Manhunt Bahamas announces 2014 winners
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Oct 19, 2014 - 10:51:09 PM
Left: Manhunt International Bahamas, Davin Thompson; Right top: Mister Bahamas, Kenneth Kerr; and Right bottom: Manhunt Bahamas Jr. Anthony Quant (Photos: Sean T Photography)
Nassau, Bahamas -
After two successful runs in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the third annual Manhunt Bahamas took place on Sunday, October 12th at SuperClub Breezes in Nassau under the theme
"Clash of the Titans."
The night opened with a musical pre-show by
young Bahamian talents, Tebby Burrows and Shaquille Farrington, before contestants were featured in casual wear, swim suit and formal wear.
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.
"This was by far our most
impressive and diverse group of young men, and I am very pleased with our judges decisions," said
Oswald Ellis, event director. This year's contestants were Ted LaFleur, Nassau; Jomar Miller,
Nassau; Austin Rolle, Nassau; Dionte Burnside,
Nassau; Kenneth Kerr, Grand Bahama; Nassau; Fender Lacroix,
Nassau; and Tevin Evans Hudson, Nassau.
With the growth of the
2014 edition launched the Manhunt Bahamas Jr. component
featuring Tajay Downer, Anthony Quant, Jarad Rolle, and Demetrius
Taylor. "The Jr competition helps build on the momentum of the event, and
those in the junior category can work towards running for the Manhunt
International Bahamas title in subsequent years."
Running for Jr. Manhunt Bahamas is Jarad Rolle, Andros; Tajay
Downer, Nassau; Dometrius Taylor, Inagua; and Anthony Quant, Grand
Davin Johnson, Manhunt International Bahamas 2014 of Nassau. (Photos: Shawn T Photography)
When it was all said and done Davin Johnson was named Manhunt
International Bahamas 2014 winning Best in Formal Wear, Mister
Photogenic, Best Beach Body, and Best in Casual Wear; Kenneth Kerr was
named Mister Bahamas 2014 winning Mister Popularity (for both
online votes and advertising), 1st runner up was Dionte Burnside who
was also 1st runner up for Best Beach Body; 2nd runner up was Tevin
Evans Hudson, who was also 2nd runner up in Best Beach Body. Manhunt
Bahamas Jr. 2014 went to Anthony Quant who won Best in Casual Wear, and
Best in Formal Wear; 1st runner up for Manhunt
Bahamas Jr was Tajay Downer, who won Mister Popularity (online votes)
and Best Beach Body.
Manhunt Bahamas Davin
Johnson is an Aquinas College 2008 graduate,
and has a
major in auto mechanics and a minor in collision repair at BTVI. He won the Manhunt
- Best Beach Body - Most Photogenic Model - Best Casual Wear
- Best Formal Wear events. Davin got his
start in modeling, debuting on the runway at "Fashion for a Cause"
year, and later walked in a House of Raphelita fashion show, and the
"Fashion 4 Foundation" charity show, all in Nassau, where he lives.
"Last night I experienced such an awesome feeling,
Davin Johnson the day after his win. To see
so many people supporting and believing in me left me awestruck and
feeling extremely blessed. Just like any other competition, I adopted a
competitive spirit, in an attempt to do my very best. I worked
tirelessly, and put in countless hours trying to perfect my craft.
Can I tell you that reaping the fruit of my labour now feels pretty
amazing?! It does!"
"I am so thankful to my Father above for blessing me in
sooo many ways, through Him I believe all of this was possible!" "I also wish to express sincere gratitude
and much love to each and every person who supported and believed in me.
Everybody who expressed their kind words of encouragement, and
especially every single person who took time to
vote for me. And to my fellow Manhunt competitors, we formed a
brotherhood that will last a lifetime."
Manhunt Bahamas 2013, Lionel McIntosh presents to his successor, Davin Johnson, Manhunt International Bahamas 2014 (Photo: Shawn T Photography)
Davin's journey has only just begun as he prepares for
Islands of the World Fashion Week next month. He will also participate
at Manhunt International in Singapore representing The Bahamas. "I would
like to thank all of my sponsors for their magnanimous contributions,
Fashion For a Cause, Bahamas Masqueraders, Valderis Walkine, David
Rolle, Johnson Enterprises inc., Lux Men's Boutique, Dem BDF boys
Junkanoo group, Brutha Magazine, and my videographer Kyle, and the
entire Manhunt International Bahamas team. Without you this would never
be possible," said the elated winner, Davin Johnson, Manhunt
International Bahamas 2014-2015.
Mister Bahamas Kenneth Kerr,
a 24 year Grand Bahamian works as an immigration officer and made his
debut as a model in 2013 when he walked in a runway show in California. Since then, he
became the first and only Bahamian to walk in Chicago's inaugural
all Men's Fashion Week.
He is signed to Distinct Culture
Model Management in Chicago, and has walked in shows
and has worked with photographers across the United States and even had
a shoot with Victoria's Secret model Sessilee Lopez. Kenneth is
also a certified personal trainer and he hopes to one day open his own
Manhunt Bahamas Jr. Anthony Quant
is a 19 yr old 2012 graduate of St. Paul’s Methodist College, Grand
Bahama, and has just relocated to Nassau this year. Anthony enjoys
going to the beach, hanging out with friends and playing both board and
video games. He is in love with the Spanish language and plans to better
his knowledge in it. Future plans are a degree in massage therapy, and
then advance to occupational therapy.
Awards were presented by
Teenager Bahamas, Miss Bahamas Petit, and Manhunt Bahamas 2013, Lionel
McIntosh. The public can view all the photo coverage of the event at the
Manhunt International Bahamas on Facebook.
"This was by far our most successful year and we plan to host in Nassau again in 2015," said
Oswald Ellis, event director. "We'd like to thank Lux Men's Warehouse,
for our swimwear, Kedar Clarke, Javotte Bethel, Anishka Lockhart, Tomii
Culmer, David Dion, Wendi Lewis, Cherrylee Pinder, Robbin Whachell and
TheBahamasWeekly.com, Bahamas Masqueraders, Mojo's Restaurant, and all
those that supported and came out. This is truly something constructive
our young males can put their efforts into. Modeling builds self esteem,
character, and can become a viable career in which one can see the
world," said Ellis.
Manhunt 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.
Manhunt International Bahamas on Facebook.
Mister Bahamas 2014, Kenneth Kerr of Grand Bahama Island. (Photos: Shawn T Photography)
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