Presenting our Sexy Singles All-Stars (left to right): Donavan S. West, Jennifer Sherlock, Pax Tandon, Michael Belh, Lisa Nguyen, Matthew Nadu, Jakai Bishop, Kate Beaver, Pietra Dunmore, David Scott, Kharisma McIlwaine, Bill Anderson and Jennifer Mundy.
Remember these hotties from past years? Still hot. Still single.
Each year, the Daily News finds the hottest bachelors and bachelorettes in Philly and features them in the paper. We've been naming the city's Sexiest Singles for 12 years now. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.
This year's hot Sexy Singles coverage starts Monday and continues daily through Thursday. (If you miss an issue, don't worry: just log onto Philly.com for additional photos and videos.)
As an added attraction, we called back a dozen standouts from previous years who do sexy better than just about anybody else. Some go back to our first year of Sexy Singles coverage, in 2003.
JESSICA GRIFFIN / Staff Photographer
Four of the fantastic (clockwise, starting with the dude): Matthew Nadu, Jakai Bishop, Kate Beaver and Lisa Nguyen.
Our good-looking, accomplished group ranges from business owners to TV personalities. Even a school teacher made the cut. Their only common denominator: All are single and sexy.
Some you may remember from when they first graced these news pages. Others you may have missed. We hope you enjoy catching up with them as much as we have. We've listed their names and their updated deets here in the same sexy order as our All-Stars appear in the photo (working from left to right). And, yes, we've included up-to-date contact information.
We've invited them all to join us at our annual Sexy Singles Party. The fun gets underway at 7 p.m. Thursday at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem. The cost is $5 in advance (register at philly.com/sexysingles2015) and $10 at the door.
— Jenice Armstrong
Donavan S. West
Sexy Singles Class of 2003
Donavan S. West was in the very first group of Sexy Singles featured in the Daily News back in 2003. His hair is a whole lot longer now, but he's still bringing the sexy — and then some. Dating status: Still single. Website: www.donavanswest.com Email: DonavanSWest@gmail.com Instagram: DonavanSWest
They didn't have teachers like this in my high school. The year after Michael Belh was named a Sexy Single, he began competing in grueling Iron Man competitions, which include 2.4-mile swims, 112-mile bike rides and a 26.2-mile marathon. Then he met a woman at a Dunkin' Donuts. and got her started competing in triathlons as well. Since then, he's bought a home and become a stepdad to her adorable 7-year-old. Belh's now engaged and planning to marry this fall. Leave him alone, ladies: No contact information provided.
Lisa Nguyen, the owner of Luxe Nails, in Northern Liberties, is not only gorgeous but also does some of the most beautiful nails in the whole city. Since being featured in the Daily News in 2012, "I've grown so in love with life and look forward to all of my blessings to come," she told us. Dating status: Single. Instagram: @LuxeNails215 or @Lisan1201
Matthew Nadu has gone from being a community ambassador at CBS3/CW to becoming a full-time actor/producer. You can spot him in ads for Harry's Seafood Grill, Aetna Health Insurance and Independence Blue Cross, among others. Nadu's currently producing a feature film called "Donnybrook" and hosting sports segments for mynewphilly.com. He described his status as "occupied." No surprises there. Twitter: @matthewnaduwww.inkwater.bareseo.com Email: email@example.com.
Jakai has traded in the hard hat she used to wear as a laborer at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for stilettos. These days, she's a real estate agent/adviser. She's also still very much single. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @JakaiBishop Instagram: Jackpot1000000.
The year Kate Beaver was featured in the Sexy Singles roundup, she posed in a red bikini and nearly broke the Internet. These days, she's a brand ambassador for Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, which we think is fitting given her bright red hair. Listen to her Thursdays on 94WIP's Mike and Ike show, which airs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Status: Dating but still no ring.
Still life, with sexy people (left to right): Donavan S. West, Jennifer Sherlock, Pax Tandon and Michael Belh.
Sexy Singles Class of 2005
Since appearing in the Daily News, David Scott has gotten a masters degree in human services from Lincoln University and parlayed his expertise as a bachelor into being a co-host of "Single on a Saturday Night," which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast. "I feel like the Will Smith character from Hitch, giving out dating advice," Scott says. Yes, he's still single. Email: email@example.com.
If we could, we'd feature Kharisma McIlwaine every year in our Sexy Singles roundup. Since we can't, we decided to name her an All-Star Sexy. Still single. Twitter: @RealKharisma Instagram: @RealKharisma Website: www.realkharisma.com.
Gone are the days when we could "Wake Up with Bill" weekday mornings on WURD-AM. Bill Anderson has switched to TV, and now is a co-anchor for Fox 29 Weekend. Dating status: "Not married but involved in a relationship." Twitter: @BillAFox29 Instagram: @BillAFox29 website: myfoxphilly.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Mundy took one of the most memorable Sexy Singles photos of all time when she posed in a hot pink dress on the roof of 777 S. Broad St., with the city of Philly behind her. Here's how her life has evolved since that epic photo landed on her the cover of the Daily News: "I finally decided to start trusting the timing of my life, stepped out of my comfort zone, into my 20s with a renewed sense of self. I have an amazing career, a wonderful support system and finally a grasp on what I need to be happy." Dating status: "mingling."
ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff Photographer
Jennifer Mundy in 2010.
Thank you to MB & Associates Public Relations for stepping in to make the Sexy Singles All-Stars look their best. This time, hair and makeup was provided by David J. Witchell, of Newtown, which sent a team of hair and makeup artists to our offices. Thank you to the hair stylists: Gina Feliciani, Ally Gajardo, Kenny Stracuzzi, Lily Dura and Michelle Snowden. Also thank you to makeup artists Cheryl Stuart, of Cheryl Stuart Cosmetics, and Callie Bullock.