International Olympic heartthrob Tom Daley has been named the sexiest man in the world for the second year in a row, topping Attitude magazine’s reader-voted Hot 100 list ahead of X-Factor star Shayne Ward in second place, Zac Efron in third, David Beckham in fourth and Dan Osborne in fifth.
The adorable 20-year-old bronze medalist appears on the cover of the August issue — shirtless, of course — in a pair of low-rise jeans. In an interview inside, Daley reveals that he’d like to raise a family someday, and talks about his dream of becoming a successful television presenter.
“It’s a career I definitely want to explore once I’ve retired from diving,” he said. “I think [English presenting duo] Ant and Dec present on some great shows and one day I’d love to be involved in something similar.”
On the topic of family, Tom said: “Family is something that has always been really important to me and yes, at some point I would love to marry and have kids.” The interview will also reportedly include Tom’s reaction to the public’s opinion about his relationship with Dustin Lance Black, and his goal in coming out on his own terms.
“If the video helped anyone going through something similar, then that’s great,” Daley said. “I filmed that video because I wanted to tell people in my own words.”
Speaking at the magazine’s summer party in Paramount, Centre Point Wednesday, Attitude Deputy Editor Andrew Fraser attributed Tom’s second year at the top to the emotional coming out video he recorded last December:
It’s been a big year for Tom Daley. When he made his very moving and personal video last year, where he revealed his relationship with Dustin Lance Black – he not only changed his own life, but will have helped change the lives of countless other young gay people who are starved of role models in the world of film, TV and sport.
Attitude is proud that our readers, in their infinite wisdom, voted Tom as their number one sexiest man for the second year running – and we are celebrating with Tom as our cover star, in his brilliant and revealing first ever gay magazine interview.
Congratulations, Tom! Now let’s try for three years at the top.
You can read the full interview with Tom by downloading the latest Attitude issue. The magazine will be available for purchase at newsstands next Wednesday, July 23.