Hicks Tops Chart ... of Hot Bachelors
Magazine names 'Idol' winner its No. 1 single
Ladies and gentlemen, your "Hottest Bachelor" of 2006: "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks.
The magazine doesn't definitively rank the hotness of each guy in its list, but it does single out Hicks as "Bachelor No. 1." He's not the only "Idol"-affiliated male to make the list, either: fellow finalist Ace Young and host Ryan Seacrest are also in the mix.
Among the other People-certified Hot Bachelors are "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller, Josh Lucas and Nick Cannon. The beefcakey issue goes on sale later this week.
As for Hicks, the "American Idol" winner (whose first single hit stores Tuesday) attributes his current uncoupled status to a deep focus on his recording career over the past year.
"There's been no time for any kind of love reaction," he tells the magazine. "It's going to be interesting now. I wouldn't mind going on a date or two. Being a struggling musician is not a very comfortable position. Now I feel like I'm a little more comfortable, so my dating can increase."
Hicks says he likes "natural beauty" in a woman, "not even having to wear makeup going out." More important, though, he says, "She's gotta be cool. She's gotta be easy to get along with. And deep. Shallow does not turn me on at all."