Gallery readers, for today’s Man Candy Monday, I give you the swaggering oddball of sexy that is Norman Reedus. Reedus first gained a cult following with 1999’s The Boondock Saints. A smattering of roles followed throughout the early 2000’s, but it was Reedus’s scene-stealing portrayal of the unwashed but dead sexy Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead that catapulted him into the public eyeTight-lipped, competent, gritty, and with – we suspect – a warm, gooey center, Norman’s Daryl has become the unlikely hero-slash-heart-throb of the series.

What you might not know is that, prior to becoming the zombie-ending redneck the ladies love to love, Norman’s unconventional looks landed him modeling jobs with Prada, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and Lexus. He has also appeared in multiple music videos over the years, plus has a titanium eye-socket from a car accident in 2005, which basically makes him a cyborg. Enjoy!