THE big earners and famous faces are gone, muscled out by boy-next-door types in this year’s Cleo Bachelor of the Year competition. The list of the 50 finalists for 2011 shows a shift in the male of choice.
‘‘ We tried to get a good mix of people with profiles and then not so much. We’ve got a town planner, a chiropractor – they’re disgustingly good looking at the same time, but I think it’s important for readers to be able to relate and think they could date these guys,’’ Cleo editor Gemma Crisp said.
There are some familiar faces, with Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan the favourite to take out this year’s crown.
Four-time Coolangatta Gold champion Caine Eckstein, Home & Away actor Dan Ewing, and Amy Meredith guitarist Cameron Laing are also in the running for the competition.
CONTENDERS: Dan Murray, owner of Sly Underwear, and Caine Eckstein, Kellogg’s
Ironman, are both finalists in this year’s Cleo Bachelor of the Year