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Bookless finalist in ‘Redbook’ magazine contest

| September 29, 2015
Couple: Megan Bookless entered her husband Kyle in “Redbook” magazine’s 2016 Hottest Husband contest and he is now a finalist for the award. Photo contributed to The Beacon

Couple: Megan Bookless entered her husband Kyle in “Redbook” magazine’s 2016 Hottest Husband contest and he is now a finalist for the award. Photo contributed to The Beacon

COSHOCTON – Megan Bookless has always thought her husband Kyle was hot and the editors of “Redbook” agree with her.

In January Megan learned the magazine was hosting the 2016 Redbook Hottest Husband contest and she decided to enter Kyle.

“I thought it would be fun to do and that he could win it,” Megan said.

She had to send in photos and write an essay about why she thought her husband was hot.

“I wrote about the qualities I find hot in my husband: His wittiness and humor, his wisdom and intelligence, his willingness to help wherever needed, and his strength of character. And it doesn’t hurt that I find him extremely good looking,” Megan said.

She also wrote about the health difficulties Kyle has dealt with since they were married in 2008.

“Kyle has suffered a serious bout with kidney stones and had two strokes, both impairing his memory,” Megan said. “The strokes, along with a 2004 Christmas day accident on the fire truck in Newark, forced Kyle to retire from the fire department. His retirement was not an easy decision for him, as he had been firefighting since age 14, first at Conesville, then later at Westerville, and finally full time at Newark.”

“Redbook” liked what Megan had to say and in August they received a letter announcing that Kyle was one of the top 13 finalists in the U.S. He was then contacted to share some of his thoughts on marriage, which can be found online at http://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/relationships/advice/a39840/20-truths-about-happy-marriages-by-americas-hottest-husbands/, and the couple is now waiting to see if Kyle wins the 2016 title and the vacation that comes with it.

“I was excited and told him, “see I told you’re hot,’” Megan said.

Kyle, however, was a little embarrassed.

“I was really shocked because I don’t see myself that way,” he said. “I feel like I already won though because I love Megan and I’m lucky to have her. With all the medical issues I’ve had she has stuck by me and put up with a lot.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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