Tom Hardy stormed the screen as the infamously frightening Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and became a sensation. Not only is now he starring opposite Shia LaBeouf in the upcoming 'Lawless' movie, but he also secured a role in the remake of 'Mad Max.'

In addition, just like during the era of Ryan Gosling, everyone wants to know as much as they can about Hardy and his rippling pectoral region. Fans can rest easy, though, at least for a little while, as video footage of the actor as a youngin' reveals that he used to be a male model.

Well, it was more like he won a young model competition when he was 20 years old. It may not be as adorable as a young Gosling singing his heart out, but at least we know underneath Bane's freaky mask lies a face capable of swooning the ladies.

But be careful. Looks can definitely be deceiving, and in this case, it looks like Hardy wants to -- how should we say -- be in the company of multiple ladies at the same time. Check out the video below and you'll see what we mean.

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