1. All the hot men
They came, we saw, we picked. And oogled. And gushed. And finally understood what never fails to turn grown women into 15-year-old teenagers: dashing, charming, ridiculously good looks aplenty. Which our Bachelors have in abundance. Let’s put it this way: if smiles could kill, we’d all be long dead. You be the judge.
2. …and their personalities (of course.)
A handsome man without kickass charisma, brains and humour is like an empty vase. Thankfully, after interviewing our Bachelors, we discover that behind their auntie-killer smiles lie a heart of gold, fierce drive and passion for life, and the ability to make a woman laugh. What could be more attractive? In the coming weeks until the Finals Party, there’ll be daily posts revolving around fun and light-hearted topics, so you can see just how personable this year’s 50 are. Be prepared for some major LOL moments.
3. The places we found them
From trawling the streets, to stalking our Facebook friends’ friends, to resorting to Tinder (which did give pretty good catches, surprisingly), there is possibly no place or method we did not try. Hey, if you want the crème de la crème, you gotta be willing to go the distance.
4. Planning for the Finals Party
Go big or go home, you say? This year, we go big. Really big. Because this is our 20th year running CLEO’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors, we’re throwing a massive shindig worthy of our readers, our Bachelors, and everyone who has unwaveringly supported us over the years. Grab our March issue for more details on the event of the year. #notashamed
5. Everything that didn’t make it to print
Case in point: the photos you see above. Behind the scenes of what makes it to the glossy pages of our March issue are our hardworking stylists, hair and makeup artists, and photographer making everything work. We spent five Saturdays in the studio, and we couldn’t be happier or more proud with the final outcome.
It’s gonna be a wild ride, and we can’t wait to take you with us. Remember to pick up a copy of our March issue for their interviews and details for our Finals Party happening on 21 March.