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With its power to unite, inspire and excite in a way little else can, there’s nothing like a major sporting event. This month, I call upon you to huddle up as CLEO sets the stage. For five months now, #teamCLEO has been concentrated (some would say obsessed) on a seemingly endless list of ridiculously good-looking Bachelor nominees. It’s a tough task, but someone’s got to do it!
The qualifier was an electrifying first round of action to say the least – a three-day shoot, with 10 players in each slot. Four in wardrobe, hair and make-up; one in front of the camera; another waiting for his turn, having a good muscle pump; three getting interviewed for the magazine; and another for web. Total insanity, which you can check out on CLEOTV for an (NSFW) insider’s peek.
We’ve just finalised the Top 50 as I sit down to write this. Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m particularly excited for this issue because it is teeming with the fittest, fastest and strongest set of Bachelors to date. With the voting lines open, only now can the games truly begin. The ball is in your court (page 73).
We also honour five inspiring national athletes, who share their individual journeys to success, plus the barriers they face together and are determined to break as women (page 108). To motivate your everyday, we’ve also taken the liberty of filling this issue with over 40 pages of gym gear, fashion and beauty – pretty much everything you would need to take your personal best to the next level. Game on!