Our jaws dropped last Friday when Rosie O'Donnell, who is a good friend of Mia Farrow's, posted a recent picture of Mia's 22 year-old son, Ronan Farrow, on her blog. YOWZA! For someone who shares half of Woody Allen's genes, Ronan is quite the dreamboat. Given his father's comedic talent and his mother's activism, though, we're not surprised that Ronan's more than just a pretty face. Here are a few more reasons why he's our crush of the week (...or of all time):
He's a genius: At age 11, Ronan became the youngest student ever enrolled in Bard College at Simon's Rock in Massachusetts, which typically only accepts students who are above age 16. After completing his associate's degree, he transferred to Bard College's main campus in New York, where he studied biology and philosophy. At 16, he was admitted to Yale Law, but he deferred his enrollment until the fall of 2006 so that he could work with UNICEF. He graduated at age 21 last May. 5 Places To Find A Smart Guy
He's a humanitarian: With his good looks and celebrity parentage, Ronan could have easily ended up on a CW teen drama, but since 2001, Ronan has worked as a spokesperson for AIDs prevention and treatment, as well as for the prevention of human genocide in Africa. At an age where most of his peers would be indoors playing video games, Ronan was in Kenya, Nigeria, and Angola working to improve the lives of others. While his credentials are too numerous to list out here, we'd also like to point out that Ronan's writings have appeared in the Boston Herald, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, and The Los Angeles Times.
In 2009, New York Magazine named him their "New Activist Of The Year." Rumor has it that the Obama administration has appointed him as the State Department's Special Adviser on Humanitarian and NGO Affairs.
He has a sense of humor: In his interview with New York Magazine, Ronan admitted that he's writing his first book, which will take a comedic look at America's proxy armies. Is It Better For A Man To Be Funny Or Rich?
He's mature: Sure, he's Hollywood royalty, but we can't imagine that Ronan's a spoiled, sheltered kid after weathering his parents' heavily-publicized custody dispute back in the early '90's. Despite the family scandals and Ronan's consequent estrangement from his father, it seems like he's grown up to be a well-rounded young man. 4 New Ways To Approach Divorce
As much as we love a guy who is handsome, wealthy, intelligent, and a humanitarian, we can imagine that it'd be intimidating to go out with someone who's outdone us in almost every way possible.
Would you date someone like Ronan?