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Hawaii Five-0 Hunk #AlexOLoughlin Turns Up The Heat On Oahu

Stunning pictures ……..

A road less traveled.

Take a trip off the beaten path with Hawaii Five-0 hunk Alex O’Loughlin, who Watch! photographed for the June 2017 issue at the beautiful Kuaola Ranch on Oahu.

From riding motorcycles to wrangling horses, the handsome Hawaii Five-0 star packs plenty of heat in this sexy photo shoot, while taking us on journey into the heart of Hawaii. Check out these gorgeous photos, including bonus, never-seen-before images exclusive to CBS .com. Discover more about Alex O’Loughlin and his deep love for this enchanting archipelago in the tidbits below and in this exclusive interview.

New beginnings

When offered the Hawaii Five-0 gig, Alex O’Loughlin felt both excitement and fear. Moving 2,500 miles for a show was daunting—but Hawaii worked her magic

Aloha, Alex!

“People say these islands either embrace you or push you away. I found myself, as a gift from the islands, being blessed in and given a Hawaiian name. I found all sorts of things drawing me in deeper and deeper.” Alex O’Loughlin

Hawaiian nomad

Thankfully for Hawaii Five-0 fans everywhere, Alex O’Loughlin said yes to Steve McGarrett. He stayed on Waikiki Beach the first month of filming.

Local flavor

With a full first season to shoot, Alex started to learn the local rhythms from friends and longtime Oahu residents like his fellow cast member Daniel Dae Kim.

Spiritual connection

“I don’t know what’s out there, I don’t know whether there’s a God or whether there’s lots of gods or whether there’s just universal energy, but I know from what’s happened that there’s something bigger than me.” Alex O’Loughlin

Hang ten

Alex took up surfing, and later met his future wife, Hawaiian surfer and model Malia Jones.

Home sweet home

He also rebuilt a mid-century home in Diamond Head to call his own.

Meant to be

“The majority of my important memories are now Hawaiian. You’ve just got to look around… watch the waves in winter here. There’s something bigger than me in the world… that source or whatever that is had something to do with this whole journey, because now it all makes sense.”Alex O’Loughlin

Action misadventures

In the first few seasons of the show, Alex elected to do most of his own stunts. But injuries took their toll and after a serious back injury, the star decided to leave them to the stunt professionals.

Character study

While he steps aside for the stunt work, he studies up on his character every chance he gets.

Linked in

“This has been a master class for me. I can definitely drop into McGarrett’s head space anytime. I have a bible of who he is in my soul, in my mind.”Alex O’Loughlin

Long run

Fun fact: Hawaii Five-0 seasons are a whopping 25 episodes each. This season, Alex O’Loughlin and team celebrated Episode 150.

Basic training

“I’ve had the great fortune of being exposed to a lot of Navy SEALs who’ve helped me with the character… being like them requires a specific sort of energy, and I have to manufacture that. At the end of the day it’s like, ‘Keep calm and have another cold one.'” Alex O’Loughlin

Hawaiian punch

Alex O’Loughlin has been deeply touched and inspired by island life and all its beauty—so much so that he never wants to leave. We don’t blame him.

Photography by Nino Muñoz. Styled by Lily Unkhoff. Originally published in Watch!Magazine, June 2017.

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Hawaii Five-0 Main Man #AlexOLoughlin wearing Worn Free

Something different for today. Two years ago we made a post about Alex’s favourite T-shirts ( Alex O’Loughlin & his favourite T’s ). We saw this little article from last year and thought it would be good to do another one for fun …..

 

It all began in a tiny bright orange office above a hairdressers across the street from Johnny Rockets on Melrose Ave. We were just starting out and had to pay people who helped us in t-shirts, luckily for us these people included Alex O’loughlin straight off the boat from Australia just hanging out in Laurel Canyon waiting for his next big acting project.

Alex actually featured in our first catalogue and is still a great friend to Worn Free. He was actually moaning at us the other day because some of his Worn Free favorites (like our John Lennon Working Class Hero tee) are in tatters because he has worn them all so much. We are sending him out a care package to Hawaii featuring some of his old favorites and a few new designs we think he is going to like.

Written By Steven Coe

Worn Free

19 January 2016

  • Alex with some of the other Worn Free T-shirt that we could pick up from over the years.

 

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