This year in pictures: Seven hot men of 2016

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2016 was a trip we wouldn’t want to take again, but it certainly wasn’t without its perks. Let’s take a close look — and possibly even leer — at seven of the hottest men we found ourselves writing about time and time again this year, even if our conscience and several commentators told us to stop, stop, just stop.

Here’s seven bright spots on a particularly dismal year, in no particular order.

Pietro Boselli

Dubbed the “world’s hottest math teacher”, Boselli’s numerous shirtless photos — combined with his superior intellect and overall charisma — has made him an irresistible subject for any number of posts, and we obsessively follow him on social media to stay up to date on every Speedo change.

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Sam Asghari

22-year-old model, physical trainer, and actor Sam Asghari first came to our attention playing a meaty construction worker in Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” video, a performance he followed up a few months later in Britney Spears’ video for “Slumber Party.” (He’d now rumored to be dating her.)

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Tyler Clinton

Nephew of Hillary, the son of Bill’s half-brother Roger, Tyler Clinton is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where he gave the commencement speech. He’s also, as they to like say in The Oval Office, a major babe alert. 

He was also the subject of loads of modeling shots by Adina Doria, which you can see below.

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Alex Bowen

No man is an island. But other parts of their anatomy sometimes deserve their very own zip code. This is certainly true of reality star Alex Bowen, a contestant on Love Island who first rose to our attention following a much-publicized photo leak that is on an entirely different level. We’ve already seen a plenty of this handsome guy, but we expect to see a lot more in the years to come.

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Love Island's Alex Bowen from his Instagram account

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Jeremy Meeks

If you saw him in a lineup, you’d say, “Officer, that’s him — the man who stole my heart.” And the precinct would collectively roll their eyes and wish you hadn’t come. In 2014, the Californian’s chiseled mug (by way of the above mugshot) went viral after Meeks was arrested on felony weapons charges. But this year he really came into his own, constantly replenishing his Instagram account — to remind you that some people deserves a second chance?

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Nyle DiMarco

Everyone’s favorite deaf, insultingly handsome model-dancer Nyle DiMarco is, in his own words, “Very single.” Talking to People magazine, the “sexually fluid” performer revealed “a relationship is not a priority of mine but, you know, I’m hoping soon enough!” And when DiMarco hopes, he hopes for all of us.

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Beach for days, come and join!! ?: @thewaltersavage

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Franco Noreiga

Nothing to see here — just your standard mind-bogglingly hot model and restaurateur. The master chef often practices his trade without the hindrance of pants, thanks to the many years he clocked in as an underwear model. This explains why his Instagram account is so relentlessly prowlable. To whit:

SOUTHAMERICAN SUMMER #SOON ? @jeffsegenreich

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EDITORIAL #NYC ? @ruben_tomas

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BEDROOM STORIES #NEWYORK #MICASA I've read all your comments! THANK YOU! Many #LAUGHS ???

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