A nationwide search for Australia’s hottest radio hunk is into the final countdown, with the list now trimmed to a ‘Top Ten’ and the winner due to be announced on Tuesday March 14.
The list has triggered widespread debate, not to mention sabotage and skulduggery involving those in the running and those who missed the cut.
Conducted by magazine Take 5, more than 4000 readers / radio listeners have now cast their vote in what is shaping as a battle between the Bold and the Beautiful.
With the winner still undecided, Aussies are encouraged to cast their final votes and have their say via the Take5 Facebook page here.
“We’ve had finalists pranking each other on-air, we’ve had people assuming fake identities to complain about being left off the list, and we’ve had plenty of non-finalists sending photos involving various stages of undress – not to mention a spot of half-naked ironing,” notes Take 5 Deputy Editor Kate Kirsten.
“As far as the voters are concerned, there are certainly a lot of different attributes to make someone hunk-worthy. Our nationwide hunt is now leaning towards the more populous states, but there are also a couple of regional bolters still in the mix too!”
TOP 10 AUSSIE HOTTIES (in alphabetical order)
Hamish Blake, 35, HIT Network syndicated including HIT 105 Brisbane – “Love his looks, humour and what a great family man he is – always enjoy listening to him but love the chance to check him out too!” Chrissy.
Josh Buckle, 29, K Rock Geelong – “Buckle is such a cutie – I do love a ranga and what a perfect smile!” Kylie.
Fitzy (Ryan Fitzgerald), 40, Nova 969 Sydney – “Fitzy is such a babe – totally the host with the most for me.” Mish.
Ray Hadley, 62, 2GB Sydney – “It’s Ray all the way, he’s handsome and he makes my day, plus he’s smart and really caring which makes him hunky to me.” Debs.
Dave Hughes, 46, KIIS Melbourne & syndicated – “Not only does Hughesy crack me up but he’s so down to earth – he doesn’t even realise he’s a hottie, which makes him even more appealing.” Tracy.
Matty Johns, 45, Triple M Sydney – “Definitely Matty Johns. Look at that smile and those dimples – oh my!” Clare.
Brendan Jones, 48, WS-FM Sydney – “Perfect mixture of intelligence, good looks, humour, maturity, compassion, sensitivity, chivalry and masculinity.” Mary.
Elliott Lovejoy, 25, Star FM, Gippsland, Vic – “He’s got such a cute face and a lovely smile and he’s a nice guy. There’s just something appealing about him.” Jen.
Kyle Sandilands, 45, KIIS Sydney & syndicated – “Kyle is King for me. He’s a total hoot and he’s cute!” Lauren.
Mark Soderstrom, 45, MIX FM Adelaide – “He’s definitely the best looking guy on radio. I remember seeing his calendar shots when he was a fireman – OMG!” Nic.