'Vampire Diaries'' bartender Sean Faris packs on the muscle

sean-faris-mens-health-cove.jpgSean Faris, who guest stars on The CW's supernatural hit "The Vampire Diaries," might play a mere human on the show, but he's still physically impressive.

Check out the 27-year-old actor's shirtless cover shot of Men's Health magazine for proof.

Faris, who will play the sexy new bartender at the Mystic Grill named Ben when The CW show returns in the new year, packed on 15 pounds of muscle for the mixed martial arts film "Never Back Down" and has maintained his physique for "The Vampire Diaries."

"You don't have to kill yourself," Faris tells the magazine about his workouts. "But when you walk into that weight room, you have to be ready to work."

He goes on to offer fitness tips for lifting weights, but also for the diet. Our favorite bit of food advice? Cheat big.

"If I'm going to cheat, I do it right," he says, revealing that he recently chowed down on a brownie a la mode with hot fudge. Yes, please!

Will you be checking out Sean on "The Vampire Diaries"?

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Photo credit: Men's Health