What do you do when the sexiest man in the country has an equally sexy twin?
Cosmopolitan magazine’s readers found it so hard to separate Alex and Charlie Kotze that they voted the pair Cosmo’s Sexiest Man 2015. They follow in the footsteps of Top Billing’s Jonathan Boynton-Lee, who was crowned the hunkiest in 2014.
It was the culmination of a voting process by readers to decide who they thought was the sexiest of the 12 hunks in the magazine’s Sexiest Men 2015 calendar.
The finalists who make up this year’s calendar are Gareth Shillaw (January), Anton Jeftha (February), Shane Burnell (March), Austin Smith (April), Kabelo Thathe (May), winners Alex and Charlie (June), Brent Thompson (July), Siv Ngesi (August), Matthew Cole Fincham (September), Shelton Forbez (October), Dan Wessels (November), and Cyprian Ndlovu (December). All paraded around The Sands, in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, last night, at an event hosted by DJ Ms Cosmo.
The K2 brothers, as Alex and Charlie – whose real name is Charl, but was changed “for modelling and professional work in the industry” – call themselves, decided to quit liquor and junk food and embarked on a training regimen in an effort to become fitness models.
They say it’s a different world standing topless on a stage in front of screaming girls fawning over your rock-hard abs, from the quiet family farm in Vredendal.
How did they do it? They both have more willpower than most, as shown by Alex’s “cheat” snack being a packet of wine gums, while both believe a piece of hake fillet daily is “the best thing since sliced bread”.
They add: “We try to fit in our training session once a day, six days a week. We don’t train on Sundays as our gym is closed – if it wasn’t we’d probably be there seven days!
“Farm work often requires physical labour so we tend to work the muscles during the day as well.”
They are now concentrating on a debut clothing range and also plan to make a lot of television appearances this year.