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Every now and then, you see a ridiculously hot chick dating a total schlub. It's like "Beauty and the Beast," without the happy ending, because you're not that schlub. On next week's "Guy Code," Andrew Schulz goes out on the streets to ask New Yorkers about "How'd-he," as in "How'd he get with her?"
How did that shaggy, dorky-looking, poor man'S version of Malcolm Gladwell bag the magnificently beautiful Christina Hendricks? The lucky guy probably spends the better portion of every night nestled in and around her bosom, stroking her locks of luscious red hair.
OK, let's take a step back before things get weird. We're simultaneously perplexed and impressed with Geoffrey Arend, who had the good fortune of receiving an introduction to Hendricks in 2007, thanks to Hendricks's "Mad Men" co-star Vincent Kartheiser.
She said of her first encounter with Arend: "Geoffrey walked in and I was like, 'Who is this guy?' He had amazing hair and was all disheveled--he was running late and everyone was waiting for him. He just came in with this very high energy."
"I cracked it out in such a big way," she said of their first date. "I was like, 'You make me want to have a family.' I freaked him out a bit...Thank God I didn't spook him enough to make him leave."
Wow! So the key was ... the shaggy hair that makes him look unkempt? Also, he impressed her with his energy and immediately fell in love with him. They married in 2009.
There's an MTV tie in here too: Arend voiced Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III on "Daria." He's a working actor who's appeared in "Super Troopers" and "The Ringer."
"Sexiness is about being an individual and having conviction about what that is," Hendricks said. There you have it, lanky dudes: Just smile, be confident and don't bother combing your hair.
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