Joe Manganiello has blasted airbrushing of actors in magazines.

The 37-year-old hunk claims that many of his fellow actors who look buff on the cover of entertainment publications are actually incredibly unfit in real life and look nothing like the airbrushed pictures.

He told Men's Health magazine: ''A lot of the actors who are on the cover of lifestyle magazines look like they've had their waistline airbrushed or they're wearing winter clothes or whatever.''

And he has blasted the actors and the publications involved for ''putting out an illusion''.

''I see them and think, 'That guy doesn't work out, I know that guy and he smokes two packs of cigarettes a day and is a complete drunk on the weekends. Now he's putting out an illusion on the cover of a glossy magazine.' ''

Joe, who shot to fame as werewolf Alcide in 'True Blood' and is currently dating 'Modern Family' beauty Sofia Vergara, added: ''It's absurd to me. I'm athletic and I'm healthy. I'm like a unicorn in the world of actors.''