Manhunt International

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Manhunt International
Formation 1993
Type Beauty pageant
Legal status In Hiatus
Headquarters Singapore
Official language
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.


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.

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

The last edition of the competition was held in 2012. This event will take place again in 2016 after a four-year hiatus.

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


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.


Not held in 1996, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2013-2015.

Year Country Manhunt International Location Number of Entrants
2016 TBA TBA Shenzhen, China[1] TBA
2012  Philippines June 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 Sayışman Busan, Korea 42
2002  France Fabrice Wattez Shanghai, China 46
2001  India Rajeev Singh[2] 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Manhunt International - Timeline | Facebook". Retrieved 2016-09-04. 
  2. ^ Business India, Issues 615-620, A.H. Advani, 2001, p. 160 

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