100 Most Eligible Bachelors 2016

Aaron Rhodes

YouTube Star

Aaron and his twin brother rose to fame in a coming-out video that went viral on YouTube, earning them a spot on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Aaron has since gone on to appear on Fox's Scream Queens. Photo via Instagram

Jonathan Groff


Jonathan is known for his starring role on Looking, the HBO series about gay men searching for love and meaning in San Francisco. He first captured the public eye on Broadway in Spring Awakening. Photo via Instagram

Adam Rippon

Figure Skater

Adam is the 2016 U.S. national champion in figure skating, and previously won two silver medals in 2012 and 2015. Rippon, who began skating at age ten, came out as gay in Skating magazine in October 2015. Photo via Instagram

Adrian Anchondo


Adrian is a writer, director, producer, and performer, whose music video parodies of pop songs have garnered millions of views on YouTube. With his friend Reggie White, Adrian created “Dunkin Love”, a parody of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”, which went viral in 2014. Photo via Instagram

Billy Eichner

Actor/TV Personality

Billy is currently starring on the Hulu original series Difficult People. A regular performer at New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade, he is also known for his recurring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Photo via Instagram

Alejandro Ghersi


A Venezuelan-born record producer, DJ and music engineer, Alejandro is best known by his stage name, Arca. Based in London, Arca has worked with such artists as Kanye West and Bjork. Photo via Instagram

Tyler Oakley

Social Media Star

Tyler has been posting videos on YouTube since 2007 and now has over eight million subscribers. A humorist and author, Tyler is also a staunch supporter of The Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of suicide among LGBTQ+ youth.

Alex Newell


Alex first burst on the scene in 2011 on the first season of Oxygen’s The Glee Project. Although he did not win the competition, he earned a major recurring role on the Fox series Glee as a transgender student named “Unique Adams” and soon became part of the main cast. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Andrew Haigh


Andrew is a British screenwriter, director, and producer, known for his recent HBO series Looking. He previously directed the 2011 independent film Weekend and the 2015 independent film 45 Years, for which its star Charlotte Rampling was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Photo by JUCO

Nyle Dimarco


The winner of the 22nd season of America's Next Top Model, Nyle is a model, actor, and activist. A graduate of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a school for the deaf or hard of hearing, Nyle will next be seen on Hulu's Difficult People. Photo by Tate Tullier

Andy Cohen

TV Personality

Andy is an author, talk show host, radio personality and producer, who appears nightly on the Bravo series Watch What Happens Live. Photo via Instagram

Anthony Wayne


Anthony is a Broadway actor, who has appeared on stage in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and the 2014 revival of Pippin. Recently, he wrote and brought to the stage a musical about disco superstar Sylvester, titled Mighty Real. Photo by JUCO

Aubrey Allicock


Trained at the prestigious Juilliard School, Aubrey is a bass-baritone opera singer. He is known for his transcendent performance as gay boxer Emile Griffith in Champion, Terence Blanchard's opera-in-jazz, as well as his portrayal of a Palestinian terrorist in The Death of Klinghoffer at The Met. Photo by Roger Erickson

Adam Lambert


Adam is a singer-songwriter and actor, who became a celebrity after his breakthrough performances on season eight of Fox's American Idol. He will soon be seen as "Dr. Frank-N-Furter" in the Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Photo by Jack Waterlot

Austin Rhodes

YouTube Star

Austin and his twin brother rose to fame in a coming-out video that went viral on YouTube, earning them a spot on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Aaron has since gone on to appear on Fox's Scream Queens. Photo via Instagram

Andrew Scott


An Irish stage and screen actor, Andrew is one of the stars of the acclaimed BBC series Sherlock. Last year, he played the villainous "Max Denbigh" in the latest 007 blockbuster Spectre. Photo by JUCO

Alexander Wang

Fashion Designer

An American fashion designer who has designed gowns for First Lady Michelle Obama, Alexander is the former creative director of Balenciaga. In 2015, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Photo Courtesy Shutterstock

Billy Porter


Billy is a Tony Award winning performer, who wowed audiences as "Lola" on Broadway in Kinky Boots. In addition to numerous stage performances, his film and television credits include The Big C and The Broken Hearts Club. Photo by Danielle Levitt

Brad Thorson

Football Player

Brad is former KU college football player, who also played in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals. On July 4, 2014, Brad came out as gay on his blog, sharing with the world his prior struggle to reconcile his professional athletic career with his sexuality. Photo via Instagram

Charlie Carver


Charlie first emerged on the scene as "Porter Scavo" on ABC's Desperate Housewives. The gay actor, who came out in January 2016 on Instagram, has also appeared on MTV's Teen Wolf and HBO's The Leftovers. Photo via Instagram

Chris Salgardo


As the President and CEO of Kiehl's, Chris has nearly 30,000 Twitter followers. He is a big supporter of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), and HIV/AIDS research is one of the pillar causes of Kiehl's. Photo via Instagram

Christopher Stoddard


An advertising producer based in Brooklyn, Christopher founded ITNA Press in 2013, in order to publish literary works outside of the "mainstream". His debut novel White, Christian focuses on a young gay man who spirals into drugs, petty crime and hustling. Photo by Sophy Holland

Clay Aiken


Placing second on season two of American Idol, Clay has released more than a half dozen studio albums. In 2014, he was the Democratic nominee in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district election.

Cliff Fong

Interior Designer

Born in New York, Cliff Fong is a Los Angeles-based interior designer and antiques dealer. He has been a part of the design community for two decades as an interior designer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Joe Valentino


Joe is a senior vice president and group publisher of Here Publishing . He lives in New York, and occasionally moonlights as a judge of high fashion. Photo via Instagram

Frankie Grande

TV Personality

Frankie starred on Broadway in Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia! He is also a dancer, who judged the 2015 season of America's Best Dance Crew, as well as a singer, producer, TV host and YouTube personality. Photo via Instagram

Cole Doman


Cole plays the title character in the 2015 independent feature film Henry Gamble's Birthday Party. He is based in Chicago, where he is a recent graduate from the School at Steppenwolf. Photo via Instagram

Colman Domingo


Colman is an acclaimed stage and screen actor. He gained national attention for his work in Passing Strange, which originated at The Public Theater in New York before moving to Broadway in 2008. He also starred in its screen adaptation, directed by Spike Lee, which premiered at Sundance in 2009. Photo by Miranda Penn Turin

Daniel Levy


Born in Toronto, Daniel is a host and actor, who appeared on the hit Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, as well as in the feature film Admission. He was recently seen on the new sitcom Schitt's Creek. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

DeRay Mckesson


A civil rights activist, DeRay is on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement. He is known for his ability to effectively harness such social media as Twitter and Instagram for activism. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Drew Droege


Known for his parodic impersonations of Chloe Savigny, Drew is an actor, writer, comedian and director. He is currently playing "Miranda Priestley" in The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada in Los Angeles. Photo via Instagram

Eli Lieb


A Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Eli is a gay musician known for addressing his sexuality in his song lyrics and music videos. He recently teamed up with Steve Grand for a haunting duet titled "Look Away". Photo via Instagram

Eric Rutherford


An event planner by day, Eric is also a model who has booked gigs for such designers as Mr Turk and Lorenzo Martone. He reflects on his style on Instagram, where he has more than 50,000 followers and counting. Photo by Dusty St. Amand

Frank Lowe


Frank is a blogger and YouTuber, whose Instagram handle @gayathomedad has made him quite a few fans. He is a divorced suburban dad, who has leveraged the power of social media to share his life with the world. Photo via Instagram

David Denson

Baseball Player

Last year, David became the first active player affiliated with a Major League Baseball organization to come out as gay. He is a first baseman and outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Frank Ocean

A singer-songwriter and rapper from New Orleans, Frank Ocean's 2012 debut album Channel Orange was met with several chart-topping singles and much critical acclaim. He is hard at work on a forthcoming album, which he promises will "surprise" listeners. Photo via Shutterstock

Gabe Liedman


Gabe is an actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, known for his work on the Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He also appears on The Kroll Show, as well as in the independent film Obvious Child. Photo via Instagram

Gregg Araki


A filmmaker whose work is part of a new queer movement in cinema, Gregg Araki's independent feature The Living End put him on the map in 1992 when it debuted at Sundance. Since then, he has directed a number of films, including Mysterious Skin, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and White Bird in a Blizzard, starring Shailene Woodley. Photo by JUCO

Jeffery Self


An actor and writer, Jeffery Self has appeared on a number of television series including 90210, 30 Rock, Shameless, and Hot in Cleveland. Photo via Instagram

Joey Graceffa

YouTube Star

Joey is a YouTube star whose two channels have had near a billion views. He was also a contestant on season 22 and 24 of CBS's The Amazing Race. Photo via Instagram

John Targon

Fashion Designer

With business partner Scott Studenberg, John Targon is the vision behind the fashion label Baja East. Founded in 2013, the label takes its cues from the aesthetics of the Far East. Photo via Instagram

Johnny Weir

Figure Skater

Johnny is the 2008 World bronze medalist in figure skating, as well as a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist. He is an NYC Olympic analyst, designer, author and reality television personality. Photo via Instagram

Jonny Beauchamp


One of the stars of Roland Emmerich's 2015 feature film Stonewall, Jonny Beauchamp is a breakout star. He recurred as "Angelique" on the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Lorenzo Martone

Fashion Entrepreneur

Lorenzo Martone is a fashion entrepreneur. He is the founder of an agency called The Creative NYC, and the designer of a swimwear fashion line called Nycked and a designer bicycle line, Martone Cycling Co. Photo via Instagram

Jussie Smollett


As one of the stars of the smash-hit Fox musical drama Empire, Jussie Smollett plays the openly gay son of an African American music mogul. He can also be seen guest starring on the new WGN drama series Underground, which stars his sister, Jurnee Smollett. Photo via Instagram

Kyle Krieger

YouTube Star

Kyle Krieger is a hair stylist who specializes in men’s grooming. He is also a social media influencer, where he uses his platform to offer workout tips as well as inspiration in sobriety. Photo via Instagram

Jon Kortajarena


A Spanish model and actor, Jon Koratjarena has modeled for numerous fashion labels, including Bally, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Lagerfeld, Tom Ford and Versace. Photo via Instagram

Keegan Hirst

Rugby Player

In 2015, Keegan Hirst became the first British professional rugby league player to come out as gay. He currently plays for the Batley Bulldogs. Photo via Instagram

Kinnon MacKinnon


In 2014, Kinnon MacKinnon became the first out transgender man to take home a gold in powerlifting at the Gay Games. Photo via Twitter

Korey Kuhl

YouTube Star

Korey Kuhl is a content-creator, who creates and facilitates social content across such digital platforms as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He also produces and co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Psychobabble.” He recently joined the cast of season 28 of The Amazing Race. Photo via Instagram

Laith Ashley De La Cruz


Transgender male model Laith Ashley De La Cruz garnered visibility as a participant in Bruce Weber's now-famous Barneys New York campaign titled Brother, Sisters, Sons & Daughters, which featured 17 transgender stories from models with diverse backgrounds. Photo via Instagram



A rapper and music producer from New York, Le1f runs the hip hop record label Camp & Street. He is an openly gay rapper whose debut studio album, Riot Boi, was released in November 2015. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Ricky Martin


Ricky Martin's first English-language album remains one of the best-selling albums of all time, having sold over 22 million copies. The Ricky Martin Foundation was founded in order to advocate for the well-being of children around the world and to eliminate trafficking of children. Photo via Instagram

Marc Jacobs

Fashion Designer

Marc Jacobs is the head designer for Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Previously, he was the creative director of Louis Vuitton for over 15 years. Photo via Instagram

Mark Takano


A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mark Takano represents California's 41st congressional district. Upon taking office, the Harvard graduate became the first openly gay non-white person in Congress. Photo via Instagram

Marlon James


Marlon James is a Jamaican-born novelist, who has published three novels. The book A Brief History of Seven Killings won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015. Photo via Twitter

Mason Darrow

Football Player

Last year, Mason Darrow became one of college football's first openly gay players when the Princeton offensive lineman came out to Outsports.com. "If [my coming out is] going to help some sophomore in Arizona come out to his teammates and be comfortable in himself, that's the reason I'm doing it." Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Matt Cage


Matt Cage is an American professional wrestler, known for his work on the independent circuit. He came out publicly last year in a moving post on Facebook. Photo via Instagram

Matt Doyle


Matt Doyle is a Broadway star, known for his roles in The Book of Mormon, Spring Awakening, and War Horse. He is also a singer-songwriter, who recently released an album titled Uncontrolled. Photo via Instagram

Matt McKelligon


Matt recently took our breath away -- literally -- as a serial killer in the independent film You're Killing Me. He also recurs on the hit digital series Eastsiders. Photo via Instagram

Matthew Risch


A Broadway star making the jump to the screen, Matthew Risch has recurred on HBO's Looking, Freeform's Switched at Birth, and ABC's Modern Family. He starred in the gritty independent drama Test, set in San Francisco during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Photo via Instagram

Max Emerson

Social Media Star

A model and social media star, Max Emerson set the world on fire when he appeared nude in the middle of a laundromat in Adore Delano's music video for "D.T.F." With over 430,000 followers on Instagram, Max's latest internet project Hooked features Willam Belli and Bianca del Rio. Photo via Instagram

Michael Angelakos


A singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and musician, Michael Angelakos is the frontman of Passion Pit, an indietronica band. He came out in 2015 to Bret Easton Ellis on B.E.E., Ellis' podcast. Photo via Twitter

Michael J. Willette


An actor whose credits extend back to Showtime's United States of Tara, Michael J. Willette is the star of Darren Stein's 2013 feature G.B.F. He currently stars on MTV's Faking It. Photo by JUCO

Michael Sam

Football Player

In 2014, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. He is currently an American professional gridiron football defensive end for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Photo by Richard Phibbs

Mike Hadreas


A singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington, Mike Hadreas performs under the stage name Perfume Genius. His music deals with such topics as sexuality, domestic abuse, and the dangers in today's society for LGBT people. Photo by M. Sharkey

Murray Bartlett


An actor from Down Under, Murray Bartlett is best known for his series regular work as "Dom" on the HBO series Looking. Photo via Instagram

Neil Ahmin Smith


An expert violin player, Neil Ahmin Smith plays in the electronic-classical band Clean Bandit. Photo via Instagram

Nick Wooster

Fashion Icon

With a resume that includes stints at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Calvin Klein and Thom Browne, Nick Wooster has earned the designation "fashion icon". Photo by Sophy Holland

Olly Alexander


Olly Alexander is an English actor, screenwriter, and singer, who appeared on the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. He is the lead vocalist of the band Years & Years, formed in 2010. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Omar Sharif, Jr.


Omar Sharif, Jr., the grandson of famed Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, has dedicated himself to moving the needle for diverse media representations of the LGBT community. He is an actor and LGBT activist, who has worked on behalf of Glaad. Photo by Yori Davillas

Rory O'Neill

Drag Queen/Activist

Better known by his drag name, Panti Bliss, Rory O'Neill is one of Ireland's most recognized drag queens. He is an advocate for LGBT rights. Photo via YouTube

Paul Iacano


Born in New Jersey, Paul Iacano is an actor known for portraying the title character on the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger. On the big screen, he has appeared in Darren Stein's G.B.F. and the remake of the musical Fame. Photo by Danielle Levitt

Peter Nowalk

TV Writer

As the creator and executive producer of ABC's hit drama How To Get Away With Murder, Peter Nowalk is revolutionizing television. The Brown University graduate is also a co-executive producer of Scandal, and was previously a recurring writer and supervising producer on Grey's Anatomy. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Raymond Braun

YouTube Star/Activist

Raymond Braun is the brains behind YouTube’s first-ever LGBT marketing campaign, #ProudToLove. He departed his position at YouTube in 2015, in order to form his own media company and digital channel. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Sam Smith


Sam Smith is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who recently won a Best Original Song Academy Award for "Writing's on the Wall" from the Spectre soundtrack. Photo by JUCO

Tim Cook


As CEO of Apple, Tim Cook is the man behind one of the most valuable companies on the planet. In October of 2014, he came out publicly, stating, "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock

Reid Ewing


Born in Florida, Reid Ewing is best known for his recurring role on the ABC comedy Modern Family. Photo via Instagram

Riccardo Tisci

Fashion Designer

A graduate of the venerable Central Saint Martin's Academy in London, Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer, whose Gothic flourishes have reinvigorated the Givenchy brand. Photo via Instagram

Xavier Dolan


Born in Montreal, Xavier Dolan is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. His feature film Mommy shared the grand jury prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Shayne Laverdière

Richard Haines


Richard Haines is a Brooklyn-based fashion illustrator. His work is influenced by such luminaries as Alberto Giaccometti, Egon Schiele, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Photo via Instagram

Rod Thomas


Photo by Alex Petch

Sam Lansky


Photo via Instagram

Scott Studenberg

Fashion Designer

Scott Studenberg is a designer and co-founder of Baja East, alongside his partner John Targon. His drop-crotch, cashmere trousers and ribbed knits have made fans of Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto. Photo via Instagram

Ryan Steele


A dancer and actor with Broadway bona fides, Ryan Steele played "Curly" in the NBC television event, Peter Pan Live! Previously, he starred in Newsies and Matilda on Broadway. Photo via Instagram

Sean Conroy

Squash Player

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Sean Conroy is a professional squash player, based in Ireland and the United States. Photo via Instagram



A young, genderqueer singer-songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada, Shamir is known for his countertenor vocal quality has been compared to Janis Joplin, Prince, and Michael Jackson. His debut LP Ratchet was released in 2015. Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Shane Dawson

YouTube Star

A YouTube star, actor, sketch comedian, singer-songwriter, and director, Shane Dawson is known for his celebrity impersonations and parodies of music videos and television shows. His YouTube channel, ShaneDawsonTV, has had more than 1.1 billion views. Photo via Instagram

Shawn Stinson


A transgender male bodybuilder, Shawn Stinson competed and won the world's first Transgender Bodybuilding Competition in 2015. Photo via Instagram

Shayne Oliver

Fashion Designer

Born in Minnesota and raised in Trinidad and Brooklyn, Shayne Oliver is the founder of New York City-based label Hood By Air. He founded his menswear label in 2006 after dropping out of both NYU and FIT. Photo by Danielle Levitt

Zebra Katz


One of the queer hip hop artists to emerge in recent years, Zebra Katz's influences include African American ball culture. His songs have been remixed by artists such as Tricky, Azealia Banks, and Busta Rhymes. Photo by JUCO

Simon Dunn

Rugby Player

Simon Dunn is an Australian bobsledder and Olympic hopeful, who is currently in training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. He plays rugby on a gay rugby team called the Sydney Convicts. Photo via Instagram

Steve Grand


Steve Grand is a singer-songwriter and model, who became an overnight sensation in 2013 with his music video for the song "All-American Boy". He is one of the first openly gay country music singers to capture national attention. Photo via Instagram

Tamal Ray

Baker/Reality Star

Tamal Ray captured in the public eye on the U.K. reality television series Great British Bake Off. A junior doctor, Tamal has been training and working full-time in anesthetics since competing on the series, as well as making wedding cakes for friends in his spare time. Photo via Instagram

Tarell Alvin McCraney


A graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney is an acclaimed playwright, best known for his trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays: The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. Photo by Danielle Levitt

Tim Gunn

Fashion Icon

Television personality and fashion guru Tim Gunn is best known for mentoring emerging designers on the reality series Project Runway. From Runway came two spin-off shows, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style on Bravo and Under the Gunn on Lifetime. Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock

Tituss Burgess


The Emmy-nominated Tituss Burgess stars on the hit Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He previously starred in a number of Broadway shows, including The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, and Jersey Boys. Photo via Instagram

Trajal Harrell


A dancer and choreographer, Trajal Harrell set the stage on fire in 2014 with his seven-part series entitled “Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church". Crossing lines of race, gender and class, the series answered the question: "What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the vogueing ball scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?” Photo by M. Sharkey

Tyler Glenn


Raised in the Mormon Church, Tyler Glenn is the keyboardist and lead singer of the band Neon Trees. After coming out in a 2014 Rolling Stone interview, Tyler became an advocate for LGBT equality within the Church. Photo by JUCO