A 21-year-old law student from Durban was today named the hottest of them all, after readers of celebrity news weekly heat voted him as the heat ManWatch 2011 winner. Daniel Wessels won the competition, now in its third year. Regular guys from all over the country are invited to show off their good looks and hot bodies, with one of them walking away as the winner.
“Daniel won fair and square, by a very large margin, so it was a great bonus for us that he comes with the whole package: looks, attitude, brains and showbiz skills. We predict he’ll go far with this title, which is what heat ManWatch is all about – delivering a platform for someone to use as a stepping stone. We expect to have a lot of fun working with him. The hot shoot in heat, which is part of his prize, will only be the beginning!” said Melinda Shaw, editor in chief of heat magazine.
After thousands of votes (and a multitude of entries), Wessels walked away with top honours. His prizes include R10 000 in cash, a shoot in heat and a chance to make his mark in the popular TV soapie, 7de Laan.
Wessels is a man of many talents. Not only do heat readers consider him someone worthy of fame, he also made it into the top 30 of Idols Season 6 in 2010, finished second in the MNET reality show High School Musical Spotlight and won a stream of gold medals at various levels of competitive swimming, including representing South Africa in two World Cups.
“It’s such a great feeling when things like this happen, because it all comes from very hard work. A lot of people think that things have fallen into my lap and that I’ve been hit with a lucky stick, but all the hours spent in gym, the 24/7 dieting, discipline, commitment, tears and sweat has nothing to do with luck. I thrive on hard work and pushing myself to the limits, and I’m grateful that I learnt this at such a young age,” said Wessels.
Apart from studying law, Wessels is currently training for Mr. Fitness South Africa, which is taking place in September 2011.
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