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PAUL FLYNN IS OVER IT

BRITAIN'S 'POSHNESS TEST' IS NO GUARANTEE OF GENUINE TALENT.

I won’t say I found it weird to learn that a ‘Poshness Test’ exists for recruiting jobs of power and influence in Britain. Only because I’d always assumed it did, under a polite and euphemistic name: ‘the interview’.

When I was starting out as a journalist I watched a succession of colleagues take significant leaps ahead of me, quickly. In those desolate first few employment years, when you think a break will never happen, I quizzed a friend I worked with at a Manchester magazine on this subject. She’d risen professionally dizzyingly fast. One minute she was writing 150 word reviews of Roni Size’s Reprazent, the next she’s editing a chic style title and explaining Hoxton haircuts on Woman’s Hour, a diaphanous reflection of the late 90s.

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The annual Attitude Hot 100 is unveiled in this special issue, with a supplement full of 100 of the world’s hottest men as voted for by you! Who came out on top? Find out inside. Our cover features just a few of the gay celebrities featured on the list: Lance Bass, Michael Turchin, Charlie King, Sanjay Sood-Smith and Dino Fetscher. Inside we explore body image with a special presentation of ‘dad bods’, a report from the alternative East London pageant Mr Glory, and the unveiling of our new column about a compulsive overeater. We have interviews with X Factor star Andrea Faustini, pop stars MS MR, soul boy John Newman, performance legend Penny Arcade, and comedian Joe Lycett, who accompanies a full rundown of all things LGBT at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. All this, plus the usual fun and frolics!
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