And then there were ten. Now that the preliminary rounds are over, it’s time to kick the 2012 Man Crush Showdown into high gear. Over the next few days, your votes will crown a winner. Who will follow in the footsteps of Scott Herman and Jonathan D. Lovitz who won in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Check out the lucky recipients of the four wildcards below. Surprisingly, three of them come from Round 1 where the voting was feverish. Since I don’t want to persuade and affect the outcome, I’ll keep to myself the three Man Crushes I’m secretly rooting for. Without further ado, let the sexy games begin.
Man Crush Showdown Dates
The Top 2 from each round automatically advanced to the finals. Four wildcard spots were given to the Man Crushes who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).
Round 1: Dec 13-19, 2012 (results announced Dec 20)
Round 2: Dec 20-26, 2012 (results announced Dec 27)
Round 3: Dec 27- Jan 2, 2012 (results announced Jan 3)
Finals: Jan 3-9, 2013 (Final Results announced Jan 10, 2013)
Just like my 2012 Model Behavior Showdown, the annual Man Crush Showdown is also off to a resounding success. Almost 20,000 votes were cast in Round 1. Unlike the first round of the Model Behavior showdown, the gap between the Top 3 here was more than five votes. There was a clear winner.
Coming in first place was actor Brandon Quinn with 5,001 votes. To be perfectly honest, I was a little surprised. Though sexy in that rough kind of way, I didn’t think he’d win Round 1. The other person to earn an automatic berth in the Final Round is Mario Casas (4,446 Votes). Props to our readers for advancing such a tasty foreign dish. Just missing out in third place is Aussie hunk, Dan Ewing with 3,743 votes. I’m sure with that total, he’ll earn one of the four wild card slots for the finals.
With Round 1 in the history books, it’s time to shift focus to Round 2. Check out this crop of my previous weekly Man Crushes. If you want more pictures of each stud, click on their name for their feature.
Man Crush Showdown Dates
The Top 2 from each round automatically advance to the finals. Four wildcard spots will be given to the Man Crushes who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).
- Round 1: Dec 13-19, 2012 (click here for contestants) 1st: Brandon Quinn, 2nd: Mario Casas
- Round 2: Dec 20-26, 2012 (results announced Dec 27)
- Round 3: Dec 27- Jan 2, 2012 (results announced Jan 3)
- Finals: Jan 3-9, 2013 (Final Results announced Jan 10, 2013)
Just like my Model Behavior feature, I’m making a return to sharing my weekly Man Crushes after a month-long sabbatical. With the new television season around the corner what better time to objectify some of Fall TV’s hunky men. Originally, I had another stud in mind, but the second I watched the pilot episode of The New Normal, I was instantly in crush.
Meet Jayson Blair. The 28-year-old actor plays Clay Clemmens, a cheating boyfriend caught in the act, on the new NBC sitcom. Hopefully, he’ll make more appearances later in the season, shirtless of course. Prior to showing his “gherkin” on The New Normal, Blair appeared on the now-defunct MTV series, The Hard Times of RJ Berger. On that show he played a bullying in-the-closet jock. The scene where he hooks up with another guy in the showers is kinda hot.
Jayson’s other acting credits include roles on 2 Broke Girls, The Closer, Heroes, Glee and Rizzoli & Isles. He’s also dabbled in commercials appearing in ads for Taco Bell, Honda Civic and Pizza Hut. Get to know this stud better in several photos below. Be sure to watch the montage clip at the end. It features the aforementioned shower hookup on the MTV show.
Before you think it, no, this is not the same Jayson Blair that committed plagiarism and fabrication in his stories with the New York Times. This Jayson Blair is one sexy, sexy piece of man and the reason why you should check out The Hard Times of RJ Berger. I mean, there are other reasons to watch this MTV original series – great writing, funny and revealing parallels to your own high school experiences – but for no other reason than some serious eye candy, I thought you all would enjoy this.
Yesterday, I came across a GIF while perusing a few blogs and I wondered where the scene was from. The GIF displayed a nerdy kid awkwardly spying on two men (one jock and one twink) in the locker room shower. After some research, I discovered it was from the episode Steamy Surprise of the second season of the MTV show. Turns out, Jayson Blair’s character of Max has been super sexy over the past two seasons and I had no idea. As you can see from the photo above, he likes to take his shirt off. A lot. I’m not complaining.
The sexy kiss between Jayson Blair and his sexy twink friend can be seen in the little montage below courtesy of All About Strength. They also showcase some of Jayson’s finest (shirtless) moments in the two seasons. Trust me, it’ll make you want to catch up on this little gem via Netflix.