Prince Harry has just been named a top gay icon, thanks to his bad-boy good looks and athletic physique.
Harry, 25, is one of Google’s most searched-for male celebrities. Having washboard abs and a sexy smile doesn’t hurt, either.
“Red hair is getting very, very trendy in the gay scene,” says Haydon Bridge, a columnist with U.K.-based gay magazine QX.
The 6′3″ Harry, who plays competitive polo, rugby, skis, and motocross, cultivated a reputation as a wild child during his early 20s for his underage drinking and late-night partying. Prince_Harry_British_Army
Harry, who is a lieutenant in the British Army, was just named vice patron of England’s Rugby Football Union.
In 2008, Harry was photographed shirtless (above) in camouflage fatigues kicking a rugby ball during his 10-week deployment to Afghanistan.
In November 2009, Harry earned the affection of the gay community when he kissed a male fan in exchange for a beer.