10 reasons why Tony from West Side Story is the most perfect man ever

By far the sexiest character in a Bernstein musical, this guy has long played a part in our teenage dreams. Great voice, bad-boy past, dreamy cheekbones - here's why Tony's the perfect manly musical package.

Tony West Side Story

1. As ex-leader of the Jets, he’s a total badboy 

Smoulder at us again, Tony. 

2. …but also gets crazy emotional after one kiss 

Calm down, Tones, you're not in a musical!! (Oh wait, you are...)

3. He’s a sassy dancer

Who doesn't love a bit of finger-clicking goodness?

4. He wears sexy old-man jackets

Who would've thought that a thrift-shop mustard blazer could make you melt?

5. He’s not scared off by Maria’s scary Puerto Rican dad

#fearless

6. He’s super impulsive

Can we come too?

7. He doesn’t care about racial boundaries

21st-century man

8. His face does super sexy things when he sings

Dat smile.

9. He’s a total pacifist

Don't ruin your pretty face, Tones!

10. When he died, so did our teenage dreams of ever finding a perfect man to sing to us on a balcony with our parents downstairs

(Actually who are we kidding, that’s still totally our dream.)

Us too, Maria, us too.

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