By MAC MACAPENDEG, GMA News
Six months from Christmas, the local edition of “Town & Country” magazine has made a list (and presumably checked it twice) of the top single men in the country—and leading the pack is none other than the Bachelor-In-Chief, President Benigno Aquino III.
It’s a no-brainer; not only is Aquino the most powerful man in the country, but his love life (and sometimes lack thereof) has been a popular topic for years.
The President’s good “top-bachelor-approved” genes must also run in the family—nephews Jiggy Aquino Cruz, Jonty Aquino Cruz and Francis Aquino Dee made it to this year’s list as well.
“I must admit our mostly female team had a lot of fun working on this issue – especially our feature on the nation’s most eligible bachelors as well as our special wedding supplement,” said editor-in-chief Yvette Fernandez.
Town & Country named actors, athletes, chefs, models, businessmen, politicians and other movers and shakers to their Top Bachelors list.
One name who made it on the international list is Jon Favreau, who at only 31 has already been US President Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter for six years. Aside from his dedication to his job, he has also caught the public’s attention with his youth, intelligence and attractive looks.
Among local business circles, debonairs Kevin Tan of Megaworld, Atticus King of Victoria Court, Jesse Ho Maxwell of Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group, and Robbie Antonio of Century Properties were picked—young scions who will likely take on the reins of their family’s companies.
And of course there are the royals, among them Britain’s Prince Harry, who graced the cover of this month’s issue.
Also making the list: Presidential nephews Jonty, Jiggy and Kiko.
Calling him “Buckingham’s loveable rogue,” the magazine said that Harry’s adventurous and happy-go-lucky demeanour and earnestness in his army career has endeared him to the public, especially to women.
And of course, being wealthy and royal helps, too.
This is also the case with Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein, whose royal status, dashing good looks, fortune, charm and style have made them two of the hottest bachelors many women dream of marrying someday.
America may not have any kings and queens, but the closest the country has to a royal family, the Kennedys, have a new generation of sought-after single young men, such as Christopher McKelvy, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Conor Kennedy.
“We know we have left out many other handsome and/or successful unmarried men in this highly subjective list, so if you feel there have been some glaring omissions, please let us know so we can include them on next year’s list,” said Fernandez. — BM, GMA News
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