Manhunt (2004 TV series)

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Manhunt: The Search For America's Most Gorgeous Male Model is a reality television series hosted by Carmen Electra on the Bravo network. Guest judges former male supermodel Bruce Hulse, model Marisa Miller, former model now Photographer Director Kimberly Metz,[1] STUFF Magazine editor Courtney Kendall. It followed a formula similar to UPN/The CW's America's Next Top Model, but with two differences. One, all the contestants are male, and two, there is a spy among the men. Also multiple contenders are voted off each time, unlike the single-elimination structure of America's Next Top Model. Jon Jonsson was the winner.


All contestants in order of elimination[edit]

The Models[edit]

Name Age * Hometown Occupation Rank
Sean Russell 21 Madison, Connecticut Marketing Student 20th-17th
Brian Bernie 25 Moorpark, California Waiter 20th-17th
Casey Ward 20 Prescott, Arkansas Personal Trainer 20th-17th
Micah LaCerte 25 Olathe, Kansas Personal Trainer 20th-17th
John Stallings 24 Sandy, Utah Retail Sales Clerk 16th
Brett Dupue 33 Las Vegas, Nevada Real Estate Agent 15th
Casey Weeks 26 Huffman, Texas Steakhouse Host 14th
Blake Peyrot 21 Los Angeles, California Student 13th
Ron Brown 19 Florence, South Carolina Retail Sales 12th
Seth Whalen 23 Baltimore, Maryland Aspiring Clothing Designer 11th
Jason Pruitt 24 Vidalia, Georgia Marketing Research 10th
Kevin Osborn 25 Long Island, New York Construction Worker 9th
Matthew Lanter 21 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Braves Batboy 8th
Paulo Rodriguez 7th
Tate Arnett 21 Dodge City, Kansas Fitness Consultant 6th
Hunter Daniel 5th
Maurice Townsell 23 Reno, Nevada Air Filtration Systems Salesman 4th
Kevin Peake 22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Club Promoter/Embedded Model 3rd
Rob Williams 25 Arlington, Texas Law Student 2nd
Jon Jonsson 22 Carmel, California Astrophysics Student WINNER

* as of the date of the programme.

John Stallings[edit]

John Stallings is an openly gay American model.[2] He has appeared on The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, having been selected as a model by Janice Dickinson for her eponymous agency.

Paulo Rodriguez[edit]

Paulo Rodriguez was eliminated because the judges saw him more as an acting character than a high fashion model.

Kevin Peake[edit]

Actor and model. As 2003 Mr. USA, Kevin Peake represented the US in the International Male Modeling Competition which he placed 2nd runner up over all. At 18 yrs old, he was one of the finalists on ABC's Are You Hot?.

Matt Lanter[edit]

Now an actor and model. At present, he appears in the American television series 90210 as Liam Court, originally a recurring character but now a lead role. Starred in the TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, along with its film of the same name. Also starring in NBC's Timeless.

Jon Jonsson[edit]

Jon Jonsson
Jon Grimkell Helgasson

Modeling information
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyLook Model Agency San Francisco, Ave Management Singapore

Jon Jonsson (born Jon Grimkell Helgasson) was born in Reykjavík, Iceland to an Icelandic father and a Thai mother.[3] After winning Manhunt in 2004, he modeled and signed with major agencies in Singapore, Australia, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.[4] Most notably, Jonsson was a temporary video jockey for MTV Southeast Asia, and landed covers for several major magazines such as V, Men's Health, Urban, Female, and Catalogue in Singapore.[4] He also modeled in campaigns for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Ed Hardy, OCBC Bank, and headlined various runways shows and hosted the Singapore Fashion Festival for MediaCorp.[4] Known for shying away from the media and his disillusionment of the fashion industry, he quit modeling completely in 2007 to focus on his education. However, he returned in 2011, signing with Click Boston, Look Model Agency in San Francisco, and resigning with Nous Models in Los Angeles. In 2012, he was mainly represented by AVE Management in Singapore, but decided to focus on his legal career, having passed the California bar exam.[5] In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.[6] He wrote a thesis relating to the magnetic field signatures of Jupiter's moons.[7] In May 2012, Jonsson graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center),[8] [9] He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in 2013, became a registered patent attorney in the State of California.[10]


  1. ^ Metz, Kimberly. "Website". Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. ^ Keys, Jere (2004-11-15). "The Hunted John Stallings". QSaltLake. Archived from the original on 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2007-10-09
  3. ^ Zinko, Carolyne (2005-01-09). "The bare facts/ Jon Jonsson, surfer and Manhunt hunk is poised for a modeling career". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
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  5. ^ "Nous Model Management: Jon Jonsson". Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  6. ^ "Physical Sciences at U.S. Universities". Retrieved 2006-07-31.
  7. ^ "The Galilean Moons and the Nature of their Magnetic Fields" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  8. ^ "Jon Grimkell Jonsson Enters Franklin Pierce Law". Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  9. ^ "Intellectual Property Law; Best Law Schools". Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  10. ^ "Patent Attorney/Agent Search". Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2011-03-12.

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