks the ice.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
I hate when people say that they’re going to do something but don’t follow through with it. I like to be dependable and I hate flakiness, you know?
What is something that you like in a partner, or a friendship even?
I like people that are up for adventure. People that don’t focus on the negative too much that you can grow with. Interested in finding new things to do, not just sticking to the same old routine.
Photos by Prince & Jacob