Joe Manganiello Shaved! Your Thoughts?

09/05/2013 at 07:19 PM ET

Joe ManganielloCourtesy Wireimage

Breaking beard news: True Blood star Joe Manganiello has taken a razor to his beloved scruff and Wednesday evening, he debuted a smooth, clean-shaven face at the 10th Annual Style Awards in New York City. We hardly recognized him at first, but now that we’ve confirmed that baby-faced man at right is in fact the same person who plays manly-man Alcide on the HBO show, we can’t decide if we should be howling with delight or crying ourselves to sleep over this news.

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On the one hand, his bare face does make his big, brown, beautiful eyes stand out even more than they already did. And who knew he was hiding such a chiseled jawbone under that hair? (Not us, because we’ve never touched his face before. Which is just unfair and awful.)

But on the other: That facial hair was just plain sexy.

We’re still unsure as to how we feel about Manganiello ditching the beard. But we know one thing for certain: We wish he’d ditched his shirt too.

Tell us: What do you think of Manganiello’s cleaner look?

–Annie Daly

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spacegrrl1212 on

just hot either way…

Kelly on

I don’t like him with a clean shave

Nic on

Either way works for me. The man is just HOT.

Pam on

Scruff! He looks too preppy with a clean face.

Susan on

I think he looks younger without the beard. Very handsome!

Penelope Fenwick on

Yep, either way!

Denise on

He looks much better with the beard. He looks too plain without it.

Cari-Ann on

Oh sweet beard, I’ll miss you so! Facial hair a must! I like my man scruffy.

dieoskd on

He looks better scruffy

Dayna on

Wow. I like it. It makes him look mature but not as in old.

Didiwags on

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

jennrae on

I agree, I’ll take him both ways, please!

Jennifer on

I think he almost resembles Eric Bana with the short hair and clean shave.

Balanced on

That is not “baby faced.” That is very good. I like him both ways but I think I might like him better with the shave.

Jennifer on

I actually think he looks younger with the scruff!

R Davis on

Much better clean shaven! YUM!

gidgit on

O!
M!
G!

I might just have cardiac arrest he is SO gorg!

Vic on

He is HOT! BUT, the clean look makes him look like a “nice” guy. That scruff makes him look like a “bad boy”. Lolol We all know us girls love a bad boy!!!!

utmost critical on

I prefer him as a wolfie…it seems to be more *him*.

Kellyfish14 on

Bring back the beard….that man is gorgeous with the scruff

Lisa on

Bring back the scruff!

Ditty Smith on

scruffy all the way – put it back on. Yummy.

Guest with 3 Names on

Personally I hate scruff so it is an easy choice for me. Clean shaven every time.

Ruby on

Holy cheekbones!

BW on

Wow! Hard to tell it’s him without the facial hair, either way he’s an extremely attractive man.

Casey on

Almost looks like Bill rancic with the shade.

Seriously on

Da-yum. That guy can do no wrong.

Karen on

He could wear a toupe and this guy would still be slobbering hot!

Rhonda on

Wow! I knew he was cute but clean shaven absolutely handsome!

donna on

NO, bring back your scruffies……. Still hot bur love love love the scruff….

Cooper on

Looks great both ways.

m on

I love him without the scruff. With the scruff he looks to old.

Roberta Prasciunas on

Love the Scruff!

LJ on

This is who SHOULD have been cast as Christian Grey.

Mockingbird94 on

I mean I liked the scruff, but he’s sexy either way!

Lyla on

doesn’t matter. he still looks sexy either way.

Gypsy on

Scruff! Makes him look manly and sexy.

casmia on

Heavenly man. Oh, but so much better with the scruff!

Andrea on

Sorry! Definitely LOVE the scruff!

Roxie on

He is one sexy man either way. However I prefer the scruff!

Krista on

I prefer him hot and beardy.

sookie on

I think I prefer an in-between look. Just a little scruff would be nice because otherwise he is too pretty. And ditch the grey hair.

Lenny on

I don’t like dark haired men but he is just HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Kab396 on

Is it just me or does he look like Bruce Campbell without the scruff?

Zeze on

I like him scruffy….good Lord that man is sexy!

April on

He looks so much sexier with the hair. So not liking him clean shaved. It’s like Joe who?!

sugarplum on

He looks average without it. A suburban dad..

There’s a reason he always had that beard.

Kelly on

Love a hairy man……but he does look nice shaved also

Ann on

much better beardless . . . not liking the random gray stubble at all . . .

DeAnna on

Hubba hubba! Wow what a difference. I like Alcide, but Joe looks great!

linda on

Definitely like him better with the scruff because the picture without the scruff makes him look plain( but I can see that he can look clark-kent-ish now )
Other than that he is still a very good looking man.

Debra Cole on

He is just one hot looking man either way!!!

dallas on

great looking guy .. anyway..

dallas on

great looking guy either way..

Kathy on

I guess I’m the only one who thinks he looks WAY better without all that salt and pepper scruff on his face. He’s way too handsome to hide under a beard. He looks younger now too.

Cathy on

Good either way…he could be the Christian Grey everyone is looking for!

melissa on

He”s still Hot.. beard or not

Rolyat on

He looked hotter with the dirt on his face.

Jodee on

Awwww he looks better with the scruff but still hot anyways

NurseM on

Just plain ole’ SEXY!!

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jamsam on

Don’t really care for the man either way but do think he looks better scruffy!

Amber on

He is a hottie either way ;)

elite on

so much better with the beard

joe_D on

I would love to rub my balls over his stubble.

KiKi on

He’s hot with the scruff and very handsome with a clean shave – he’s got it going on either way.

Maria on

He’s been hiding THAT face under the beard? I’ll send him a lifetime supply of razors if he’ll keep shaving!

Dottie on

You couldn’t make this man look bad I don’t care what you do to him. He is one of those men who is always HOT !!

crystaliciousss on

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

alid33 on

The man is just effing hot no matter what.

alid33 on

The man is just effing hot either way. It’s ridiculous.

Maria on

I normally prefer men with a clean, shaved face…But Joe is hot, no matter what look he is choosing! What is important to me, though, is that the looks match the inside…

jen on

He looks old !! Not a fan of the clean shaven look on him – yes he’s still good looking but something about it just makes him look creepy ? Not even sure that is the right word ! LOL

pinky on

Perfection either way!

Renee on

I don’t normally like facial hair, but WOW I prefer the before. Also, now I can’t unsee that, and I am only going to think of men as sex objects. I can’t control myself, unfortunately.

gina on

Love the beard and long hair better. He’s from my hometown and love him either way but the hair makes him hotter than he is!

Jay on

Hmmmm was not expecting that. Still handsome but in a different way.

bjsquelph on

Like the scruff better. Still a heck of a good looking fellow

Tlbradshaw on

Liked the scruffy look better. I agree with Pam, looks preppy. But, I’ll be honest I wouldn’t say no to him clean shaven.

Karen on

I wish he’d chosen something in the middle. I think the beard was too long. But he’d look great with a close-cropped beard.

Marlene Emmett on

I love Joe Manganiello either way~~both are super sexy.
the beard was beginning to show signs of grey.
Without it he looks younger than his 36 years old.

Marie on

Generally, I’m not a fan of facial hair, but in this case I think he looks better with the scruff.

T. Smith on

Grow it back, grow it back!!!

guest on

he looks a bit average without a beard.. get the beard back!

whatever on

GET THAT BACK ON YOUR FACE…ASAP :)))

Cherrie on

With beard……just a little devilish, someone you want to get down and dirty with. Without beard……preppy, and just a little stuffy. BEARD wins with me!!!!!

Tiffany on

I think he looks hotter with the beard.

fan of boardwalk empire on

I like the beard best of all. Very handsome man!

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QueenEvil on

NO!!!!!!!!!!!! His level of hotness has just plummeted…

vhem on

Now he looks like Bruce Campbell. Maybe they are related.

jlpalian on

Even though I am an avid smooth face lover, I’ll admit Joe makes face scruff sexy and wears it so well. He is so handsome though it hardly matters.

Melissa on

Goodness he is a handsome man!!!!!!

Dina on

Let it grow again !!!!

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noooooooooo get the sexy scruff back!!

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Hot both ways but hotter with the scruff!

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tamara59 on

Looks like everyone else now. :-(

Tango35 on

As long as he still has those abs!

judyindaskyz on

Reminds me a bit of George Clooney….

gilabrat on

Owen the hot bartender from one tree hill has returned!!!! He looks hot either way

Di on

I would rather have The Rock…

Di on

Not my type..

Nilly on

Little scruff and kind clean shave looks best for him.

Jaime on

He looks so much better with the scruff and long hair. Not liking the clean shaven look.

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Phyllis on

Either way works for me!!! He’s HOT no matter how he looks

Tawana Holtz on

I agree with spacegrrl1212. Very hot!

Bettie on

He looks great either way!

mekare on

he looks younger&softer without his beard. but always sexy. a liitle sexier with beard& longer hair.and the beard growth again:-) but i luv him, with or without beard!

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