Hot Bachelors Strip Down

Beefcake overload! Houston's hottest bachelors strip down for trend-setting TV show at a swanky pool

Houston's hottest bachelors strip down for a trend-setting TV show

Just when we thought that H-Town couldn't possibly get any hotter, Inside Edition arrives and turns up the sizzle factor with its quest for "Houston's Hottest Bachelors." Endowed with mega pecs and killer six packs, 13 of the city's most eligible men stripped down to their swimsuits for the cameras in a friendly competition to be decided by viewers.

The gents, aged 24 to 50, posed for portraits by local photographer Julie Soefer, were interviewed by an Inside Edition producer and rollicked through one of three pools at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa for a titillating video.

The segment airs at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 18) on KTRK Channel 13.

 Candidates not only had to be attractive when shirtless but also had to have charisma, have interesting careers and be active in the community. 

Inside Edition senior publicist Irene Rogers explained that the candidates not only had to be attractive when shirtless but also had to have charisma, have interesting careers and be active in the community. 

Flexing their muscles for the cameras were Asai Adame, 24, a service analyst; Nick Anderson, 47, editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner; Lawrence Clayton III, 40, oil trader and agent with Posh Properties; brothers Jason Cohen, 27, and Eric B. Cohen, 25, in the furniture business; Austin Hughes, 27, in luxury car sales; Chris Jones, 37, Air Force pilot; John Klien, 33, in the oil and gas industry; Jason LaCarter, 31, in software sales and modeling; Clark Shao, 31, personal trainer; Mike Valdez, 50, "Sky Mike" radio DJ; Chris Williams, 39, realtor and model; and Don Vaughn, neuroscientist and musician.

The bachelor competition is a regular feature on Inside Edition, which today has viewers voting online for Dallas' hottest bachelor. The program has played the game in other cities including Washington D.C., Cleveland and Detroit.

Houston voting begins with the show on Thursday afternoon.

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Lawrence Clayton, back row from left, Jason Cohen, Nick Anderson, Mike Valdez, Asai Adame, Jason LaCarter, Chris Jones and Austin Hughes. Front row from left, Clark Shao, Eric Cohen and Don Vaughn. Courtesy of Inside Edition
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The guys were asked to dress in business casual and bring jeans and swimsuits. Courtesy of Inside Edition
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For the official Houston portrait, Inside Edition provided the guys with black v-neck T-shirts. Courtesy of Inside Edition
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News, Shelby, Inside Edition Bachelors, Sept. 2014
News, Shelby, Bachelors Inside Edition, Sept. 2014
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