Going into the Ripple of Hope Awards dinner in NYC Monday, Dec. 3., the 90210 star told Us Weekly he hoped to leave with the digits of an accomplished blonde beauty he admires a whole lot: Taylor Swift.
"I'm glad they're honoring Taylor," Donovan, 34, gushed to Us before the awards ceremony. "She's a young, amazing, talented, beautiful young girl who's a good role model for the young kids, as well. She's out there and she's creating a wide path for herself at 23 years old. It's amazing."
The actor admitted he had never met the "Red" songstress, but added that he was very much "looking forward" to it. When Us changed the subject and asked if he has any famous friends on speed-dial, Donovan didn't miss a beat.
"Well, hopefully, it'll be Taylor Swift after tonight," he quipped.