People magazine has released its annual issue devoted to the Hottest Bachelors of the year and have made their selection for this year’s coverboy. You may recall that the mag named Mario Lopez as the Hottest Bachelor of 2008 … but this year, the honor goes to Chace Crawford. Chace has been deemed by People magazine as the Hottest Bachelor of 2009:
Chace Crawford talks to his parents every day, vacations with his younger sister and – unlike his Gossip Girl character – says dating a married woman is “a definite no.” Without question, success (he’ll star in the Footloose remake) couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. But what else is behind those blue eyes? PEOPLE’s Elizabeth Leonard and Jennifer Garcia found out. Here’s a sneak peek of the interview with PEOPLE’s Hottest Bachelor!
On his first kiss: “It was fifth grade. Her name was Kiley Smith and she was my best friend’s twin sister. It was one of those super-awkward things. We were at camp, on a lake, really picturesque – it¹s kind of seared into memory! We’re still friends.”
On a perfect date: “All you need is a pool table, beer, an electric jukebox and good conversation. The day a girl beats me in a game of Beirut [a kind of beer pong] is a good sign!”
On being single: “I’m not not looking for a girlfriend – but I’m not particularly looking for a girlfriend, either. I’m not knocking having a relationship; at the end of the day, you want to share with someone. But I just look at it as, I have the rest of my life to do that. I’m not in any rush.”
On dating Carrie Underwood: “I have nothing bad to say about that experience. It was awesome. I just didn’t know how to deal with it. I learned a ton about dating someone in that kind of spotlight. It was such a whirlwind, but no regrets.”
On the made-up gay rumors about him and co-star Ed Westwick: “You know what we really did the first time we heard it? Ed goes, ‘Oh, did you hear that rumor about us being gay?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, man.’ He starts laughing and we’re kind of like, ‘Okay, you want to go play pool and have a beer?’ “
To be honest, I thought for sure that British heartthrob Robert Pattinson was gonna get the nod from People magazine as the Hottest Bachelor of the Year. There ain’t a day that goes by that People doesn’t do a story or even a blurb about R. Pattz and his effect on his fans. He seemed the shoe-in choice for this year’s #1 Hottest Bachelor … but clearly I was wrong. That’s not to say that Chace Crawford isn’t a great pick … he’s deffo a much-in-demand hottie and is an excellent choice for Hottest Bachelor of 2009. But, Chace is not alone on this list of hawt bachelors. After the jump, check out some of the other single men who made this year’s list of Hottest Bachelors — yes, R. Pattz made the list as did a now openly gay celeb …
Robert Pattinson and Adam Lambert are joined on the list by other single hotties like Shia LaBeouf, Brody Jenner, Common, Chris Pine, Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Eggold, Kellan Lutz and more. It looks like People really covered all the bases again this year … but the full list of 2009′sm 45 Hottest Bachelors won’t be revealed until this new issue of People magazine hits newsstands later on this week. Did YOUR fave bachelor make the list this year? Is there anyone missing that YOU hope will be revealed when this new issue is released?