Culminating a two-day contest held at the Novotel Nusa Dua in Bali, Taro Alexander Nordmark, Mister Sweden, defeated 20 other male heart throbs from Indonesia and around the world to claim the International Man 2007 title on Sunday, November 18, 2007.
A full-time student who manages a busy European modeling career, Alex will have to fit in his official duties as "Mr. Sweden" and "International Man 2007" into an already busy schedule.
Competing in the areas of charm, deportment and interviewing skills the charismatic Swede swayed the votes of a panel of 6 judges which included the Senior Editor of Cleo Indonesia, Helina Halid; the Director of Carrie Models International, Jane Liong; the President of Australian swimwear company Beach House Creations, Kara; the Manager of John Robert Powers Indonesia, Rita Tjahono; the Executive Assistant Manager of Novotel Nusa Dua Bali Hotel and Residences, Ketut Iriana; and the President of TM Artist Management, Teddy Sudjadi.
All contestants competed in three areas of competition – interview, beachwear and evening wear. During the selection process the panel narrowed the list to 5 finalists before making their final selection. Indonesia's international supermodel, Fahrani, dressed in a haute couture gown creation by Raden Sirait, crowned the new winner with a symbolic Balinese crown of royalty.
Local performer added their talent to the two evenings of judging, including a dance performance by the Nyoman Sura Dance Company - Bali's internationally renowned contemporary troupe. [See: Bali's Rising Star on the International Contemporary Dance Scene]
Final Results of International Man 2007 Competition
• International Man 2007 - Taro Alexander Nordmark of Sweden
• 1st Runner Up – Reinaldo Natanael Samosir of Indonesia
• 2nd Runner Up – Lucas Gil of Brazil.
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