08/26/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
08/26/2011 AT 11:30 AM ET
Miley Cyrus has nothing but love for her hunky off-and-on again Australian beau, Liam Hemsworth, but she might have some competition for his affection from an unlikely source.
Hemsworth, 21, who stars in the upcoming Hunger Games movie, confesses to a man crush on surfer Kelly Slater in an interview with VMan magazine’s Archetype Issue, on newsstands Sept. 1.
When asked to name a male non-actor he admires, Hemsworth went with the big swell pro: “[Slater] has won 10 world surfing titles. That’s definitely something to admire.”