Guiding Light’s Otalia Named “2009’s Sexiest Couple Alive”

Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia’s onscreen pairing Otalia has been named 2009’s Sexiest Couple Alive by TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco. The title comes amid ever-growing coverage of the Guiding Light couple. Branco writes: "Their sexy, enveloping and stirring chemistry immediately captured the imaginations of GL viewers. Otalia’s deep love and respect for each other was hard to ignore, despite GL never using the ‘L’ word to describe their unique courtship."

Who is your pick for Sexiest Couple of 2009?

Guiding Light's Otalia Named "2009's Sexiest Couple Alive"

  • Another Couple (List in comments) (4%, 161 Votes)
  • Y&R: Billy and Chloe (3%, 111 Votes)
  • OLTL: Rex and Gigi (2%, 88 Votes)
  • GL: Olivia and Natalia (74%, 3,149 Votes)
  • GH: Patrick and Robin (4%, 161 Votes)
  • DAYS: Lucas and Chloe (0%, 18 Votes)
  • B&B: Rick and Steffy (0%, 14 Votes)
  • ATWT: Luke and Noah (9%, 375 Votes)
  • AMC: Zach and Kendall (4%, 203 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,280


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55 Responses

  1. Profile photo of kerfuffles

    I would’ve voted for Otalia except Billy and Chloe were on the list. No one beats their chemistry imo. But the few times I’ve tuned into GL and seen Otalia on, I have to say, they are great together. If they would make those two a couple, I would probably watch just for them–and I say this as a straight woman. But I think straight women can still like a good, hot story between two women as much as between a man and woman–or a man and a man. I love the L Word, too–hell, Tina and Bette are on of my all time favorite supercouples. So I’m still thumbs up on Otalia, even though I did not vote for them.

  2. Profile photo of eriklovessoaps

    I say Otalia.

    What does it matter to what’s his name? He wants GL cancelled anyways. He said so. He said the show is done and can’t be revived. It’s like People doing their most influential person and subtitling it, “They shouldn’t be influential though”.

    I guess seeing Entertainment Weekley say something requires someone to get on the gravy train.

  3. Profile photo of KateCorinthos

    Definitely Otalia. They have quickly become my new favorite soap couple. They have palpable chemistry and a deep, abiding love story that keeps me tuning in. Love them.

  4. Profile photo of troymcclure

    I am happy for Otalia and GL getting so much Buzz but he sure has done a 180 hasn´t he? I´m just happy to read something positive about GL.

    I voted for my reunited Bizzie

    (isn´t it too soon to choose the sexiest couple of 2009? We are in march)

  5. Profile photo of Johnathon

    Not Otalia, I really cannot stand the couple and I don’t see them as ‘sexy’.

    I think it is way to early for this list, it is MARCH and we are supposed to pick the sexist couple of 09? Sheesh how am i supposed to tell what AWESOMNESS is just around the corner? LOL

    Right now i guess Rex/gigi but things can change in a instant.

  6. Profile photo of ghalltheway

    Well seeing that I am a hardcore SAM fan.. I would have to say SAM and Lucky… they were pretty hot together.. but the is the oh so hot couple of SAM and Jason…

    But I think that MAXIE and JOHNNY are very very very hot together… I have wanted to see those two heat up my screen since Johnny first came on the scene!

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    Rick and Steffy isn’t the sexist couple on B&B. Who would of thunk that? I hate that couple and they shouldn’t be on any list except worst couple with Paul and Meg. I am an Otalia fan, I am so over Liason that it is not even funny anymore. Nuke is a bore and the writers ruined them, Billy and Chloe are somewhat okay with me. The other couples are yesteryear and Otalia is the new breakout couple of ’09.

  8. Profile photo of hunterforrester

    I’ve been writing about Otalia for months. In fact, I broke the fact that GL was pairing them in the first place. And as for EW — A reader sent that in! And I don’t want the show canceled — I want Ellen and company out. Read my column carefully before you quote me.

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    TV Gord

    I think Starr and Cole are a “cute” couple, but hot??? No. Rex and Gigi could be, but we really haven’t seen them get as intimate as we did Rex and Adrianna.

    I voted for Kendall and Zach, because their Zex scene last week was very hot! I also voted for them because I want the idiots who continue to ruin the show will wise up and put them back together!

  10. Profile photo of gnkccc

    Luke and Noah are for me. Now if only ATWT would give them more airtime, a good storyline, and more sexy scenes, I would be so happy. I don’t watch GL, but it doesn’t surprise me that people jump on their bandwagon. It’s trendy and low risk. It’s no risk to put a same sex female couple out there, but a male gay couple is a huge deal. I don’t know why. I’m a straight female and I think Luke and Noah are the hottest couple ever.

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    The votes for Otalia are anything but a bandwagon effect. The viewers of GL have been watching this develop for a year and GL deserves all the credit for a storyline that is slow and building and romantic. I don’t think a love story is trendy. I think it is how soaps are supposed to be and Otalia is proving it everyday. Way to go GL for a great love story no matter the labels.

    They are truly the hottest sexiest couple on daytime!!

  12. Profile photo of EricasEvilTwin

    Awww Seasons, you went old school. Me likey.

    GHALLTHEWAY, I think the hotness of LuSam was diminished by the lame breakup LOl.

    Since we are naming the couple for 09 in March I will make a prediction and say JaSam. LOL.

    Okay since Jason and Sam arent together, I have to go with John and Blair on OLTL, but all the coitus interruptus coming from Marty has tarnished their hotness factor a little bit too…..and of course Ryass is messing up the Zen vibe….uggghhh. I guess I have to start watching GL so I can say Otalia LOL (at least until JaSam reunites or Marty and Ryan run off together to some deserted island LOL)

  13. Profile photo of Jennyk

    Luke and Noah are my favorite couple. I think they were so sweet and adorable today. I’m a hetero female and I don’t think anything beats Luke and Noah. They got me back into ATWT. Now if only ATWT would treat them like the super amazing couple they are, they would be on top.

  14. Profile photo of KellyC

    Never thought I would ever love a gay couple on the soap that I’ve been watching for over 10 years, but Luke and Noah have changed my mind. Wish they would be on a lot more because I missing them so much. Tried watching Otalia because of the hype and just don’t get the big deal. If I watch GL for too long I start getting motion sick.

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    I like Otalia. I wouldn’t say they are “trendy”. I do agree that two women together is less threatening than two men. Otalia is the safer couple for CBS. Let’s be real. They are behind Nuke, but everyone is still so skittish. It is the first gay male couple on daytime and on tv and they are afraid of offending people. You can find lots of same sex female couples all over the place. I do agree that Nuke is a lot riskier and lots of people won’t get into them just because they are two men. At the same time, the same people will get into Otalia and have no issue with two women together. It is hypocrisy at it’s worst. Society has trained people to believe that way. The kid glove treatment is why I have had a problem with getting into Nuke.

  16. Profile photo of hunterforrester

    My opinions change as the shows change. If you think it’s impossible to like a couple on a bad show, then your thinking is very black and white. Otalia have been the number one couple to watch in NR since January. So I’m not sure why my choice is such a shock to you (other than your rants about me on and on Marlena). I like the show a lot more now thanks to the writing and have been raving about it as much as I can. I did want it canceled last year when they weren’t writing story, treating their stars like crap, and ruining the soap production model. I know you like Jamey, but I haven’t said anything about GL that he hasn’t said. He said he wanted GL canceled too in a podcast. Anyway, cheers to a fellow Canuck. Sorry for always being able to get a rise out of you.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Never thought I would ever love a gay couple on the soap that I’ve been watching for over 10 years, but Luke and Noah have changed my mind.
    This statement makes me want to go easier on As The World Turns. No matter any of our gripes about this storyline, the fact that if helped open a viewer’s eyes to the fact that gay love is just like straight love is amazing.

  18. Profile photo of brtedi

    What about Ryan & Kendall in 2010? :bigsmile: –I’d love to see that, especially since they’d basically broken up,around the time I began watching AMC. I, for one, am really looking forward to what’s next for them,in the days and weeks to come. 8)


  19. Profile photo of Rashmi

    Olivia/Natalia without doubt. No other storyline on any other soap has been written with such integrity or acted with such depth and sincerity. I am rooting for that storyline. GL will definitely find another home…it is just CBS’s loss.

  20. Profile photo of izahblack

    Otalia…all the way… There’s nothing that even comes close to the brilliant writing, amazing acting and sizzling chemistry between the two gorgeous leads of this storyline!

  21. Profile photo of niauoil

    For me, this is easy. It’s Otalia for sure. Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia have the hottest chemistry of any couple I’ve seen on daytime in my 30 years of watching soaps. If they steam up the screen now and they haven’t even had a real kiss yet, I can only imagine what will happen when they do. Can we say, simultaneous combustion?

  22. Profile photo of skyvixen

    Otalia all the way.

    The heat they can create just by looking at each other cannot be matched by ANYONE on TV at the moment!!!!

    Long may it continue!!!!!!!!

  23. Profile photo of alexxx

    Otalia is the sexiest couple ! Crystal and Jessica have unbelievable chemistry. My screen is on FIRE when they are on. And they don’t have to do much ,just be close to each other and when they actually kiss it will be FIREWORKS.

  24. Profile photo of Alicatcuz

    It has to be Olivia and Natalia – Otalia. These women are so hot all on their own and just super sexy together. Not any other competition in my view.

  25. Profile photo of izahblack

    Definitely Olivia and Natalia! They’re burning holes in my screen they’ve got such smoking hot chemistry!

    And aside form that, the true love they feel for each other is sexier than anything I’ve ever seen…

  26. Profile photo of vons0654

    Otalia all the way.

    They could be watering plants and they would still look incredibly sexy doing it in my humble eyes…Their chemistry is that palpable.

  27. Profile photo of RedStarlight

    YESSSSS! Olivia & Natalia are by FAR the sexiest couple alive!! The Otalia storyline has so far been handled with such care, and there’s nothing like it on tv! Way to go Crystal & Jessica! :)

    Otalia FTW!!!!

  28. Profile photo of gooby

    Otalia, hands down. The chemistry between Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia is out of this world which in turn makes the chemistry between Olivia and Natalia that much more amazing. Yep, Otalia FTW!

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    TV Gord

    eriklovessoaps, if you’re addressing me, I would never say I WANT any show cancelled. If I don’t like a show, I don’t watch it. I never say I want it cancelled, putting people out of work and disappointing people who still like the show. That’s not something I would ever say.

    I do believe the soap genre is dying, and I’m not exactly a soothsayer for coming up with that little bit of insight. They’re desperately trying to stay alive by pimping Campbell’s Soup Company products and “shopping the soaps” when they can, but it’s only a matter of time before one network finally pulls the plug and starts a domino effect. I believe in a few years, if ratings remain as they are now, only Y&R and GH could be left standing.

    I’m not saying I WANT any of this to happen. I’m saying I think this is what I think could happen.

    Please don’t put words in my mouth…or anyone else’s, for that matter. I choose my words carefully when I write.

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