Olympic Star, Chad le Clos, one of Cosmopolitan’s Sexiest Men

Olympic gold medalist, Chad Le Clos, has been nominated to be Cosmopolitian Magazine’s Sexiest Man in South Africa, according to the Time’s Live.

Among the 12 South Africans nominated —  Brett Roux, Andrew Govender, Maps Maponyane, Vincent Canaider, Chad le Clos, Andile Mxakaza, Lee Thompson, Oliver Makangila, Charl Crous, Peet Mocke, Graeme Richards, Harcel Mpoyi — le Clos appears to be a front-runner.

Chad le Clos, 2012 Olympics (Photo Credit: Staccioli/Arena

Chad le Clos, 2012 Olympics (Photo Credit: Staccioli/Arena

Le Clos’ rise to fame has been meteoric. As recently as the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore he won five medals, a competition Michael Phelps stumped for as an Ambassador promoting the Olympic movement. Two short years later, le Clos upset Michael Phelps in, arguably, his best event, the 200 meters butterfly. Le Clos also collected a silver in the 100 meters butterfly at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Cosmo’s readers have voted for their top choice. At a Johannesburg party, January 31st, the SA Sexiest Man will be named.

While the nominees are preparing for holiday, the Time’s Live asked them if they’d be in the gym, working out, staying sexy. Le Clos told the magazine:

Chad le Clos, 2012 SA Sexist Man nominee

Chad le Clos, 2012 SA Sexiest Man nominee

“No [to going to the gym], Christmas is a time for family and giving, so that is one day that I don’t train. I eat anything I like, but in moderation. When I do cheat, it’s with milk shakes and chocolates.”

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11 years ago


11 years ago

Amen to this nomination.

11 years ago

The Cosmopolitan panel was swayed by the big, sweaty, burly-man who looked like he was about to have a heart attack, who called Le Clos a “beautiful boy” during the Olympics.

Oh wait, that was his dad.


About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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