Anna Gragert
August 04, 2016 3:32 pm
Warner Bros. Television

2001 was a great year. In fact, it was possibly the best year because, during that moment in time, we met Jess Mariano: Luke’s nephew and one of Rory’s loves on Gilmore Girls. Fortunately for us all, this character was played by actor Milo Ventimiglia, who evidently bypassed puberty and went straight to being an Adonis.

Oy with the abs already!

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Here’s Milo in 2000, gazing off into the distance. And the distance is loving it:

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Milo, can we borrow those sunglasses? Because your hotness is blinding. 

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No words:

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Milo? More like Mi-LOVE.

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Did Milo cut himself on his chiseled jaw?

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Guys, will you please tell Milo that his hair looks sexy pushed back?

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Milo’s so hot that even his hair is blown away:

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This is one guy’s who’s got a pocketful of our love:

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Even with that mustache, all we have to say is DAYUM: 

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So yeah, it’s safe to say that we’re Team Jess.