In honor of John F. Kennedy's birthday, check out these sexy presidents, past and present.
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who's the sexiest president of them all?
Nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy's untimely assassination, many Americans would still say that the Brookline-born Democrat is the most physically attractive POTUS to date. However, having since elected a Hollywood star, a Texan cowboy and a Hawaiian heartthrob into office, there's no denying that JFK has some stiff competition.
So, how do we determine which commander-in-chief takes the cake? If beauty pageants have taught us anything, it's that there's only one way to judge, once and for all, who's the hottest American president of all time: compare them side-by-side wearing nothing but bathing suits.
William Jefferson Clinton was the third-youngest American president to take office, and the first American president to question the definition of the word "is" before a grand jury. He won the hearts of red-blooded American Democrats everywhere during his 1992 campaign with his baby blue eyes and Arkansas twang -- but it was his illicit affair with then-22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky that solidified Billy Boy as a bona fide sex symbol -- in spite of his pasty skin, doughy midsection and penchant for Big Macs.
Months before taking office, Dick Nixon went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with his wife Pat and his daughters Julie and Tricia, pictured left. Some 60 years later, he's best known for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Despite his moral turpitude, though, there's something sexy about this family man's casual demeanor and the way he rests his elbow on the Sussex County sand.
Let's be real. The only American president who actually holds a candle to Kennedy when it comes to his masculine physique and undeniable sex appeal is none other than our sitting head of state, Honolulu native and basketball aficionado Barack Hussein Obama, pictured left in his home state. From his velvety baritone to his athletic aptitude, Barry gives other presidential man candy a run for their money when it comes to overall attractiveness.
In 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan and his anti-drug cheerleader wife Nancy visited Kahala Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, where the Illinois-born commander-in-chief donned his whitest short-shorts in the Pacific waves, pictured left. But the original Ron Ron (we're pretty sure Ronald Reagan invented Ron Ron juice) had long since earned the affection of the American public with his celebrated Hollywood film career, which included such roles as Frame Johnson in 1953's "Law and Order" and Farrell in 1954's "Cattle Queen of Montana."
Okay, fine, we were just humoring the other presidents. After all, today is JFK's birthday; did you really think anyone else stood a chance of winning the shirtless president competition? I mean, look at him standing there all wet and squinty. Couldn't you just kiss him?