This Year's Cleo Bachelor of the Year Is a Surprising One
Despite being against more high-profile competition such as singer Vance Joy, former MasterChef contestant Dan Churchill and Wonderland actor Glenn McMillan, Thien Nguyen, a 28-year-old personal trainer from Sydney was announced as Australia's most eligible bachelor at the Cleo Bachelor of the Year party in Melbourne on Wednesday night. He described himself to news.com.au as "just a regular guy that goes to Cabramatta, eats pho, Vietnamese egg noodle soup. I'm really just a simple guy that likes to have his food and likes to lift a few weights here and there and just likes to help people as much as I can." This "simple guy" is now $5,000 richer after garnering most of the votes to win the title — "I think the female that voted for me the most was my mum. Love her to bits!" he told Cleo after the announcement — and as a treat for his supporters he even took his top off when he accepted his cheque.
The Cleo Bachelor of the Year celebrations usually take place in Sydney but were held at St. Kilda's St. Hotel in Melbourne this year. The party attracted reality stars like MasterChef winner Brent Owens, The Bachelor's Sam Frost, Zoe O'Brien, Chantal Hryniewski and Kara Bramham, Big Brother's Tully Smyth, and small screen babes such as Ariel Kaplan, Saskia Hampele and Carissa Walford.