Eye Candy Man of the Year: Matthieu Charneau

By: Michael Matson

Boy, you guys really, really like Matthieu Charneau.

Back in May, we posted his iconic session with Rick Day, and it went on to become the 8th most viewed Eye Candy post of the year. The following month, you guys chose Charneau as June’s Candy Man of the Month—which qualified him to compete for Eye Candy's Man of the Year. And in December, the 23-year-old French pupcake was the Reader’s Choice for Physique Model of the Year. (He also won the Golden Iris Award in the same category). Now, he takes home the biggest prize of 2011.

With 17% of the vote, Charneau is your pick for Eye Candy Man of the Year!

Honestly, we're not surprised: We’ve been smitten with him since last spring, when we wrote, “If Sanrio had commissioned a drawing by Tom of Finland, the final art might have resembled Matthieu Charneau.”

In honor of this triumphant win, we've rounded up links to seven of our features on Charneau from 2011 (click the text below each photo to view the original post), as well as a sexy short film of lounging poolside.




Eye Candy: The Write Stuff

Eye Candy: Rainbow Connection

Matthieu Charneau Gets Slick

Matthieu Charneau Gets Slicker

Golden Iris Watch: Matthieu Charneau

Matthieu Charneau: Double Win for Physique Model of the Year

June's Candy Man of the Month: Matthieu Charneau