By// Anslem Samuel Rocque
First, by the end of this paragraph, Laz Alonso is going to be embarrassed. Secondly, his inner circle will get a kick out of it at his expense. “If you call me a heartthrob in the magazine, my friends are really going to go in on me for that,” the actor shares. But based on his strikingly good looks and muscular physique— which he maintains through boxing and extensive Korean martial arts training— it’s hard not to classify the 5’11” star as, well, a heartthrob.
Since the turn of the century, the Washington, DC native has built an impressive resume that includes high-profile appearances in everything from Stomp the Yard and Jumping the Broom to Fast & Furious and Jarhead. While his performances have caught the attention of Hollywood shot-callers like Spike Lee and Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, female fans are often more fascinated with the entertainer’s sex appeal.
“I don’t take it too seriously because looks fade,” says the eligible bachelor with Cuban roots. “We all are going to get older and that whole heartthrob label will go to someone else. So, you can’t get too caught up in that. More than anything, I want people to love me for how I make them feel during a film, because that isn’t going to fade. Regardless of how you look, the way you make a person feel, that’s eternal.”
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