Manhunt International

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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 from 25 contestants. In 1994, the pageant remained in Australia's Gold Coast when Nikos Papadakis of Greece won. The Manhunt International Event is a joint partnership with our Australian partner, Procon Leisure International Pty Ltd, headed by Mr. 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]

Eligibility Criteria[edit]

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

Competition[edit]

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

During the pageant final, several other awards also given aside from the ultimate title of Manhunt International. These awards are Best in National Costume, Best Runway Model, Mister Photogenic, Mister Friendship, Mister Personality, Mister Physique, and Mister Popularity (voted by people 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.

Year Manhunt International Country Location event
1993 Thomas Sasse  Germany Gold Coast, Australia
1994 Nikos Papadakis  Greece Gold Coast, Australia
1995 Albe Geldenhuys  South Africa Singapore City, Singapore
1997 Jason Erceg  New Zealand Singapore City, Singapore
1998 Peter Eriksen  Sweden Gold Coast, Australia
1999 Ernesto Calzadilla  Venezuela Manila, Philippines
2000 Brett Wilson  Australia Singapore City, Singapore
2001 Rajeev Singh[1]  India Beijing, China
2002 Fabrice Wattez  France Shanghai, China
2005 Tolgahan Sayisman  Turkey Busan, Korea
2006 Jaime Augusto Mayol  USA Jinjiang, China
2007 Jeffrey Zheng Yu Guang  China Gangwon, Korea
2008 Abdelmoumen El Maghraouy  Morocco Seoul, Korea
2010 Peter Meňky  Slovak Republic Taichung, Taiwan
2011 Chen Jiang Feng  China Seoul, Korea
2012 June Macasaet  Philippines Bangkok, Thailand
2014 TBA TBA Beijing, China

League Tables[edit]

Performance by country[edit]

As of 2012:

Country Titles Winning years
 China 2 2007, 2011
 Philippines 1 2012
 Slovakia 1 2010
 Morocco 1 2008
 USA 1 2006
 Turkey 1 2005
 France 1 2002
 India 1 2001
 Australia 1 2000
 Venezuela 1 1999
 Sweden 1 1998
 New Zealand 1 1997
 South Africa 1 1995
 Greece 1 1994
 Germany 1 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 rankings for the Manhunt International, based on all results from the first event in 1993 up to the most recent competitions.

Rank Country/Territory 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
11  South Africa 1 0 0 0 1 3 5
12  Slovakia 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
13  France 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
14  Morocco 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
 New Zealand

By continental region[edit]

As of 2012:

Region Titles Best Performance
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 United States (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 

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