Life, as Josh Duhamel knows it, is pretty good. After having his pro-football dreams squashed by college coaches and dropping out of school just one-and-a-half credits shy of a biology degree, the Midwestern piece of man meat moved to California to try his hand at modeling (He beat Ashton Kutcher for Male Model of The Year at a 1997 convention.) and then acting. He won a Daytime Emmy for his last season on "All My Children," which surely helped him go primetime for five seasons (2003-2008) on NBC's "Las Vegas" and jump to the big screen in 2004 with "Win A Date With Tad Hamilton." His future wife, Black Eyed Peas songstress Fergie, guested on the show and after confronting him about dreams he told InStyle he had about her, his fantasies became reality. They were engaged in 2007, married in 2009, and had son Axl in August 2013. Things looked a little rocky just nine months after their big day when an Atlanta exotic dancer claimed he'd cheated with her, but ultimately he maintained his innocence and the Duchess stood by her man. Another fantasy came true when he earned a recurring role in the big-screen adaptations of one of his favorite childhood cartoons, "Transformers." Although best when he's being badass, Duhamel has dabbled in other genres including family film ("Ramona and Beezus"), rom-com ("New Year's Eve") and romantic thriller ("Safe Haven").