Forwarded by Susan Bunting Originally posted by Josephine Chan PAUL GROSS - by Alison Cunningham If you're reading this, you've seen PAUL GROSS's picture and his appeal is obvious. If you looked up "dreamy" in the dictionary you might find his photo beside the definition. Gross, who plays Const. Benton Fraser on DUE SOUTH, personifies why women have for years fallen for men in uniform. His looks are part grown-up boy scoout and part RCMP recruitment poster boy: strong face, chiselled cheek bones, a square jay and a ready smile. And his lanky physique...sigh. His sturdy looks make the maple syrup that is my northern blood pulse through my veins. Oh, was I gushing? Sorry. His charmingly quirky portrayal of the naive constable is the reason Gross is becoming Canada's Most Wanted Mountie. Fraser, a composite of every Canadian stereotype in existence, could easily give viewers the impression that the average Canadian male is a total goofball. (I won't address the verity of that statement.) But Gross brings to life a character who is sweet, honest and funny. His appeal to women is that he gives them faith in the goodness of men. The actor's ability to play Fraser so convincingly - and his drop-dead looks - have made him a reluctant heartthrob. The cerebral Gross, an award-winning playwright and accomplished scriptwriter, is endearingly embarrassed by the fuss made over his appearance. "It's so weird. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with me," he says. Come again? "It's part of the entertainment business, but it's bizarre. OK, my goal since I was three was to be a hunk. I admit it." Mission accomplished, constable. End of article.