When it comes to the RT conference most everyone's first question to me is about the Mr Romance Competition. Like in the past, this year's was awesome. Here's a picture of me with the contestants. :)
But let's face it, what everyone really wants to know is who won and did he deserve the title of Mr Romance 2008?
I have to say that I liked all but three of this year's contestants. One of them was just weird--enough said. One of them made me continuously think of zoolander. The other I just didn't think was sexy at all, but that's probably an individual preference kind of thing as he seemed like a really nice guy. I really never spent much time with him so he could have had a super personality and I missed out, so I'll take the blame for not making the effort where he's concerned.. The other six--I wish they all could have won. They were all wonderful & fun & romantic & I enjoyed meeting them. Unfortunately there were only five trophies and only one Mr. Romance 2008 title. But if I could award all six of the ones I liked titles/awards, I would. Wait, this is my blog. I can give them awards. :)
John Fish~best smile & biggest muscles!
Chris Howell~best dancer & a total hottie
Luke Walsh ~ Best attitude/always looked like he was having fun/enjoying himself/most likable
James Gaskin ~ Most real/The guy you'd introduce to your daughter & keep your fingers crossed!
Fred Williams ~Best sparkle. The man shines with personality!
Chris Winters ~ Most romantic/Sexiest kiss award (for his performance during the competition--whoa baby!)
And the RT winners are:
John Fish won the popular votes earning him two trophies. One was the contestants' choice, the other the RT participants' choice. Here's a picture of him with my pal Lindsey Brookes (in Hollywood night party clothes!)
Fred Williams was the first runner up. Fred sparkled. And looked a lot like Wesley Snipes. Fred was always smiling and having a great time I ever saw him. I really enjoyed meeting him.
One of my favorite contestants was James Gaskin. He was so cute and sweet. And he won second runner up!!
And the winner is:
Drum roll please!
And I'll let you decide for yourself why he won. I know I had to fan my face a few times during his times on stage--which had a lot to do with the chest on display, but mostly with how he presented romance--super sexy, Chris!