I was 24 years old when I lived in New York in the early ’90s as a student at Parsons School of Design.
When you’re single and in your 20s—that’s the best time to be in New York.
I was kind of dumb because I had a (loser) boyfriend back in Manila, so I tried really hard not to have a roving eye.
BUT I am really attracted to good-looking men, especially if they are good boys, and more if they are religious.
Good Catholic boys are such a turn on, like this one we saw at St. John The Evangelist in New York last year.
You can imagine him to be nice to bring home and introduce to your parents, be a good daddy, sweet husband, good provider, etc. Luckily I already got one at home, having married a nice Dutch Catholic in 2000.
But aside from Catholic boys, I am also attracted to Jewish men—I really think from a fashion point of view. I just die whenever I see a cute guy in a yarmulke (or skull cap) with their suits or long-sleeve shirts, walking around New York.
For me it’s just a turn-on—I don’t know why!!
So the Buzzfeed recently featured their Top 51 Hottest Jewish Men on their site.
Upon seeing the list, I thought, no wonder I’m attracted some of those guys, hehe.
From there, Grace and I decided to blog each other’s Top 10s without looking at each other’s blogs.
1) Adrien Brody
Fell in love with him in The Pianist. I find him intense looking and fashionable.
Died when he kissed Halle Berry at the Oscars
Swooned when he rode the train in Taipei
and died again when he passed by Manila and didn’t see me!
2) Paul Rudd
Loved him in Clueless and the fact that he aged well. He looks good even when haggard.
Wanted to watch him in Grace last year, but was no longer in New York when it opened on Broadway.
Paul Rudd at Grace press conference in New York
3) Bryan Greenberg
Got me hooked to How To Make It In America , which was sadly canceled after Season 2, and watched him again in Prime, as cougar Uma Thurman’s love interest.
Would make him #1 if he didn’t ignore me on Instagram and Twitter
5) Jake Gyllenhaal
Because how many guys can look good—both as a good boy and a bad boy?
6) Mark Ronson
Because he looks so cool, and his looks change all the time.
7) Adam Brody
Can look good—both as good boy and bad boy.
The American actor also drums for Big Japan for extra pogi points!
8) Jack Antonoff
The guitarist of the American band Fun gets pogi points for the hair, and being Lena Dunham’s main squeeze.
9) Adam Sandler
Don’t laugh, but when I was a kid I had a strange crush on Jerry Lewis and watched all his movies.
For me, Adam Sandler is the modern Jerry Lewis. I don’t find him guapo but he’s cute in a comedian way.
10) Adam Levine
Saw him in Manila as Bench endorser and found him refreshingly honest.
To see Grace’s Top 10, click HERE.