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)
Since “Smash” is airing its season finale on Sunday, I thought I’d pick a sexy beast from the Great White Way as my weekly Man Crush. The second I saw Broadway performer Justin Clynes, I knew I had found the object of my affection for this week. Once you see his mysterious smile and defined abs, you’ll agree he’s a great choice.
Born in 1984 in Boca Raton, Florida, Clynes began his career as a model and moved to New York City to pursue that dream. He signed with Click Talent Management and quickly found work. He’s appeared in ads for Diesel, Macy’s, Express and Abercrombie. While in NYC, he discovered his passion for acting and performing. His theater credits include “A Chorus Line”, “The Full Monty”, and “Beauty and The Beast” to name a few. He’s also appeared on the small screen in bit roles on “30 Rock“, “Ugly Betty”, “All My Children” and “CSI: New York”.
In addition to posing for pictures, Justin also has a passion for taking them. He’s a budding photographer and you can see his work over at www.jclynesphotography.com. Clynes also loves interior and architectural design. “I have a really creative personality, and I like to use my hands to build things,” he says. Not to mention a really hot body. Check out his “creative personality” and sexy body below. Happy Friday everyone.