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Man-Crush: Pitbull

Yes  you read that right.

I’ve been fighting writing this one for so long, hoping that my interest in Armando Christian Perez would fizzle out faster than Google Plus.  But it hasn’t.

That interest just hung in there, bubbling up whenever any of the dozens of Mr. Worldwide’s songs on my iPhone came on.  (If you ask my kids, they’d say I have thousands.) It was just starting to subside when I heard this song at Pure Barre


I’ve already mentioned Mr. 305 a few times on this blog.  The first time was in my post about JLo.  He wasn’t very well known at the time so I included this video, which is still one of my favorites –


I know, I know.  He’s not exactly… what’s the word I’m looking for?



“Handsome”?  “Cute”?  Not by a longshot, especially when compared to one of my other man-crushes, Adam Levine.  Unless you consider Dr. Evil good looking –

Dr Evil stylemountiesblogspotcom


But can he dance like my other man-crush Chris Brown?  Hmmm –

Er, definitely not the dancing.

By the way, because I KNOW you’re asking  – on my posts for Chris and Adam, I offered links to some decidedly NSFW pictures of them.  In that grand tradition, I came across this one of Pitbull.  I think it’s photoshopped, but I really didn’t want to analyze it that long.  You be the judge.

OK, so we’ve established he’s not easy on the eyes and he doesn’t have dance moves.  It must be his lyrics that touches a deep part of my soul. –

Bring your girls,

It’s whatever tonight,

Your man just left,

I’m the plumber tonight,

Let me check your pipes,

Oh, you’re the healthy type.

Well, here goes some egg whites.

– from “Hotel Room Service”

OK, so it’s not exactly Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence.”

Maybe it’s the confidence and swagger? Maybe it’s the gravelly voice?   Maybe it’s the ever-present sunglasses?  Or maybe I’m just a sucker for a man who speaks Spanish:

 Armada Latina

Whatevs.  The heart wants what the heart wants.

Who are your man (or lady) crushes? 



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21 comments on “Man-Crush: Pitbull

  1. Duff's Wines
    October 25, 2013

    Woke this morning to this post. Read the headline and I knew it was yours without reading further. You have a brand! Given the absence of logic in these things, my man-crush is, wait for it………OK, I need more time.

  2. Cara Thereon
    October 25, 2013

    Lol. I don’t think he’s that bad looking. I’m a big fan of Gabrielle Union. She’s smoking hot.

  3. ksbeth
    October 25, 2013

    sting. can’t get enough )

  4. Yinzerella
    October 25, 2013

    Gillian. Fucking. Anderson.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 25, 2013

      Yes, she’s sexy in a bookish way – at least as Agent Scully… But where the heck’s she been lately?

      • Yinzerella
        October 26, 2013

        She plays Hannibal Lecter’s shrink on “Hannibal” and just did a mini-series called “the Fall.” Pretty good. it’s on netflix. You should check it out!

  5. Heather (Sweet Precision)
    October 25, 2013

    I can totally understand your crush! I saw him in concert a couple years ago in Minneapolis. It was great!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 25, 2013

      I could’ve had tickets when he was in Detroit, but was going out of town. I think a concert of his would be a blast

  6. Tori (@Spiffsin)
    October 25, 2013

    Actually, mine is Pitbull too. I think he’s smoking hot. There’s just something about him that I find irresistible. Honestly If I could post pictures here I could show you how sexy he looks sometimes. And I totally disagree on the dancing thing. Having seen him in concert 4 times, I promise you, the man can dance

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 25, 2013

      Alright, alright, I believe you on the dancing. But can he dance like Chris Brown? And I do know a few women that do find him very attractive.

  7. emilyzaikis
    October 27, 2013

    Bethenny Frankel and maybe Salma Hayek : )

  8. the winegetter
    October 27, 2013

    I supported you on the Adam Levine crush. This one’s not working for me…:(

  9. PinotNinja
    October 29, 2013

    You know why Pitbull is awesome? Because he’s just a regular guy who cannot believe how damn lucky he is and is enjoying every second of it. Every performance, every video, every time I’ve run into him on the street (the dude is seriously the mayor of Miami), he’s always having the damn time of his life.

    Try to listen to one of his songs without smile. It’s impossible.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 29, 2013

      Was curious what people in Miamiville think of the guy. You’re right about his attitude, it really is positive. Next time you see him, put in a good word for me, K?

      Btw – whose your lady crush?

      • PinotNinja
        November 4, 2013

        You and Pit will be thick as thieves in no time.

        My lady crushes are Beyonce (she’s so fierce!), Rachel Bilson (she’s so adorable!), and Kristen Bell (she’s so witty and hilarious!).

  10. Max
    October 29, 2013

    Thanks for having a man crush on my Latin brother, but I’m gonna have to rethink our future lunch date. Oh just kidding.
    I have many odd man crushes. Denzel Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Sarsgaard, and Benicio del Toro is enough of a weird combo. Lady crushes? Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy are two names I dare not mention in our household. Charlotte Gainsburg (another Frenchie!), and apparently, any actress out of Spain (Paz Vega, Penelope Cruz, Claudia Bassols, etc.).

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