Last week, when we heard that People magazine was going to be naming their "Sexiest Man Alive," we asked ourselves, "why don't we try finding Rockford's sexiest man alive?"

On a whim, we spent the entire day before People's official announcement collecting nominations from our listener family, Facebook, friends, and co-workers.

The original list included:

  • James Purifoy, Owner of 15th and Chris
  • Brent Potter, Regional Director of Anytime Fitness
  • Ian Linnabary, Attorney, Reno & Zahm
  • Andy Bufalo, Owner of Bufalo Contracting
  • Daxx Neilsen, Drummer for Cheap Trick
  • Steve Shannon, 97ZOK
  • Jason Lanegraff, Owner of High Caliber Plastering
  • The Sweet Lenny, 97ZOK
  • Kaleb Price, Personal Trainer for Anytime Fitness
  • Michael Prosser, Restauranteur
  • Joe Bruscato, State's Attorney
  • Adam Bolthouse, Social Security Administration
  • Dan O'Shea, Rockford Police Chief
  • Joshua Vega-Velez, Soldier

and of course, our Rockford's very first "Sexiest Man Alive:"

Miles Neilsen.

Thank you to everyone who voted and yes, we will be doing this next year; so if there's someone you think should be included, it's never too early to tell us about them.