Screaming girls and well-built dreamboats made for one cheeky night out at CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelors 2010 Finals Party.
The 1,700-strong, mostly female crowd was roaring even before the show began. Hossan Leong, host for the evening, started the ball rolling by announcing, “The bachelors are in the back getting dressed … down!” But it wasn’t until the men actually came out on stage that the screams escalated to an almost supersonic pitch.
Ladies knelt on barstools, frantically waving cameras in the air hoping to get a shot. With a bachelor showing off his bare chest at 10-minute intervals—including BBG member Michael Kwah—there was certainly no shortage of photo opportunities.
It was an evening of very cheeky fun and games. Some CLEO readers had the opportunity to join the bachelors on stage and put them through some hair-raising games. “Cool The Bachelors Down” had the contestants each sit in a plastic tub filled with plastic balls and four Biotherm products. The readers had to sit with their selected bachelor in the same tub, and rummage around to find the products. Another game, “Play With A Bachelor Doll” had the women oiling down four half-naked bachelors and dressing them up in not much more than snorkel gear—cue another photo snapping frenzy among the audience.
While some might have called this the “revenge pageant”—men being treated like objects of desire, for once!—the competition did show off some interesting personalities among the bunch.
The 50 bachelors, were not just good-looking but had substance. Apart from the requisite male model, there was also a medical student, a pilot, a mixed-martial arts expert and a radio deejay. Many were also musically talented. Greg Swyny and Aaron Jardine gave a spirited performance of “Sugar We’re Going Down”, while The Bachelor Band, made of Omar Cowley, Jonathan Yap, Adam Tun-Aung and Jardine, performed with the ease of seasoned pros, crooning hits like “Lips Of An Angel” and “Mr. Brightside”.
But, the organizers were clearly on one track only. The talent segment ended with a not-so-innocent dance in which five deliciously muscular bachelors grooved to Britney Spears’ hit single “3”.
Too soon for many, it was time to crown CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelor of 2010. Parker Lam, 21, emerged champion, and his win was announced to deafening screams. Clearly, he was the crowd favorite. The night ended on a high, with more photo-taking and the girls reluctantly headed home, probably counting the days to next year’s Eligible Bachelor crowning.
A SINGLE MAN
Full name: Parker Lam Wei Xiong, 21
Profile: A graduate from Raffles Junior College and a national swimmer, the very single (he claims to have never had a girlfriend) good-looker who was born in Hawaii to a Chinese father and Samoan-German mother, Lam was asked to try out for the CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelor contest by his modeling agency.
Future plans: To pursue a course in Chemical Engineering in the United States.
Describe yourself in three words: Swimming. Busy. Lucky.
What do you like about Singaporean girls? I think the one characteristic that can be both a good and bad thing is that they are very frank with you. And contrary to popular belief that Chinese Asian girls are always very conservative, you know you can go out and chill out with these girls—they’re not so “idealistic.” Well, the ones I’ve met so far, at least.
What do you look for in a girl? Well, there has to be love and chemistry in the first place but basically she should be natural, someone who is nice to be around, someone fun but able to express herself in a very charismatic manner.