‘Hottest Bachelors’ Brave Cosmoklatsch

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Cos·mo·klatsch [cozmoh-klatsh]
-noun, plural -klatsch·es.

1. a predominantly female gathering where male guests, while desired, do not convene.
2. an event where it is socially acceptable for adult women to yell “take it off” at total strangers.
ant. sausagefest slang

[Origin: Cosmopolitan magazine, ca. 1965 + 1950-55; < G Klatsch chitchat, gossip]


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Cosmo‘s Kate White takes the stage

While we didn’t witness any thighs set on fire (note to self: be more vigilant about finding afterparty next time), we definitely caught Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White working a reference to her book into her address to the crowd slavering over celebrating the magazine’s “50 Hottest Bachelors of 2006” last night — billed in a Cosmo release as its “annual bachelor special profiling some of the nation’s sexiest single guys” following the magazine’s “state-by-state stud search” — at Manhattan’s Pink Elephant. Specifically, crafting “coverlines like ‘Set His Thighs on Fire,'” was an activity White cited as among her favorite professional duties.

Speaking of duties, enough verbal frippery. Here’s what you really want: our usual expansive coverage:

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Emcee Susie Castillo of MTV’s TRL with a tall drink of water from Texas

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Mr. Utah just wants to make it out alive

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Why Hearst’s servers are currently flooded with Expedia searches containing keywords “JFK” and “Kentucky”

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Winner Matt Wood of Colorado strips down, fulfilling what we suspect is a contractual quota for square inches of skin shown whenever he gets within 15 feet of a stage

We hooked every ‘Bachelor’ in spitting distance into conversation. For your Cosmo-inspired delectation, feel free to spice things up by swapping responses to our standard questions for the night’s sanctioned male eyecandy around like it’s a MadLib: Sources include Messrs. Maryland/ Pennsylvania/Alabama/South Dakota, who were nominated by their “sister”/”friend”/”girlfriend.” Why yes, they are interested in parlaying this “great”/”amazing”/”awesome” opportunity from Cosmo — readers of which are “great”/”smart”/”awesome” — into “modeling”/”acting”/”whatever opportunity comes from calling the number on the card.”