Singer Robbie Klay has been voted the gay community’s favourite male celebrity of 2010 in the Pravda Vodka Mambaonline Sexiest Man Survey.
The results of the seventh annual poll – which received a record 7,200 votes online and via SMS – were announced at a glittering party at ZAR in Sandton, hosted by singer Jacques Terre’Blanche and Cathy Specific, on Wednesday night, attended by celebrities and the public.
“I’m flattered and so surprised to have won,” said Klay, who has dedicated his latest song Vat to his gay fanbase. “The gay community – my gay family as I like to call them – have given me so much support over the years, even during the court case, and I’m extremely grateful.”
The hunky singer, who is best known as an Afrikaans pop star, made sensational media headlines last year following his allegations that he was molested as a child by singer Jurie Els, who denied the claims and was acquitted.
“The gay community has clearly connected with both Robbie’s good looks as well as his open and generous approach to them,” said Mambaonline editor Luiz DeBarros. “He, and all the finalists, have been great sports in taking part.” A comprehensive interview with Robbie will be published on www.mambaonline.com on Monday.
Television presenter and actor Graeme Richards stepped up to the stage to take the second place position in the survey. He was followed by Top Billing host and designer Aidan Bennetts in third place and Afrikaans singer George Meiring in fourth place.
Other finalists in the 2010 survey included: Mr. Gay World 2010 Charl Van Den Berg; model and entrepreneur Denton Blomquist; Pasella host Dieter Voigt; YFM’s DJ Warras; music sensation Locnville; Calvin Klein underwear model Lunga Shabalala; Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius; and South African-based model Stevel Marc.
The 2010 Pravda Vodka Mambaonline Sexiest Man Survey was made possible by premium vodka brand Pravda Vodka and supported by Foreplay Energy Drink. Voting in the survey was via SMS and on the web at Mambaonline.com.