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Gorinchem, Netherlands’ Paul Luzineau wins Manhunt International 2019 in Quezon City, Philippines

Representing the Netherlands, Paul Luzineau, 23, won Manhunt International 2019. The Dutch model, who is 189 cm tall, bested 35 other handsome male models from all over the world.

Luzineau hails from Gorinchem, South Holland, Netherlands. He is currently a university student earning a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.

On February 18, 2020, the 36 official candidates were presented to media members at the Platinum Hall of F1 Hotel Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. The next day, they enjoyed some fun activities at Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa in Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines.

Located in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the New Frontier Theater played host to the Manhunt International 2019 coronation night on February 22, 2020. It was the 20th edition of the international male beauty pageant conceived by Metromedia Singapore and Procon Leisure International.

Runner-up to Luzineau was Nikos Antonopoulos, 24, of Greece. Matheus Giora, 31, of Brazil, Yeray Hidalgo, 26, of Spain and Mayur Gangwani, 21, of India were the respective second, third and fourth runners-up.

This makes Luzineau the first ever Manhunt International winner. Aside from winning the title, he also received the Face of the Year award.

The Dutch model loves running, playing soccer and working out in the gym. He won De Mooiste Man Van Nederland 2019 beauty pageant in Rotterdam, Netherlands on April 20, 2019.

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Miss Intercontinental 2015 first runner-up Christi McGarry, 29, and Andre Bruillette served as the hosts of Manhunt International 2019. It marked the second time the competition was held in the Philippines following the coronation of Ernesto Calzadilla of Venezuela in the country in 1999.

Du Hun, Lin Yaohui and Lui Shiyao, who were supposed to represent China, Hong Kong and Macau, respectively, pulled out from the competition. Josemanuel Rosario of Puerto Rico and Kaden James of the United States were also originally listed as official candidates but they withdrew.

Rosko Dickinson is the current executive president of Manhunt International. He served as a judge in the 20th edition of the international male beauty pageant along with Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel, 22, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, 30, and Manhunt International 2018 winner Vicent Llorach, 24, among others.

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