Beaut.ie, a beauty blog popular in Ireland, is hosting its third annual Beaut.ie’s Fifty Fine Things competition. But the fifty fine things aren’t beauty products, they’re men.
The reader-voted contest “celebrates Irish men for their achievements, wit, sporting prowess, international standing and only in some cases, their muscles.”
Votes were cast in late February and early March using online polling software.
Rugby players were a popular choice with the ladies. Brian O’Driscoll, Tommy Bowe, Ronan O’Gara, Gordon D’Arcy and Jonathan Sexton all made it onto the list.
Broadcasters Ryan Tubridy, Ray Darcy and Ray Foley, brainy comedian Dara O’Briain, and Hollywood stars like Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Domhnall Gleeson (True Grit), also feature on the Fifty Fine Things list.
Only one politician made it though: Senator James Carroll, a Fianna Fail candidate who represents Louth.
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