There are teachers… and then there are hot teachers. You know what I’m talking about. The kind of teachers who make you actually want to go to class and work hard, just so you can stare at him or her and try to impress them with how smart you are. No, seriously: having a hot teacher might help you do better in class. A recent study shows that students might learn more if they are attracted to their teachers.
Researchers found that young people are more likely trust and respect authority figures they find attractive. So, if you think your teacher is hot, you’re more likely to do what he or she says and get your work done. Sounds about right to me! In honor of this study, I thought it was a good time to appreciate the hottest fictional teachers ever… just as a little eye candy. Here are 12 of the hottest teachers from TV shows and movies. Now, if only they were real. Sigh.
Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little LiarsObviously, A, oh sorry, I mean Mr. Fitz, was the first person I thought of when I read this study. When it comes to hot teachers, you can't get much hotter than Ezra. You also don't get much creepier. Ezra might be gorgeous (and the star of Gurl's hot dude wall in our office), but he's also pretty questionable because he secretly dated his 16-year-old student and, oh yeah, he's a huge traitor who can't be trusted.
Veronica Vaughn from Billy MadisonBilly's obsession with Veronica Vaughn is completely understandable - she's gorgeous, not to mention super smart and funny. And, I mean, if she's down-to-earth enough to fall for an idiot like Billy Madison, then I guess she's pretty chill. All I can say is this: "Him and here got. It. On!"
Mr. Salzman from The Vampire DiariesMr. Salzman might be dead now, but that doesn't stop him from being one of the hottest TV teachers ever. Look at that smirk! Also, he was a vampire hunter trying to avenge his wife (even though it turns out he didn't need to do that), so that makes him even sexier, in my opinion.
Elizabeth from Bad TeacherYes, Elizabeth was kind of a self-centered jerk in the beginning of this movie. She was a huge lazy bum who only cared about herself and her future breast implants and she was kind of mean to her students. But then Elizabeth became totally awesome, like when she stopped crushing on Scott and started crushing on Russell, who was obviously so much cooler. And I mean, sure, Scott was a hot teacher also, but he was too much of a jerk to land on this list.
Colin Forrester from Gossip GirlAm I the only one who thinks Serena is kind of an idiot for choosing Dan over Colin? LOOK AT HIM. He's gorgeous. He freakin' quit his job so that he could date Serena legally and then she was just all like, "Oh... you know what, actually, I like Dan better." Ugh. Typical Serena being a life-ruiner.
Jennifer Blake from Teen WolfBefore Jennifer Blake turned into a disgusting dead monster thing, she was very attractive. So... does that mean we can forgive her for killing people? I don't think so, but let's just appreciate what she looks like as a normal teacher, okay?
Holly Holiday from GleeI would put Will Schuester on here, as he seems a natural choice, but... he's way too annoying. I mean, seriously. He might be good-looking but every time he talks I sort of want to plug my ears up forever. Holly Holiday is fun, funny, sassy, smart and gorgeous. She's basically the teacher from your dreams.
Jessica Day from New GirlZooey Deschanel as Jessica Day is my favorite thing ever. Jess is basically my spirit animal. We're kind of the same person except she is way more awesome than me. Because she is so amazingly awkward and funny, she is absolutely one of the hottest teachers ever.
Sam from Never Been KissedYes, it was creepy for Sam to have feelings for someone who he thought was a legit student. But... I mean, she was actually older, right? Ugh, I know. But still, Sam was always one of my teen crushes because he's gorgeous and so charming. I wish I had a teacher like this in my school...
Ms. Norbury from Mean GirlsThis list would not be complete without Ms. Norbury, obviously. Tina Fey is perfect in this movie and Ms. Norbury had the best teacher lines ever. She teaches her students not to slut-shame! It doesn't get much cooler.
Phil from The HangoverI never paid attention to The Hangover 2 or 3 because I hate unnecessary sequels, but I know that in The Hangover, you could blink and miss the fact that Phil is a teacher. Still, he's a hot teacher. Like, a seriously hot teacher. It's not fair that he's not a real one.
Max Medina from Gilmore GirlsMax is older-guy-cute. He was kind of really annoying as Lorelai's boyfriend, but overall, he was a sweet guy with good intentions. And let's be real, for an older dude, he was good-looking!
Which of these teachers do you think is the hottest? Who did I forget? Do you have a crush on any of your teachers? Tell me in the comments.