If you're not already watching TV Land's Younger for the beautiful, smart, funny women who are currently redefining primetime on Wednesday nights, perhaps you're watching for Nico Tortorella. And if you haven't seen the show yet...stop; just stop right now and run (don't walk) to your computer/tablet/phone, go to TV Land's website and binge. Because not only will you find a hilarious, thoughtful and kick-ass show, but you will find this man:
Nico Tortorella's boyish good looks, quirky charm and undeniable sex-appeal are like catnip for the senses. From the first episode, you know that not only is Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) going to fall, and fall hard - but so are you. Tortorella plays the part of Josh with an unexpected sweetness and sincerity that will completely disarm you from the moment he utters his first words. And that smile...who could resist that smile? I dare you to try...
And the tattoos! Nico's character is a tattoo artist in Brooklyn, which is completely appropriate considering he rocks some seriously awesome ink of his own. In an interview with People, he said, "I'm always getting new tattoos. I probably need to stop at some point."
But at this point, we're loving the ink...we're loving it because the tats and his classic style remind us a little of James Dean and a young Marlon Brando. And if John Waters's Cry-Baby is ever remade, we've got your leading man right here:
Of course, one of his most attractive qualities is his love for dogs. The internet is filled with images of Nico cuddling a lucky pup!
And Nico can also handle himself in the kitchen. He took a cooking class at the Natural Gourmet Institute to brush up on his skills. He told the Wall Street Journal, "The thing I love about cooking is you can improvise. My mom taught me how to cook, and she has never used a recipe."
There's something almost strangely ethereal about Nico Tortorella, where if we suddenly discovered he was descended from Fae folk, we would totally buy it. And if he's not already a character in a Charlaine Harris novel, he should be.
If you follow him on Instagram, you will be treated to a slew of candid photos, thoughts and snippets from his life that will help you to more fully appreciate the glory of Nico Tortorella. And some of the photos will definitely have you clutching your pearls! In the immortal words of George Takei, "Oh, MY!"
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For more Nico Tortorella, follow him on Instagram and Twitter and tune in to TV Land Wednesday nights at 10PM to catch him on Younger. You're welcome.