I think most people remember their first big celebrity crush. You saw them on screen at the age of 7 or 8 and were overcome with unusual FEELINGS. Here are the 3 biggest celeb crushes from my childhood, and *surprise surprise!*–they’re all SUPER GEEKY!
1. Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
I can’t remember how old I was when I first introduced to Star Wars, but knowing my Dad, I was probably pretty young. I can recall having an extensive knowledge of the original trilogy and being as young as 4th or 5th grade. No matter what age I was, though, I do remember the impression Han Solo made on me. He was handsome, brave, and above all else, a scoundrel. His relationship with Leia seemed exciting and dangerous and wonderful all at the same time.
Bonus points* I also LOVED Indiana Jones as a kid, which made Harrison Ford that much more swoon-worthy!
2. Angel (David Boreanaz)
Again, I’m delving so far back into my past that I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched Buffy with my family. I do remember the show becoming a weekly ritual, and I remember being pretty obsessed with it in 4th/5th grade specifically. I read the Buffy chapter books and loved all the episodes of the show. And especially, I loved Angel. How could you not? The bad boy looks, the deeply-disturbed charm, the all-over emo appeal. And that hair! Gelled to perfection!
I was DEVASTATED when Angel turned evil! DEVASTATED!!!! And when he kills poor Giles’ girlfriend? Mind= BLOWN. Heart = BROKEN.
3. Legolas (Orlando Bloom)
I was in 8th grade with the Fellowship of the Ring was first released in theaters. I had already read all of the Lord of the Rings books, and I had watched the animated versions of the Hobbit and the Return of the King enough times to be VERY familiar with the story. However, what I wasn’t prepared for was SEXY SEXY LEGOLAS!!!
That moment in the film when he first arrives at the Last Homely House, and you see that shot of him looking up…
BAM! I WAS IN LOOOOVE!!!
For the next several years, Orlando Bloom was my DREAM GUY. Especially since I was notoriously single throughout pretty much all of high school. I had a Legolas bookmark that I used until it literally fell apart.
And then, of course, Pirates of the Caribbean came out, and my sweet Orlando was just as sexy (if not sexier) as a brunette! #winning
These days my geek crush looks a lot more like this:
But that doesn’t keep me from referring to these three as….
THE SEXY TRIFORCE!!!!!
Who were your nerdiest celeb crushes from childhood?