Just when he thought all hope was lost, Ian Somerhalder broke into the acting world as Boone Carlyle in the TV series, Lost. Although he plays Damon Salvatore, a cold, edgy and daring vampire on The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder is an advocate for change in our world. Here’s why College Lifestyles finds him to be a very classy gentleman:
Name: Ian Somerhalder
Birthday: December 8,1978
Fun Fact: Ian and his brother and sister own a pizza parlor in Idaho!
Current Projects: Rumor has it Somerhalder may be cast as Christian Grey in a movie based on Fifty Shades of Grey. Also he plays Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries.
Community Outreach and Charities: The Ian Somerhalder Foundation focuses on raising awareness and money for animals and the environment. Check out the foundation’s website for classy tips you can use on campus to go green. An advocate for animals, Somerhalder supports the Humane Society and he aided in cleaning up animals affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010. Along with his Vampire Diaries co-stars, Ian is an active part of the It Gets Better Project, a project to raise awareness and prevent suicide in teens in the LGBT community.
Why is Ian a gentleman?: Unlike most stars, Ian manages to stay out of the press. He is actively involved in philanthropy and working to clean up the planet. He is humble and keeps his personal life exactly that, personal. His Twitter posts are motivational, appropriate and advocate his current projects. Somerhalder is a classy co-ed and not to mention gorgeous.