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Seeing Ian Somerhalder pose with his cat Moke for People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive 2013 spread might be as hot as seeing Channing Tatum wear his baby girl.

Ian Somerhalder alone is swoon-worthy, but Ian plus cute and furry four-legged friends? Super hot. 

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Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, rescued his orange-haired kid while filming Lost in Hawaii.

He reveals to the magazine that he used to put Moke on a leash and take him for walks on the beach.

The cat apparently helped him get a lot of dates, but it’s Ian Somerhalder so Moke was probably just a lovely bonus for those lucky ladies.


Cats aren’t his only furry friends. He and Nina Dobrev played midwife to one of his dogs as it gave birth to puppies earlier this year. Ian currently resides in his 2,000 square foot apartment with 6 dogs and 2 cats, a number which he says is probably over the limit.

Somerhalder was included in the spread’s "Cool Cats" section alongside The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus and his feline friend Eye of the Dark.

Adam Levine, meanwhile, was named Sexiest Man Alive 2013. Bet more than a few fans will be shaking their heads at that decision after seeing this.