Eye Candy: The Sexiest Men of Reality TV

Eye Candy: The Sexiest Men of Reality TV
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 30, 2011

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Sexy NFL free agent Terrell Owens gave viewers a peek inside his world and introduced us to the two dynamic women who have his back on “The T.O. Show.”

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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida is one hot hubby and wife Phaedra Park is one lucky lady. The two are crazy in love and very supportive of one another both on and off the show. We love a man who stands by his woman.

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Two years ago, 38 ladies rushed off to Hollywood for a chance to land “The Ultimate Catch,” also known as New England Patriots star player Chad Ochocinco. His Vh1 show was a hit, but his stint in front of the camera didn’t end there — soon after, he was shaking his thang on season 10 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

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With his rocky past behind him, southern cutie-pie T.I. is now 100 percent focused on family — letting fans get a better look at the rapper as a husband and father on “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.”

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In 2010, ladies’ man Eric Patrick shacked up in the “Real World: New Orleans” and female fans spent the entire season wishing the U.S. State Department worker was their roommate. Although American policy was his specialty, his true passion on the show was standup comedy.

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While women came from all over the country to fight “For the Love of Ray J,” we tuned in every week because he already had our heart. The dreamy eyed crooner wooed the ladies for two seasons before calling it quits on his hit show.

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Masculine, down-home Southern heartthrob James Clement, of “Survivor: China” fame, can rough it in the wilderness and run his own business back at home. Talk about having beauty and brains; what’s not to love about this independent hunk?

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Buddha almost charmed his way to the winning spot on season two of VH1’s “I Love New York,” but wound up losing out to well-dressed romantic Tailor Made. Since leaving the show, Buddha has appeared in several small parts on TV, including “NCIS,” “True Blood,” and “Zane: Sex Chronicles.”

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Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been a knockout, but when women across the globe watched him cha-cha with grace, style, and true form on season five of “DWTS,” he quickly became an obsession.

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Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaac Keys joined the many potential suitors who vyed for the love and affection of Omarosa on season one of “The Ultimate Merger.” He didn’t win her heart, but he’s still a do-good man in our book. Keys started the Keys to the Future organization for at-risk Phoenix high school seniors.

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Before vying for Omarosa’s heart on “The Ultimate Merger,” Javis moved himself up from a former hustler to a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He’s the author of “Positive Choices: How to Make the Right Choice the Right Time,” a book geared towards helping adolescents do the right things and realize their dreams.

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Smooth-talking, uber confident Maryland attorney Lyle Silva also tried his hand at winning over the fabulous Omarosa on season one of “The Ultimate Merger,” but the 36-year-old’s charms eventually fell short. It’s okay, Lyle. We’ve still got lots of love for you.

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The famous 90s crooner was also a member of the incredibly sexy cast of TV One’s “The Ultimate Merger.” As expected, he told the lovely Omarosa how he felt about her “Nite and Day.”

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Viewers got a chance to get acquainted with Tia Mowry’s dear hubby Cory Hardrict this year on their smash hit show “Tia and Tamera” on the STYLE Network, which chronicled their journey to becoming first-time parents.

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Back when Diddy was all about making the next big R&B group, he put young vocalists through hell to earn their moment in the spotlight. “Making the Band 4” contestant Willie Taylor’s good looks and vocal abilities catapulted him right to victory, despite the grueling competition. He was one of the five winners chosen to become the group Day 26.

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Another one of the survivors of “Making the Band 4,” Robert Curry, rightfully earns a spot on this list. Robert was chosen as one of the lead vocalists of Day 26 and quickly became a fan favorite.

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Trainer and former reality show judge (“Celebrity Fit Club” and “Toccara’s The Ultimate Merger”) Harvey E. Walden knows a champion when he sees one. With his smooth-skin, gorgeous smile, and winning attitude, this non-nonsense drill sergeant will leave you wanting more.

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When he wasn’t racking up points for his team, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was scoring big points with the ladies by showing off his softer side as a supportive husband and doting dad this summer on “LaLa’s Full Court Life.”

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The young rapper turned mature actor made his grown-up debut on “Dancing With the Stars” and tangoed his way right into our hearts.

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Lawyer turned reality TV star turned professional-wrestler David Otunga is an all around charmer and devoted fiance to R&B diva Jennifer Hudson. The former “I Love New York 2” contestant and the songstress are headed down the aisle in 2012.

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Funnyman Nick Cannon help’s weed out the great from the terrible as a judge on “America’s Got Talent”.

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