Male Gaze: Ben Millepied's Glorious Scruff

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Just this morning, the Paris Opera Ballet announced that the 35-year-old Ben Millepied will be the institution's new "director of dance." But his choreography and ballet dancing skills aren't his only pluses. Before Natalie Portman's gorgeous husband (once the principal dancer at the New York City Ballet) moves off to France (forever?), we'd like to take one last look at his toned biceps (from his years of lifting ballerinas), glowing tan, and perfect amount of scruff. It doesn't hurt that his lithe (but somehow still muscular) dancer body always looks impeccable in trim suits. Or the fact that he likes to walk around with his shirts dangerously unbuttoned.