Matt Moran is all smiles after gaining the most votes
Matt Moran is all smiles after gaining the most votes

Ladies ? meet Matt Moran

By EMMA CORNFORD

LADIES ? meet the Clarence Valley's most eligible bachelor. 21-year-old Matt Moran from Grafton has taken out the first Daily Examiner Bachelor of the Year award, beating 15 other hopefuls. "I suppose it's pretty excit- ing," Mr Moran said. "It gives people in town something to talk about and people at work have been talking about it all day. Actu- ally on New Year's at Brooms Head everyone was giving me heaps just for being in it." But Mr Moran has had the last laugh, taking home $1000 worth of prizes including a $100 open order at the Royal Tavern, two nights at the An- gourie Rainforest Resort and $500 worth of clothes from Mackellys.

And Mr Moran will have plenty of chances to pick out his new wardrobe where he spends his days working when he's not playing basketball. He also enjoys walking his two dogs, kelpie-cross Lucy and labrador-cross Willy. The contest attracted hun- dreds of votes from across the Clarence, with lucky voter Tra- cey Holder winning the voter's prize of two nights at Angour- ie Rainforest Resort. Mr Moran said he didn't think there was anything that set him apart from the other entrants. "Good old mum and my sis- ter and some of the ladies down river voted for me," he said. Mr Moran said he would probably have a get together with friends to celebrate his win.



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