Who’s Hawaii’s ‘Most Beautiful Man’?

September 8th, 2008
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Nadine Kam photos
The top 5 in Saturday’s competition were, from left, winner Hudson Taylor, Anthony Ing, Wayne Coito, Bradley Krzykowski and Ricky Stinar. Taylor is $1,000 richer after picking up the prize check.

The weekend’s Hawai’i Women’s Expo offered the expected clothing, accessories, beauty and health care purveyors, as well as a little eye candy in the “Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Man” contest sponsored by 2Couture.

I was one of 14 judges, including MidWeek’s Yu Shing Ting and the prolific Christa Wittmier, in a contest with 18 hopefuls strutting their stuff in aloha shirts, swim trunks and evening attire.

There were some excitable women in the crowd, but no one moreso than program hosts Iwalani Tseu and 2Couture designer Eric Chandler, who at one point during the swim competition seemed to overheat, blurting, “I need some water!” He wasn’t joking.

Hudson Taylor, one of two men drawing the most cheers from the crowd, was named the winner. Here are the other award winners:

1st runner-up: Bradley Krzykowski
2nd runner-up: Ricky Stinar
3rd runner-up: Wayne Coito
4th runner-up: Anthony Ing

Special awards

Best body: Bradley Krzykowski
Most inspiring model: David Oshima
Most promising model: (tie) Ricky Stinar and Sergey Victorovich
Photogenic: Hualii Wakuta
Most promising talent: Stephen Meyers
Hero award: Steven Lozano
Congeniality: Reno David
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Fellow judges Malie Moran of Hawaii Red Magazine and filmmaker Nathan Kurosawa.

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2Couture’s Takeo with Most Inspiring Model winner David Oshima and Lynne Madden of Island Heritage.

tie dress

During the fashion show presented by 2Couture before the men’s contest, Julianne Chu wore a skirt made by Takeo, of vintage ties.

aureana

Also modeling 2Couture creations were Aureana Tseu and Leslie Tabbal-Kaleiwahea.

lena and wendy

I just saw Lena Hanson, left, and Wendy Robin, at First Fashion Friday and here they were again at the expo to promote Wendy’s Stargirl line of cosmetics!

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6 Responses to “Who’s Hawaii’s ‘Most Beautiful Man’?”

  1. Jason:

    Hey, Nadine! Nice photos. Hey, rhat’s the director of THE RIDE, a terrific film shown at LVHIFF a few years back. And supercw was there, too? Must have been fun. Iwalani told me about 2Couture on Saturday morning, but I couldn’t go :(


  2. cw:

    anthony ing was my fave. but next year they should only be allowed to enter if they’re um, single.

    i’m pretty sure i saw Sergey Victorovich
    or his doppelganger on danceonpartyon.com from the smart mag party.


  3. Mum-in-law:

    Go my son-in-law Anthony! You’re the best…my biased opinion of course…ha ha! I still think he is the best.

    Love from Mom Winnie


  4. HADDIOUI TAOUFIK:

    HI EVERY FASHION MODEL,
    I’M REALLY VERY GLAD TO WRIT TO YOU THIS WORDS WISHING IT FIND ALL OF YOU IN A GOOD SITUATION , SERIOUSLY I’D LIKE TO BE A MODEL TOO BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW & WHAT I HAVE TO DO…..SO IF THERE IS SOMEONE HWO CAN HELP ME ,I’LL BE VERY DELIGHTED AND GLAD FOR THAT FAVOUR.
    SO I JUST WANT TO EXPLAIN WHAT I REALLY LOVE TO BE
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  5. trevor:

    wondering if any one knows past winners from about since the 1996… forward to 2000


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