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My Kitchen Rules – Nic and Rocco among reality stars up for Cleo Bachelor of the Year!

Cleo’s list of Top 50 eligible bachelors was announced last week, with some of the hottest contestants on reality TV in the running, including Nic and Rosso from My Kitchen Rules.

The list of 50 bachelors is a good mix of actors, athletes, comedians, musicians and everyday Aussie men making the cut. Among them this year, is a good number of reality hopefuls who now have a real chance of winning something more than a TV competition!

Some bigger names in the running are comedian Matt Okine, Packed to the Rafters actor Ryan Corr, Home and Away and Underbelly actor Richard Brancatisano, politician Wyatt Roy, Rugby Union player James O’Connor, AFL player Israel Folau, Neighbours actor Chris Milligan and Channel Ten news presenter Matt Doran.

I also want to mention NRL player David Williams from Manly, because on his bachelor profile on the Cleo website, he was asked what pisses him off and he said reality television!

Who will you be rooting for? Check out the hunks of reality TV below!

Nic Mazzone and Rocco La Bella – My Kitchen Rules

The two friends are teamed up on Seven’s cooking show, but Nic and Rocco are going head to head in this beauty contest!

While the Cleo competition is for unmarried bachelors, project manager Nic says he’s ready to settle down and get married! His big life goals are to get hitched, start a family and earn enough money to retire!

When asked about what he thought of making it into the Top 50 list, the 26 year-old’s first thought was: “They’re scraping the bottom of the barrel this year!”

Meanwhile, Rocco is already offering to bake cakes in exchange for votes!

The 29 year-old finance manager admits that his first celebrity crush is actress Alyssa Milano, but claims his idea of a perfect date doesn’t exist because it can be anywhere or anything, as long as it’s with the right girl.

Johnny Ruffo – The X Factor Australia and Dancing with the Stars

The Dancing with the Stars hopeful is definitely in for a chance to win, with participation in two high-profile shows. And he certainly had enough votes from the teenage girls when he was competing on The X Factor.

The singer and dancer says he deserves to win the Cleo Bachelor title because he’s “cheeky, down to earth and lots of fun.” But maybe those qualities weren’t enough to get him into the Top 50, as Johnny jokes about sleeping with the editor to get a spot!

Nathan Jolliffe – The Amazing Race Australia and The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Having won the first season of Australia’s version of The Amazing Race, 26 year-old model Nathan is now eyeing both titles of Celebrity Apprentice and Cleo Bachelor of the Year!

The former beau of Miss Australia Erin McNaught sure is confident about his chances. When asked about why he deserves to win the Cleo Bachelor crown, he says because “I really like winning?”

Tim ‘Timomatic’ Omaji – Australia’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance Australia

The 24 year-old singer and dancer is currently single after a split from girlfriend and SYTYCDA winner Talia Fowler last year. The couple attributed the break-up as due to work commitments and time apart.

He is currently focused on furthering his music career, and says that his drive and ambition should appeal to the ladies. When it comes to qualities in women, Timomatic likes girls who know how to ‘get down’, and is turned off my cockiness.

Hayden Quinn – MasterChef Australia

The aspiring foodie didn’t win the title of MasterChef in 2011, but he now has commentating gigs on Network Ten across a number of sporting events. The 25 year-old surf lifeguard seems quite comfortable with his masculinity in his interview answers on the Cleo website. He talks about his secret knitting talents and crying during the romance film, Dear John.

For Hayden, the biggest turn-off when looking for a potential partner, is too much make-up. And when asked about how he is in the bedroom, he says he’s “usually asleep”.

Lachlan Cosgrove – Beauty and the Geek Australia

While Lachlan’s reality TV relationship with beauty, Jordan Finlayson is going steady, the 23 year-old geek is still eligible as a ‘bachelor’ as long as he has no plans to wed in the near future!

Lachlan hasn’t always had luck with the ladies, as it wasn’t until Beauty and the Geek Australia that he found confidence is speaking to the opposite sex.

David Cardamone – The Family

Last on the list is the eldest Cardamone brother, David from SBS’s The Family. The 21 year-old university student is in a long-term relationship with girlfriend Jess, who also appeared on the reality show.

What David likes in a girl is the confidence in being comfortable in one’s skin and not having to hide behind too much make-up.

You can check out the rest of the Bachelor hopefuls on the Cleo website, where you can also vote for your favourites!

(Source: Cleo)

18 comments

1 sue N { 03.25.12 at 11:47 pm }

I thought Nic was in a long term relationship??? How on earth is that an “eligible bachelor”?????? 😉

2 Georgie { 03.25.12 at 11:50 pm }

I wouldn’t mind some ‘Rocco cakes’.

3 Jason { 03.26.12 at 8:03 am }

I wonder how the girlfriends to those in longterm relationships, eg. David Cardomane, MKR Nic, etc. feel about their boyfriends being nominated (and accepting!)

4 Anthony { 03.26.12 at 8:09 am }

Well, apparently Cleo thinks that as long as they’re not married, it’s fair game! Girlfriend or no girlfriend!

5 Jason { 03.26.12 at 10:37 am }

Anthony: What about if they have a boyfriend?

6 Homely { 03.26.12 at 11:40 am }

I must be a bit old fashioned. But I would prefer if nominees we actually single. not just ‘unmarried’.

7 Anthony { 03.26.12 at 11:43 am }

@Jason: Still fair game! If you’ve got nothing better to do, just browse the Cleo bachelor profiles. Some profiles have questions/answers that aren’t gender specific. It’s interesting that some bachelors are asked extensively about their relationships with women, and some bachelors aren’t.

8 Jason { 03.26.12 at 12:40 pm }

I agree with Homely except I think they should also be straight as well as single!

9 Izobel2 { 03.26.12 at 1:03 pm }

I can’t believe Hamish from TBL is not on there.. Lol.

10 littlepetal { 03.26.12 at 3:54 pm }

Very funny Izobel2. Graham for TBL should be in it as well

11 brain dead dave { 03.26.12 at 4:23 pm }

So should Margie from TBL.

12 Isabel { 03.26.12 at 4:37 pm }

That’s rude BDD! Mind you she does have a manly stance!

13 Culinary Boner { 03.26.12 at 4:39 pm }

Wot!
No Altiyan Childs!!!!!!!
What’s up with them skanks on the Cleo selection panel this year?

14 Andrea { 03.26.12 at 6:36 pm }

Good to see you back CB!

15 Georgie { 04.18.12 at 10:33 pm }

Hayden Quinn just won Cleo Bachelor of the Year –

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/hayden-quinn-named-cleo-bachelor/story-e6frfku0-1226332112377

Good choice I say!

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