Choosing a fiancée has never been this good. A television network will be presenting 25 to 30 women for you to choose from. The network will shoulder all the expenses for dates as you slowly try to whittle down the list. You will also get to visit the hometown of the last four women you choose, before jetting off on overnight dates to exotic locations with three of them. The final two will then be given a chance to interact with your family to see how they will get along. You then get to present a rose to the woman you will choose; as a matter of fact, you may even decide not to choose a winner at all.
That, in essence, is the plot of “The Bachelor.” The show has led to a spin-off called “The Bachelorette” in which the gender situation is reversed. Here now is a list of the sexiest men on “The Bachelor” and on “The Bachelorette” as well.
8 Andy Baldwin
He was the star in the show’s tenth season and he is a certifiable hunk as well. Baldwin is a Naval Officer, physician and Ironman athlete. In high school, he lettered in basketball, baseball, football, tennis and swimming, earning All-American honors for the last sport. He was also valedictorian of his class. He was named National Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1995 by ESPN. He then attended Duke University where he was part of the swimming team even as he earned magna cum laude honor with a degree in Biology. The US Navy then commissioned him before he got his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He is a triathlete who has won the Malibu Triathlon. Competitor Magazine in 2006 and Triathlete Magazine in 2007 named him “Humanitarian of the Year” for his part in missions in Laos and Hawaii. He was considered one of the most influential people under 40 in Washington D.C. in 2009 and by Outside magazine in 2006. He also has his own non-profit organization called the “Got Your Back Network” that supports the surviving families of deceased servicemen. He gave Tessa Horst the final rose in “The Bachelor,” though she broke up with him eight months afterwards after he got assigned to the Pacific.
7 Ben Flajnik
Ben Flajnik is a winemaker based in Sonoma in California. He is the co-owner of Envolve Winery, formerly known as Evolve Winery, which he runs with a high school buddy. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he majored in Music. He initially participated in “The Bachelorette” where he ended up as the first runner-up. He then starred in season 16 of “The Bachelor” where he presented the final rose to Courtney Robertson. The two endured a turbulent relationship, however, with allegations of cheating by Flajnik and of fame-seeking by Robertson. They reunited briefly after the airing of the final episode only to break up again for good several months later.
6 David Good
David Good is an entrepreneur based in Ohio who viewers first saw in “The Bachelorette” that starred Jullian Harris. He got eliminated in week four of the show. Good was a former basketball player for Ashland University before transferring to Miami University of Ohio where he played football. After “The Bachelorette,” Good returned the following year to win “Bachelor Pad” with Natalie Getz. He is the author of “The Man Code,” which he promotes as an unwritten code that governs the standard to which a man holds himself.
5 Jesse Kovacs
Jesse Kovacs was a former baseball player who made all-state back in high school. He received a full athletic scholarship from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he majored in Broadcast Communications and minored in Sociology. He then spent four years in the pros after being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired in 2008 and devoted himself full-time to the family wine business called Kovacs Brothers. He was part of the fifth season of “The Bachelorette” and of “Bachelor Pad.”
4 Chris Lambton
Chris Lambton is a native of Massachusetts who used to teach Math and coach basketball at the High School for Economics and Finance in New York. He attended Providence College where he was a member of the track team. He also performed well in his studies that earned him the Big East Academic All-Star Team honor in 1998-99. He placed second in the sixth season of “The Bachelorette.” He is now married to Peyton Wright, who was a contestant herself in “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad.”
3 Kiptyn Locke
Kiptyn Locke is a native of San Francisco who was a contestant in the fifth season of “The Bachelorette.” He was also part of “Bachelor Pad” where he finished in second place. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Locke is actively involved in charity work. He is part of non-profit groups like Stand Up for Kids, Life Rolls On, Cystic Fibrosis Organization, Cancer Angels of San Diego and Hope Rose. He has raised over $2 million for different charity organizations.
2 Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez was a baseball player for the University of Tampa where he majored in International Business. He now serves as a youth baseball coach in San Diego. A known introvert and family man, Martinez won the heart of Ali Fedotowsky in the sixth season of “The Bachelorette.” The two broke up in November 2011, however. He was slated to star in the next season of “The Bachelor” but there have been reports that he has turned it down as he has a new girlfriend.
1 Jake Pavelka
Jake Pavelka is a pilot who originally came from Dallas. He attended the University of North Texas and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida. He first appeared in “The Bachelorette” but was eliminated before the final round. He then starred in the 14th season of “The Bachelor” where he proposed to Vienna Girardi. They broke up in June 2010, however. He has also participated in “Dancing with the Stars,” “Bachelor Pad” and “Famous Food.”