Manhunt International

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Manhunt International
Formation 1993
Type Beauty pageant
Legal status Active
Headquarters Australia & Singapore
Location
  • Australia & Singapore
Official language
English
Executive President
Rosko Dickinson
Website manhunt.com.sg

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]

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 sadly passed away 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
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 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 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
Vietnam 1 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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