Uke Player Named World’s Sexiest Man

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In the past uke-playing hunks like George Formby and Tiny Tim have been cruelly overlooked in ‘world’s sexist men’ lists. No Longer.

julien nouvelle star ukulele French Elle’s list of the 15 sexiest men (or palmara¨s des quinze hommes les plus sexy if you prefer) was topped by uke-playing star of France’s Pop Idol Julien Dore. He managed to beat off Jude Law, Brad Pitt and Justin Timberlake without even being old enough to grow a proper beard.

His list of musical influences is much more interesting than most of the people who appear on these shows. He name-checks Herman Dune, BRMC and Jonathan Fire*Eater but, of course, most of the songs he performs are rather less interesting.

Here’s a question for you: who’s the sexiest uke player? I’m voting for the geek chic of James Hill.

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  1. jennyflame June 11th, 2007 3:58 pm

    In a Julien vs. James sexiness election…I’d vote for James.

  2. indigo_jones June 11th, 2007 4:48 pm

    There’s a bit of a difference between sexist and sexiest. I would hope that most uke players would be sexy rather than sexist. ;)[/former editor nitpicking]

    As for the sexiest, I vote Age Pryor.

  3. ukulele-coolia June 11th, 2007 9:13 pm

    I vote for James ;)

  4. Woodshed June 11th, 2007 11:03 pm

    So it’s true, ladies love cool james.

    @indigo: Thanks for pointing out the mistake. That’ll learn me not to not proof read proper. On the up side, I’ve finally realised what your name is a reference to.

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  6. Lisa December 26th, 2008 11:26 pm

    AGE PRYOR or BRET MCKENZIE get my votes! Both in the Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra…oozing hotness all over their ukes…:)

  7. Woodshed December 27th, 2008 9:52 am

    Lisa: Bret I can definitely understand. But Age?

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