On 22 November 2011, Alex was awarded the ‘Actor of the Year‘ award at the GQ Australia ‘Men of the Year’ awards in Sydney, Australia. It was one of twelve awards of the evening that were given in various categories….. of course it was also the event where Alex first publicly introduced his new love to the world.
This is a recap of interviews done on the day:
- Alex on who he would nominate as ‘Man of the Year’.
- Alex when asked about style.
- Alex about finding his dream girl.
- Alex accepting the award.
Do yourself a favour and click on this picture to see in full size – but be aware Alex’s eyes might keep you captive, if you do!
On the ‘black carpet’:
Man of the year:
Question: Who would your “Man of the Year” be, if you could nominate someone?
Alex: That’s a tough one. Probably my Grandfather, if I could nominate someone. But he’s not around, you know, he passed away a little while ago. But he’s a …. he was always my “Man of the year”, you know.
I took a lot from him and I think of him when I make important decisions in my life and stuff so …
- Clearly Alex’s grandfather and his wisdom, had a big impact on his life
Alex O’Loughlin on Style:
(Fashion & Style by Paula Joyle)
Paula: What makes a man sexy? What makes a man cool?
Alex: It’s sort of the way you conduct yourself as a man in the world. I think you have to have a bit of style, you have to know how to wear a tux, how to wear a suit.
Paula: Do you like being in a suit, or are you a jeans and t-shirt kind of a guy?
Alex: By the end of tonight I will be yanking at my tie. I live in Hawaii, so it´s perfect. I´m boardies, t-shirt and flip-flops kind of guy.
Paula: Have you got that visual, women of Australia? Pretty painful.
Paula: And are you a boxers or briefs guy?
Alex: I’m kind of boxer-briefs guy.
(Timestamp 58 sec -1 min 5 sec)
- I am sure we are all daydreaming about those boxer-briefs now …..
Article & Interview about his new lady:
23 November 2011
A NEAR-death experience in the water as a child has kept him high and dry, but Alex O’Loughlin’s blooming romance with professional surfer Malia Jones will soon send him into the waves once more.
The Hawaii Five-0 hottie showed off the new love of his life at Tuesday’s GQ awards, saying they are madly in love.
“I have fallen for a beautiful Hawaiian woman,” he told Confidential.
“I’m a very lucky guy and very happy at the moment. She’s amazing.”
Glamazon Jones – once named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” – said she is on the brink of giving O’Loughlin his first surf lesson in Honolulu, where they are both based. Jones is a divorcee. In 2007 she married fellow pro surfer Aussie Luke Stedman, with whom she has a son, two-year-old Spike. O’Loughlin, who used to date Holly Valance, also has a son, Saxon, 15.
- Of course by the time this article was written, most fans knew that Alex took up surfing at least a year earlier already. He refered to it in various articles and we saw pictures of him with a surfboard. Another example of how the media stretches the truth to fit their headlines (of his new surfer girlfriend teaching him, or maybe she just meant that it will be the first time they will go surfing together 😀 )…..
Interview with Joel Christie – Sydney Confidential
Joel: Nominee and Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin, waxed lyrical about his new girlfriend
Alex: I’m in a relationship with a beautiful Hawaiian girl.
Joel: With a beautiful Hawaiian? Okay.
Joel: What’s her name, if you please?
Alex: Her name is Malia
Joel: Nice. How long have you guys been together?
Alex: No, I’m not telling. That’s all you’ll get.
- Of course Alex married Malia last year (17 April 2014) and they have a son (Lion), who turns 3 in October.
Alex O’Loughlin in a Gucci Suit, D&G shoes and a mix of other brands he couldn’t remember.
Handsome, down to earth AND friendly. Love his style.
– Style report by Yellow Button, 22 November 2011
Alex Accepting the award:
Old time friend, colleague and mentor, Jack Thompson when handing Alex the ‘Australia GQ Actor of the year’ award:
Jack: I am very proud to announce this young man as the recipient if this award, Alex O’Loughlin
His drive, passion and hard work have turned him into one of our hottest acting exports of all time, starring in the hit crime fighting television series Hawaii Five-0.
He describes himself as ‘not massively talented‘, but that is rubbish.
Alex’s acceptance speech:
Alex: I can’t believe I’ve just been given ‘Actor of the Year’ by ‘Clancy of the Overflow‘.
I was in the Red Carpet .. Black carpet out the front and a young lady interviewer said, “Oh, who do you think should be nominated for, ‘Man of the year’?“ And I said, “Well, I think Jack Thompson should be given a shot“. You know. And she just like [blank stare] ….. I thought she was seeing something on my collar. And I realised, and I said, “You don’t know who Jack Thompson is, do you”. She goes .. [shaking head]
So Jack, thanks mate.
Look, it’s a real honour to be here. To be recognised by, you know, Gentleman’s Quarterly. It’s the coolest best magazine in the world, and ….
I don’t know, I just feel very lucky to have the job I have and to be able to do it with a great group of people and to do it in a place like Hawaii at the moment.
And I’m in very good company. Congratulations to everybody else getting one of these. Cool group of guys.
So thank you very much for having me. Enjoy the night.
- Clancy was one of the earliest characters for Jack Thompson in the epic The Man from Snowy River