Christmas in July has come early this year!
Muscle and Fitness has given us all a gift by putting a shirtless Joe Manganienllo on the cover of the July issue!
Whether you're looking for some inspiration or just looking at him in admiration, these pics of Hollywood's hottest werewolf from the hit series True Blood should do the trick!
In the issue, he discusses the painful gym routine he went through to get into the True Blood shape he's become famous for, as well as the stigma he faced growing up in Western Pennsylvania training as both an actor and an athlete, explaining:
"Theater and sports are a weird mix, especially in Western Pennsylvania. When I was growing up, if you showed any form of being artistic whatsoever, it was really frowned upon. That was a really difficult transition for me to make at that age."
The classically trained actor also gives us a peak inside his workout routine inside the issue, including how he got those incredible abs, which alone should make his teasing peers regret any unkind words.
Needless to say, we're so happy Joe stuck to his gut (now covered by rock hard muscle) and did not shy away from acting because of other people's opinions. If he had succumb to peer pressure, we wouldn't have his truly artistically sculpted body to stare at right now! Ha!
Make sure you check out Joe's entire interview in the July issue of Muscle and Fitness that is on stands now and take a peek at more pics of the HAWT Hollywood star below!
[Image via Muscle and Fitness.]