Chris Hemsworth's smile not only makes sparks fly - those pearly whites draw lightning from the clouds. The Australian actor, most known for his role as the superhero based on the Norse god Thor in "The Avengers," was newly minted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.
Besides his sculpted frame, the 31-year-old laughs often and freely, showing off his sparkling rows of teeth. And he knows that a good smile is a big part of looking your best. When he played Eric the Huntsman in "Snow White and the Huntsman," the actor ruled out rotten teeth for the role.
"At one point there was talk of blackening his teeth, and I was like, 'Hang on, if there's got to be any kind of romance in here, that's pretty unattractive!' So we kept the teeth clean!" he laughed to Belfast Telegraph.
Sorry, ladies, Hemsworth is taken. He's married to Spanish model Elsa Pataky, 38, with whom he has three kids. Hemsworth admitted that both he and his wife thought it was "pretty funny" when he first received word on his sexy title.
"I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," he told People in the magazine's cover story. "I can just say to her, 'Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies. I'm above that. I've made it now.'"
That sense of humor better not leave brushing his teeth from the mix!
Even though the Aussie hunk is married, swooners might hang their hopes on Hemsworth's equally dashing younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, who stars in "The Hunger Games." Liam, 24, plays Gale Hawthorne, the best friend and hunting partner of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence. With a pair of brothers as fortunate looking as the Hemsworths, their parents must've done something right.
A god's diet and exercise
To get in shape for his role as the hammer-wielding Thor, Hemsworth puts on 20 pounds of muscle and tries to be disciplined when it comes to his diet and exercise. He does, however, get excited for his cheat days.
"Then it's pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things," he told People. "Everything I'm not allowed to have!"
The crux of the matter is that these teeth-rotting foods are the special exceptions. We might be able to learn from his moderation attitude, keeping the unhealthy snacks to a minimum. For a smile as bright as Hemsworth's, teeth whitening products may help us boost our own sexy levels.