A selection of Australia’s hottest single guys descended upon Palings at The Ivy in Sydney to launch Cleo Bachelor of the Year 2013 this morning. Editor Sharri Markson and MTV VJ Kate Peck called out the men from behind a black curtain and briefly introduced them to media. There was a bit of an incident when Paralympic swimmer Matt Cowdrey stepped up onto the elevated platform and accidentally hit his head on a hanging wooden decorative piece, resulting in a gash on his forehead, but aside from that it was mostly smooth-sailing as the guys had information about their hidden talents and bedroom skills revealed to the mostly-female crowd.
Among the line-up this year are TV hosts Darren McMullen, Luke Jacobz and Scott Tweedie, actors Lincoln Younes and Sean Keen, and a generous serving of sports stars. This year also features the competition’s first openly gay bachelor, TV presenter Reuben Mourad. We caught up with Scott, Darren and Luke at the media call, so click through to see what they had to say about sizing up their competition and how they’ll campaign for the title.