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

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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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A shirtless Jay Hernandez slicks back his hair.

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By Nate Millado

Our Man Crush Monday—everyday, TBH—is Magnum P.I. star, Jay Hernandez. With all due respect to the O.G. Magnum, Blue Bloods' Tom Selleck, we're not missing Thomas Magnum's mustache much. Instead, Hernandez' rebooted military maverick-turned-private eye sports some sexy stubble.

Hawaii's charming bachelor wrecks as many hearts as he does Ferraris, and these sizzling photos of Magnum—and his handsome portrayer, Hernandez—are 22 reasons why!

Magnum, P.I. airs Friday nights at 9/8c on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

The Many Faces of Jay Hernandez

A triptych of Jay Hernandez in a blue print collared shirt

A triptych of Jay Hernandez in a blue print button-down shirt.

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks for Watch.

What's better than one Jay Hernandez? Three Jays! Whether he's wearing a grin, a smize, or a full-blown flash of his pearly whites, the camera obviously loves the photogenic CBS star!

Cool in Cancún

Jay Hernandez reclining in an orange chair against a bright orange wall on a street in Cancun

Jay Hernandez reclining in a chair on the streets of Cancún.

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks for Watch.

Hernandez plays it cool in caliente Cancún for a 2018 Watch photo shoot.

Day-to-Night Look

Thomas Magnum in a tuxedo

Thomas Magnum looking dapper in a tuxedo.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Magnum cleans up quite nicely for a formal affair in a penguin suit.

Grin and Bare It

Shirtless Thomas Magnum leans over his red Ferrari

Shirtless Thomas Magnum leans over his Ferrari.

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Although he's known for his aloha shirts, Magnum looks hot without one, too.

In the Zone

Magnum with a golf club and glove in a Detroit Tigers baseball cap

Magnum on the course — and on the case — in a Tigers cap.

Photo Credt: Karen Neal/CBS.

Detroit Tigers ball caps are par for the course for Magnum's more casual looks. (Fun fact: original Magnum Tom Selleck is a Detroit native and incorporated his Tigers fandom into the series.)

Cat's Meow

Thomas Magnum holding an orange tabby cat

Thomas Magnum holding an orange tabby.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Is there anything cuter than a cool cat cradling a kitty?

Golden Hour

Shirtless Magnum sits on the edge of the bed next to his former girlfriend

Magnum shares a laugh with his former girlfriend.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Magnum looking picture perfect with his ex, played by guest star Jordana Brewster.

Lazy Sunday Vibes

Shirtless Thomas Magnum lying in bed

Magnum strikes a pensive pose.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Thomas Magnum redefines "bed head." Seriously, who looks this good first thing in the morning?

Military Maverick

Magnum in a military combat shirt with camouflage sleeves

Magnum gives a nod to his military past in a combat shirt.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

We love a man in uniform! Before becoming a private eye, Thomas Magnum was a decorated Navy SEAL and former POW.

Business Casual

Magnum looks business casual in a shirt and tie

Sporting a corporate look in a shirt and tie.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

When a corporate manager ends up dead, Magnum rolls up his sleeves to go undercover as an efficiency expert.

What's Up, Doc?

Magnum in medical scrubs with a stethoscope around his neck

Magnum in medical scrubs.

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Forget McDreamy and McSteamy, Magnum in scrubs sets pulses racing.

Suited Up

Magnum in a suit with an open collared white shirt

Magnum keeps it casual in a suit but no tie.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Tie optional! Magnum looks dapper in a fitted suit.

Alooooooooha!

Magnum wearing one of his trademark Aloha shirts

Magnum wearing one of his signature looks — an Aloha shirt.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Magnum's closet houses Hawaiian shirts galore — and he rocks every single one of 'em!

Pensive P.I.

Thomas Magnum deep in thought

Magnum seems to be contemplating suspicious activity across the room.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

A penny for your thoughts?

Right to Bare Arms

Thomas Magnum kayaking

Magnum puts some muscle into a kayak ride.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

We would like to take this moment to thank the inventor of the sleeveless tank, which Magnum sports here — along with his trademark Tigers cap — while kayaking.

Red-Carpet Ready

Jay Hernandez on the red carpet in sunglasses and a flower lei

Jay Hernandez on the red carpet in sunglasses and a flower lei.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

A lei'd Jay Hernandez was beaming at the ninth annual Sunset on the Beach event in 2018, where thousands of fans gathered in Waikiki to watch the special premiere episode of Magnum P.I.

The Wheel Deal

Magnum getting out of his red Ferrari wearing a red Hawaiian shirt

Seeing red? The Ferrari and the matching Hawaiian shirt make Magnum hard to miss.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Classic car aficionados and Magnum-philes debate over which is more timeless — the Ferrari or its driver!

'Staching with Stephen

Jay Hernandez and Stephen Colbert sport matching Tom Selleck mustaches on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Jay Hernandez and Stephen Colbert, sporting matching Tom Selleck mustaches.

Photo Credit: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS.

Old-school fans got a glimpse of what modern-day Magnum would look like with Tom Selleck's iconic facial hair, when Jay Hernandez yukked it up with The Late Show host Stephen Colbert!

Real Men Wear Pink

Magnum in a pink print shirt

Tough guys wear pink, as Magnum proves in this blush-colored shirt.

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Exhibit A: Thomas Magnum makes a strong case for wearing lighter shades.

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem

Jay Hernandez poses in green swim trunks at a Cancun resort

Hernandez looks ready to hit the pool in Cancún.

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks for Watch.

Jay Hernandez lounging around the luxurious Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún for the September-October 2018 issue of Watch.

If Looks Could Kill...

Jay Hernandez at the beach

Jay Hernandez at the beach.

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks for Watch.

Jay Hernandez slays with his piercing gaze!

Splish-Splash

Jay Hernandez splashing around on the beach

Jay Hernandez makes a splash.

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks for Watch.

Jay Hernandez got wet and wild for Watch's photo shoot on the Mexican Riviera.

SEE MORE: Magnum P.I.'s Jay Hernandez Is Hotter Than Ever In This Mexican Riviera Photo Shoot

Magnum, P.I. airs Friday nights at 9/8c on CBS and streams on Paramount+!

Photography by F. Scott Schafer.


​Daniela Ruah

\u200bDaniela Ruah wears an elegant black evening dress as she seemingly is emerging from a swimming pool

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

As Special Agent Kensi Blye, Daniela Ruah delivers a mix of tomboy tough and feminine mystique. Here, she displays the latter in Santa Barbara.

Watch NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski stands poolside wearing a vibrant red and blue dress with a buccolic countryside stretching out behind her

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Bellissima! Even in the stunning hills of Tuscany, The Good Fight star commands center stage.

The Good Fight streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

​Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore strikes the yoga warrior pose as he stretches at a private hotel pool

Photography by Kwaku Alston.

The man behind Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson on S.W.A.T. strikes a steamy warrior pose.

Watch S.W.A.T. on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez naps in the sun while poolside

Photography by Derek Blanks.

Magnum P.I. actor Jay Hernandez proves nothing is more relaxing than some fun in the Cancún sun.

Watch Magnum P.I. on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

​Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama is fully clothed and emerging from a body of water

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama brings his signature smolder to this sexy photo shoot in Honolulu.

Watch NCIS on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

​Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Scott Thomas wears a vibrant yellow dress with massive sleeves stands in front of a pool and tiled pillar

Photography by Andrew Eccles.

Melody Thomas Scott, who recently celebrated forty years of playing Nikki Newman on Y&R, takes some R&R in Malibu.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman standing at the edge of a pool

Photography by F. Scott Schafer.

Further proof that Peter Bergman walks on water.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

​Candice Patton

Candice Patton swims in a seaside swimming pool wearing a blue swimsuit

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Candice Patton, who plays journalist Iris West on The CW drama, is photographed on the equally gorgeous island of Jamaica.

Stream The Flash free only on The CW.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

Long days on set are just a part of life for these hardworking actors. So when Watch! invited them to kick back and relax, these TV talents seized the opportunity.

Jay Hernandez got things started by lounging poolside in Cancún. What's more relaxing than some fun in the sun?

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