Huntsman Post

Cosmopolitan Magazine Features Huntsman Graduate as "Utah's Most Eligible Bachelor"

By Rob Goates

It never came up in class, not one of his professors ever quizzed him on it, and he was given no specialized training to help him prepare for it, and yet a Huntsman graduate has been featured in a national magazine for being, well … eligible.

This fall, Chris Thompson was picked as “Utah’s Most-Eligible Bachelor” and was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Mr. Thompson, who graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, now works as a retail store manager in Salt Lake City. He said he thought someone was kidding him when he got the phone call telling him he was in the running for the honor.

“Someone from Cosmopolitan Magazine called me and told me I had been selected to represent Utah in the contest,” Mr. Thompson said. “I thought it was a prank or some sort of modeling scam at first, but after I got some more information I realized it was legitimate. I never would have expected to be a part of something like this.”

Mr. Thompson said while in school he participated in group projects and made presentations and those helped him feel comfortable around, and in front of, people but apparently he never practiced being “eligible.”

“I was kind of a late bloomer,” Mr. Thompson said, “but have never seen myself as a top bachelor. All the press coverage has been crazy, even after I agreed to do the contest and had the photo shoot, I didn’t think any local media would have any interest in me.”

Now that the contest has finished, what is on the horizon for Utah State’s “Most-Eligible Bachelor”?

“In 10-20 years I see myself having a great family and a successful business career,” he said. “I would love to eventually get into marketing or advertising; I would especially love to do something in sports marketing.”

Although the contest ended Oct. 16, those interested in seeing Mr. Thompson’s bachelor profile may click here.