Spy’s top 10 most eligible men

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Publish Date
Thursday, 22 September 2016, 8:01PM
Liam Malone, Boston Ridge and Bryn Hall.
Liam Malone, Boston Ridge and Bryn Hall.

It's been nine months since we last checked out the country's most eligible guys and gals. Since then, we're pleased to report, many have found love.

Read: Spy's most eligible of 2016

So just who's left on the market - or has re-entered? Let's take a look. 

NB: When it comes to eligibility, we play by Beyonce's rules. If no one's put a ring on it, you're fair game. 


Joseph Parker


Next Saturday night, NZ’s favourite boxing champ Joseph Parker will take on 6'7” Alexander Dimitrenko at The Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland. Yesterday, Parker showed aggression, accusing his giant Russian opponent of being "disrespectful" and plans to make him pay in the ring.

Such fire is uncharacteristic for the power puncher, but whatever it takes to give him the edge suits us. In real life, Parker is generous to his fans and charities and has the old school manners of a true gentleman. 


Sam Cable


Last month Sam Cable gained $240,000 when he won The Block NZ with best mate Emmett Vallender. While both won fans as the loveable rogues of the competition, Cable edges out Vallender thanks to his slightly more wicked humour.

You may need to adjust to being a third wheel or have a friend who likes a beard, as the boys are still inseparable. We hope holidays are your style as they have been in Hawaii chasing waves and playing golf this month.


Liam Malone


He won hearts all over the world, setting records and winning three medals at the Rio Paralympics. Liam Malone arrived home yesterday and sent the media into a spin, gaining even more fans with his humble, Kiwi attitude.

Girls if you have a need for speed and can match his determination to succeed, Malone is they man for you. An interest in standup comedy, business and visionary brands is a plus.


Jack Tame


This week women all over New Zealand saw Jack Tame’s chemistry with Hilary Barry on Breakfast. With his boy next door charm, slim frame and piercing blue eyes, Tame has more than a few ladies crushing on him.

A love of US politics is a must, while Spanish speakers and those familiar with the entire S-Club 7 back catalogue will standout. Now he is settled back in Auckland, he will need help decorating a new bachelor pad – so recommending good kitchen equipment could be a great opening line.


Taylor Hall 


Filthy Rich actor Taylor Hall is nothing like his character Vader, who appeared with a less than attractive beard early in the season. In real life, the Hamilton actor is a dashing chap who can don a suit or a Swandri and still have X factor.

Hall has also featured in Hillary, When We go To War and 800 Words. A love of dogs will help you get along with this K9 lover, he also has a fondness for The Sopranos. Taylor will be back on screens next year for the second season of Filthy Rich.


Steven Adams


You better prepare for tornado country if you want to date this Kiwi NBA superstar, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A love of facial hair and camouflage gear is a plus and don’t be a shrinking violet with this confident 7'00 handsome giant.

Whether on the court or in the Beehive with the Prime Minister, Adam’s confidence sees him fit in anywhere. This week even a seal fell in love with him at Oklahoma City Zoo. 


Boston Ridge


Boston Ridge followed in the footsteps of his famous family and made his professional modelling debut at NZ Fashion Week this year. His model agency, RPD models, describes him as a cool and humble guy. Don’t mention the word celebrity to him – he hates it. Leave that for the more socially active members of his family, Dad Matthew, Mum Sally and sister Jaime. Boston works for dad at his car grooming business Car-Fe in Greenlane. His best mate is Hollywood star-in-the-making, KJ Apa, who he attended Kings College with.


Bryn Hall


We linked Auckland Blues player Bryn Hall with former Bachelorette Alysha Brown earlier this year at the Blues’ Awards. With no recurring embraces spotted on social media, the half back might be worth putting on your list to meet this summer. Hall is currently running the ball for North Harbour in the Mitre 10 Cup. The former St. Peters College lad wears his signature stubble with style – it was this photo with a lion cub in South Africa that made us purr.

Hamish Pinkham


A love of music and travel is a must if you want to date the man behind Rhythm and Vines, Hamish Pinkham. Pinkham does not seem to have a type, but famously once dated Kimberley Crossman. In 2014 Pinkham was shoulder tapped to audition for the first Bachelor series, missing out to Art Green. Pinkham loves to travel, this year alone he's checked out music festivals and parties in Los Angeles, Austin Texas and hit the slopes in Park City Utah. He has just finished a few jaunts around Europe and is currently in Israel. Get your girlfriends together and book your space at R&V for a New Year's Eve introduction.

Sam Wallace


If you’re not team Jack – weatherman Sam might be more your style. If you can handle a flirtatious personality and a penchant for getting his shirt off, Sam Wallace is the man for you. Known as an all-round good guy, Wallace has a cheeky sense of humour both on and off-air. “How’s Rawdon?” would be a great pick up line. Wallace is still showing solidarity with his jilted Breakfast colleague with his Facebook profile picture celebrating the way they were.


  • Next week we take a look at NZ's 10 most eligible women.