Manhunt International

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Manhunt International
Formation 1993
Type Beauty pageant
Legal status In Hiatus
Headquarters Singapore
Location
Official language
English
President
Alex Liu
Website Official Website

Manhunt International is an international male beauty pageant which began in 1993, though the roots of the pageant go back a few years more to when one single national preliminary was held in Singapore. The pageant is held by Metromedia Singapore and Procon Leisure International.

History[edit]

The Manhunt Contest started in 1987, when Alex Liu, pageant director of Exclusive Resources Marketing Pte Ltd, decided to stage the first male model contest in Singapore, as there were numerous pageants for women and none for men. Liu consequently planned and engineered the first Manhunt contest in Singapore.

Manhunt became Manhunt International in 1993. It was first held in Australia's Gold Coast in 1993, when Germany's Thomas Sasse took the first Manhunt International title among 25 contestants. In 1994, the pageant remained in Australia's Gold Coast when Nikos Papadakis of Greece won. The Manhunt International event was then a joint partnership with an Australian partner, Procon Leisure International Pty Ltd, headed by Rosko Dickinson.

The pageant saw one of its most successful years in November 1995 when 35 contestants came to Sentosa Island, Singapore, to compete for the prestigious title. The cash award and prizes for 1995's winner alone exceeded $90,000.[citation needed]

The last edition of the competition was held in 2012. It is unclear if this event will ever take place again.

Eligibility Criteria[edit]

Sex: Male
Age range: 18 to 30
Marital status: Single
Height: at least 1.8 metres / 5'11"
Skills: speak English (optional), modelling experience
Additional attributes: photogenic, good physique (not bodybuilder's), wonderful personality, cool character, enthusiastic

Competition[edit]

The Manhunt competition is staged in two rounds, preliminary and final. During the preliminary round, the contestants are judged in national costume, swimwear, evening wear and fashion wear. The contestants with highest scores are named as finalists, from which the judges determine the winner and the runners up.

During the pageant final, several other awards also given beside the ultimate title of Manhunt International: Best in National Costume, Best Runway Model, Mister Photogenic, Mister Friendship, Mister Personality, Mister Physique and Mister Popularity (voted by the public via internet). Since the 2005 edition, Manhunt International has also given five continental awards to the best representatives of each continent. In the 2007 edition, it was announced that the winner of Mister Popularity would automatically advance to final round.

Titleholders[edit]

Not held in 1996, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2013 & 2014.

Year Country Manhunt International Location Number of Entrants
2015 TBA TBA Beijing, China TBA
2012  Philippines June Mendoza Macasaet Bangkok, Thailand 53
2011  China Chen Jiang Feng Seoul, Korea 48
2010  Slovak Republic Peter Meňky Taichung, Taiwan 50
2008  Morocco Abdelmoumen El Maghraouy Seoul, Korea 47
2007  China Jeffrey Zheng Yu Guang Gangwon, Korea 48
2006  USA Jaime Augusto Mayol Jinjiang, China 53
2005  Turkey Tolgahan Sayisman Busan, Korea 42
2002  France Fabrice Wattez Shanghai, China 46
2001  India Rajeev Singh[1] Beijing, China 43
2000  Australia Brett Wilson Singapore City, Singapore 33
1999  Venezuela Ernesto Calzadilla Manila, Philippines 43
1998  Sweden Peter Eriksen Gold Coast, Australia 34
1997  New Zealand Jason Erceg Singapore City, Singapore 38
1995  South Africa Albe Geldenhuys Singapore City, Singapore 35
1994  Greece Nikos Papadakis Gold Coast, Australia 24
1993  Germany Thomas Sasse Gold Coast, Australia 24

League Tables[edit]

By Number of Wins[edit]

As of 2012:

Country Titles Winning Years
 China 2 2007, 2011
 Philippines 1 2012
 Slovakia 2010
 Morocco 2008
 USA 2006
 Turkey 2005
 France 2002
 India 2001
 Australia 2000
 Venezuela 1999
 Sweden 1998
 New Zealand 1997
 South Africa 1995
 Greece 1994
 Germany 1993

By country tally[edit]

Anyone who follows the Olympic Games or other sporting events will be familiar with the concept of the Medal Table, which ranks countries based on their first (gold), second (silver) and third (bronze) place finishes. Below is a similar table of the top 10 rankings for the Manhunt International, based on all results from the first event in 1993 up to the most recent competitions.

Rank Country Manhunt International 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up 3rd Runner-Up 4th Runner-Up Semifinalists Total
1  China 2 1 1 1 0 5 10
2  India 1 2 0 0 3 5 11
3  Sweden 1 2 0 0 0 3 6
4  Venezuela 1 1 1 1 1 6 11
5  Turkey 1 1 1 1 0 3 7
6  Australia 1 1 0 1 0 4 7
7  Germany 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
8  USA 1 0 3 1 0 3 8
9  Philippines 1 0 1 1 0 3 6
10  Greece 1 0 1 0 0 3 5

By continental region[edit]

As of 2012:

Region Titles Countries/Territories
Europe
6
Germany, Greece, Sweden, France, Slovak Republic and Turkey (1).
Asia
4
China (2), India and the Philippines (1).
Africa
2
South Africa and Morocco (1).
Americas
2
Venezuela and USA (1).
Oceania
2
Australia and New Zealand (1).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Business India, Issues 615-620, A.H. Advani, 2001, p. 160 

External links[edit]