Reality star Shahaf Raz voted Israel's sexiest man alive for 2022

Former contestant on Israel's version of Big Brother stole the hearts of Ynet readers, who voted for the heartthrob, who beat out film star Yehuda Levi and Prime Minister Yair Lapid

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Reality TV star Shahaf Raz has won the title of Israel's sexiest man alive in 2022, beating out some stiff competition along the way.
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  • The battle for the title, voted on by Ynet readers, was fierce, but Raz appeared to have caught the public's attention with his unique brand of approachable, I'm-just-your-good-buddy kind of attractiveness.
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    שחף רז
    שחף רז
    Shahaf Raz
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    The alum of Israel's version of Big Brother managed to acquire a large tally of the overall vote, eclipsing his competitors. Ultimately, he amassed an impressive 44% of the vote.
    Second place finish went to a reliable veteran of the competition, Israeli actor Yehuda Levi, who received 18% of the vote. The third place went to Channel 13 reporter Omer Yardeni who received 8% of the vote.
    Fourth went to singer, actor and rapper Itay "Tuna" Zvulun, with 7% of the vote, and capping off the top five w none other than outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid. A fair compensation, we would say, for having been relegated to "opposition leader" status.
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    Yair Lapid speaking during an interview in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021
    Yair Lapid speaking during an interview in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021
    A respectable 5th place for the former Premier
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    Raz, 34, rose to prominence after appearing on 12th season of Big Brother, where he won the admiration of the Israeli public. His current girlfriend Talia Ovadia was eventually the one who emerged as the winner of that season, with Raz earning a third place.
    The sexiest man alive competition has become Ynet's tradition since being initiated back in 2015 and becoming the Israeli equivalent to People's Magazine sexiest man alive title.
    Another Big Brother star, Tal Haimov, won the title last year. TV star Bar Brimer was the 2020 winner, newscaster Tamir Steinman was the 2019 winner, rapper Dudu Faruk took it in 2018, actor Aviv Alush won in 2017, model-turned-politician Idan Roll won in 2016 and the first ever 2015 award went to Ron Aluf - a competition on Israel's version of "Survivor."
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