Why We Love Him: While he’s definitely worldly and intelligent, Anderson Cooper has a way of coming across as charmingly down-to-earth, whether he’s interviewing presidential candidates or Lady Gaga.
Silver Lining: With his youthful good looks, 46-year-old Cooper’s premature gray -- which started turning silver when he was 20! -- lends the newsman that necessary air of maturity. And while he didn’t love it at first, he’s embraced it. "Going gray is like ejaculation. You know it can happen prematurely, but when it actually does, it's a total shock," he once told Details. "Still, In the TV news business, gray equals gravitas. In fact, in just about any line of work being prematurely gray is an advantage."