The 2012 Model Behavior Showdown is off to a great start. Thanks for all the votes from Round 1. To say it was close is putting it mildly. Only five votes separated first to third place. Sadly for the poor chap in 3rd, he’ll have to wait till all the rounds are completed to see if he gets one of the wild card slots.
Landing in first place with 1,296 votes was Sean O’Pry. Not surprising, given that he’s currently the No. 1 ranked male model on Models.com. Coming in at the runner-up slot with 1,293 votes was sexy Aussie Ryan Cooper. Good job Homorazzi.com readers. He’s a personal favorite of mine. Missing out on an automatic berth to the Final Round was former Survivor Jay Byars. He fell short by only two votes with 1,291. Depending on how the next two rounds of contestants fare, he stands a chance at the 2012 Model Behavior title.
With Round 1 in the history books, it’s time to shift focus to Round 2. Check out this crop of sexy male models and pick your favorites. If you want more pictures of each stud, click on their name for their feature.
Model Behavior Showdown Dates
The Top 2 from each round automatically advance to the finals. Four wildcard spots will be given to the male models who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).
- Round 1: Dec 11-17, 2012 (click here for contestants) 1st: Sean O’Pry, 2nd: Ryan Cooper
- Round 2: Dec 18-24, 2012 (results announced Dec 25)
- Round 3: Dec 26-31, 2012 (results announced Jan 1)
- Finals: Jan 2-7, 2013 (Final Results announced Jan 8, 2013)
For this week’s Model Behavior, I decided to share with you someone with an edge. Typically, multiple piercings and super-inked bodies aren’t my thing, but this Brazilian male model made me take notice. Meet 28-year-old Mateus Verdelho.
This six-foot-one stud first made waves appearing in Terra The Boy and Abercrombie & Fitch. Back then, he was a fresh-faced young man with a bit of fur and blank canvas. Nowadays, Mateus is known for his mega tattoos and multiple hardware. With his unique look, Verdelho has carved a nice niche in the modeling world. He’s appeared in ads for Havianas, Dazed & Confused, Numero Hommes and Penguin. Most recently, he graced the cover of Junior magazine.
“The best thing about modeling is to be able to travel around the world and you can learn by yourself the culture, the language of such unique lifestyles.” – Mateus Verdelho
In his spare time, Verdelho loves extreme sports, especially skateboarding. With that hot body of his, not surprisingly, Mateus enjoys hitting the beach as well. Check out a few photos from this Brazilian’s portfolio below.