The votes are in. They’ve been counted, verified, and counted again – and we’re thrilled to reveal that this year’s Attitude HOT 100 winner, with DiscoverLA, is none other than Australian bobsledder Simon Dunn!
The openly gay Aussie athlete was voted the hottest man in the world by Attitude readers in the annual poll, which this year saw more votes cast than ever before.
The shock result saw Simon usurp two-time winner Tom Daley from the top spot, in a top ten that was full of surprise results this year. You can download the new issue, complete with HOT 100 supplement, to your mobile, iPad or tablet device NOW at pocketmags.com/attitude or order via post at newsstand.co.uk/attitude. You’ll be able to pick up a copy in shops from this Wednesday (July 22).
Simon Dunn made headlines around the world last year after joining the Australian bobsleigh team – making him the world’s first openly gay man to do so. Speaking to Attitude recently, the former Sydney Convicts rugby union player rugby admitted he was ready to find a man, settle down and start a family, but that he’ll only be getting married when it’s legal to do so in his home country of Australia.
The newly-appointed world’s hottest man also stripped off for Attitude Naked Issue earlier this year – something that undoubtedly helps explain his meteoric rise to the top of the HOT 100 elite – check out exclusive pics from his shoot here.
The full list was revealed at tonight’s HOT 100 event in central London. Close behind Simon in the poll was Magic Mike XXL star Channing Tatum in second, and One Direction’s Liam Payne, who stormed up the rankings into third place this year.
Meanwhile, two-time winner Tom Daley fell to fourth, sandwiched nicely between Payne and Captain America star Chris Evans, who came in fifth.
Reacting to his victory, Simon said: “It’s flattering enough to have been voted on to the HOT 100 at all but to think I have been voted number one and beat guys like Tom Daley and Liam Payne is beyond me!I’m absolutely convinced my mother had all her friends vote for me – thanks mum!
“I just want to say thanks to everyone who voted for me for their ongoing support and I hope that my win can help spread the word about equality in sport. If I can make one young gay teen see that sexuality shouldn’t be a factor in sport then that’s a win in itself”
Check out the full top ten below:
1. Simon Dunn [new]
2. Channing Tatum
3. Liam Payne
4. Tom Daley
5. Chris Evans
6. Chris Pratt
7. Zac Efron
8. David Beckham
9. Stuart Reardon
10. Joe Lycett
The Attitude HOT 100 is presented in association with DiscoverLA.com.
Even better, the new issue of Attitude is available to download now, featuring some of the sexy gay stars of this year’s HOT 100 poll. Former The Only Way Is Essex star Charlie King, *NSYNC’s Lance Bass and his husbamd Micahel Turchin, Cucumber‘s Dino Fetscher, and former Apprentice contestant Sanjay Sood-Smith all appear on the cover, with tonnes more exclusives pics and interviews inside.
Elsewhere in this month’s issue, Attitude meets Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer, comedian Joe Lycett talks about life as a bisexual man, and we take a look at dad bods, real bods and queer bods as we celebrate all things sexy.