Manhunt International

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Manhunt International
MottoCelebrating passion, humanity, humility and harmony through uncompromising manhood
Formation1993
TypeBeauty pageant
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersAustralia & Singapore
Location
  • Australia & Singapore
Official language
English
Executive President
Rosko Dickinson
Websitemanhunt.international

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 was conceived by Metromedia Singapore and Procon Leisure International.

History[edit]

Manhunt International wears the crown as the World’s first and without doubt the most prestigious of all pageants & competitions for men. It started life in 1988 when Alex Liu, pageant director of Metromedia Singapore, decided to stage the first male model contest in Singapore announcing a “Manhunt.”

It became Manhunt International in 1993 when Rosko Dickinson (Australia) and Alex Liu (Singapore) joined forces with a dream to offer the men of the World a platform to showcase their talents. The first ever Manhunt International World Final was held in Australia in 1993 with 25 contestants. In 1994, the pageant remained in Australia's Gold Coast when Nikos Papadakis of Greece won. Rosko Dickinson & Alex Liu remained Co-owners and partners of Manhunt International for 25 years until Alex Liu died in January 2018.

Manhunt International is organized in a macho way with outdoor activities, thrilling events, public presentations, talent competition, fun routines, and even a chance to meet and impress ladies. Contestants are judged on their catwalk and runway skills, photogenic ability, personality, and physical attributes.

Manhunt International is organized to promote new faces for the male modeling and fashion industry. The men that enter Manhunt International are also encouraged to become role models and good corporate citizens for younger people to look up to.

Today, Manhunt International is easily the World's most recognised and longest running international male model contest. It is the worldwide search for the best male models with the highest number contestants happening in 2006 (held in Jinjiang, China) and in 2012 (held in Bangkok, Thailand)

Several countries have hosted this international male model pageant including—Australia (1993, 1994, 1998), Singapore (1995, 1997, 2000), Philippines (1999), China (2001, 2002, 2006, 2016), Korea (2005, 2007, 2008, 2011), Taiwan (2010), and Thailand (2012, 2017).

Winners have come from many different countries, namely, Germany (1993), Greece (1994) South Africa (1995), New Zealand (1997), Sweden (1998 & 2016), Venezuela (1999), Australia (2000), India (2001), France (2002), Turkey (2005), USA (2006), China (2007 & 2011), Morocco (2008), Slovak Republic (2010), Philippines (2012), and Vietnam (2017).

Eligibility criteria[edit]

Sex: Male
Age range: 18 to 35
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, strong and attractive 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 social media). 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]

Year Country Manhunt International Location Number of Entrants
2018  Spain Vicent González Gold Coast, Australia 28
2017  Vietnam Truong Ngoc Tinh Bangkok, Thailand 37
2016  Sweden Patrik Sjöö Shenzhen, China[1] 43
2012  Philippines June Macasaet Bangkok, Thailand 53
2011  China Chen Jiang Feng Seoul, Korea 48
2010  Slovakia Peter Meňky Taichung, Taiwan 50
2008  Morocco Abdelmoumen El Maghraouy Seoul, Korea 47
2007  China Jeffrey Zheng Yu Guang Gangwon, Korea 48
2006  United States 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 33
1999  Venezuela Ernesto Calzadilla Manila, Philippines 43
1998  Sweden Peter Eriksen Gold Coast, Australia 34
1997  New Zealand Jason Erceg Singapore 38
1995  South Africa Albe Geldenhuys Singapore 35
1994  Greece Nikos Papadakis Gold Coast, Australia 24
1993  Germany Thomas Sasse Gold Coast, Australia 24

By Number of Wins[edit]

Country Titles Winning Years
 Sweden 2 1998, 2016
 China 2007, 2011
 Spain 1 2018
 Vietnam 2017
 Philippines 2012
 Slovakia 2010
 Morocco 2008
 United States 2006
 Turkey 2005
 France 2002
 India 2001
 Australia 2000
 Venezuela 1999
 New Zealand 1997
 South Africa 1995
 Greece 1994
 Germany 1993

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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