WINNING!: Chris Van Vliet named Cosmopolitan's Bachelor of the Year

After introducing its readers to the 52 hottest Bachelors from around the country, Cosmopolitan magazine has named 28-year-old WOIO-TV entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet, from Cleveland, Ohio, its 2011 Bachelor of the Year.
Editor-in-Chief Kate White announced the decision Tuesday night at an exclusive party held to celebrate this year's Bachelors at New York City hot spot Arena.

Every year, Cosmopolitan's November issue features eligible men from each state (and Washington, D.C.) who are single, sexy, and totally dateable.

Profiles of all the 2011 Bachelors also are available on, where readers had a chance to choose their favorites. After receiving more than 20,000 votes for Bachelor of the Year, a team of Cosmopolitan editors selected the 2011 winner from the top vote-getters.

Van Vliet took home the title and a $10,000 cash prize.

"This year's group of Bachelors was top-notch," White said. "Chris is charismatic, handsome, and successful, and he exemplifies what it means to be a Cosmo Bachelor. He even plans on donating his prize money to the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland."

Any women looking to connect with Van Vliet are invited to e-mail him at

For more information on this year's Bachelors, including Van Vliet, check out the November issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands now, or visit

Here's Chris' profile:

Name: Chris Van Vliet
Age: 28
Location: Cleveland
Job: TV entertainment reporter
In the words of his coworker who nominated him: "Chris can have fun grabbing a beer or going all-out crazy by jumping out of a plane."
Catch his attention by: "Flashing me a smile. It shows confidence."
Sexiest girl gear: "Tight jeans"
Compliment he craves: "Say you like my eyes. That tells me you've looked into them, which is intimate."
Biggest relationship fear: "That a woman won't understand how much time my job takes up"
Hottest sext a girl can send: "A sexy photo of herself!"
Women dropping the f-bomb: sexy or skanky? "Skanky"
Girls going commando: sexy or skanky? "Super sexy!"

This is the second year in a row that Ohio has won Cosmopolitan Magazine's Bachelor of the Year contest.
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