Sookie Stackhouse may have used her fairy charms to woo her werewolf-pal Alcide on the new season of "True Blood," but in real life, Joe Manganiello is newly single -- a point that did not go unnoticed by the editors over at People who this week named the 37-year-old HBO star the hottest of Hollywood's hot bachelors. "I am part Sicilian," says the smoldering star in the magazine's latest cover feature. "I am passionate. I am a hot-blooded person. If you don't like spicy, then maybe I'm not for you."
Spicy or not, Manganiello has a pretty realistic view of love in all its iterations. "I think the crazy love that you fall into in the beginning turns into 'like' and 'need,'" he explains. "Chris Rock told me that!"
But don't take that to mean he's not romantic. "I'm at my best when I have someone to wake up next to," says the hottie, who revealed he'd split from his girlfriend, Bridget Peters, during a March appearance on the "Today" show.
He also has a healthy respect for physicality, telling People, "I'm big into smell. It's funny I got cast as a werewolf. There's something about the smell on that part of a woman's neck where it meets the jaw," he says. "Ahhhh! It's heaven."