Lori vs Man vs Wild

by Lori Dwyer on December 29, 2010 · 26 comments


On nom,

I don’t know exactly how I’ve missed this phenomenon. It seems I’m a little slow on the uptake. RRSAHM- Six months behind the cool kids. Or something. It happens a lot. Remember when I finally discovered Old Spice guy, quite a while after the rest of the interwebs? Yuhuh? Well, it has happened again.

Introducing, my new tv-man-crush…. Bear Grylls. You know- the guy who eats the head off live snakes from Man vs Wild.


Disclaimer- I saw this show for the very first time last night. Bear was eating the frozen, raw brains of a raw, frozen squirrel. In the snow, obviously.

Now, I’ve heard a lot about Man vs Wild, from various trendy trend setters who watch SBS and know what the go is. All the cool shoes are on SBS people- South Park, MythBusters, Man vs Wild. But for all I’d heard about it, I was expecting Bear to be… well.. old. A bit like Alby Mangel.

No one told me he was a spunk. A manly, useful, rugged, mountain climbing, snake eating, possibly-smelly-but-in-that-good-manly-way spunk.


The reason no one has told me this, I fear, is because the only person who thinks Bear Grylls is a total spunk is…. me. Highly possible. So, I’m going to totally rip off Mummy Mayhem, just this once, and do a poll…..

Hot…? ( He’d be good in a Holocaust, and could totally take care of you and keep you warm and I imagine he would be really good in bed).

or Not…? (He… erm…. eats some really strange things. And has been known to drink his own urine. But I’m sure we can ignore that.. right?)

Now, in the interest of integrity and all that good crap, I feel it’s only fair to let you all know that my mate Emma believes I only find Bear so devastatingly attractive because he is the spitting image- bar the accent- of the very First Guy I Ever Fell In Love With. I was tempted to pinch a photo from this guy’s FaceBook and put it up here for comparison, but decided that was probably not a good idea in this day and age of rampant litigation.

Whatever. What Emma says is true- Bear and the First Guy I Ever Fell In Love With are very, very much alike. Which makes the need for a poll even more pertinent. Or something.

Tell me, jellybeans…

Bear Grylls- Hot, or Not?

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Courtneyb February 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

how good is this guy? But i hope he brushes his teeth before he kisses his wife hello after being in the wilderness…


Wanderlust December 31, 2010 at 5:09 am

@ Glen, you effing reek of testosterone. Step forward and claim your man card, babe.


Wanderlust December 31, 2010 at 5:07 am

Hot, but maybe because I've never seen the show. Can I give him a full body douche before I do him?


x0xJ December 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

He makes me want to vomit. Plus he annoys the ever loving shit out of me.


Glen December 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

I ate a biscuit that had been dropped on our kitchen floor for MORE THAN 3 SECONDS once! That's how tough I am


Jodie at Mummy Mayhem December 29, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Well, I LOVE his accent. When he featured on hot or not, most couldn't get past the whole 'ick' factor. I dunno. I think it makes him kinda manly, ya know?



Glowless December 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

As long as he doesn't talk or eat in front of me, yeah he's hot.


Danielle December 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

yep ok umm not really my type but yep i can see it sort of?! lol…


Sofia’s Ideas December 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Totally HOT! I met him at a conference the year before his show was coming out and he had us in tears! He shared a very tragic, yet inspiring story about the climb that made him famous. I totally fell in love then! He is waaaaaaay hotter in person too, if you can believe that! :)


MaidInAustralia December 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I'm sorry, I wouldn't want to kiss anyone who ate those kind of things. But I agree, would be handy when you needed a snake to be removed, or shelter to be built or something. (And if you had a mute button!)


River December 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Not sure about hot, but definitely handy to have around, especially in a disaster. He can find food, build shelter….


Clarinda December 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Most definately HOT!


Cate December 29, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Hot! And yes, you can just ignore the drinking urine bit – everyone has their quirks right?? Maybe we could just call it 'his funny little hobby'??


Jean December 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Toasty hot! XXX


Joni Llanora December 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I agree with Amy above. Looks a lot like Christian Bale.


Kylie December 29, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Hot, but only until he opens his mouth! I find him to be a total prat!


Amy xxoo December 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Hot, because i've just noticed he looks very similar to Christian Bale… but so not hot, because he's crazy mental weird and does some seriously stupid crap. He amuses me though, so maybe i'll go with semi-hot. Can i do that?


Klove December 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm

You're so funny…he's hot though. XOXO


Emma December 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Hot…. there is no denying his spunk factor…. but he is a dead ringer…….:p


Louisa December 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Definitely, without a doubt – hot, hot, hot!


bestie December 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm

He also has a series which aired on ?SBS recently about training for the Foreign Legion which made me admire him even more….


Tina December 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Definitely HOT! *sigh*


bestie December 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm



Toni December 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm

mmmm…. not. BUT totally fascinating (in a 'can't look away from this train smash' kind of way)


Eva Gallant December 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I guess I'm getting old….not my type!


Mrs Woog December 29, 2010 at 1:17 pm

one word


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