Tom Daley Rightfully Voted Sexiest Man Alive For Second Consecutive Year

tom-300dpiInternational 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.

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  • Faulk

    Tom is really, really cute, but sexiest man in the world?

  • Dave


  • Ihadtosayit

    First of all 20 years old does not make you a man and surely NOT the sexist gay man…so I am going to go out on a limb and ponder why Mr. Tom Daley was listed as such and the only reason I can come up with is:

    1. He is the only candidate willing to pose shirtless/semi-nude for your magazine…

  • Tackle

    So his dream is to someday be a successful television presenter. What the hell is that? I guess it’s something between hosting TV game shows, and or reality TV host: and I’m sure some acting gigs thrown in the mix. Well he’s with the right man who has the right connections to help him achieve this. But now it’s kinda obvious why he’s with Dustin.

  • Jake357

    @Ihadtosayit: 20 is a man, albeit a young one. Why in our culture today must we infantilize everyone and falsely perpetuate youth well into our 30s (vis a vis the continuation of youth fashion, speech, etc.) when your great grandfather would likely have a different take on manhood at 20? Or look at other cultures around the world where a man of 20 has likely been married for a few years, already has a family, and is expected to provide and protect, etc.

  • BeachGuy2014

    Yeah, this is a huge load of crap.

  • Cam

    Remember though, Attitude is a British Magazine, so they are probably going to gear more towards famous Brits.

  • dazzer

    @Ihadtosayit: You really need to see some of the photo shoots Shayne Ward, Dan Osborne and David Beckham have done for gay mags, have you?

  • dazzer

    thqt ‘have you?’ is superfluous. Apologies.

  • capsule

    Dustin is not well-known in the Uk and I doubt that he has the “right connections” in the UK’s television industry. Remember that Tom was already famous and done his own TV show before he started dating Dustin.

  • Dxley

    Yes! I totally adore Tom and he deserves it. He’d win it till he died if it were all up to me. He’s extremely handsome, and maybe not as eloquent and articulate as his Oscar-winning lover, but he’s a work of art. Good guy, Attitude :D

  • Stache99

    @capsule: What tv show was that?

  • capsule

    He did the diving show named Splash.

  • odawg

    Yawn and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

  • vive

    Sexiest boi, maybe. Sexiest twinkie, perhaps. Sexiest man alive, I think not.

  • truckproductions

    ew he’s just a little boy.. and a moron at that..

  • Ihadtosayit

    He is a boy…if I can not “legally” buy you a drink you are NOT a man….nuff said…

    You all can be “youth obsessed but I prefer a man that has some life experiences that he can speak about and not just being carted around by some Hollywood cartel as a boy toy…

    For the rest of you:

  • Gordon

    You need glasses!

    • Stache99

      This belongs on magazines like Teen Beat.

  • dannyboi2

    He’s Voted sexiset for Attitude Mag Fans, World.

  • dannyboi2

    In my world he’s the cutest twinky and I’d eat him up. I think he’s a great distraction for many of us, I just find his quirky personality and accent, tight lil body just adorable. I can’t wait to see him in 10 years unfortunately I’ll be older and I guess a chicken hawk…

    • Stache99

      @dannyboi2: Sweety everyone gets older. It’s not the end of the world.

  • Cam


    Well remember, in his country he CAN legally drink.

  • stanhope

    Oh for goodness’s sakes. NEVER in a billion years is that boy sexiest in even Hooterville or Mayberry. Try Vito Cammisano instead also half of the Andrew Christian boys.

  • Tackle

    @capsule: You are absolutely right. And that’s what makes it even more believable for me. The US
    is a bbigger market then the UK. Tom no doubt needed access and connections here in the US. And bingo! Here comes Dustin. .. Just what Tom needed. And in the beginning, I like many others thought it was Dustin taking advantage of and preying on young innocent Tom. Tom played his cards right. Dustin’s got everything to give, and Tom’s got everything to get. It reminds me of that
    Aretha Franklin song: ” Who’s Zooming Who?

  • Aaron

    This is the equivalent of Men’s Health or Maxim nominating Ariana Grande or Selena Gomez as sexiest woman alive. I’m just so weirded out by how grown gay men nominated this young man who looks like a teenager and gave him the title of sexiest man.

  • hotshot70

    I demand a recount. There are so many others that are sexier.

  • Merv

    @Stache99: Eventually, it is the end of the world, at least as far as the deceased is concerned.

  • Billy Budd

    He was chosen not only for his looks (and he is extremely cute and gorgeous), but also because of what he represents to us.

  • jd2222248

    The top 10 guys…….not diverse at all. I wonder why?

  • Tim

    eeemmmm….no. He’s only BEEN a man for what…? a minute?

  • Lefty

    I am so furious that Tom Daley has been voted sexiest man ever in the world that I’m going to masturbate over someone fuglier who should have won it instead!

  • michael

    Yeah, me too!
    In fact, your sexy gray and white lego-man avatar is getting me hot right now.

  • enlightenone

    @Jake357: You made my point easy! His “20” is nothing like the others you describe! He won medals in swimming, nothing more for this ridiculous obsession, especially by older gay males. Frankly, much of my continued annoyance and boredom with this YOUNG man is about everyone else’s embrace and salivating over this young man since he was a teenager who was, I’ll point out, was “straight” only a year ago, and then he says he wanted to “taking control” (his YouTube video reference in this feature piece) of how he is perceived, says he is in love for the first time/feel safe (whatever that means), “still fancies girls” (whatever that means – and WHY?); and now he is GAY. All these changes in identity, sexual orientation, is fine for a YOUNG PERSON who is GROWING UP and trying to figure out and ACCEPT what he is.

    If he did a YouTube documentary series of his struggle with his sexual orientation while in the media spotlight would have been a honest effort “to help gay youth” from depression, perhaps being bullied or how to protect themselves from bullying, suicidal thinking or taking their own life. He did just the opposite in his YouTube video! If readers get to know more about him with his CLOTHES ON, he will be seen as he is, no more, no less.

    • Stache99

      @enlightenone:The kids obviously learning about himself and that’s ok. He was just a teenager a few months ago.

      He’s got a good agent though with landing lucrative corporate sponsorship’s and a wealthy Hollywood hauncho who will no doubt help him expand into the American market for his big showmanship dreams. So far he’s got a ton of exposure.

      This whole role model business is mostly about his youth and beauty however these queens want to dress it up. If he was more average in looks and older then I’d buy him being worthy of role model. Come back a little more seasoned in life experience. Of coarse most of his gay fan boys attention will be on to the next shiny object by that time.

  • enlightenone

    @Tackle: What Daley says about himself sounds some much like these young guys who do porn, especially the so called “gay4pay” gay/bi guys – what his “future dream” in the media, and family, etc. In this social media age, young people, though not as mature as they need to be, most consider what is immortalized in video and social media that can have negative consequences years down the road – needing to consider/imagine how their “future family” will perceive them as people/parents and spouses.

  • enlightenone

    @Ihadtosayit: Thank God there are some mature men keeping this obsession in perspective. This young man has accomplished much in his young life and loosing his father at so young an age (not knowing what the relationship was like for a sexuality “confused” boy), he deserved his swimming medals and the typical attention that tend to go with it, including an endorsement or two in his country, but that’s about it. He is very much attracted to the media and the attention it brings, healthy or not. The rest is just ridiculous!

  • enlightenone

    @Stache99: Much of this says more about his fans/admirers and the corporate “money machines” than him! I don’t begrudge him making all the money he can get, as long as it’s not mine, but how he gets it tends to have a price down the road.

  • enlightenone

    @Billy Budd: Get “cute.” So what does he represent? Help us out here!

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