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Eating Media Lunch

2008

The sexiest Kiwis, according to EML


Eating Media Lunch has compiled a comprehensive list of the country's sexiest people of all time. 

Topping the list is eighties singer songwriter Sharon O'Neill, closely followed by Headliners host Renee Wright.

Two former beauty queens - Marise Wipani and Lorraine Downes plus Te Kooti and James K Baxter also feature in the top ten hottest New Zealanders. News readers, beauty queens, athletes, prisoners, protesters and a bear all make the sexy countdown.

"This country is chock full of sexy people so getting it down to fifty took weeks of deliberation," says EML host Jeremy Wells.   

The definitive list, in reverse order, is as follows:

  • 50. John Rowles
  • 49. One News reporter Pippa Wetzel
  • 48. Rod Dixon
  • 47.Cageman (Shrek's mate from Bendigo station)
  • 46. Young Helen Clark
  • 45. Dunedin Mayor Sukhi Turner
  • 44. World War Two Hero Charles Upham
  • 43. Former newsreader Roger Gascoigne
  • 42. Hika Reid
  • 41. Stu Gillespie
  • 40. Sexy Silver from Push Push
  • 39. Goldcorp boss Ray Smith.
  • 38. A tie between Sale of the Century's Steve Parr and America's Cup smasher Benjamin Nathan.
  • 37. Don Brash' wife, Je Lan .
  • 36. Bad boy Auckland property developer Mark Lyon
  • 35. The Young Entertainers
  • 34. Former Federation of Labour president Jim Knox
  • 33. Kate Hawkesby's husband Richard Lyne 
  • 32. Idol Judge Frankie Stevens.
  • 31. Young Tim Shadbolt
  • 30. Te Karere presenter Scotty Morrison
  • 29. Tennis champ Chris Lewis
  • 28. Champion skier Simon Wi Rutene
  • 27. TV One's Mark Sainsbury and Peter Plumley Walker
  • 26. Newsreader Jenny Goodwin
  • 25. Breakfast host Alison Mau
  • 24. Author Katherine Mansfield
  • 23. Maori activist Mike Smith
  • 22. TV3 reporter Hannah Hodson
  • 21. Former after school TV host Tracey 80.
  • 20. Judy Bailey
  • 19. Former children's presenter Yvonne Moore
  • 18. John Walker
  • 17. True Bliss
  • 16. TV One reporter Martin Tasker
  • 15. The Hudson Cookie Bear
  • 14. Former TV presenter Ingrid Mole
  • 13. Simon Poelman
  • 12. A dead heat with Hudson and Halls, and Bishop Whakahuihui Vercoe.
  • 11. Simon Kerr, Hole in the Wall Gang leader 
  • 10. The Evers Swindell Twins.
  • 9. The Ingham Twins 
  • 8. James K Baxter
  • 7. Jeanette Fitzsimons
  • 6. Lorraine Downes and Murray Mexted
  • 5. Te Kooti
  • 4. Bruno Lawrence
  • 3. Former beauty queen Marise Wipani
  • 2. Headliners host Renee Wright
  • 1. Sharon O'Neill

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