After three weeks of intense competition, we’re finally at the main event. It’s time to crown the winner of the 2012 Model Behavior Showdown. Who will take it all? Any of them would be a worthy successor to 2011 winner River Viiperi.
The voting turnout for Round 3 proved so gigantic, three of the four wildcard slots for the finals were snapped up by runner-ups from last week. The other spot was earned by Jay Byars who came in third during Round 1 of this year’s competition. Check out the Final 10 and be sure to vote often for your favorites. May the odds be in their favor. Ready, set, vote.
Model Behavior Showdown Dates
The Top 2 from each round automatically advanced to the finals. Four wildcard spots were given to the male models who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).
Round 1: Dec 11-17, 2012 (results announced Dec 18)
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)
Since I’m currently visiting New Zealand and Australia, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s Model Behavior to a sexy beast from this neck of the woods. Meet Ryan Cooper. According to some reports, he’s Aussie and on other sites he’s Kiwi. Regardless of where he’s from, I thought he’d be the perfect choice to kick off my time here in Oceania. Plus he looks like the love child of Ryan Philippe and Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time). Who wouldn’t love that concoction.
Born in 1987, Cooper rose to fame in 2008 when he was featured in a DKNY Jeans campaign. Since then he’s appeared in numerous ads for popular brands including adidas, Armani Exchange and Overland Footwear. In his spare time, Cooper loves snowboarding, playing basketball, writing, enjoying nice restaurants and working out (and it shows). Check out this delicious man candy in plenty of shirtless pics below. Til next week.