IMG signs runner-up Rob, who dated another Manhunt model before the show.

IMG signs runner-up Rob, who dated another Manhunt model before the show.
Fans of Manhunt runner-up Rob Williams need not fret that they’ll never see his image in high-fashion print: He’s been offered a contract by IMG, the agency that signed the competition’s winner Jon. In an interview with Towleroad, Rob also reveals that there may have been some behind-the-scenes tension between him and another model, because he “went on a date with one of the models a year before the show started filming, but I will keep which model it was to myself.” He says that being gay didn’t really affect his experience, although “some producers might believe that having a gay contestant in the final two of a show that is in part based on sex-appeal is not an ideal situation. … Luckily, the eliminations of our show were decided by modeling judges, not producers.” Rob also reveals how he was cast on the show, and how he initially didn’t entertain the idea. “I was at a birthday party in July where a producer of the show approached me and asked me to do it. I thought he was hitting on me so I ignored him. The next day Bravo called. I was on the show two weeks later,” he says.

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