Ronan joins Atomic Kitten cutie Natasha Hamilton as winner of the cheeky title Rear of the Year 2003. The contest, sponsored by a British clothing manufacturer, honors the celebrity keisters that best represent the hopes and dreams of gym rats everywhere.
Hamilton, whose band is poised to break into the American market this summer, says that she regards the award as a family honor.
“My mum would be so proud because she always said I’d got the arse from her side of the family,” said Natasha. “I think my trophy will take pride of place on the mantelpiece.”
Ronan was uncharacteristically mum about his bum, but that’s probably because he’s got a very sore throat after finishing up his world tour in Belfast over the weekend. Not to worry, though: we’ll bet that after his 400-mile charity walk through Ireland, his, um, assets will be in better shape than ever. He might as well clear a space on the mantle for next year’s prize, as well.