DC's Top 10 Male Entertainers of 2011
No. 8: John-Paul Lavoisier, One Life to Live
2011 was the year of John-Paul Lavoisier! We were treated to a whole new range of Rex Balsom and loved every minute of it. Shane’s bullying story allowed JPL to show fans how Rex hurt and agonized for his son. When Shane (Austin Williams) attempted to take his own life, we felt we were up there on the roof with Rex, Gigi (Farah Fath) and Shane. JPL conveyed every bit of loss, anger and despair perfectly when Rex took the love of his life Gigi off life support only to donate her heart to the father he hates, Clint Buchanan (Jerry verDorn). However, it was Rex’s revenge against his father that made us truly stand up and take notice of JPL in 2011. We couldn’t help but root for Rex when he set out to make Clint and Todd Manning (then Trevor St. John) pay for their crimes against Gigi by taking their money and power. This was most certainly John Paul’s year and we applaud you, sir.