Dan Levy: Hot or Not, part two
Last week’s post on the ambiguous hot-or-not-ness of MTV golden boy Dan Levy came close to causing an on-line riot. Clearly, one man’s hunk is another man’s hunk of no- thanks. Which is exactly the point. Like Hilary Swank before him, Dan Levy causes us to confront conventional beauty standards and social norms in pursuit of a larger more lasting truth: what is and isn’t hot. Or something.
In that spirit, we present the latest installment in our Dan Levy: Hot or Not series.
Case Study #2: The After Show series finale, the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, July 13, 2010
The assessment: For the co-host of a chat show based on a reality show based on a gaggle of Tinseltown twits, Tuesday was a big day. It marked the series finale of The Hills, and thus the series finale of The After Show. So did Dan bring it for his grand finale? Not really. Last week we were loving the clear-framed glasses, but for the finale it was back to Buddy Holly chic. Those, plus the black tie and two-tone blazer amounted to a look that felt stiff and overly involved. And as for the face—what face? With the glasses and the eyebrows, he looks like he’s wearing one of those dollar-store disguise sets.
The verdict: Dan Levy is not hot. Bring back the see-through specs and we’ll talk.