DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!

When we put the call out a few months ago asking for your hot bachelor nominations we had no idea just how hot our inboxes were about to get! And after a lot of tough deliberations (and a serious amount of blushing!), we can now bring your our Hot 30 –the 30 hottest, funniest, most charming, most clever bachelors in the region. Now it’s time to hand over to you to decide who will be crowned Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year 2016…

When you cast your vote for your fave bachelor, you’ll also go into the draw to win passes to our exclusive party in Dubai in December, when the winner will be announced.

Up For Grabs…

The winner will not only have bragging rights to the title of Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year for 2016, they’ll also walk away with an amazing stash of prizes, including:

  • Herbal Essentials Papaya and Honey Face Mask, valued at Dhs139

  • Talabat Food Delivery Voucher, valued at Dhs200

  • Galderma Skincare Package including; Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and Cetaphil moisturising lotion, daylong lotion 50+ and after sun repair, valued at Dhs500

  • Dermalogica Skincare Package including; daily microfoliant, charcoal rescue mask and shave kit, valued at Dhs695

  • Bazxar Prohibition Brunch for 2, valued at Dhs790

  • Forever Oud men’s fragrance, valued at Dhs800

  • Shiseido Skincare Package, valued at Dhs1,000

  • FOREO Luna 2 for Men, valued at Dhs1,069

  • 2 x Mercedes AMG E63 Drag Experiences at Yas Marina Circuit, valued at Dhs1,500

  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast for 2 at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, valued at Dhs1,700

  • Muchachas Brunch for 8, valued at Dhs2,200

  • Jumeirah Dining Vouchers, including The Hyde, The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirate Towers and Zheng He’s, valued at Dhs3,100

  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast at Manzil Downtown Dubai, valued at Dhs5,000

  • 12-month Dubai Key Dedicated Membership, valued at Dhs11,999

Fernando Skinner, 21 | Brazilian  | Model And Personal Trainer

Fernando Skinner, 21 | Brazilian | Model And Personal Trainer

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? A trip with no money and no place to stay, just to spend some time together. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? I actually don’t mind. If I feel something for a girl she can be wearing pyjamas or a party dress and she will be the most beautiful thing to me. Who would play you in a movie about your life? Nick Jonas, a lot of people tell me that I look like him. What turns you off on social media? Weirdos commenting strange things on my photos. And on? People who support me. How would you impress a girl on a date? It’s all about good moments, laughs, smiles and stories. 

Vincent Alexander, 28 | British | Personal Trainer And Part-time Model

Vincent Alexander, 28 | British | Personal Trainer And Part-time Model

What turns you off on social media? Duck pouts. The single most annoying pose in existence. And on? A girl with intelligence, confidence and who enjoys the gym. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? For dinner, a red dress with heels, and not too much jewellery. To chill out, my shirt. How would you impress a  woman on a date? Be a gentleman, show interest, listen, make her feel comfortable, be myself and hope we connect. How would your friends describe you? A gym freak, loyal and a cheesecake addict. What are the three things you can’t live without? The people closest to me, the gym and the trio of disabled puppies that I rescued in Dubai.

Josh McCartney, 24 | Australian  | Singer / Entrepreneur

Josh McCartney, 24 | Australian | Singer / Entrepreneur

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? A trail of roses in a candle lit apartment, littered with hand-written clues leading to her favourite gowns, scented perfumes and eventually... me. What was your most embarrassing moment? While stepping onto a stage in front of 500+ people, the crotch of my trousers split up the centre. I then proceeded to perform for one hour with my legs crossed. I got some pretty confused looks! What are the three things you can’t live without? Good music, good people and progressing in new skills – currently I’m learning to speak French and beginning gymnastics. How would you impress a woman on a date? I used to believe it was with expensive dinners and fancy places, but now I’d prefer to just be me and find a way to laugh together. Keep it simple and build an actual connection.

Ebraheem Alsamadi, 28 | Kuwaiti American  | CEO, Forever Rose & Al Samadi Group

Ebraheem Alsamadi, 28 | Kuwaiti American | CEO, Forever Rose & Al Samadi Group

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I had to hide in my trunk and let one of my female employees drive my car so I could pick up my princess without getting caught by her parents. I was only 17 at the time, none of that happens now that I’m 28! What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? A black dress covering as much as possible. I’m a big believer in less is more. How would you impress a woman on a date? I would take her to the one place that she has dreamt about all her life. I would want to offer her respect and personal space until she gives me the sign that she’s comfortable with me. The most important part is that I would turn off my phone and give her my undivided attention, and of course be a gentlemen as I always am.

Alex Mcnally, 27 | English  | Restaurant Manager At Tom&Serg

Alex Mcnally, 27 | English | Restaurant Manager At Tom&Serg

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? Moved countries for her. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Something that reflects her personal style. How would you impress a woman on a date? Just be myself, make her laugh and put on a bit of charm. What was your most embarrassing moment? Getting punched in the face for a TV show. How would your friends describe you? Adventurous and thoughtful with an abusive sense of humour (yes, they actually said that!). What are the three things you can’t live without? All Saints clothes, friends and planning trips. Who’s your celeb crush? Emma Watson.

Sam Frohlich, 26 | British  | Personal Trainer

Sam Frohlich, 26 | British | Personal Trainer

What turns you off on social media? People who are fake and hide behind other means to make a quick buck! And on? People who are real, interesting and most of all, funny. I’ll laugh at anything! What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I once drove for 2 hours on icy roads on Christmas Eve to my ex-girlfriend’s house to win her back! It wasn’t worth it in the end! What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Whatever they feel confident in. There’s nothing worse than a girl trying too hard and feeling uncomfortable. You can’t go wrong with a little black number, or tight jeans with heels. What are the three things you can’t live without? Football, food and fitness. 

Javier Canós, 27 | Spanish | Model, VIP Manager At Provocateur, Founder And Owner Of The Liaison

Javier Canós, 27 | Spanish | Model, VIP Manager At Provocateur, Founder And Owner Of The Liaison

What turns you off on social media? Politics. And on? Emily Ratajkowski. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? An oversized tee, shorts, trainers and messy hair. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? A gondola tour at sunset, even though romanticism isn’t something that characterises me especially. What was your most embarrassing moment? Back in 2010, when the judges of Mr. Spain made me sing in the interview – l was much more shy back then. How would your friends describe you? Ruthless. What are the three things you can’t live without? The goals that keep me motivated every day, my daily date with the gym or any other sport, and my phone.

Leigh Metzeling, 34 | Australian | Director, Pineapple Express & Raw Distribution

Leigh Metzeling, 34 | Australian | Director, Pineapple Express & Raw Distribution

What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Girls need to have style. Anything from slim jeans, a white T and kicks, to a slimming dress that shows her personality and style. How would you impress a girl on a date? Just be myself, be natural, a nice glass of grape, some seafood by the water… or I can even rustle up a culinary delight myself in the kitchen or on a remote island.  Flowers, fast cars, and fake items do not interest me that much. What was your most embarrassing moment? Appearing on a reality dating show in Australia, which we will not go into detail about! How would your friends describe you? Outgoing, friendly, motivated and a typical Scorpio with a bit of a sting!

Myles, 25 | British  | Radio Personality, 104.4 Virgin Radio Dubai

Myles, 25 | British | Radio Personality, 104.4 Virgin Radio Dubai

What turns you off and on, on social media? I cringe every time I see a girl using that ‘Dog Filter’ on Snapchat. I like dogs, but it’s not hot when you try to look like one! When a girl I’m into posts photos of herself with no filter, it tells me that she’s confident with the way she looks. What does your dating app bio say? Less than a kilometre away. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? Tried to understand her logic. How would you impress a woman on a date? Cheeky Nandos? (I have a loyalty card that I need to use before 2017). After that we would go climbing so I could rock her world. What was your most embarrassing moment? Getting a spray tan live in the Virgin Radio studio for the photo above!

Francesco Ortolano, 28 | Italian   | Cosmetologist

Francesco Ortolano, 28 | Italian | Cosmetologist

What turns you off and on, on social media? What turn me on? Women who don’t crave attention; sexy and smart women. It turns me off when I see naked pics with philosophical quotes and constant selfies. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? In the case of love nothing is crazy, everything is allowed. But maybe when I moved literally to the other side of the planet, leaving my whole life behind…  Who’s your celeb crush? There’s obvious ones like Beyoncé, but I like a woman like Michelle Obama, who’s powerful and intelligent. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? I left work early and returned home before she did, I placed a note on the dresser next to a dress I’d bought for her. The note only had a time and a place, and when she arrived at the beach I was there with a bonfire and BBQ. We talked, laughed and danced into the early hours.

Alex Payani, 28 | British | Business Development Manager

Alex Payani, 28 | British | Business Development Manager

What turns you off on social media? Girls who insist on Snapchatting every single second of their day. And on? Girls who don’t take themselves too seriously and are genuine about it is a massive box ticked. What does your dating app bio say? Must like food and dogs. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I was on a date when I lived in the US and my date got into a confrontation with another girl which escalated quickly. I stepped in to protect her but instead of being the hero I ended up getting pepper sprayed. How would you impress a woman on a date? Be a gent – pick her up for the date, hold doors open, pull her chair, phone on silent, pay. I find that the little things can make a girl feel special and hopefully wanting to see me again. How would your friends describe you? As a cheeky chappy.

Tom Bailey, 25 | British  | Personal Trainer

Tom Bailey, 25 | British | Personal Trainer

What turns you off on social media? I’m not a fan of people trying too hard on social media! Attention hungry posts make me cringe. And on? I love seeing inspirational and motivational posts, whether that’s fitness pages showing great physiques, or lifestyle pages showing beautiful locations. Funny memes are also a winner too.  How would you impress a woman on a date? By opening her up with laughter, being an active listener and most importantly, by being myself. I think having confidence in who you are as a person and originality are such underrated qualities. Who’s your celeb crush? Nina Agdal, what a babe. How would your friends describe you? Positive, witty, adventurous, genuine, charming.

David Thompson, 31 | British  | Editor

David Thompson, 31 | British | Editor

How would you impress a woman on a date? I’d fly her to Bali to go white water rafting – I’m more at ease when I’m having fun.  Who would play you in a movie about your life? Hugh Grant. Maybe because he’s a bit clumsy and clueless! And I’ve been told I look like him – although growing a beard has put a stop to that! What are the three things you can’t live without? Music, my running shoes, and my NutriBullet blender. What was your most embarrassing moment? I was in a punk band as a teenager and there’s still some video evidence on YouTube of me with a lip piercing and blue hair.

Zarko Cucuz, 33 | Serbian | Bar Manager At Tribeca Dubai And Economist

Zarko Cucuz, 33 | Serbian | Bar Manager At Tribeca Dubai And Economist

What does your dating app bio say? Crazy Serbian, uncle, good cook, animal lover, travel maniac. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I jumped out of a plane with her. Who’s your celeb crush? Salma Hayek. What are the three things you can’t live without? Family, women and love. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? It’s not the thing, it’s the time that I spent with the girl I loved. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Long, black boots, a sexy black dress and her hair down.

Mungo Glaysher, 21 | English  | Editorial Assistant At Esquire Middle East

Mungo Glaysher, 21 | English | Editorial Assistant At Esquire Middle East

What turns you off and on, on social media? A girl drenched in make-up is a no go. Bikini shots are a go. What does your dating app bio say? I don’t really think there’s a need for bios, the product sells itself. How would you impress a woman on a date? Keep the chat tidy, pay the bill, dress like a don. Or just do something ridiculous like take her swimming with sharks. Who’s your celeb crush? It used to be Kate Hudson, but for now, let’s just say things don’t get better than Gigi Hadid. What are the three things you can’t live without? Good food, good music and some legit garments.

Kaveh Anooshiravani, 34 | Canadian | Cofounder Of The Hot Box Kit, Dan Bolton Consultancy, Limitlines, Venture Capitalist

Kaveh Anooshiravani, 34 | Canadian | Cofounder Of The Hot Box Kit, Dan Bolton Consultancy, Limitlines, Venture Capitalist

What does your dating app bio say? I have the best private table at KFC and can afford to buy the biggest fake diamonds. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? Flew for 14 hours to have a coffee date. How would you impress a woman on a date? Impressing a girl is a recipe for disaster. They always know if you’re trying too hard. Making a girl laugh is a good idea though. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? Got a bag of Hershey’s kisses, took out the little paper wrapper at the top and replaced them all with a note saying something I liked about her. It took forever, but was worth it!

Dominic Ritzer, 29 | American | Marketing Manager, W Dubai Al Habtoor City

Dominic Ritzer, 29 | American | Marketing Manager, W Dubai Al Habtoor City

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I once flew to Budapest for a two-day getaway to meet her parents after dating for three weeks. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? I’m a big fan of a high-waisted pencil skirt, loose blouse and proper heels. How would you impress a woman on a date? Slave in the kitchen and cook dinner with all the fixings. My specialty would be something Italian. I’ll even go buy a candle or two and let them toggle the music playlist. Who’s your celeb crush? Donna from Suits. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? Not kiss and tell. This one is a tough one!

Ahmed El Shimy, 24 | Egyptian | PR & Marketing Executive

Ahmed El Shimy, 24 | Egyptian | PR & Marketing Executive

What does your dating app bio say? An adrenaline parasite that has to frequently feed off the feeling of danger, being caught or potentially experiencing an NDE. If you can be a Harley Quinn to my inner Joker, lets go explore a bat cave sometime. How would you impress a girl on a date? Being spontaneous and smelling nice always do the trick. What are the three things you can’t live without? My brother, the gym and my husky. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? Star-gazed and watched a meteor shower event on a hill in the middle of the desert for 12 hours straight.

Dima Zinchenko, 25 | Ukrainian  | Trainer And Fitness Model

Dima Zinchenko, 25 | Ukrainian | Trainer And Fitness Model

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I booked a spontaneous holiday to Turkey for my mum recently! She works hard, so she deserves it. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? A sporty outfit, like leggings – that is really sexy! How would you impress a woman on a date? Invite her to go skydiving. How would your friends describe you? My friends don’t really understand my Ukrainian humour, but they laugh anyway! What are the three things you can’t live without? Meat, the gym and cuddles.

Mehdi Laamiri, 31 | Moroccan  | Real Estate Agent

Mehdi Laamiri, 31 | Moroccan | Real Estate Agent

What turns you off on social media? Duck face poses. And on? I love travel pictures and food challenge videos! What does your dating app bio say? Must love dogs, skiing and eggs. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? During a heated debate about Bear Grylls, a girl I liked dared me to emulate his infamous re-hydration technique. Embarrassingly, I have to admit that I did it! How would you impress a woman on a date? By really listening to what makes her happy, rather than just trying to show off. What are the three things you can’t live without? Tabasco sauce, Modern Family and my bed. What was your most cringe-worthy moment? I once congratulated a client on being pregnant. It turns out she wasn’t.

Shaun Fabe, 31 | South African  | Cabin Crew

Shaun Fabe, 31 | South African | Cabin Crew

What does your dating app bio say? Dog lover - humorous - tattoos - adventures - pack your bag, let’s do something fun! How would you impress a woman on a date? Flowers and something fun like quad biking, horse riding, surf lessons, paint balling, camping... chivalry still exists! What was your most embarrassing moment? I snuck up behind who I thought was my girlfriend to give her a cuddle and it ended up being her mum! How would your friends describe you? Funny, I hope! Up for an adventure and a ‘glass half full’ kind of guy. What are the three things you can’t live without? A good braai, sleep, and warm weather.

Tom Hussey, 27 | British | Political Violence Insurance

Tom Hussey, 27 | British | Political Violence Insurance

What does your dating app bio say? 6ft6 – doesn’t come in small doses. How would you impress a woman on a date? Take her to a waterpark where I’ve got a good excuse to get my kit off. How would your friends describe you? A terrible dancer and softie at heart. What are the three things you can’t live without? Eggs Benedict at the weekend, sunset drinks, Christmas with the whole family. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? Organised a desert biking experience at 5.30am for a super-hot girl who loves her cycling.

Dane Bowers, 37 | British | DJ/Singer/Songwriter/Former Member Of Boy Band Another Level

Dane Bowers, 37 | British | DJ/Singer/Songwriter/Former Member Of Boy Band Another Level

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? Flown half way around the world several times a month. I think I flew for 65 hours in one month alone! How would you impress a woman on a date? I would just try and be fun. I think laughter is definitely the sexiest thing on the planet. So if you get on with someone and laugh a lot, then that’s a great start. What was your most embarrassing moment? I still don’t think the time I fell over in front of Janet Jackson can be beaten! I went to kick a football in one of the arenas when we were on tour. Everyone was sat eating and I slipped and spilled my drink all over myself. She saw and spat her food out laughing!

Karan Bhatia, 32 | Indian  | Entrepreneur By Day, Professional DJ By Night

Karan Bhatia, 32 | Indian | Entrepreneur By Day, Professional DJ By Night

What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Every occasion requires its own outfit. A perfect outfit would be where a woman would carry that outfit with grace, looking beautiful and sexy and not trashy. There is a thin line between sexy and trashy. Who’s your celeb crush? I prefer the real deal. I crush on people with personality and aesthetics. How would your friends describe you? Humble, talented and loyal. Who would play you in a movie about your life? I would love to give myself that chance as only I would be able to do justice to it. What’s your most cringe-worthy moment? Using the dog filter on Snapchat! Whaaat?!   

Troy Michael Kahler, 37 | Canadian  | Entrepreneur/Business Owner

Troy Michael Kahler, 37 | Canadian | Entrepreneur/Business Owner

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? That’s easy: I organised a flash mob for a girlfriend’s birthday surprise – I love surprises! What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Something simple and elegant. I have always been a fan of the little black dress or jumpsuit and heels, but I think a classic tee and jeans trumps them all. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? Picked a former girlfriend up for her birthday in a taxi, drove straight to the airport with nothing packed and surprised her with a spontaneous trip to Mexico. What are the three things you can’t live without? My rescue dog Maddy – she my best buddy for life, my mother’s world-famous spaghetti Bolognese recipe, and fitness.

Darren Facchini, 26 | British | Assistant General Manager

Darren Facchini, 26 | British | Assistant General Manager

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? Started using hair removal cream! What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? Well obviously it depends on the woman, but a striped cropped top, ripped jeans and some Converse will always please me. Who’s your celeb crush? Justin Timberlake. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? I once waited at the airport for someone’s arrival with an extra-large Cinnabon. How would your friends describe you? Late. Who would play you in a movie about your life? Probably Tom Cruise. I’ve been brought up behind a bar and after teaching cocktail masterclasses for a few years I’ve been compared to him several times. He is also vertically challenged.

Firass Abbass, 29 | Lebanese  | Marketing Manager And TV Presenter

Firass Abbass, 29 | Lebanese | Marketing Manager And TV Presenter

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a woman? I always do crazy things for women – they deserve it! How would you impress a woman on a date? Choose the best location and focus on the smallest details and etiquette. What are the three things you can’t live without? Family, love, and classic style. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? I like a woman in a simple black dress that shows off her curves. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? I celebrated a girl’s birthday at a hotel, with red roses in a Jacuzzi, flowers, sushi… It was a great night and when she got home she found 15 gifts that I’d hidden. 

Ruan Botha, 27 | South African  | Business Owner, WildFlight Dubai

Ruan Botha, 27 | South African | Business Owner, WildFlight Dubai

What turns you off on social media? The 20-odd hashtags that come with a simple elevator selfie. And on? Loyal followers. How would you impress a woman on a date? With chivalry – it’s the little things that count. What was your most embarrassing moment? I was finding it difficult to approach a certain woman, especially after I couldn’t get a sentence out on a previous attempt. She told me to relax but I still managed to screw it up again. What are the three things you can’t live without? A good plate of food, my WildWood sunnies, and an adventure!

Lorenzo Maraviglia, 36 | Italian  | F&B Director At Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach

Lorenzo Maraviglia, 36 | Italian | F&B Director At Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach

What is the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? When I was 17 years old and very broke, I took my first girlfriend on a romantic holiday to Nice in the south of France. It was the first time we had travelled from Italy and I had saved up for an entire year to treat her. One evening, we went for dinner in the plaza and I arranged for a musician to play her favourite songs on the guitar to us all evening whilst we ate and laughed with each other late into the night. What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? I love a simple and elegant look. I also think women look amazing in a suit and business attire – very powerful and attractive! How would you impress a woman on a date? I feel the most important quality on a date is to listen. To connect with someone, you need to take the time to get to know each other and listening to a girl is the best way to do that. How would your friends describe you? Passionate, charismatic, intelligent and kind. 

Radovan Herich, 24 | Slovakian | Model

Radovan Herich, 24 | Slovakian | Model

What’s the hottest thing a woman can wear? An outfit she feels comfortable in, and tells something about her as a person, as well. How would you impress a woman on a date? I’d try to make her laugh and not feel bored! I’m romantic type of guy so I like to use my imagination. It depends on occasion, but let’s just say that I’m pretty creative. How would your friends describe you? Probably as a chilled, but crazy guy who’s always smiling. What are the three things you can’t live without? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Who’s your celeb crush? Megan Fox.