The Manhunt competition is staged in two rounds, preliminary and final. During the preliminary round, the contestants can be judged in national costume, swimwear, evening wear and fashion wear. The contestants with highest scores are named as Top 16 finalists, from which the judges determine the winner and the runners up. During the pageant final, several other awards also given beside the ultimate title of Manhunt International: Best in National Costume, Best Runway Model, Mister Photogenic, Mister Friendship, Mister Personality, Mister Physique and Mister Popularity (voted by the public via social media). The other much sort after awards are Best Runway Model, Best Commercial Model and Best Fashion Model.


Manhunt International is organized to promote new faces for the male modeling and fashion industry. They also become role models and good corporate citizens for younger people to look up to.

Contestants are judged on the following:

Catwalk and Runway Skills

Where they display their ability to carry clothes they wear on stage, their style, their stage presence and self-confidence.


Photogenic Ability

Where they present themselves in front of top photographers and pose for cameras. They should be agile, versatile and comfortable in front of the camera. They should able to project their personality in front of the cameras for magazines' fashion pages and press advertisements.

Physical Attributes

They should have a well-proportioned body. This is not a search for a body builder with a big physique or muscle man. A lean, well-toned and healthy body is what we look for.



They should have an excellent personality with positive attitudes, polite, good communication skills and friendly in nature, as all Manhunt International winners will also become good role models and ambassadors of their countries and for Manhunt International.