Whenever I think about the annual Cosmo Sexiest men calendar competition, I can’t help but think about Maps Maponyane…
That is because Maps was up for the grand-prize back in 2012 when I first started paying proper attention to the competition. So much so that I made a point to inform anyone who would listen that they should “watch out for this guy named Maps because he’s going to be a big deal soon.”
I was also lucky enough to have attended the main event where Maponyane was crowned the Cosmo Sexiest Man 2012 and just look at all that he has achieved ever since?
The same can be said for the winners that came after him; models Alex and Charlie Kotze (The K2 Twins), Top Billing's Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Tiro Mosete.
This is probably why this year’s contestants, celebrity and otherwise, want the prize so badly. Among the celebrity contestants are BET’s Jesse Suntele...
And singer, musician, songwriter, Brendan Peyper.
There are also a few yummy models on the list including the likes of Nicolas Van Graan, Josh Wantie, Luigi Vigliotti and Oluwatoyin Oyeneye aka. ‘Toyin.’
You can view each hunk’s profile to get to know them a little better (or to thirst-follow them on Instagram) before voting for them. Voting puts you in the running to win a R10,000 cash prize and voting is free so click here to vote for your Cosmo Sexiest Man 208 winner.
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