Fab Faces: Ryan KwantenHOME
bellobox time is here again, so it is no surprise that we are thinking all about the boys! And who better to occupy our minds than the charming Ryan Kwanten? Read on for all things Ryan (and for why we love him!)
For those of you who don't remember Ryan from his time on Home and Away - or don't recognise him from his True Blood character these days - Kwanten is the Aussie actor taking over the small screen (and soon the big screen) in Tinseltown. Sydney born and bred, Ryan began his acting career on old-time family favourites A Country Practice and Hey Dad..! before his big break as surfer boy and lifeguard Vinnie Patterson from Summer Bay. There weren't many Home and Away fans who didn't love Vinnie, and Ryan's face was a regular in the pages of Dolly and Girlfriend as a heart throb for teens everywhere - see below!
After leaving Summer Bay (sob!) 'Vinnie' moved to LA where he landed a gig in TV show Summerland, and roles in Law and Order: SVU and the films Flicka and Don't Fade Away. Then in 2008 came his 'big break' when he was cast as Jason Stackhouse in the True Blood series alongside Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgård. Hot tip: if you haven't checked this series out yet, now in its 5th season, you are missing out. Get your hands on those DVDs stat! If you need an excuse, check out Ryan below, as Jason...
In terms of the real Ryan and where he sees himself, he has been quoted as having a difficult time choosing acting over business (he has a degree from the University of Sydney) He even tossed up becoming a lawyer or a professional triathlete! Ryan's style is also equally polemic - he is rugged yet polished at the same time. We'd definitely choose a mix of simple and sophisticated products for Ryan if we had the chance!
To keep his beachy locks looking great, we recommend nak's Outakontrol Matt Clay. The natural mineral-rich Bio Marine Complex give hair a firm hold and restores, rejuvinates and nourishes hair.
Especially while he is walking the red carpet, Ryan would need to smell as good as he looks! Our current men's fragrance pick is the Aramis Classic EDT Natural Spray with its citrus, herb and exotic spice notes and woody background. Elegant and sophisticated, this scent is ideal for special events.
All guys need some great skincare in their life (even if many try to fight this fact!) We are betting that Ryan would appreciate the no BS mantra of Lqd skincare and would love their Lqd FACE Calm moisturiser as much as we do! This lotion eliminates redness and irritation caused by shaving, so is perfect to use as a post shave product as well as a daily moisturiser. Fast, penetrating, soothing, calming, this moisturiser repairs skin damage with anti-oxidants and vitamins.
We also bet Ryan doesn't mind an energy bar or two considering how much he'd have to work out to maintain that physique! Our pick of the moment is the Olea Natural Energy Bar by Comvita. These bars are free of gluten, wheat and dairy, making it suitable for vegans, and also contains 400% more antioxidants than the equivalent amount of Vitamin C (they taste great to boot!)
And there you have it - all of our product picks for Ryan. Have you ever enjoyed one of his flicks or shows? I am a definite True Blood fan! If you want to check out any of these products for yourself, check out our current men's box to get a grooming fix for yourself or the guy in your life! - Lauren
(photos courtesy of chalk-jenny.com, fanpop.com, ryankwanten.com, zimbio.com)