Redbook magazine started with over 1500 submissions for their 2014 Hot Husband contest. They've narrowed it down to 25 contenders and one of them is from Tinton Falls.

photo credit: Jamie Bobel / Redbook

Meet Raymond Bobel. He's a 33-year-old corrections officer whose been married to his wife Jamie for 2 years. Ray is a stepfather to 11-year-old Alexandra.

Here's what Raymond's wife Jamie submitted to Redbook:

Jamie wants to refute the notion that all hot husbands need to be romantic. “Ray is not,” she says. “In fact, our engagement was anything but—we were broken up at the time, and he thought proposing was the only way to win me back!” His tactic worked, and the two tied the knot six years after they started dating. But to hear Jamie, 32, tell it, she knew Ray was The One long before that. “I have a daughter who was 2 when I met Ray, and he treats her as if she were his own,” she says. “From the beginning, he’s always thought of both of us in every situation, and put our happiness and well-being first.” That extends into his professional life, too. “Ray is a corrections officer, which is an extremely difficult line of work,” Jamie says. “He deals with a lot of stress, and divorce rates tend to be high among people who do that job. But he pushes through all of it to have a career that gives us financial security. He’s passionate about his family, and that’s what gets him through the tough days.” The job has had a physical effect on him too, but it’s one that Jamie doesn’t mind at all. “He hates that he’s going gray, but I think it’s sexy.” Silver fox? Yes, indeed!

Let's support one of the Jersey Shore's own! Vote for #20 Ray B. The contest runs through October 28th!