Who will be Mr. Romance 2009?  It all comes down to Saturday’s competition at the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Orlando.  But even if you can’t be with us as the guys strut their stuff down the runway, you can at least cast a vote for your favorite.  So check out their info below and let us know what you think in the poll at the bottom.

Franco D’Angelo





A professional wrestler from Fort Worth, TX with a huge…championship belt.  His music tastes include Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, along with Rage Against the Machine.









Jimi Gaskin

Mr. Romance 2008 2nd runner up. A physics/computer science major at the University of Hawaii, originally from Houston.“If I were a car, I would be a Land Rover. They’re classy, elite, and can go anywhere, but ultimately look better when they’re scratched and dinged up.”



Konstantinos Lelis





Brings whole new meaning to the phrase“It’s all Greek to me.” Although currently living in Florida, Lelis must be incredibly exotic because a Google search pulls up only pages in foreign languages.








Charles Paz





Birthday boy (April 3) Charlie is the Main Man over at ModelMayhem and a bodybuilder to boot. But does this California dude have the strength to survive an RT weekend?













Stefan Pinto






So hot, he’s appeared on USA Network’s Burn Notice.  He’s also been a correspondent for Miami’s Fashion Week and represented ChaCha Boys Swimwear on the runways.












Jeremy Rivenburg





Another under-the-radar kind of guy.  But with those smoldering blue eyes, what else needs to be said about this Floridian?












Eric Truglia






An Italian stallion just rarin’ to jump out of the gate.Tall? Check. Dark? Check. Handsome?You decide!