Magnum P.I.'s Jay Hernandez takes his Ferrari for a spin around Hawaii.

Photo: CBS.

By Nate Millado

From Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. to Love Island and the upcoming NCIS: Hawai'i, the Aloha State has been the unsung co-star of many hit CBS shows—not to mention the jaw-dropping backdrop to some of our favorite Watch photo shoots. Bask in the beauty of Hawaii's stunning vistas, majestic mountains, and picture-perfect beaches featuring Alex O'Loughlin, Jay Hernandez, Arielle Vandenberg, S.W.A.T.'s Shemar Moore, and NCIS' Wilmer Valderrama.

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Island Love

Arielle Vandenberg in a cheetah-print swimsuit

Love Island host Arielle Vandenberg

Photo: Sara Mally.

Did you know? Hawaii isn't just one island but 132, with eight main islands: Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, La na'i, Maui, Kaho'olawe, and the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Catch Arielle Vandenberg on the cover of Watch magazine's first-ever Beauty Issue, out now!

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Gimme Moore

Shemar Moore in Hawaii

Shemar Moore shows off his washboard abs.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Hawaii is nicknamed The Aloha State. Aloha means both "hello" and "goodbye."

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Smooth Sailing

\u200bNCIS star Wilmer Valderrama operates a catamaran

NCIS' Wilmer Valderrama mans a catamaran in Hawaii.

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Surfing was invented in Hawaii.

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Peaked Interest

Alex O'Loughlin carrying a camera in the mountains of Hawaii

Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O'Loughlin packs a Hawaiian punch.

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Mauna Kea—not Mount Everest—is the world's tallest mountain. Located on the Big Island, Mauna Kea stands at 33,496 feet tall.

Stream all seasons of Hawaii Five-0 on Paramount+.

Birthplace of Stars

Shemar Moore on a rock along the Maui shoreline

Shemar Moore stands on the Maui shoreline.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Many celebrities are from Hawaii, including Barack Obama, Bruno Mars, and The Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba.

Forecast: Bright

Wilmer Valderrama on a beach covered in beach chairs

Wilmer Valderrama broods on the beach.

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? A ton of flicks have been filmed in Hawaii, including Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Music to Our Ears, Sight for Sore Eyes

Alex O'Loughlin strums a guitar

Alex O'Loughlin strums a guitar.

Photo: Emily Shur.

Did you know? The state song, "Hawaii Ponoi," was written by King Kalakaua. The state motto—Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono—translates to, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."

Blue Skies

Shemar Moore smiling near the ocean

Shemar Moore flashing his pearly whites.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? You can mail a coconut straight from Hawaii—no box needed. Talk about the ultimate souvenir!

Tropical Forests

Jay Hernandez carrying Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins

Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Did you know? Hawaii attracts more than 9.3 million visitors every year.

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Tropic Wonder

Alex O'Loughlin hiking in Hawaii Aloha, Alex!

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Hawaii is the only state with a tropical rainforest.

Pensive in the Pacific

Shemar Moore sitting on the rocks by the ocean

Shemar Moore, on the rocks

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Hawaii has both the world's most active volcano, located in Kilauea, and the largest dormant volcano, Haleakala on Maui.

Flower Power

Wilmer Valderrama wearing a lei on the grounds of a resort

Wilmer Valderrama wearing a lei at a resort

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Hawaii's state flower is the yellow hibiscus.

Postcard from the Edge

Shemar Moore in workout clothes looking out at the ocean

Shemar Moore takes it all in.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Although Hawaii is part of the U.S., it's technically not part of North America.

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Reporting by Marc Berman

Favorite Place To Go

Hawaii is the most incredible place I've been too so far. My brother and I went on vacation there, and we had the time of our lives. Not only is the place beautiful, but the people are as well.

Coastline of Oahu, Hawaii.

Photo Credit: Art Wager/Getty Images (Oahu).

Favorite Way To Discover A Destination

On accident! Stumbling upon a new place by getting lost. I also love when work takes me to a new place.

Cool Amenity

The pool! I could spend all day in the pool on a hot day.

Infiniti pool of a luxury hotel.

Photo Credit: imaginima/Getty Images.

Travel Must-Haves

I can't travel without my headphones, my wallet, and my favorite ripped black jeans.

Pink headphones and chain wallet.

Photo Credit: boonchai wedmakawand/Getty Images (Headphones); badmanproduction/Getty Images (Wallet).

Amazing Hotel

The Grand Iberostar in Jamaica. I take a charity trip there every year; the all-inclusive resort is just incredible.

Freshly cooked red lobster.

Photo Credit: AlexRaths/Getty Images (Lobster).

Most Memorable Meal

Probably the day I was celebrating booking my first movie. I was about six years old and I got to pick out the biggest lobster in the restaurant. It was about eight pounds!

Next On Travel Bucket List

I am going on a secret excursion soon for a bachelorette party. It will be my first and I am really excited!

Originally posted on Jul 30, 2019 | 05:00am

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S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore makes us S.W.O.O.N. Watch! captured the man behind Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson for our November-December 2017 issue (on newsstands Tuesday, Nov. 21), but you don't have to wait to see the ab-solutely flawless results! Check out this sizzling Shemar Moore pictorial, including bonus web-exclusive photos.

Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2017.

On the edge

Shemar Moore of SWAT standing shirtless on a rock with crashing waves

Photography by Kwaku Alston

S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore makes us S.W.O.O.N. Watch! captured the man behind Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson for our November-December 2017 issue (on newsstands Tuesday, Nov. 21), but you don't have to wait to see the ab-solutely flawless results! Check out this sizzling Shemar Moore pictorial, including bonus web-exclusive photos.

Photography by Kwaku Alston. Styling by Michael Nash. Pants by Balmain.


Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2017.

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All smiles for this S.W.A.T. star

Shemar Moore of SWAT in silk pajamas and necklace

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Silk pajamas by Lanvin.

Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Ready for his close-up

Shemar Moore of SWAT in hoodie and thermal shirt

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Hoodie by NSF Clothing. Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Shemar finds his zen.

Shemar Moore of SWAT in sleeveless shirt and sneakers on yoga mat

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Sweat top by Fear of God. Pants by Yeezy. Shoes by Adidas.

Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Beauty and the beach

Shemar Moore of SWAT with open silk shirt and water behind him

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Silk pajamas by Lanvin.

Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Root of the matter

Shemar Moore of SWAT in safari hat and sunglasses

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Tank by Alexander Wang. Sunglasses by DITA.

Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Rise to the top.

Shemar Moore of SWAT standing in a tree

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Shirt by Balmain. Sweatpants by Haider Ackermann. Hat by Topman. Sunglasses by Chrome Hearts. Shoes by Adidas.

Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Stretch your legs.

Shemar Moore of SWAT in athletic wear doing yoga

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Tank top by Nike. Compression tights by Under Armour. Shoes by Adidas.

Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Blue velvet

Shemar Moore of SWAT in blue velvet jacket and scarf

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Jacket by Tom Ford. Shirt and scarf by Balmain. Sweatpants by Palm Angels.


Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Need we say Moore?

Shemar Moore of SWAT leaning against rock in jacket and sweats

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Jacket by Tom Ford. Shirt and scarf by Balmain. Sweatpants by Palm Angels.


Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Shemar + silk pajamas = swoon

Shemar Moore of SWAT smiling in silk pajamas and beaded necklace

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Silk pajamas by Lanvin.


Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Shemar branches out.

Shemar Moore of SWAT in hat and cargo shorts with trees behind him

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Tank by Alexander Wang. Shorts by Gap. Sunglasses by DITA. Cuff bracelet by David Yurman. Belt by Mission Belt. Shoes by Versace.


Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Morning stroll

Shemar Moore of SWAT in hoodie and shorts

Photography by Kwaku Alston

Styling by Michael Nash. Hoodie by NSF Clothing. Surf shorts by Osklen. Shoes by Versace.


Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

Making the Maui photo magic happen

Shemar Moore of SWAT setting up a photo

Photography by Beverly Byrd

Styling by Michael Nash. Sweat top by Fear of God. Pants by Yeezy. Shoes by Adidas.Styling assistance by Alejandra Harnish. Grooming by Mariah Melanie.

See these hot new Shemar Moore pics before anyone else.

Shemar Moore of SWAT in open white shirt and white pants with necklace

Photography by Kwaku Alston. Photographed on location at the Wailea Beach Resort, Maui, Hawaii.

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Tropical Paradise With NCIS Star Wilmer Valderrama

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