TORONTO - Nikki Benz calls herself Torontoís Sexiest Mayoral Candidate. But is she?
I donít know about you, but Iím sick of politicians playing fast and loose with outlandish claims, hoping weíll take their word.
Thatís why Iím a stickler for fact-checking, unless it gets in the way of a good story, and Nikki Benz is no exception.
So letís look at her assertion more closely. (Hey, get your nose out of that photograph, pal, this is serious.)
Silly? I wish. Sex appeal is a big part of politics. Címon, do you really think Justin Trudeau is leader of the Liberals for his brain?
If Ms. Benz registers this week as promised, sheíll be the 55th candidate for mayor, any of whom could claim to be the sexiest.
As a porn star, Nikki would seem to have an edge, but letís look at other possibles. Then Iíll let you decide by the only truly democratic means left to western civilization ó a Sun poll.
Surprisingly, incumbent Ravishing Rob Ford is in the mix. You may recall he won my City Hall Hotties contest last year, with honorary judges Stevie Wonder, Helen Keller and Andrea Bocelli.
Mayoral candidate Karen Stintz poses with her pug, Gus, and her poodle, Oscar, at Woofstock in Toronto on May 24, 2014. (JENNY YUEN/QMI Agency)
Sex appeal is like a box of chocolates. You never know what youíre going to get.
If you have a nanny fantasy, for instance, look no further than Olivia Chow, who is running to be mayor of Nannyville.
A City Hall that cares for your every need, but has to loot the rest of us to pay for it, makes some people weak at the knees.
Karen Stintz, who placed third in City Hall Hotties, has a better shot at Sexiest Mayoral Candidate than she does at mayor if pollsters are correct.
Frankly, Iím disappointed Stintz hasnít yet found a way to connect with voters. Fiscally, she is a comelier Rob Ford, without the cocaine, etc., etc.
My dominatrix friend Carlie Ritch, aka Mizz Barbie Bitch, has not taken off, either, in this campaign. Voters will put up with a lot, but not whips, handcuffs and nipple-clamps, apparently.
Still, Mizz Bitch is a natural on the Sexiest Mayoral Candidate list.