It was the shock result that no one saw coming, but Australian bobsledder Simon Dunn has shot straight to the top spot on this year's Attitude HOT 100.
The openly gay athlete is a brand new entry this year, usurping two-time champ Tom Daley at the top of poll - which is decided by your lovely selves and this year had the most votes ever. Check out the full top ten here
Simon 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 our 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
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”
Simon currently resides in Calgary, Canada, but the 27-year-old flew over to London to be at our exclusive HOT 100 launch party last night (July 20), where it seems he made the most of his new-found admirers...
You'd think that being crowned the world's hottest man would be enough to put a smile on his face, but Simon revealed that meeting glamour gal Katie Price at the bash was the icing on the cake - and he confessed she's the only women who could tempt him into the bedroom.
"Meeting Katie was just as exciting as winning the HOT 100!" he told us the morning after the night before from his bed at the Andaz Hotel in London. "Back home she's famous for being totally outrageous and whipping out her big fake boobs! And that's why I love her! In fact she's probably the only woman I could imagine sleeping with cos I bet she'd be wild in the bedroom!
"It was amazing to see her walking into the room cos everyone went crazy! I also met her husband Kieran too who is totally gorgeous, he has such an amazing body. You know what, if I had to choose I wouldn't know which one I'd fancy more!"
His profile might be bigger in the States and Australia, but Simon spent the night charming the stars and lusty revellers, who demanded selfies (and his number) in equal measure.
"I had a great time at the party. I met some great people and people I have read about were asking to go on a date. Unfortunately, I have to go back to Calgary to continue training. So I won't be able to take anyone up on their offer."
But Simon didn't leave the UK without enjoying a holiday romance. The hunk was spotted leaving the party on the arm of a very dashing boybander, after being spotted having a cheeky kiss at the party!
You can read more about Simon and find out the full HOT 100 results in the new issue of Attitude
- available to download now, 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).
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