The Asiana team travelled across the UK (to London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds) in search of the top 50 asian bachelors for their 2010 list (you may remember I previously posted photos from the fashion show at the london event which featured designer Ekta Solanki.
The final 50 who made the cut are now available to view in the latest issue of Asiana and online for you to vote for here.
Where are these bachelors from?
I have to say I was really pleased that Asiana extended their search beyond London this year, as I'd noticed most of their previous bachelors were all from the south of England and in particular the London area.
I was looking forward to seeing a few more northern bachelors in their list this year, but sadly I was disappointed when I saw the actual list! I did the maths and 33 of the 50 bachelors - 66% were from London and the surrounding areas. There were 2 bachelors from Nottingham, 2 from Manchester, 4 from Birmingham, 4 international bachelors and a few others from locations which my knowledge of UK geography can't quite place!
I attended the Manchester event, and there certainly wasn't a lack of bachelors there! I've also seen photos from the birmingham event which was equally as full! So I'm very surprised there's only a handful of northern bachelors in there and not a single Scottish or Welsh bachelor in sight!
What do these bachelors do?
I thought it was really funny that there was only 1 dentist, 1 doctor and 1 accountant in the list! Aren't single asian people in these professions heavily in demand?? And where are all the solicitors and barristers? None of those in the list either!! Maybe there aren't many single asian guys in these professions left cause they get snapped up so quickly...or perhaps I'm just buying into an old stereotype!
The most common occupation was "actor" with 5 included in the list, followed by "musicians" and "entrepreneurs" with are 4 each of those.
How old are these bachelors?
My calculator tells me that the average age was 24.86 years old, with the youngest bachelor being 19 year old artist/songwriter Staz Nair and the oldest being 41 year old Holby City actor Hari Dhillon.
Who am I voting for???
I voted for two bachelors, purely for the reason that I've met both of these guys in person!
My first vote goes to Javed Laher who I met at the Manchester bachelor search event. He was very nice to talk to and didn't mind nattering away to a married woman like me when there were clearly A LOT of other pretty single women in the room.
My second vote goes to Taff Rafiq who I've met very briefly through my contacts with Ziggi Studio. He features on this Ziggi Studio promo video if you want to see more!
I'd love to know who you're voting for and why, and does anybody know what the bachelor with the most votes actually wins?? Leave a comment with your thoughts :)