#10. Lil Wayne
Face tattoos are pretty stupid unless you've just lost your mind like Gucci Mane--only then do they serve a purpose (to prove that you're crazy).
It is pretty baffling that a 5'6" rapper with face tattoos is undeniably sexy, though he does wear fresh Vans. It might be his swag or that gravelly voice, or maybe it's just the ridiculously vulgar way he raps about sexin' you.
All I can say is that when Weezy was freed from Riker's Island, ladies everywhere released a collective sigh of relief in knowing that Wayne was back to the business of being one of our favorite sex symbols.Photo Credit: Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
#9. Will Arnett
#9. Though our most distinct memories of Will Arnett involve him riding around on a Segway while wearing loose-fit white dress pants and man-dals, even that has the potential to be sexy for this guy.
He's balding and has kind of creepy eyes, but every word that comes out of his mouth (maybe by the sheer register of his voice), is hilarious. He's by no means conventionally attractive, nor are any of the characters he plays. He's just so hysterical that it makes him sexy.
And we aren't the only ones who think it, obviously. After all, he bagged Amy Poehler. COME on.
#8. Jesse Eisenberg
#8. Do you remember the kid in high school who was always sort of timid and weird, and when you tried to talk to him about how to design your pop-punk band's website, he would flinch as if he'd never spoken to a human before?
That guy turned into Jesse Eisenberg. Neurotic, nervous, and skittish, Jesse would seem like a sex symbol nightmare. But casting him as the only person in the world we could imagine having worse anxiety was a strategic move.
All of a sudden, Jesse Zucker-Eisenberg was desirable- even with Justin Timberlake as his costar, we lusted after the brooding weirdo. Yeah, he's still horrible at award show speeches and he comes off as a total neurotic in interviews, but the nerd prototype is finally having his day.
And his beautiful blue eyes definitely don't hurt the cause.Photo Credit: GettyImages
#7. Kristen Wiig
#7. Much like rock stars, there is an assumption that comedians, despite their looks, are seen as verifiable foxes. There is just something about their charisma that elevates them to ultimate attractiveness.
For Kristen Wiig, this path wasn't easy. Her days on SNL, as amazing and hilarious as they have been, have so far put her in some wildly unsexy costumes and characters. The woman with one tiny hand and a massive forehead? No, thanks.
Gilly, the insane and unpredictable little girl who torments her classmates in an unflattering 70s child's dress? Nope. Kristen was wooing us with her humor, but not really with much else. And then there was Bridesmaids!
Finally, we got to see her face . . . and her body . . . and her amazing comedy writing skills. She rocketed from ''that girl who is always dressed like a nutjob'' to ''that girl that I need to find a way to sleep with.''
Strangely enough, even those freakish SNL characters she plays are starting to look a little more appealing. Is that weird?Photo Credit: 2009 Sundance Film Festival - Myspace Cafe
#6. Phillip Seymour Hoffman
#6. A little-remembered role for Phillip Seymour Hoffman was when he played an overactive and overeager storm chaser in TWISTER. He wore low-buttoned Hawaiian shirts and stupid sunglasses. He also had an undesirable and unattractive role in THE BIG LEBOWSKI as the real Lebowski's subservient assistant.
PSH has played some pretty ridiculous- and mostly ugly- roles, but his sex appeal is omnipresent. He just seems so cool, like he doesn't give a shit about anything at all and he's going to continue being a round, scruffy blond dude with a devastating smirk whether you're into it or not.
Women love that aloof manner and if you combine that with absolutely killer acting skills, he's quite the dreamboat. Men everywhere cringe in disbelief.Photo Credit: GettyImages
#5. Bill Murray
#5. Many things get better with age: wine, your 401k, Bill Murray. I don't even give a damn about GROUNDHOG DAY Bill or GHOSTBUSTERS Bill,I just want sad sack, frown-faced Bill of BROKEN FLOWERS.
He's the depressing dad character that you know has a whole host of good jokes deep inside him, which he'll show you once he's put back a few whiskeys. What is hilarious to me is that back in the 80s, Murray was actually supposed to be a sex symbol.
His pseudo-feathered mullet and one-eyebrow-raised smirk are no matches for that sardonic, sour face that seems so knowing and wise. Though it seems improbable for his sex appeal to escalate with age, his allure lies all in those sulky eyes and dry intellect.
No one can ever get enough of it, no matter how old he is.
#4. Rachel Maddow
#4. Sex and allure are key elements to being in politics. The number of scandals, love children, and raunchy affairs within our good ole government is hard to keep track of, for better or for worse.
Unfortunately, the people who are often reporting on these controversies are not much to shake a stick at and even worse, can be impossibly boring to listen to or watch. Rachel Maddow came in and changed that for all of us. Those glasses! That smile!
That wonderful and lovely sense of humor! She is in a class of her own when it comes to political commentators. With all the charm that Maddow possesses, it doesn't matter what party you support, you'll want to watch her anyway.Photo Credit: Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
#3. Jack White
#3. Most of us would say that the title of ''rock star'' immediately grants one a lifetime pass to universal attraction. And yes, it's worked in the past with some rock stars that really needed the guitar to draw attention away from their other parts. (I won't name names, but Keith Richards.)
The nature of the world generally names musicians as sex symbols despite their looks. Jack White hasn't been so lucky. He's pale, straggly-haired, and looks as though his whole getup was the product of Tim Burton's imagination.
Not to mention, he doesn't seem particularly personable or rock star-ish, just a weirdo with a guitar. But if you've ever heard this guy sing and shred, you'll watch all that weirdness float away. He is sexier than some of the actual sexy rock stars in the world by how truly uninterested he is in anything but guitar.
That standoffish, ''I'm too cool'' attitude is a turn-on and you know it. We always want what we can't have.Photo Credit: Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns
#2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
#2. If you've seen INCEPTION, you'll disagree that there is anything unlikely about Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a sex symbol. His perfect hair and well-tailored suits are a devastating combination. However, it's possible that you've forgotten JGL's earlier days, when his looks weren't as kind to him.
As his character Tommy Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun, he was about as dorky as they come with that long, unwashed hair and those awful 90s clothes. No one could have predicted- like, literally no one- that in ten years time, he would have cut the hair to reveal a gorgeous face and charming smile.
It's as if he spent early 2000 in hidden transformation, all in order to make him the sexpot that he's now become. Welcome to the world of sex symbols, Joseph. Don't take this responsibility lightly.Photo Credit: GettyImages
#1. Tina Fey
#1. Writer girls, rejoice! It is no longer considered a turnoff to like books, writing, and intelligent conversation, and it's all thanks to Tina Fey. As a writer and anchor for Weekend Update on SNL, Tina has been in the spotlight for years, but with not quite as much sex appeal as when she began 30 Rock.
Her unintentional sexy librarian look had already gotten our attention when she sat at SNL's news desk, but was blown to critical mass when we got to see our girl at her best: bro-ing down with Alec Baldwin, trying to rein in Tracy Morgan, and knowing that doughnuts take precedence over them all.
She may have the typical nerd girl look with her glasses and ill-fitting clothes, but damn, have you ever seen this woman on the red carpet? It's Peter Parker to Superman level. Combine that with sharp wit and a title of ''Boss'' and you have a top candidate for the nerd that we are all turned on by.Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images