Jon Jonsson wins Bravo’s Manhunt.

Jon Jonsson wins Bravo’s Manhunt.
Model and judge Bruce Hulse said that the Manhunt finale represented “the epic Super Bowl battle of two male archetypes: the city guy in Rob, and the jungle boy/Tarzan in Jon Jonsson.” And Tarzan won, as Jon picked up a $100,000 IMG modeling contract and was named “America’s most gorgeous male model.” Why didn’t Rob win? Maybe because of his mammoth forehead, which one IMG exec all but suggested he rent out to show drive-in movies on (“You have a high forehead, which concerns me”). Earlier, Rob almost went from a possible third place to first place after Kevin revealed himself as a mole, and then Jon refused to be photographed nude, at least at first.

Their reactions to the nude photo shoot were telling. Rob said, “Do I have to shave my balls?” Jon said, “I don’t want freakin’ pictures of my wiener all over the Internet and stuff.” Soon after, he showed that he has what it takes to be a model diva and said he was quitting: “I’m not doing it. I thought about it most of the night, and I’m just not comfortable. I’m not going to do it. I’m sorry. You’re not going to talk me out of it, no one’s going to talk to me out of it. I’m not going to do it. That’s it.” He later explained to Bruce that it wasn’t the nudity that bothered him, but “the deceit from last night,” “the lack of trust there, and the whole forcing it on to us, it’s kinda just getting to me.” In the end, though, he caved and took it all off. Bravo’s censors got lazy or else producers ran out of money in their blurring budget, as sometimes their asses were blurred, and other times we saw everything, so Jon will have to contend with pictures of his ass on the Internet.

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