Josh Cullen Santos has been voted by netizens as the “Sexiest Man in the Philippines” for the year 2020! The SB19 member ruled the online poll which is now on its 14th year.
Santos defeated two-time titleholder Alden Richards in a very tough battle during the finals of the annual poll which was held in four platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and online ballot. The SB19 visual member garnered a total of 4,786,918 votes to snatch the title.
Santos is the lead rapper and dancer of the phenomenal P-pop group SB19. The All-Filipino idol group is currently ranked 2nd to BTS on Billboard Social 50 chart beating popular K-pop groups BLACKPINK, SuperM, ATEEZ, and EXO among others. He was born on October 22nd, 1993 in Pasig City.
Prior to joining SB19, Santos worked as a computer technician and call center agent. He and fellow member Stell Ajero used to be in a dance cover group called ‘SE-EON’ and they won 7 competitions. In one of the competitions which was held in Seoul, Korea, they even met the members of BTS in person.
Meanwhile, after topping the poll in 2018 and 2019, Alden Richards settled for second place this year by scoring a total of 3,650,961 votes. During the first 5 days of the finals, the Kapuso star is neck-and-neck with Santos but in the last 2 days, SB19 fans (called A’TIN) rallied for more votes to widen the gap to more than 1 million. Richards joins the ranks of Coco Martin (2010, 2012) and James Reid (2014, 2016, 2017) who won the title more than once.
Newcomer Kokoy de Santos ranked third this year after getting 1,736,754 total votes. The rising young actor catapulted to fame after starring in “Gameboys,” the very first boys love (BL) series in the Philippines. He garnered votes from as far as Brazil powered by his fans from the South American country. He is now popular in other countries after portraying the role of Gavreel in the said web series.
Placing fourth and fifth are previous titleholders James Reid (#4) and Enrique Gil (#5), respectively. Completing the Final 6 is It’s Showtime mainstay Ion Perez.
Here are the complete results of the final poll:
|1st||Josh Cullen Santos||4,113,323||102,946||254,947||315,702||4,786,918|
|3rd||Kokoy de Santos||1,689,927||8,727||19,020||19,080||1,736,754|
The selection of “100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines 2020” was based on the following criteria: 30% charm, 40% physique, and 30% popularity index (visibility in the last 12 months).
Check out the rankings of the 100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines 2020 from 100 to 1 below:
Sexiest Man in PH Through The Years:
2007 – Sam Milby
2008 – Piolo Pascual
2009 – Aljur Abrenica
2010 – Coco Martin
2011 – Enchong Dee
2012 – Coco Martin
2013 – Enrique Gil
2014 – James Reid
2015 – Xian Lim
2016 – James Reid
2017 – James Reid
2018 – Alden Richards
2019 – Alden Richards
2020 – Josh Cullen Santos