‘Gorgeous’ Joe Alwyn is the face of Prada’s Spring ’18 campaign: yikes or meh?

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Once The Great Tiddlebanging of 2016 really got going, there were two extra-special photoshoots involving Tom Hiddleston. One was the now-infamous “paper knickers” W Magazine shoot (which is still one of the funniest things in history) and the other was Tom’s very tragic Gucci print ad campaign. The Gucci photos were pretty bad, but since the W Magazine photos also exist, most people forgot about the Gucci campaign. My point about this trip down Tiddle-memory lane is that Taylor’s boyfriends have an unfortunate habit of being talked into doing terrible photoshoots for money. Joe Alwyn is no different. Gorgeous Joe stars in the spring 2018 campaign for Prada, and it is terrible.

Prada has tapped Joe Alwyn as the face of its “Ascension” spring 2018 men’s advertising campaign. The emerging British actor, who is also the boyfriend of American singer Taylor Swift, was lensed by photographer Willy Vanderperre on the roof of Osservatorio [Observatory], Prada’s exhibition space dedicated to contemporary photography and visual arts located inside Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade. The rigorous, stark aesthetic of the backdrop is balanced by the dynamic poses of Alwyn, who is portrayed as a contemporary hero of graphic novels, which influenced the latest Prada spring show.

In other pictures, Alwyn poses on a white background wearing iconic looks of the brand’s collection, including a black garage mechanic suit layered over a striped shirt and cinched at the waist with a functional backpack.

[From WWD]

I enjoy that WWD is really trying to sell us on this idea that some bad black-and-white photos of Joe looking like a pouty 13-year-old are somehow high fashion. To be clear – I don’t know Joe and I haven’t formed an opinion of him whatsoever. Maybe he’s the nicest guy in the world. Maybe he’s The One for Tay-Tay. Maybe he’s more gorgeous in real life. But it really seems like she’s dating someone who A) looks a hell of a lot younger than her and B) looks like he’s about to throw a tantrum because his mom stole his Halloween candy as a prank.

Also: what connections does Taylor have with these major fashion houses? I acknowledge that Taylor is a big deal, in general, but mostly in music. I never think of her as a big deal in fashion, and she’s never seemed like she has the kind of influence where she could “get” her latest boyfriend an ad campaign. But it keeps happening and it’s strange.

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  1. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    These pictures don’t do anything for me but I’m sure the people at Prada love them.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t find him attractive at all, I don’t get the hype

    • Rosalee says:

      Living proof beauty is in the eye of the beholder…in my humble opinion he’s average looking at best, he could walk by and I’d never notice him.

      • SJ says:

        He looks very plain. I could easily never notice him in a group of 4. Everyday looking young guy. Toss a rock into 200 guys, hit 75 that look just like him.

    • kibbles says:

      Taylor certainly has had a similar type in recent years, hasn’t she? Neither Tiddles or Alwyn do anything for me. The only bf of Taylor’s I ever would be remotely interested in is Jake Gyllenhaal. The others look so pasty and bland to me.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      He looks like a psychopathic serial killer to me! At least wearing that first expression.

    • Esmerelda says:

      Young Draco Malfoy :D

      • Sparky says:

        Please… Malfoy is wayyyyyyyy better looking !
        As for Joe… He just looks so, faded in that photoshoot.. His face blends in far too much with the background.

    • Liberty says:

      Get your Child Portraits by Willy Vanderpants, now in the food court.

    • Amy says:

      Prada has done ads for their women’s line where the models are all made to look like mannequins: pasty, lifeless, dead-eyes, stiff. He seems to fit in with that vibe and maybe this would have worked better if they had shot this as another mannequin ad. Interesting question: why do they do the dead, mannequin, lifeless, posed thing for their women’s line but not for their menswear? Seems like commentary could be made about how the women are just viewed as dress-up dolls with no life or personality, whose job is just to show off the clothing and not to emote or feel anything. Whereas men are supposed to be dynamic, full of life, go-getters, real people. Maybe men would not respond well to an ad that portrays them as a simple mannequin for Prada to dress up. So why do women respond well enough to that imaging?

      But really, like others have said, I can’t see a man looking at him and being inspired to go out and buy those things so they can look like him. He’s not really aspirational. Is the ad targeted towards women who buy clothing for their guys?

  2. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Serial killer Zach Morris vibes.
    Also, it looks like they’ve made his eyes bigger, yet they still are small and squinty.

  3. HH says:

    He looks like a little boy playing dress up? I’m not a dude, but I can’t see this appealing to men. Like, any man.

  4. kate says:

    Yawn….. Another white guy.

  5. Div says:

    I doubt Taylor “got” him the campaign, although the extra visibility had to help. A lot of the fashion houses like the posh white boy types which is why Redmayne used to model for Burberry, Nicholas Hoult for Tom Ford, etc. I’m guessing Prada is banking on him becoming a bigger star as he’s booked some interesting looking roles, although they all seem to be supporting.

    *He’s a good actor, but he also has one of those forgettable faces and not a lot of charisma. He’d probably make a good character actor, but blonde plus kind of pretty plus TSwift means they are going to try and make him the next big thing imo.

    • Handwoven says:

      Yeah but… c’mon.
      He’s too generic looking to have got this on his own. Eddie Redmayne is tall, thin and memorable looking. So it Hiddles, if we’re all honest.

      I would buy this guy as a generic male model, because he’s the perfect forgettable mannequin, but as a celebrity modelling for a brand, he’s absolutely shite.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      He ain’t kind of pretty though. Song should have been called inbred.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think they’re banking on all the free publicity they get by using him. Would there be a post about it here if this guy wasn’t TS’s boyfriend? Doubtful.

      Anyway, I’m just here for that awesome dog in the Hiddles photo.

  6. Julianna says:

    Not gorgeous.

  7. Mel says:

    I…don’t get the gorgeous but beauty is in the eye of the beholder so…
    Whatever…

  8. Brunswickstoval says:

    I reckon he has a face that looks better in every day life than as a model. His features don’t photograph interestingly

  9. Bishg says:

    He’s far from gorgeous.
    But he has the androgynous look that can work well in fashion, I guess..
    (I personally find him very unattractive. He also IS the male Karlie Kloss).

  10. Nancy says:

    Looks like a spoiled rich kid who has dyed his hair a color not in my box of Crayolas. However, he looks perfect for the role of the next ex Mr. Swift.

  11. Toot says:

    Taylor likes the blandest guys you could find. I guess just like her. This one actually looks like he could be her brother.

    • KBB says:

      Seriously. Calvin Harris? This guy? They’re so plain and generic. I mean Tom and Harry had charisma, but her long term relationships are with slices of white bread.

  12. ell says:

    i think he’s the least pretty bf taylor ever had. that said, he photographs fine as a model, and could have easily been a model rather than an actor.

    • Alleycat says:

      Yeah, I agree. It’s weird because this is the one she is being most vocal about and I’m just not seeing the attraction (and I love baby faces).

      • Handwoven says:

        Alleycat, I think she knows that there aren’t any real name actors who would risk ruining their reputation dating her at this point.
        Jake Gyllenhaal escaped pretty unscathed, other than those embarrassing Sponsored by Starbucks photos, but she wasn’t quite as famous then. As she’s gone on, it’s been less and less worthwhile to have a PR romance with her; sure, you’ll get a song or two, but she’ll make you look like a c*** and her fans will hate you and you’ll look like an idiot. Tiddles was the ultimate in this; he thought he’d jump from Internet Famous to Real World Famous and probably get to be Bond, she thought she’d get a refined Acccccc-tor and end up in a future Oscar speech (with perhaps a Bond song of her own). Obviously it ended in humiliation for him, but gave her her new little goth phase.

        So if she can’t date truly famous men anymore, and her boyfriends need to be famous for her fans to make little videos and obsess over, she has to pretend that Joe is the most amazing thing ever.

      • Cranberry says:

        @Handwoven, Hiddles never had any real expectations about getting Bond. It was all PR rumor circulation to get his name out there. They do this all the time. It’s like a British past time to speculate about who the next Bond will be when the current Bond contract is ending or being renegotiated.

    • Abby says:

      yes all of this.

  13. D says:

    That photo makes him look like a rich kid who goes to private school and calls people “peasants” and says things like “You can’t arrest me my dad’s a lawyer!”. Probably also tortured small animals as a child.

  14. Mia4s says:

    Yikes! 13 is being generous.

    Regardless of if he got the campaign totally on his own merit….Uh huh….😏 …,it’s very telling that every single story is “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend..” is in this campaign/movie/whatever. That’s…never a good start. I mean some have overcome it (usually actresses, or Leo’s model flavour of the month) but it’s not easy!

  15. Enough Already says:

    That WWII pilot haircut though.

  16. Adele Dazeem says:

    He looks like her in that top photo.

    • QueenB says:

      Guess what she loves about him. Guess why she wrote a song called gorgeous about the guy who looks like her. Guess why she likes Karlie Kloss.

    • Beth says:

      Didn’t she say something about him being like a brother in one of her new songs? Maybe she just meant that he looked like he could be her brother

  17. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    He looks 15 years old max in the first two pictures with the fannypack. I guess that picture would appeal to Kevin Spacey but not to any other grown men gay or straight. He does look like Tom Hiddles in the pic with the red suit though….

  18. bread says:

    That picture on the main page gave me quite a shock – very unsettling; I don’t want to look at it any longer than necessary.

  19. SM says:

    Looking at the expresion on the gorgeous one’s face the subtext is that Tay Tay sucked the life out of him. Just like Tommy’s photo shoot suggest kind of the same thing.

  20. Al says:

    Listen, I know I sound crazy but I honestly believe that Taylor has these PR relationship and this is what the men get out of it. Calvin, Tom, and now Joe all received contracts with designers while dating Taylor. Harry Styles got crazy American exposure as well. No one will convince me otherwise that Taylor isn’t closeted. Look up Diana Agron and Karlie Kloss.

    • Turtle says:

      That’s exactly what’s happening. Straight out of the PR playbook. Now I’m inclined to think that he’s gay in real life, too, but Taylor may have moved on from bearding. Look for Joe (about whom I have no opinion) to land a big and/or splashy movie role shortly. Maybe a big limited series.

      Side note: Men in “high fashion” photos are always scowling or staring blankly into the middle distance or groaning with existential pain. It’s like photographers and fashion editors got stuck on a narrow range and have stayed there ever since.

    • magnoliarose says:

      They are all PR relationships. Just like Leo and his pap bike rides. In the age of the internet, it is harder to sell these showmances. Calvin Harris is straight, so he looked miserable all the time. lol
      It is going to get harder to find guys willing to faux date when it doesn’t help them, in fact, it hurts their careers. Instead of shutting down gay rumors it only makes them more believable.

      This guy is a dud though.

      • Beatrix says:

        Exactly what this is. How sad to have to fake all of these references and “meaning” videos. Bit on the empty side.

  21. lower-case deb says:

    he looks like that guy who plays draco malfoy

  22. detritus says:

    Children of the Corn goes couture. I’ll take the paper knickers over this.

  23. QueenB says:

    He looks like a 50 year old baby. Seriously how does he look super young and super old at the same time?

    He is most certainly not good looking. Are they all mocking him with the song and now the model contract?

    • Beth says:

      The clothes look like something an older guy would wear, and his hair is styled the way my 68 year old father has been wearing his for over 65 years

    • Hazel says:

      Yes, he has prominent eye bags in some photos which makes him look old while the rest of his features are young for his age.

      • KLO says:

        oh well. I personally find eye bags sexy sometimes. Like when I have some on occasion. XD

      • Adrien says:

        Eyebags or deep tear troughs sometimes make a person hot. I think that “flaw” suits Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Dane de Haan.

  24. Wow says:

    I had to take another look at the bottom pic, as first it looked like hiddles lol

  25. DiligentDiva says:

    He looks so much like her it’s scary.

  26. Beth says:

    This kid looks like he’s in the 6th grade. Taylor had handsome Hiddleston and is now with juvenile Joe. I don’t think Joe is gorgeous, but maybe it’s because I don’t check out guys that look like they’re young enough to be in elementary school. Definitely NOT gorgeous

  27. mt says:

    It’s like Matt Damon and Meth Damon had a baby.

    Edit: no offense to Jesse Plemmons.

  28. Lizzie says:

    he’s managed to make hiddles seem sexy by comparison – which is a feat.

  29. Madly says:

    Except for the bags under his eyes, he looks like a kid playing dress up. Not sexy. Not cute. Potatoes head.

  30. Jenna says:

    Two Hiddle posts in one day? SWOON

  31. Wren33 says:

    Is that a Prada fanny pack??

  32. Shannon says:

    Not really my thing, but high fashion in general isn’t, so … idk. I think there’s a decent chance he got it on his own merits, maybe a higher profile assisted by a relationship with TS. It doesn’t seem like she’d have the pull to single-handedly “make” it happen. He’s tall and does have sort of a model-y look imo. *shrug*

  33. HelloSunshine says:

    He looks like he wants to wear my skin so that’s a hard pass for me lol

  34. ArchieGoodwin says:

    IMO, Miles McMillan should just model everything.

    This guy is like Cary Elwes (circa TPB), only the budget version.

  35. Yael says:

    He looks like Lea Seydoux.

  36. Penfold says:

    He reminds me of the kid who played young Tom Riddle in one of the last Harry Potters (the one where Dumbledore visited him in the orphanage, not the Frank Dillane older version, but the younger kid). He has the same sort of morose, dead-eyed look.

  37. Yandy45 says:

    Now let’s talk about how ugly this dude is who never did anything to anyone, beyond dating Taylor Swift.
    Nope. I’m not going to do this when it’s a woman and not going to do it when it’s an man.
    Or maybe it’s my past speaking, because I was bullied for how I looked.
    Idk.

    • i, pet goat 2 says:

      Did you think you could model? Cause this guy does. And for that, hes getting a YIKES from me.

      • Yandy45 says:

        Even if i.did, I just don’t find it funny picking at someone’s look regardless of if they are an model or not. Again that’s me. I just don’t find it funny in any case.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Even if you didn’t think you could model, if Prada came knocking, would you turn down a lucrative contract?

    • Enough Already says:

      A. I’m sorry you were bullied for your looks. I was bullied for different reasons but the pain is still the same.
      B. This is a celeb gossip site and sometimes it’s fun to dissect appearance.
      C. Peopke mostly find Joe to be bland, not really ugly.
      D. It’s not really Taylor hate because a lot of people thoughtCalvin Harris was goodlooking.

      • Yandy45 says:

        I’m aware it’s an gossip site. I’m sorry for my comment because I guess people are just going to assume I’m some senstive idiot. Who doesn’t know what an gossip site is for, and who doesn’t find fun in dissecting people’s looks.
        I was really talking about myself.

    • Yandy45 says:

      Everyone please skip past my comment.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        You totally don’t have to apologize! I think it’s mean to pick on Joe’s looks and to be really snide about him in general just because he’s dating Taylor.

        I’ve seen other photos of Joe wherein he looks attractive, so… whatevs.

    • Beth says:

      I’m so sorry you were bullied for any reason. Can you honestly say that you have no opinion if someone is attractive or unattractive? Joe isn’t just a regular person walking down the street, he’s famous and modeling clothes for the world to see. Most of the comments are about how young and basic he looks, not how ugly he is. If saying he isn’t gorgeous was because he’s dating Taylor, then why do lots of us here think Tom Hiddleston is hot as hell even though he’d been involved with her?

    • detritus says:

      Empathy isn’t a bad thing. You shouldnt have to apologize for being nice and kind hearted, and I understand what you’re saying here.

      I don’t think you’ve offended anyone, but we probably won’t stop making fun of Tay’s new paramour, who always must be the most hottest of mans in existence. It’s not about him, personally, in this case, if you understand?

      • Yandy45 says:

        To be honest, my period is on,I’m cramping and I generally try to avoid these posts because…I don’t always agree.
        So it’s really me being…a little weird. Lol
        Don’t mind me.Lol.

      • Enough Already says:

        Yandy45
        Feel better. Ginger tea and hugs :)

    • KLO says:

      @Yandy45

      Joe looks fine. We are making fun of how bad the photos are, not his genetics.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Yandy,
      You don’t need to apologize. Not at all.
      I was a victim of severe bullying that went overboard because of how I looked. My family is great, and I always knew I was loved, but bullying nearly ended me. It was torture getting up in the morning to go to school to know I was going to be a target.
      What I notice here is that the jokes about looks aren’t mean-spirited or picking apart features in a nasty way. We react to the image more than the person on a fun and escapist gossip site.

      Being bullied has given us the ability to empathize and not judge the quality of another person based on their looks. No matter how many compliments or benefits I have received after I grew out of my awkward stage the “freak” as I was called is still a part of me. Just like who you were when you were bullied will always be there too.
      One thing bullies try to take from their victims is their voice and confidence. Reclaiming them is hard.

      You said nothing wrong. You have as much right to your opinion as anyone else. If someone doesn’t approve of what you say, and it will happen to everyone, it is just a difference of opinion. If it means someone no longer likes you, then you are better off because you could never be sincere or real or imperfect around them and we have had enough of that.

      I had to respond to my fellow bully victim Yandy. Hugs.

  38. CharlieBouquet says:

    Looks like a child that kills kittens and nannies.

  39. Radley says:

    Not feeling it. But I had no plans to buy anything Prada anytime soon anyway. So the good news is that’s no loss to Prada. I’m the person who sees a bag at TJ Maxx for $149.99 and thinks that’s pricey. I still have poor person sensibilities.

    • Olive says:

      i read this weekend that TJX (TJ Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshalls) is still paying its employees in Puerto Rico while its stores remain closed, so i will happily keep supporting them!

  40. kodakay says:

    I, personally don’t find him attractive but to each his/her own.

  41. Justme says:

    I don’t know if Taylor’s contacts could have got Joe the Prada contract. However the Gucci contract for Tom was in the works before he appeared on the rocks in RI. And the W shoot was done in April, before he and Taylor even danced together. Is Joe “gorgeous”? I guess he is to Taylor. He seems a decent actor and I hope this won’t damage his career -being known first to the world as “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend”

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Thanks, Justme. I suspected that was the case with Tom, as he was a rising star before Tay ever came on the scene.

  42. WMGDtoo says:

    He looks like a very young boy.. and it gives me the creeps.

    • Twilly says:

      I agree. She went from someone who looked way too old to one looking way too young. Creepy is right.

      • jwoolman says:

        How old is he? Some people just look younger longer. My mother and I were like that. It is not a blessing, although you do get a lot of insight into how young people are really being treated when you’re actually 30 but staff and others think you’re a teenager.

        I don’t understand dissing someone for looking “too young”. What should he do about it? Put on aging makeup? What, exactly? His face is his face. He will look older soon enough. Nobody thinks I’m a teenager now!

  43. Alissa says:

    I think this is hilarious. He does look extremely young. I don’t understand why she thinks he’s all that attractive? Maybe he’s just got a great personality and it overshadows the fact that he’s meh looking. Maybe it’s because she’s meh looking. Calvin Harris was her hottest boyfriend, followed by Jake Gyllenhaal, and no one can convince me otherwise.

  44. Deed says:

    He looks like a grown-up Prince George. Also like he could be Taylor’s twin brother.

  45. Bijou says:

    Tom wins this one. The other guy is like a poster boy for the Alt Right Aryan Fan Club.

  46. Grey says:

    I will never be mad about Calvin Harris in Armani underwear though. He may be petty, but damn.

  47. Wendy says:

    He looks like he’s part of a Little Lord Fauntleroy playset.

  48. jammypants says:

    Hm Yimmy boy did the paper knickers photo shoot for The Night Manager Emmys campaign, before he met her. The timing of the photo release was unfortunate lol

    • Justme says:

      That’s what I said above. And the Gucci contract was in the works before Taylor as well. He shot the Afghan hounds shoot in July just a few weeks after the RI rocks.

      • Luna says:

        Remember, they moved Tom’s undies photo from a group of
        celebrity undies photo shoots to stand by itself as TS’s newest boyfriend — as if to ask ‘does he measure up?’ Unethical treatment of undies. He couldn’t catch a break.

  49. Electric Tuba says:

    It’s like someone doodled a face on a white piece of paper and the took a photo of in in a coat and said “pRADAaaaa!”

  50. Darla says:

    This guy is like the opposite of gorgeous. Major downgrade from Hiddleston. I mean, it’s so bad I kinda want to ask if this is a joke?

  51. KLO says:

    In those pics he looks like a psychopathic toddler who just cried his eyes out because he don’t wanna take a nap.

    He looks better on every other occasion.

    Edit: most of the comments are really mean and it made me laugh so hard. Joe is a good-looking guy, does he really deserve all the vitriol? (can’t stop laughing though, sorry. The photographer and editor did a horrible job)

  52. Scout says:

    I love that everyone of the internet (outside of the Swiftie Army) has had the same reactions to these photos. Son, buckle up, I don’t think you’re ready for this bumpy ride.

  53. Lyla says:

    He looks like Zack Morris

  54. wood dragon says:

    He’s so bland. No presence. No charisma. He better hope that he improves with age because he’s so blank.

  55. Medusa says:

    No bueno, he looks like a 13-year-old tomboy. And is that a fanny pack on his hip? Majorly sideyeing Prada for that one.

  56. LadyWonder says:

    His face is pretty handsome, even though, yes, he looks quite young. It’s the way his hair is styled that kills any attraction for me. If he had it shorter, styled, and not so “posh British school boy” he could be kinda hot. This ad doesn’t do him any favors, that’s what it is.

  57. MI6 says:

    Check out “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” He gave a terrific performance as the lead, and these photos don’t do him justice.
    That said, I’m more concerned about his questionable taste in women than his looks. If his mother is indeed a shrink, she should get on that pronto.

    • Red says:

      I’ve seen that movie. His acting is very dull and weak. There are clips on YouTube. Very mediocre, overrated film, sorry. The Backstage Love scene clip on YouTube is one that showcases how mediocre he is. No connection, very awkward.. Meh.

  58. KBB says:

    These pictures make me laugh because she just released that song called gorgeous about him and here he is looking like a toddler

    • jetlagged says:

      This campaign is really bad timing for Taylor’s narrative that this guy is the epitome of mature and gorgeous that her songs have been trying to sell. One picture negates three songs in a nano-second.

  59. Vero says:

    He is just… very unpretty, although not pretty guys can have tons of sex appeal and charisma, this average Joe has none.. as for Taylor, all her ex boyfriends had something to the them, this thing is just meh. The Tom campaing and this snoozefest are hardly comparable, imo. And looking at him again, no way is the song about him, even though it kinda sucks too 🙃

  60. mollie says:

    The whole babyface thing just doesn’t do it for me, I don’t get the hype surrounding him.

  61. Alexis says:

    My guess is they are trying to get ahead of the curve. They think he’ll be big because of the Taylor association. I’d say give him a good decade. This guy is gonna get hotter with age for sure. Otherwise…Prada loves it’s grumpy, pale young men.

  62. Penfold says:

    I also get a young, blond, better-skinned Ray Liotta vibe from the fanny pack picture. I think it’s the unsettling gaze…

  63. Margo S. says:

    He looks 16!!!

  64. Naddie says:

    In my racist, long-to-be-white country he’d be considered a god; however, all I see is a generic-looking model. He has nice features, but that’s about it. And yeah, 13 year old for sure.

  65. Kerry says:

    He just looks so tired and grumpy – I could fit all my essentials in the bags under his eyes

  66. babykitten says:

    Is he supposed to look like he’s dying?

  67. Guest says:

    How can you get from Hiddleston in the instyle shooting to this kid? Speechless. Kaiser should have posted those pictures. He looked incredible.

  68. GreenTurtle says:

    “and she’s never seemed like she has the kind of influence where she could “get” her latest boyfriend an ad campaign. But it keeps happening and it’s strange.”

    It’s only happened possibly once, as Hiddles was already slated for this Gucci campaign before Hiddleswift reared its head. In any case, to say something keeps happening based on two instances seems hyperbolic.

  69. diane says:

    No just no… no sex appeal. White bread. Tom may be white but he does have sexy. Joe just no

    Taylor seems to have the sexiest men last the shortest… Styles/sexy all the time
    Tom/sexy when in movies. Did she go out with Skarsgard for like a second? He’s sexy.

    • ZZZ says:

      Really, you think Skarsgard is sexy? He has some weird creepy look to him. But, no, she never went out with him. Styles had a really good year in 2013, he was looking incredibly handsome back in the day, these days, he’s meh. She really does only have the sexy ones around for the shortest. Jake was her best, and then she met Zac Efron after Jake, she liked Zac, and Zac liked her back but that fizzled because he was hooking up with Lily.. Efron and Jake were literally her best. Harry too, he was pretty good.

  70. raincoaster says:

    Looking “meh” is basically a requirement of Prada models. The ads make them look like the most fabulously-dressed group therapy session in the world.

  71. ZZZ says:

    I don’t get it. Taylor could’ve easily had Zac Efron, because he liked her, and she liked him back, but she decided to take a step back when she heard he was hooking up with Lily.

    Jake Gyllenhaal/Zac Efron were like Taylor’s best… What a huge downgrade, Harry was OK in 2013… But yikes, not these days.

  72. Notafan says:

    This is a weird thing to say and I’m sure they’re lovely people in real life. But when I see this header picture and Taylor’s pic from the cover of Reputation, I feel like they look very “neo-Nazi super couple”. It’s the small close-set eyes and squinting, I think.

  73. jwoolman says:

    The dog looks rather – posh.

    Maybe it’s the long hair that does it. One cat of the house was a mongrel long-hair who was quite full of herself. Her mother’s pet human thought she was a Persian (um, no) and called her Princess while her short-haired black sister was just Blacky. Well, Princess got a demotion and Blacky got a promotion when I gave them new names…

    The former Princess was very bright and thought the former Blacky and I were plebeians. I remember the former B and I were snoozing on the couch during the news while the former P intently watched the news as usual. She was fascinated by newscasters and tried to pat them on the screen. When Saturday Night Live came on, the former B and I woke up but the former P went off to read a book or whatever.

  74. Maria S. says:

    No offense to Joe, but given that a certain cadre of white supremacists have embraced Taylor Swift as some kind of Aryan goddess, I can’t look at him without thinking of the Hitler Youth. There’s no evidence that she shares their beliefs (‘though she curiously won’t denounce them) and I no nothing about him, but that’s all I see when I see his photo. Unfortunate and unfair? Absolutely.

  75. Anare says:

    The lad is not that good looking. He looks like he is a 16 year old bully. That pic of Tom Huddleston lying on the couch gets me stirred. Something about the way those pants fit around his thighs. 😅

  76. Ollie says:

    That’s how George of Cambridge will look at 16.

  77. Ruyana says:

    He looks very young and very androgynous.

  78. Loo says:

    He looks 15 in these photos and that weirds me out.

  79. Veronique says:

    Ricky Schroeder is that you?