Generation gap......amidst the World Cup madness
By Zee Monodee
But, we're divas here, so we're not gonna talk about tactics and strategy on the field. No, we'll talk about... Men! Of course!
Now I may be getting old, but there wasn't one single bloke out there on the field this year who made me go 'yum!'. Check these out here - slideshows of the hotties of 2010 (sofeminine.co.uk & glo.msn.com). Well, yes, they are good-looking... if you're into Twilight and Gossip Girl. Not if your idea of 'hero/fantasy' material needs to be at least 30 to make it on your hit list. And no too - Cristiano Ronaldo's body may look fab in that Armani underwear advert but he is way too cocky for someone so under 25!
I think of this example all the time - Back in my days, the 90s, our hit thing was Beverly Hills 90210. A cast of high school 'kids' living 'the life' in that rich LA area. Today, the 00s (of 2000), there's Gossip Girl as the same kind of stuff, except that GG is in New York. The battle of the (generational) hotties? Take a look:
On the left, Luke Perry who played Dylan McKay. On the right, Chace Crawford who plays Nate Archibald.
26 years old at the time for the first, 22 years old for the second - both playing a 17 year-old teenager.
While a true 17 year old teenager looks like this guy (Logan Lerman of Percy Jackson and the Olympians & Gamer).
The Covenant, where then-20-years-old Steven Strait played 18 years-old Caleb Danvers. This one was close to 'home' on the age thing.
Here it is, and seeing him in there, as a 'regular' guy (at 1.24 mins, 1.55 on the pitch, and 2.46) made me want to go, 'Ooooh, he's sooo cute!!!'. Not exactly set-your-blood-on-fire reaction, innit?
So this World Cup I am asking myself where all the good men have gone. In the past, there has been a steady crop of manly hotties in the national teams, and I miss them players such as (okay too, no reason not to enjoy some eye candy!):
Luis Figo - Portugal
Gabriel Batistuta - Argentina
Alessandro del Piero - Italy
David Beckham - England (though he did make some striking appearances in charcoal-grey vest and tie on the sidelines)
Ruud Van Nistelrooy - Netherlands
Michael Ballack - Germany
Paolo Maldini - Italy
From Mauritius with love,