Hosts for the night were DJ Smash from YFM and actress and TV presenter Amanda Du-Pont, who made the announcement to the crowd. Mosete, a junior construction worker in the Johannesburg area, beat eleven of the country’s hottest men to grab the 2017 title in the annual Cosmopolitanmagazine search for South Africa’s sexiest man.

“I can’t believe that I’ve been named the sexiest man in our country. I am thankful to the public that voted for me and honoured to be Cosmopolitan’s Sexiest Man of 2017. The event was so much fun and I know the other men all stood a great chance up against me,” says Mosete who walked away with a R10 000 cash prize.

SA’s Sexiest Man is by far one of the most exciting campaigns we carry out each year,” says acting editor, Kerrie Simon-Lawrence. “From the selection of the men, through to the shooting of the calendar, and then handing over the voting power to our readers, it’s a campaign that Cosmohas been rolling for 17 years, with great success. This year, the support of sponsors, Gordon’s Gin and GUESS clothing, made it even better.”

Expresso presenter, Graeme Richards was announced as runner-up and Roche Kilian, Boss model and a sales and admin manager, won third place.