Dr. Lionel McIntosh named Manhunt International Bahamas 2013
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Aug 9, 2013 - 11:46:21 AM
Manhunt International Bahamas winner, Lionel McIntosh (left) and first runner up, Devaughn Gow (right) who was named, Mister International Bahamas. Both will compete later this year internationally. Photo: Roderick Wells
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International Bahamas 2013 title has gone to Lionel McIntosh. The finale took place on August 4th at the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport with seven contestants from various islands of The Bahamas.
"I feel very privileged and excited to have
won and been given the opportunity to represent the country and the
organization. I entered the competition as a me
to step outside of my comfort zone and experience something different
and new. I never considered myself a front runner and certainly never
thought I would win but I'm thankful that I did," said the thirty year old doctor from Grand Bahama. "I'd like to express
my gratitude to the judges for placing their collective confidence in me
and hope to have a fun filled and exciting year!"
The official results are as follows:
Winner Manhunt International Bahamas 2013 - LIONEL MCINTOSH
1st runner up (Mister International Bahamas 2013) - Devaughn Gow
2nd runner up - Leroy Turnquest
Mister Internet (most online votes) - Terran Brown
Mister Photogenic - Leroy Turnquest
Mister Personality - Lionel McIntosh
Mister Physique - Lionel McIntosh
Mister Friendship - James Bethel
Ray Vincente Runway Fashion Model - Lionel McIntosh
Dr. Lionel J. McIntosh, who was born and raised on
the island of Grand Bahama. He is 30 years old and stands 5’10” and
weighs 170 lbs. Lionel believes that all work and no play truly makes
“LJ” a dull man – so he has done just the opposite and has created a
balance between work and play.
He is from the settlement of Mack Town (Grand Bahama) - "The Home of
Tranquility" and is a graduate of St. Paul's Methodist College, The
United World College of the American West (UWC-USA), Johns Hopkins
University and the Yale School of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor
of Medicine Degree. In the future he hopes on becoming a pediatric
surgeon, allowing him to combine his interests in surgery and
pediatrics. He is particularly interested in the sub-specialty of
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
Manhunt International Bahamas 2013: Lionel McIntosh (Photo: Roderick Wells)
This physician enjoys capoeira (an Angolan/Brazilian martial art) and
Latin dancing (Salsa, Merengue, Rueda, Bachata, etc). He also enjoys the
study of Italian language and culture and Italian Renaissance Art when
time permits. On the lighter side he thoroughly enjoys eating/sampling
new foods and sleeping.
When asked what he loves most about his country, he responded, “I love
the beauty and diversity of the Bahamas - The people, the culture, the
food and the landscape. I think the myriad of cultural influences that
blend seamlessly together to create the Bahamian culture are absolutely
Lionel considers himself a daredevil and loves a good adrenaline rush!
He enjoys roller coasters, hang gliding, bungee jumping, sky coasting
and extreme sports… his next adventure: sky diving!
But first, Lionel will
travel to participate in Manhunt International in Asia later this year, AND
will also travel to New York to walk in New York Men's Fashion Week!
The vice president of NY Fashion Week,
Brown of Ray Vincente designs (New York) sponsored
clothing for the fashion segment of this year's event. Lionel will also be featured in a signature photo shoot for the designer.
Thank you to the panel of Judges: Dr. Charlene Reid; Mrs. Anthonece Wilmott; Mrs. Ann Gilbert-Pinder; Ms. Janure Culmer; Miss Nareca Swann; and Miss Sean Ashliegh Rolle.
International Bahamas selects a Bahamian male top model each year to compete in Manhunt International,
the longest running international competition for male models, organised to promote
new faces in the fashion industry. Contestants are
judged on catwalk and runway skills; photogenic ability; physical
attributes; and personality.
Be sure to LIKE the Manhunt International Bahamas Facebook page to keep
up with Lionel's travels and activities.
Manhunt Bahamas thanks TheBahamasWeekly.com for their continued support and welcome others to join our team.
BECOME A SPONSOR: The
continuance of this competition and sending a winner off to compete in
an international arena takes a lot of effort, time and money each year
forward. Manhunt International Bahamas is seeking sponsors to help with
competition overhead and operations, clothing, grooming, and travel
costs, etc. Interested corporations or individuals can contact the
organization by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhunt International is the longest running international competition for male models, organised to promote new faces in the fashion industry. Manhunt Bahamas winner, Lionel McIntosh in designs of Ray Vincente, NYC (Photos: Roderick Wells)
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