Alan Ritchson was a hopeful auditioner, who stripped for then-judge Paula Abdul, on the third season of "American Idol," but never even made it to Hollywood Week. Ritchson went on to star as Aquaman on The CW's "Smallville," a love interest for one of "90210's" leading ladies, and a football player on the now-cancelled "Blue Mountain State" on Spike TV. You'll soon be seeing Ritchson on the big screen since he has just been cast to play Gloss on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
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