Why we love ''Summerland'''s Lori Loughlin
WHAT SHE'S DOING Loughlin plays Ava, a beach-bunny fashion designer forced to take in her sister's three children after their parents are killed in a car accident. Despite the grim premise, the show manages to pack almost as much teen and adult romance into one hour as ''The O.C.''
WHY SHE'S HOT RIGHT NOW Playing John Stamos' adorable love interest on ''Full House,'' Loughlin showed she could surmount that show's sticky cuteness. She's now dealing with edgier issues, all the while wearing a stunning array of bikinis.
BREAKOUT MOMENT Thankfully, it's not all auntie business. In recent episodes, Ava has set off sparks with her sexy ex Johnny (Shawn Christian). And did we mention she wears a lot of bikinis?