After four years, Manhunt International, the “father” of all men´s beauty contests, returned with full power and a big production in the city of Shenzhen, China. A crowd of over 4000 people supported their favorites as they paraded in national costumes, swimwear, fashion attires and formal suits. In the end (and after nearly 5 hours of event), it was Sweden´s Patrik Sjoo who took the title and the US$ 7500 cash prize. He is a model, 24, and 1.86 m-tall. The new Manhunt International is a landscape assistant who hopes to be a life coach and motivational speaker.
Candidates who completed the Top 5 were Hong Kong, Ba Te Er (1st runner-up), England, Chris Bramell, also a finalist in Mr World 2016 (2nd runner-up), Angola, Mauricio Eusébio (3rd runner-up) and Brazil, Ramon Pissaia, 4th runner-up.
The Top 16 also had the representatives of Lebanon, Zawil Bilal, Guam, Jon Kanemoto, Venezuela, Francisco Gil Riera, Russia, Andrey Kharkovskiy, Dominican Republic, Digno Guerrero Chalas, China, Tian Ze Yu, Spain, Francisco Cortes. Slovakia, Kristian Kucera, Thailand, Phiratthaphong Mooltribut, Philippines, Don Cochico, and Germany, Marvin Kwane.
Special awards´winners were:
Mr. Photogenic :HONG KONG
Mr. Physique : SINGAPORE
Mr. Friendship : PERU
Mr. Personality : VENEZEULA
Best Runway Model : GUAM
Best Performance : ANGOLA
Best Vigour : NEW ZEALAND
Best Commercial Model: MACAU
Best Asian Model : CHINA
Best European Model : GERMANY
Best American Model : DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Best Charm : ROMANIA
Best Sunshine FACE : FERNANDO DE NOROHA
Best Image Representative: MONGOLIA
Best Fashion Model : HONG KONG
Best Sexy Model : DENMARK
Best Masculine Charm: CZECH REPUBLIC
Best Stage TV Movie Model: KOREA
Mr. Internet Popularity : THAILAND
43 candidates competed.
Sweden, a country know for its high quality of life, great music and beautiful people, has conquered its 2nd Manhunt International title (Peter Eriksen was the winner in 1998).
Congratulations and welcome back, Manhunt International!
Manhunt Malaysia was represented by Ken Chong from Kuala Lumpur, he has been waited for the Manhunt International contest since 2013!