The Advertiser Bachelor of the Year 2012 profiles and photos

Voting is now open for The Advertiser’s 2012 Bachelor of the Year competition.

Voting closes 10am Friday, September 21 and the presentation night will be held that night at Cessnock Supporters Club.

See our bachelors’ profiles below and vote for your favourite here.

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Anthony Lindner, 21, Cessnock

Occupation: Boilermaker

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Hazel

What colour best describes your personality and why?

Blue – I’m a relaxed and mellow person.

What do you look for in a partner?

A great personality, especially a good sense of humour.

What’s number one on your bucket list?

To be a tattoo artist.

What’s your ‘theme song’?: Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel.

Nicknames: Lids, Tony, Antfunny, Antwan, Ant, Bobby.

Your house is on fire, what do you grab as you run out?

Bulldogs jersey, tattoo kit, car keys, wallet.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Full-time tattooist or a workshop manager for a large company.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

Night owl.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A rhino – the Japanese say that it symbolises family and I love my family.

How do you impress a date’s parents or friends?

I’d just be me, they will either like me or they won’t.

Dream job?

Just boilermaking, it’s where I started and I love it.

Best pick-up line?

I don’t use them.

Hayden Smith, 22, Cessnock

Occupation: Bottling line worker/pallet packer at First Creek Wines

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Blue

What colour best describes your personality and why?

Blue, because I’m generally always happy or have a smile on my face.

What do you look for in a partner?

A woman with intelligence, a loveable nature, a beautiful personality and a great smile.

What’s number one on your bucket list?

Travel around the world particularly America.

What’s your ‘theme song’?: Either “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim or “Don’t Forget Me” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Nicknames: Smiddie, Smid, Haydos, Haydes, H and Big Fella.

Your house is on fire, what do you grab as you run out?

My limited edition framed photo of Makybe Diva.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

At a racecourse with a beer cheering on a horse I own.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

Night owl.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A bird so I could explore the world easily.

How do you impress a date’s parents or friends?

Be as charming as I can be, be polite and honest.

Dream job?

An information technology systems analyst.

Best pick-up line?

Is your name Gillette?...because you’re the best a man can get.

Luke Sillay, 22, Cessnock

Occupation: Student/coal technician

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Hazel

What colour best describes your personality and why?

Blue, because of my placid nature.

What do you look for in a partner?

Definitely humour, knowledge and fitness. Someone who can make me laugh and challenge me.

What’s number one on your bucket list?

Become fluent in a foreign language.

What’s your ‘theme song’?

I don’t really have a theme song, but I enjoy music by Two Door Cinema Club and Chiddy Bang.

Nicknames: ‘Albatross’, ‘Limpy’ (due to injuries) but usually just ‘Lukey’.

Your house is on fire, what do you grab as you run out?

A Friends Forever frame with a picture of (his late friend) Gareth and I.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

I will be in Japan, working in the Australian embassy.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

Morning person.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A Border Collie, I love Border Collies.

How do you impress a date’s parents or friends?

With absurd amounts of politeness, kindness and laughing at bad jokes. Oh, and a bottle of wine.

Dream job?

Translating, bridging gaps between cultures.

Best pick-up line?

My wingman says “Hey, have you met Luke?”

Mark Lyons, 33, Bellbird

Occupation: Consultant

Hair colour: Dark

Eye colour: Grey

What colour best describes your personality and why?

Blue; it’s a strong primary colour, not a derivative. It also has infinite shades.

What do you look for in a partner?

Honesty, sincerity, humour and compassion.

What’s number one on your bucket list?

Do something to help Cessnock, it’s a great town and deserves the best.

What’s your ‘theme song’?

While I would like to say an Australian song, at the moment it’s Bon Jovi’s “We Weren’t Born To Follow”.

Nicknames: Maverick, Marcus Aurelius.

Your house is on fire, what do you grab as you run out?

My dog; life is more important than things.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Whatever happens I hope to be helping the people of Cessnock somehow.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

Night owl.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A lion; they are strong and proud yet look out for each other.

How do you impress a date’s parents or friends?

Be myself, show interest in them and what they do. Take the time to remember stuff about them. Never take them for granted.

Dream job?

I like to help people, especially in the day-to-day things that often get overlooked, like a decent road or footpath. So I think being a local Councillor would mean I could help people with things that affect their everyday life. I believe it’s the coalface of the community.

Best pick-up line?

I don’t have one, I think everyone is different.

Mitchell Thompson, 22, Branxton

Occupation: Administration

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Blue

What colour best describes your personality and why?

Yellow – bright and bubbly.

What do you look for in a partner?

Nice car, money, knows how to have fun.

What’s number one on your bucket list?

Travel.

What’s your ‘theme song’?

Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake.

Nicknames: Mitchy, Mitchy Moo, Thommo, Mook.

Your house is on fire, what do you grab as you run out?

iPad.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

First-class world traveller.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

Night owl.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Cat – cute and cuddly.

How do you impress a date’s parents or friends?

Good wine.

Dream job?

Pilot.

Best pick-up line?

You’re so beautiful, I forgot my pick-up line.

Shane Day, late 30s, North Rothbury

Occupation: Underground miner

Hair colour: Light brown

Eye colour: Light green

What colour best describes your personality and why?

Green – it’s nature earth colour, bright, goes with most things.

What do you look for in a partner?

Someone who tells truths, no lies, is happy with themselves, kind. Someone that when you’re not together you think about her.

What’s number one on your bucket list?

New Zealand’s extreme seven wonders.

What’s your ‘theme song’?

Wild One by Flo Rida and Sia.

Nicknames: Daisy, Shaneo, many others not suitable for print.

Your house is on fire, what do you grab as you run out?

My daughter and her Monster High dolls under one arm and my fat ‘pug’ under another.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Hopefully, fingers crossed I have a girlfriend, even happier than I am and not feeling any older.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

I would say both.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

An eagle – no predators attacks, have own territory, flying high and free.

How do you impress a date’s parents or friends?

Parents: inform her father that she is going to be safe while with me, inform her mother that I am a nice guy. Friends: Just be myself and don’t be fake.

Dream job?

TV presenter, sports reporter, high school PE teacher or even famous for just doing nothing.

Best pick-up line?

Never have had one, don’t think I would, just go with the flow of the moment you are in.

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