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Ian Somerhalder is asking for a lot this year.

The Vampire Diaries hunk turns 35 today, but he doesn't want an expensive gift. Heck, he doesn't want a gift of any kind, not for himself at least.

He simply wants as many fans as possible to donate to his foundation in the same amount as the number of year he's been on Earth.

Ian Somerhalder Red Carpet Image

"I have a goal this year… we can get 1 million people of the 7 billion on the planet to donate $35 dollars," Ian writes on the official Ian Somerhalder Foundation site, adding:

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A hearty happy birthday is due for Ian Somerhalder today, but The Vampire Diaries star doesn't want a card, a hug or even an iPhone 4 from fans.

Instead, the 33-year old would love fans to donate to his IS Foundation, a charity that looks out for the environment and which has already changed Canadian sled dog laws; delayed the Keystone XL Pipeline; and banned shark fins in California.

In the following video, Somerhalder makes this plea, asking supporters to give whatever they can. In exchange, you might have an email from Ian appear in your Inbox next week:

"Everyone who has it within their hearts to support ISF deserves some respect and love, and the only way I know how to give a little of this to so very many is to try my very best to try to send each and everyone of you a personal email," Somerhalder says. "I want to reach out so I can thank you for your support and learn a little about you to discover how you fit into this remarkable family."

You heard the man, readers. Visit the official ISF site now to donate!

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

We can't lie: THG has a crush on Ian Somerhalder. And it isn't simply because this is one Sexy Beast.

It's also because the Louisiana native is taking an active role in helping to clean up the Gulf Coast and is stirring up Emmy talk these days with his performance on The Vampire Diaries. Really, he is!

Of course, it doesn't hurt that he looks like this. In honor of the actor's 32nd birthday, we've posted the following photo montage and we're asking readers to send in their best wishes... if they can stop drooling for a few moments, that is.

  • Ian at the Mall
  • Studly Somerhalder
  • BP Hater
  • Smoldering Somerhalder
  • The Latest Fashion
  • Three CW Stars
  • As Damon