It was a tough job, but someone (and that would be lucky us) had to do it: Narrow down the pool of nearly 1,500 awesome guys who were entered into iVillage's 2012 Hot Dads contest to just 63 smokin' hot semi-finalists. From there, it was up to America to decide the 11 category winners. After the votes were tallied, four easy-on-the-eyes finalists -- Marc Patefield from Shakopee, MN (Hottest Dad in his 30s); Todd Hulst from Caledonia, MI (Hottest Dad Over 40), SFC Khrisner Williams from Jackson, TN (Hottest Military Dad), and David George, from Dayton, OH (Hottest Newbie Dad) and their wives were flown to New York City for the big TODAY show reveal. Check out these exclusive Hot Dads-behind-the-scenes photos:
Dinner at Rock Café After months of working on the Hot Dads contest (and yes, swooning over all the steamy pictures), it was time to finally meet the four finalists! Our iVillage Hot Dads team met the guys and their amazing (and equally gorgeous) wives at Rock Café in NYC's famed Rockefeller Center. Over drinks and dinner, they shared sweet stories, from how they all met and fell in love to how they got their friends and families to vote for them.