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Hottie bachelors, hotter burlesque girls in little nothings and a worthy cause combine in one big night

Hottie bachelors, hotter burlesque girls in little nothings and a worthy cause combine in one big night

Who knew that Momentum Audi's Jared Lang could do clapping push-ups? Or that chef Charles Clark could look so hot in a custom Festari suit? Or that Mix 96.5's Lauren Finkelstein would fetch the highest dollar in a singles auction?

All was revealed Friday night when CultureMap hosted the Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette party benefiting the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease. The wrap-up of the 2012 Most Eligible series took place at 1911 Bagby, the recently renovated building that will soon house Mr. Peeples Seafood + Steaks eatery. 

Four brave souls from the series volunteered for the auction block with high bidders winning a 15-minute date with the single superstars. Placing themselves in the spotlight were Al Farb, Jared Lang, Katie McCall and Finkelstein. While the latter served as auctioneer, CultureMap's Tod Eason jumped in to handle bidding on the radio personality. She brought in $425 for the charity, topping Lang's $200 top bid that he earned by displaying his push-up prowess, including the he-man clapping version.

In addition to knocking back Patrón Tequila, Ultimat Vodka and other libations, guests were served an array of scrumptious appetizers from Pop-Up Pantry with Masterchef finalist Christine Ha overseeing the party fare and cooking up her head-turning apple pie. She was joined on  stage by David Hauslib, Pop-Up Pantry co-founder and chief creative officer, in from Southern California for the party.

Beyond people watching, and there was plenty of that with the turnout of 300 singles, entertainment included the Smilebooth photo fun and a pulse-raising performance by the Moonlight Dolls, a scantily-clad burlesque troupe.

Making the colorful scene were Most Eligible writer Marcy de Luna plus Maryam Afshari, Paul Pettie, Brian Thorp, Brandy Anderson, Philippe Schmit, Beth Muecke, Kim Padgett, James Sivco, Kathryn McNiel, Roberty Lynd, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Melanie Vopham, Edward Sanchez, Mauney Mafrige, Rob Rutherford and Bubba McNeely.

0021, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, David Hauslaib, Christine Ha
David Hauslaib , Christine Ha Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0039, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Bubba McNeely, Marcy de Luna, Rob Rutherford, Todd Ramos, Mauney Mafrige
Bubba McNeely , Marcy de Luna , Rob Rutherford , Todd Ramos , Mauney Mafrige Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0015, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Will Matthews, Ashely Wyatt
Will Matthews , Ashely Wyatt Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0005, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Brandy Anderson, Charles Clark
Brandy Anderson , Charles Clark Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0001, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jordan Boni with Burlesque girls
Jordan Boni Photo courtesy of Smile Booth
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Kim Padgett , Edward Sanchez Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
0042, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jennifer LeMaire, Hollie Wells
Jennifer LeMaire , Hollie Wells Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0040, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Lauren Johnson, Damiene Humphrey, Renee Edmund
Lauren Johnson , Damiene Humphrey , Renee Edmund Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0038, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Stephanie Blaney, Jennifer Egacila
Stephanie Blaney , Jennifer Egacila Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0013, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Denny Rashid, James Sivco, Brian Thorp
Denny Rashid , James Sivco , Brian Thorp Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0037, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Peter Nte, Renee Edmund, Lauren Johnson
Peter Nte , Renee Edmund , Lauren Johnson Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0019, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Rita Garcia, Ruchi Mukerjee
Rita Garcia , Ruchi Mukerjee Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0017, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Martine Lavinghouze, Jackie Medina
Martine Lavinghouze , Jackie Medina Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0002, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jon Deutser, Lonnie Schiller
Jon Deutser , Lonnie Schiller Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
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Charles Clark , Lauren Finkelstein Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
0003, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, A.J. Mistretta, Paul Pettie
A.J. Mistretta , Paul Pettie Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0004, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Philippe Schmit, Melanie Vopham
Philippe Schmit , Melanie Vopham Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
0029, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jared Lang, Maryam Ashfari
0021, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, David Hauslaib, Christine Ha
0039, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Bubba McNeely, Marcy de Luna, Rob Rutherford, Todd Ramos, Mauney Mafrige
0015, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Will Matthews, Ashely Wyatt
0005, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Brandy Anderson, Charles Clark
0030, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Katie McCall, Robert Lynd
0001, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jordan Boni with Burlesque girls
News_Shelby_Kim Padgett_Edward Sanchez_Dec. 2012
0042, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jennifer LeMaire, Hollie Wells
0040, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Lauren Johnson, Damiene Humphrey, Renee Edmund
0038, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Stephanie Blaney, Jennifer Egacila
0013, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Denny Rashid, James Sivco, Brian Thorp
0037, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Peter Nte, Renee Edmund, Lauren Johnson
0019, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Rita Garcia, Ruchi Mukerjee
0017, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Martine Lavinghouze, Jackie Medina
0002, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Jon Deutser, Lonnie Schiller
News_Shelby_Carles Clark_Lauren Finkelstein_Dec. 2012
0003, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, A.J. Mistretta, Paul Pettie
0004, CM Most Eligible party, December 2012, Philippe Schmit, Melanie Vopham
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