*How can anyone get tired of seeing sexy man Shemar Moore on anything? The “Criminal Minds” star can still catch anything he wants at 42 years old.
It was 19 years ago when the actor moved to Los Angeles where he slept on his friend’s couch and spent day after day in acting classes, trying to make it until he landed his life changing audition on “The Young and The Restless.”
As his career transformed and blossomed before our eyes, he’s never lost sight of his die hard fans.
In an interview with Essence.com, the actor chatted about his new website (where all the ladies can slobber over his hotness), his shirtless photo, and his health.
SHEMAR MOORE: I was anti-social media for so long. I had a website years and years ago, and as far as I know, I was a little bit ahead of my time. It was so hard to maintain and a lot of work, so that stopped. With all the success I’ve had, I wanted a way to let the fans know that they matter and to introduce myself on my own terms. I also wanted to get more support for my fight for Multiple Sclerosis awareness. You’ve got to give to get. So, I’m doing this for my loyal fans. There’s my character, Derek Morgan, and then there’s me, Shemar Moore. I’m having a good time introducing that guy to fans.
ESSENCE.COM: Do you realize every shirtless photo you take goes viral?
SHEMAR MOORE: (Laughs) I know that on my own sites, a picture of me with my mom or me with my dog does well, but when I put up a picture of myself shirtless it does get a little crazy. Thanks for voting me Sexiest Man of 2012, ESSENCE readers. That was pretty cool. It is very flattering. There’s more to me than how I look, so it’s always still really surprising for me to receive that reaction. I never, ever take it for granted.
ESSENCE.COM: How do you stay so fit?
SHEMAR MOORE: I do like working out. I feel my best when I work out, but you know, I’m human. I like to ride my bicycle and lift weights and hike. When I am diligently working out, ideally, I like to work out four days a week. If I can do that, I feel good about myself. But, as you get older, it does get harder. You have to find a balance.
Check out the full interview here.