For True Blood fans who drool over Alexander Skarsgard, the Swedish hunk who portrays Eric Northman, you can see him strike even more sensual poses outside of HBO’s supernatural series. This fortuitous happenstance is all thanks to Calvin Klein.
Skarsgard is now the new model for Calvin Klein’s fragrance, Encounter. With a cologne name like that, the photos for the campaign are bound to ooze with sex appeal, not that Alexander could really do anything to suppress his natural allure.
It’s not the first time Skarsgard has tried his hand at modeling. Last year, he posed for some advertisements for suit manufacturer Hickey Freeman. According to that company’s creative director Joseph Abboud, “We want to attract the younger and younger thinking customer. Hickey Freeman was much more traditional under the old regime. It lacked sex appeal.”
Just like Hickey Freeman recognized the inherent “sex appeal” of Alexander Skarsgard, apparently Calvin Klein has as well. Their timing isn’t so bad either, since the campaign will coincide with Season 5 of True Blood, ensuring interest in Skarsgard will be at a peak.