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August 20, 2004

Who's Sexy?

In Style magazine had its readers vote on who they find sexy.

Beyonce was voted the sexiest songbird.

Ben Affleck was named the sexiest leading man. Affleck and his brother Casey were voted the sexiest siblings.

Jennifer Aniston was named the sexiest leading lady - and part of the sexiest couple with Brad Pitt.

Elisha Cuthbert was tops in the categories of sexiest female in a TV drama and sexiest rising female star.

--Ok, those aren't bad choices. But I think they were smoking crack on their choice for sexiest male singer: Clay Aiken. Are you joking me? There is NOTHING sexy about him? He's the goofiest looking guy I've seen in ages.

Posted by Lawren at August 20, 2004 08:56 AM

You Said

If he's sexy, then I must be irresistable.

Says: M@ at August 20, 2004 08:58 AM

Clay Aiken?!?! WTF??? He looks like an anemic hobbit.

Says: Whitters at August 20, 2004 09:34 AM

Did you consider that gay men may have been voting for Clay?

Says: Jeff B. at August 20, 2004 09:47 AM

Agreed. Hadn't thought about the gay guy vote though.

Says: Nanc' at August 20, 2004 10:12 AM

Um, don't blame the gay guys for this. No gay man I know would pick Clay over Justin, Enrique, or just about anyone else. The real voters in this poll are either 1)14 year old teenage girls who don't realize the man they love is gay and will repeat that mistake the rest of their life or 2)Helen Keller.

Says: chuck at August 20, 2004 10:25 AM

Clay Aiken is to sexy as Rosie O'Donnell is to swimsuit model,

Says: garybibb at August 20, 2004 11:32 AM

I'm in general disagreement with the whole list..but Clay Aiken definitely is just so "NOT" sexy.

Says: Andrea at August 20, 2004 04:23 PM

I'm glad someone else said it first. I saw Clay Aiken on the list too and I was like WTF ?!?!?

Says: Skerdog at August 20, 2004 05:06 PM

With Andrea on this. General disagree with the whole list...except for Beyonce.

Says: Lynne at August 20, 2004 09:44 PM

I agree with you on the Clay Aiken thing. Not sexy. I also do not think of Ben as a sexy leading man - puuulese.

Says: Lori at August 21, 2004 02:06 PM

Clay Aiken made the list? What about William Hung?

Says: Norman at August 21, 2004 08:57 PM


Allow me to explain. Clay's fanbase includes people of ALL ages, MORE women than men; he is NOT gay... This article is for all of you who don't have a clue as to who Clay really is...

Why it Makes Perfect Sense that Clay Aiken Is the Sexiest Male Singer
by Diane Sprague (2004/08/19)


For those of you who were surprised at Clay Aikenís being selected the sexiest singer for the InStyle magazine poll, I would like to offer this crash course in female sexuality. The media has some pretty harebrained ideas about what woman want, so it is time for a Masters & Johnsonís type earth shattering presentation about the reality of what is actually going on in our heads because I think it is utterly fascinating.

First of all, women want their imaginations to be captured. A month ago, I had a long plane trip ahead of me so I stopped at a bookstore and picked up the book, The Scarlet Pimpernel. It was about an intelligent woman who surprised everyone by marrying a man who we considered to be rather empty-headed and clumsy. Over time she forgets what it was that made him initially attractive to her and she starts to lose her love for him. She then discovers that he is the notorious Scarlet Pimpernel, a mysterious figure who helps the aristocratic people escape the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Of course, she falls madly back in love with him again. It was rather corny at times, but I had to smile at the image of an awkward, seemingly unattractive male hiding a wonderful mysterious hero under the faÁade. This literary figure comes back to us in other forms. One that readily comes to mind is Clark Kent hiding the superman underneath his nerdy exterior. There is something that wholly captures our imaginations about such a character. And, yes, this is why we like Clay. I love when he wears his glasses, lets his ears stick out, and allows his hair to get a bit messed up. Itís so appealing because we can see what is behind it all. We can hear it when he sings.

Secondly, we like men with character, substance, and integrity. No, we do not like the bad boys who treat us poorly. If we go through a stage when we do, it is only because we are hoping for some truth to the myth that under the bad boy exterior is something much better, something good. Most of us wise up pretty quickly. It becomes very apparent, very quickly that under the bad boy exterior is a pouty, wimpy bully who has about as much appeal as wet gym socks. Plus there are too many of those bozos floating around and they become tedious and dull very quickly. What is truly appealing is the rare man who makes good choices, stands up for what he believes in, and shows the strength of character to rise above petty souls who would like to pull him down. We have seen all that in Clay. Heís not perfect. Humans donít get that far, but those who start heading in the right direction definitely get our attention.

Third, there is something he does when he sings that drives us crazy. I am not going to analyze this. Just watch a few downloads of him singing I Survived You. You will not figure it out what it is exactly, but I guarantee you will be seeing something primal that drives women wild. Enough said.

Fourth, he likes kids. Most woman like kids too, unless it had been a long day and they are fighting about who touched whom and a Homer Simpson chokehold begins to seem like an truly effective form of discipline. But mostly we do, and men who like them too make far more sense to us then those who donít. Gentleness in a strong male is vastly appealing.

Fifth, he teases us with his sexuality. He hides it and therefore it becomes incredibly apparent. He layers his clothes and only lets us catch little glimpses of something. We catch it in his eyes, his voice, and his hands. We catch it in our imaginations where everything wonderful is hidden. His morality lets us trust him. It lets us know itís real.

Lastly, even if that voice came from someone who looks like Tom Arnold, we would have fallen in love and redefined male beauty to go with that wonderful sound. Woman like singers. Woman like great singers. We are smart in that way. Singers can help us find places in our imaginations that we never knew existed.

So, as you can see, it really should be no surprise that Clay won the poll. What is truly surprising is that many people are shocked. They are buried in their misconceptions about what woman want. They need to pay attention. We are speaking very clearly when we tell the world how much we love Clay.

Think this writer and I are in the 'minority'? Check this out & have a great day! :)

Finding Clay Aiken
A Complete List of Clay Aiken Sites

Clay Aiken on the road

A Clay Aiken Christmas (NBC)

Clay Nation News - daily e-mail for Clay news

Look under the following categories for these New Sites added: November 6, 2004

Websites: Clay Aiken-Simply the Best;; The Nervous System
Message Boards: The Clay Dawgs;
Photos: Claymaniacs Photo Gallery, CMBNC photos
Tour Photos: Buzztechie; Spotlightlover
Yahoo Groups: Clay A Fans;
Fun/Misc: Claytionary, I am Not a Claymate, 6 Degrees of Separation

November 2004
The 3 to See

Must see sites will rotate monthly

Denise Perry is Not A Claymate

Touch of Clay

Clay Maniacs

forums/mp3s/etc Websites
picts/mp3s/etc Websites
The Official Clay Aiken Site
Lecherous Broads for Clay

The Ideal Idol
Clay Maniacs
The Best of Clay

Minnesota Clay Fans
All Things Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken- A Tribute page
The Clay Dawgs
Clay Aiken - The One

ClayManiac-the website about Clay's fans
Support 4 Clay

Claynadians-Claying it forward
Shakin Aiken
Clay Aiken - Philippines

Clay's Cleveland Connection
Absolutely Aiken
The Clay Broadcast Network

PA Clay Fans

Carolina Clay!
Clay Aiken Latin American Fan Club
Aiken in New England

Clay's Corner Cafe
Clay Aiken World
Another Ordinary Day with Clay Aiken

The Clay Train Connection

Korean Clay fan club
Clay Fans United
Texas Clay Fans

Clay Rocks the World
Aiken's Alley
Hearts Breakin' for Aiken

Clay Aiken-Singapore
The Home of Clay Aiken

U.S. of Clay -Claymerica
My Achin' Aiken Heart

OK Clay fans
OMC Our Man Clay
Omaha clay Fans

It's All About Love
Aiken For Clayton
Crazy 4 Clay

The Clayground
Hip Shakin Aiken
Clay Aiken - Simply the Best

Clay Fans
The Nervous System - The Impetuous Archive of OCD

Message Boards
All talk, All the time Message Boards
All Talk, All the Time Message Boards
All Talk, All the Time
The Clack House (PRoC)
Weapons of Mass Seduction

Red Hot Topic($$$ required to view most content)
Clay Dawgs
Heartful House

That's The Clay
Clayton's Place
Claymaniacs Message Board

Our Man Clay
All About Aiken

Neurox Idolforums
Rebels for Clay Aiken
Crazy kiwis for Clay

People's Republic of Clay-EZ Board
Clay Connection

Clay Pen
PA Clay fans Message board
Clay Aiken Northeast

Oregon Claymates-EZ board
Clay Time
Clay's Corner Cafe

Arkansas Clay Fans
OK Clay fans - EZ board

Bolt - Clay area

Rowdy Unleashed
Clay Aiken Forums
Clay Therapy

Religion Free Clay

Airplay/Sales/Fan Help Photos/Art
WRAL - ClAYMANIA News from the Homefront
Clay Train-Grassroots Media Campaign
The Best of Clay Galleries

Charlotte.Com -More hometown news
Airplay Central
Clay Photos . Com

NEWS14 North Carolina-Clay Hometown News
Clay Nation News

WCNC (North Carolina news)
The Analyst - A comprehensive study of the beauty of Clay Aiken
Official TRL Team
Shalowater's Clay Stuff

VH1-Artist page
Clay Aiken Street Team (yahoo group)
Angel in Disguise

Rolling Stone-Artist Page
Yahoo Group-Radio Stations talk
Clay Aiken Lovers

Pollstar- Tour Info-Enter Clay Aiken to search
Getty Images-Clay Aiken

The United States of Claymerica
Clayful Faces

Hurricanes-partnership with BAF
Air Play for Clay (Yahoo group-23 members)
Clay Aiken Pictures-A Yahoo Group

Yahoo Launch-Clay
Clay Army (205 members)
Clayton Aiken-Those Eyes

Top 40 Charts
Claymaniacs Photo Gallery

About.Com- Clay news
CMBNC's photo bucket

RCA Records

MTV-Clay News


E! Online

Internet Movie Database

Curlio-Com-Music News

AOL- Clay Page

Reality TV Media TRIBUTE PAGE Tour Photos
Revolutionary Clay Aiken
Buzztechie's Tour Photos

Foxes on Idol-Clay Article Archive
AI2 TOUR ncgurrl-Portland & Sacramento Concerts

Sirlinksalot-news and articles
Follow the Concert Jerseys

Beavers on Idol
Spotlightlover's photos-AI2tour & beyond

Music/Media Downloads Charity/Service/
Good Deeds
Friends of Clay

Gonzo's Fan Depot and Archive
The Bubel-Aiken Foundation
Kim Locke-Curb Records

Airplay Central
Wrapping for Inclusion
The office Kimberley Locke website

Angie Fisher - Official Site

The Potter Molds the Clay
Jacob Luttrell (Yahoo group)

Clay Aiken Media
What a difference a Clay makes
Ruben Studdard

Idolforums-Clay Media (latest concert media)
Support YMCA in YOUR community
Idolforums-Julia Demato

Multi-Media files -Concert/TV appearances
Austism Society-NC
Neil Sedaka-Official Site

Geke's Aiken (2) Songvids
Angel in the Night - The Clay Aiken Project
Michael Orland

It's All About Love (fan submitted video/audio)
YahooGroup-ProjectGonzo(Benefit Autism/YMCA)
Josh Gracin

Toys for Tots
Kelly Clarkson Message Board

Ronald McDonald House Charities (JoyfulNoise Tour sponsor)
Quiana Parler

Disney Hand
Brettastic (warning: popup hell)

The Music Behind the Clay-Jacob/Quiana/Angela/Svon Message board

Quiana Parler Message Board

Yahoo Group-Angela Fisher

Yahoo Clay Groups
Yahoo Clay Groups
Yahoo Clay Groups

Complete List-383 Clay groups
Clay Pen 599 members
We Love Clay Aiken (316 members)

Clay Aiken American Idol 2 (2915 members)
Clay ARP (86 members)
Clay Aiken Group (144 members)

Aiken Breakin Broads (835 members)
District of Clay (for Washington DC fans-64 members)
Clay Aiken Fanzz (703 members)

Our Hearts are Aiken 4 Clay (295 members)
Heartful Clay (112 members)
Clay - Latin fan club (14 members)

Clay Central (18 members)

Claynadians 156 members
MI fans4Clay
PA Clay Fans (183 members)

Clayniacs- 1189 members
PiedmontNC Claymates
Clay Aiken online (1003 members)

Clayholics (76 members)
Clay Aiken (610 members)
Columbus OH Clay Aiken Fans (81 members)

GonzaLovas (99 members)
The Clay Club (250 members)
I luv Clay AIken (25 members)

Clay Dorks (465 members)
Clay Aiken Fan Club
Clay's Gonna shine (29 members)

GayDudesForClay (59 members)
BC Claynadians (35 members)
Claysians (72 members)

Clay Aiken Hub (89 members)
Clay Mania (30 members)
Charlotte Claymates (114 members)

San Diego Clay Fans
Clay Pappy

Clay A Fans

Clay and .... Merchandise Fan Fiction
OFFICIAL Clay Aiken Merchandise
Confessions of a Claymate

Bubel-Aiken Fdn. Store
Aiken 4 Fan Fiction

Clocke Workship -Clay and Kim L Message Board
Calendars.Com (Put Clay Aiken in search to order Clay's 2005 calendar)
Miz Julie's Storyville

Clocke Photo Album
Clay Aiken Bobblehead Doll-ORder here
My Words Were Faded (registration required)

YahooGroup-Clay and Josh Gracin
Clay T-shirts-PkD screen printing -Official
Clay Aiken's Journal-FAN FICTION

Clay Aiken/Kelly Clarkson Photo album
EZBoard That's The Clay Fan Fic (membership required)

YahooGroup-Clay and Ruben Duo
Clays R Us-Online Store
Inspir-Aiken(The Clayboard creative area)

YahooGroup-Fans of Clay and Manilow
Clay on E-BAY
Piquant Fan Fiction

YahooGroup-Grobanites Aikenites United
TowerRecords-String Quartet Tribute to MoaM
CAO fan fiction

The Independent Tour - Message board
WWJD Bracelet
For the Love of Clay

Aiken for Spears
Cella's Driveway

Clay Aiken/Kelly Clarkson/Lillex
Pre-Order the Clay Aiken Biography
Clay's Haven (For adults only)

Idol Radio
Claymate Charms
The Writer's Block

Rubenators - Claymates United
Sunflower Sales-Clay photo bracelet

Clay and Ruben as a Duo
The Claymate Handbook - Only available online
Clay Aiken Writing Group

News14 Carolina-ORDER ClAY (AI Tour) COMES HOME video

Fun/Miscellaneous Prayer/Christians MSN Groups
Talk to Clay
YahooGroup-Christians for Clay
Clay Dream Believers

A Shared Gift-Thank You Clay
Clay Aiken Prayer Project
Aiken 4 Clay

PopQuiz-Which Clay Are You?
Christians for Clay Fan Club
Claymation-A Clay Aiken fansite

Clay Saves
Yahoo Group-Christian Fans of Clay
Clay Aiken -Please Click Here

Clay Aiken With A Twist
Pray4Clay Yahoo Group
The Ideal Idol

Clayku for Clay
Leesville Baptist Church
So.California Clay Fans

Touch of Clay

American Idol Trivia
The Clay Prayer Chain
Clay's Bridge

Called For Clay

Clay Aiken Lyrics

The Claytionary

Denise Perry is Not A Claymate

6 Degrees of Separation


More Fanlistings


Love of my life

Diversity of a Claymate
No More Sad Songs

Get That Feeling - A "Run to me" Fanlisting
Just thinking about The Way

Above the Clouds - An On The Wings of Love Fanlisting
Measure of a Man
is the word - A fanlisting for Clay and Grease

Clay & Someone Elses Star
American Idol2 -Idolized
Hopelessly Taken- (A Touch Fanlisting)

No longer updating but great historical material NOSTALGIA SITES
No longer updating but great historical material NOSTALGIA SITES
No longer updating but great historical material
Achin' 4 Clay Aiken
Taken By Aiken
Clay Aiken Time

Clay PLZ
The Clay Clan


From the 'It's Really Not Just Us Files'

Spoke to a friend of mine tonight from my music industry days in Nashville. I haven't talked to him in quite a while. He's done everything with practically everybody. U2, McCartney, Elton John, Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Phil Collins, Moody Blues, Santana, Matchbox 20...names keep coming, I could go on and on. He's a musician, songwriter, engineer, producer...truly brilliant and deeply inner connected.

Right away I'm dying to talk to him about Clay, get his reaction. I don't have to wait at all. He asks what I'm up to and I tell him. Of course Clay comes into the conversation.

"Now there's a guy who's going places," he says.

"You think so?" I ask.

"Oh yeah. He is THE buzz right now. And in the circles he's really kind of a mystery."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, you know at first with the Idol thing it was like, okay, flash and burn...fifteen minutes and poof. But he shocked the hell out of everybody when they really heard him. He's got a voice that made everybody pretty much drop their pants."

(I'm seriously biting my lip now.)

He continues. "You know the music industry right now is's all over the place. Sure, it has it's peaks and valleys, but there's no defining element. I'm telling you...he could be it. There's a buzz and it's everywhere, at every level. I hear it in the studios, I hear it from the execs, I hear it from musicians...this kid is shaking the rafters. He's going to be around for a long time, and he's already a force to be reckoned with."

"So why won't they play him on the radio?" I ask.

"Radio is and has always been a mafia. With what he's got...who cares if he's on the radio? Ten years from now...hell, two years from now he will be so huge that will be a joke. People are already begging."


"He is one of the hottest commodities around. But I hear he is very selective. That's the best sign of all. He either has a good head on his shoulders, good management...or both."

" you like him?"

"I have to admit, at first I didn't pay much attention. But then I caught him on some late-night show. Don't remember which one. I was riveted. I couldn't believe his stage presence. And that voice! It just does something...I don't know, he grabs you somewhere, takes something vital and leaves you...I honestly don't know how to describe it. He's a doubt about it. I wish I had a piece. So does everyone else."

I have been floating ever since this conversation. We know...we've always known. But now they know, too.

Just wanted you to see Clay from the 'other' side... :) Have a great day! :)

Shaiken for my Aiken
Clayton's Place

Taken by Aiken
Clay Stuff

To Clay, With Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
My Heart's Aiken for Clay

Beautiful Clay

Look at all of us, CLAY. You know we love you.

Says: Debbie at December 29, 2004 06:41 AM

That's a great article! Thanks for posting it.

Says: Patti at January 23, 2005 12:06 PM

Personaly, i think you are all a bunch of lame retards. Clay Aiken is SO darn's not even funny.He is the MOST sexy male singer.....EVER! SO all you losers.

Says: steph at January 26, 2005 12:52 PM

Don't forget that Clay is the most searched male on the internet. Wow, Clay's handprint went for over 15,000.00 for McDonalds no one else came even close. When he is on any tv show the ratings go way up. Funny, how Clay's Christmas special beat out the billboard award show. Funny the billboard had more than 4 singers or bands on it, but Clay proved to be what America wants. Not everyone likes him, we say here is to not carrying, because he has a huge fan base and it is growing everyday.

Says: deb at February 11, 2005 03:30 PM

One word: Claymates.


Says: at April 22, 2005 04:22 PM

i love clay

Says: mercedes at May 4, 2005 02:54 PM

i think that the article was perfect and "theres nothin more to say then."

Says: meshia at May 11, 2005 09:56 PM

That article was perfect. Couldn't have said it better my self. Clay has this essence of mystery about him, with this beautiful heart he loves to share. The man is Damn sexy...thats it!

Says: Heather at August 6, 2005 11:03 PM

I think Clay Aiken is incredibly sexy! Thats coming from a 25 year old women, not a little teeny booper.

Says: Jessie at August 11, 2005 01:12 AM

In my opinion, Clay, is a very sexy "man". In his performances, he is the epitome of beauty and, whether beknownst to him or not,is quite suggestive rather than direct in his performances in relation to sexual appeal to his audiences. By doing this, he just leaves everyone in awe and "coming back for more" (good song by the way Clay!)He is sooooo captivating, and just from what "I" have witnessed, he definitely commands a stage. He certainly has grown/matured from his days at Americon Idol. Appears to be his own take-charge kind of man. A definite leader. I think during these present times, I have found no one that could and/or can hold a candle next to "Clay Aiken". He is a mystery and a challenge, one well worth checking out, and one that I personally hope never fades away, either by his own choice or anyone elses. Sexy? again, the answer is yes. I would have to say, "CLAY AIKEN" IS A VERY SEXY "MAN".

Says: monica - mobile at August 12, 2005 11:08 PM

Ok...y'all who say Clay ISN'T sexy, you suck. Get a life. Clay's sexy, and DAMN to people know it. Get over yourselves and your Clay bashing...*rolls eyes*


Says: Wouldn't You Like to Know... at September 21, 2005 04:36 PM

Clay AIken makes me wet.

Says: Alyssa at October 25, 2005 12:57 AM

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