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Xx January, 2016: SYDNEY, Australia: As we approach the sausage sizzling, sun bathing awesomeness of Australia Day, RedHotPie, Australia’s hottest online dating and social networking site, has once again taken the nation’s sexual pulse, polling members nationally to find out which Aussie oozed the most sex appeal over the last 12 months.

RedHotPie is thrilled to announce that blonde bombshell and media minx, Sophie Monk is the Sexy
Australian of the Year for 2016!

Joining the likes of last year’s winner, Larry Emdur and previous winners such as Geoff Huegill and
Margot Robbie, Monk indeed embodies the qualities that the award represents. Not only is Monk one of the nation’s favourite stunners, her sunny demeanour, wicked sense of humour and willingness to discuss her own love and dating life on her radio shows are just some of the reasons Australia is so enamoured with the 36 year old beauty!

Other inclusions on the 2016 honours list include both Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly from The Project, Aussie sport’s juggernaut, Jarryd Hayne and A Bikini A Day co-creator, Natasha Oakley just to name a few.

The annual award, released by RedHotPie.com.au (who are also responsible for Australia’s biggest bedroom survey, The Great Australian Sex Census,) is now in its seventh year and gives a big seductive ‘thumbs-up’ to Aussies who embody our sexiest attributes. The award goes beyond simple beauty; the nominees and winners also exude the gift of flirtatiousness and vitality in their attitudes and actions and this year’s winner is no exception.

The Sexy Australian award has become a cheeky and fun mainstay in the lead up to Australia Day each year and has been featured by some Australia biggest media brands including News.com.au, The Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo, Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, The Age, Triple M and many more.

Scroll on down for the full list of finalists, as voted by the members of RedHotPie.

10 Sylvia Jeffreys

With girl-next-door looks and a smile that could stop traffic, Jeffreys is on her way to becoming the next “it” girl on national television! Not only is Jeffrey’s the consummate professional; she can hit the sexy curve ball when she has to. When Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson asked ‘did you swallow?’ live on air while discussing a worm eating challenge with Bear Grylls, the cast and crew began howling with laughter, Jeffrey’s had a giggle and carried everyone through the hilarious hitch! Beauty and brains, that’s what Sexy Australian is all about.

9 Travis Fimmel

Fimmel first came to our attention back in 2002 as the blue-eyed blonde with the chiselled chest – and sizeable package – on Calvin Klein billboards modelling their tighty whities. In recent years, the Aussie heartthrob is barely recognisable as that same ‘pretty boy’ pin-up. He underwent dramatic physical changes, transforming into the buff, bearded and ruggedly handsome lead in the hit American series, Vikings. Whether you’re a fan of the shaggy haired surfer dude or the sweaty, bearded Viking, Fimmel has look that can buckle knees at twenty

8 Jarryd Hayne

If you didn’t know who Jarryd Hayne was prior to 2015, there was no way you could escape his name in the media this past year. Hayne rocketed to international fame thanks to signing as a running back for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and backing himself to carve out a career in the highly competitive American league. After straight up aesthetic sex appeal, if there’s one thing that will get you on this list, it’s confidence, and Hayne has both qualities in spades!

7 Natasha Oakley

If you’re not familiar with the name, you’re probably familiar with the face – or body. 25-year-old Oakley, co-creator of ‘A Bikini A Day’ regularly gets her deliciously curvy bod posted on the site modelling a range of bikinis. With her flawless bronzed skin, toned stomach, ample bosom and a booty to rival Kim K’s, we think she’s tops – with 1.6 million followers on Instagram alone, clearly we aren’t the only

6 The Burgess twins

Tom and George Burgess are two of rugby’s sexiest stars. At just 23 years old, the twins have worked hard to step out of the shadow of their older brothers Luke and Sam, both already established players in the rugby world. At the end of 2015, the twins were re-signed to South Sydney Rabbitohs through to 2018, so you can bet their handsome mugs won’t be leaving the spotlight any time soon.

5 Waleed Aly

A man of many talents – writer, academic, lawyer, media presenter and musician – Aly came to international fame through co-hosting The Project. His on-air monologues commenting on current affairs have routinely gone viral over the last year, and when Aly shredded out the guitar solo from Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” at the Walkley Awards recently, his position on this list was all but assured. Swooooon.

4 The Bondi Rescue cast

Honestly, why do we even need to explain this one? The lads from Bondi Rescue bring not only sexiness to our screens, they also bring that stereotypical Aussie larrikin attitude that we love! The guys got together with some very lucky photographers to take some of the sexiest shirtless snaps we’ve seen in a long time for a 2016 calendar raising money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. What dolls!

3 Jesinta Campbell

Jesinta Campbell took out Miss Universe Australia in 2010 – and it’s no surprise why. You don’t win a title like that without literally being the hottest woman on the island, and Campbell has only gotten hotter since then. She’s now engaged to AFL star Buddy Franklin and always looks super glam and stylish without flaunting it – she even managed to make a skimpy crop top emblazoned with the words ‘Sex Sells’ look classy. It does indeed, Miss Campbell, it does indeed.

2 Carrie Bickmore

Carrie Bickmore has been on our radar since first hitting the airways as a newsreader on Rove Live in 2006. She took out the Golden Logie for her role as presenter on The Project in 2015 and her on-air gaffes throughout the years have made us laugh (and gasp): from the Qantas C-bomb slip to the recent and hilarious #Bigbreastgate scandal. She even made the Education Minister Christopher Pyne stumble when she quipped, “I thought of you as my baby was crowning.” Our favourite Bickmore moment? When she threw from a story about Ruby Rose showering to a piece on Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The segue was classic: “speaking of being naked in the shower, Beaver Dam…” After again accidently throwing the word into the post-segment chat, she continued: “I’ve got beaver on the brain now!” We love you, Carrie.

1 Sophie Monk

The people have spoken, and it seems they know what they’re talking about! Perennial punter favourite, Sophie Monk has been a national crush ever since we fell in love with the young starlet on Popstars. A lot of sexy water has passed under the bridge since then and Monk has seen the world. She’s tackled modelling, television and Hollywood, and whether here or abroad, the stunning blonde stops traffic with her classic looks and jovial personality. Monk has been particularly busy of late, taking out Australia’s Celebrity Apprentice, and sexing up the airwaves as a presenter over at Kiis 1065.

Monk is not afraid to go after what she wants – she candidly shared with the nation a story about sneaking into pro-surfer, Kelly Slater’s room for a make-out session, at least that’s what she thought was happening.

When the lights went on, the embarrassed Monk realised it was some random surfer dude. She’s clearly not backwards about coming forwards about her sexpoilts and that’s just one of the reasons why we love her, as does the rest of the country.