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Manhunt Singapore is back!!!
28 years after it first started as a male model contest, Manhunt has come a long way and is moving beyond mere aesthetics. 



In searching for the “perfect man”, the competition is elevated to a new level as we search for Beam’s next star - A man who not only embodies strength, but possesses the charisma, talent and passion to achieve his ambitions.

A total of 30 contestants will be vying for the winning title(s) this year; 20 for Manhunt Singapore 2015 and 10 for Senior Manhunt Singapore 2015 – with the youngest contestant at 20 years old and the oldest contestant at 48 years old.


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Grand Finals of Manhunt Singapore 2015  
Date: 5 December 2015, 7pm 
Venue: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway. 

Tickets for the Grand Finals would be available for sale at www.globaltickets.sg and AXS stations.


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Contestant No. 1 – Leroy Tan
Age: 23 years old
Height: 168cm
Weight: 73kg


Leroy was a formal Naval Diver, but currently works as a freelance Personal Trainer and Fitness model.

Leroy had led a comfortable life and never once had it hard in life until he was posted to the Naval Diving Unit. He did not think he would make it but he made it through and received his well-deserved Combat Diver badge. That was when Leroy realized that he should not give up on his dream of being a personal trainer just because he thinks that he lacks the capacity to do so.

He does not deny that it was pretty rough at the start but things are gaining traction. He aims to improve people’s lifestyles and help them achieve their dreams of achieving a healthier body. Seeing results and smile on his clients’ faces makes his day. Leroy truly believes in the adage that if one chooses a job that one loves, one will never have to work a day in his life.



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Contestant No. 2 – Nicholas Wan
Age: 22 years old
Height: 173cm
Weight: 72kg

Nicholas Wan is currently a second-year Accounting student in the Singapore Management University.

Being severely obese as a child, Nicholas embarked on his fitness journey when he was sixteen and has never looked back since. No stranger to sports, Nicholas was a basketball player in his junior college and is currently a Winger in the SMU's Rugby team. During his National Service, Nicholas served as a leader, holding the Sergeant rank in the SAF's elite Commando Formation. With raw grit and sheer determination, he endured through all the rigorous combat trainings and the airborne jumps with a slipped disc in his back.

Nicholas has also worked as a Personal Trainer at California Fitness Centre. He was also a model at Abercrombie and Fitch.

Nicholas is very much the family man. Being the only son and a loving brother to four younger sisters, he takes it upon himself to ensure that everything in the Wan household is running smoothly and they are well taken care of.



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Contestant No. 3 – Firhan Padzlun
Age: 21 years old
Height: 174cm
Weight: 70kg

This young, quiet and humble 'boy' led a life without much aspiration. Firhan Padzlun, 21, had been participating in sports since young but that was only to avoid boredom.

This all changed when he decided to take a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences, and he made the decision to put his best foot forward and embark on a fitness journey. With encouragement from his close peers, he now has a strong passion and interest in the world of fitness. He continues to learn and persevere through despite the many obstacles. He believes that as long as there are people who are willing to help him and offer their 2 cents’ worth of advice, he would take them graciously.

Firhan often conducts group trainings and voluntarily collaborates with companies for their events. Firhan has dreams of creating a fitness movement that he is so passionate about and he is willing to give it his all when the opportunity presents itself.



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Contestant No. 4 – Melvin Lim
Age: 25 years old
Height: 174cm
Weight: 72kg

Melvin used to be called a 'bad apple'. In secondary school, he mixed with the wrong company and never took his studies seriously. Being infamous for creating trouble, he was eventually expelled as a result of his mischiefs and stubbornness. He did not understand the severity of the issue back then, and had always regretted being a disappointment to his parents.

Despite this, his parents never gave up on him. Melvin’s father sacrificed his time to seek second chances from other schools and he was finally accepted into another secondary school. However, he did not cherish this chance and his parents had to beg for yet another chance. The moment he saw his parents cry, Melvin realised how much of a let-down he was.

It was then Melvin made a resolute decision to mend his ways. He progressed from a Normal Technical stream student to Higher Nitec as an accounting and finance student. He also managed to secure a place in Temasek Polytechnic. Next year, Melvin will be furthering his degree studies in RMIT Economics and Finance. Melvin joined Manhunt with the aspiration of inspiring youth and to let them know that, with the right attitude, it is possible to achieve whatever you set out to do.



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Contestant No. 5 – Muhammad Fuad
Age: 25 years old
Height: 176cm
Weight: 86kg

Fuad is currently working as a full time graphic designer. His passion for arts started since he was a teenager. He is quite a perfectionist when it comes to his work. Every single detail matters to him. Fuad is also disciplined with his time and daily routines.

Deep down, Fuad is actually a simple guy and he seeks only the simple pleasures in life.

A year ago, Fuad tore his ACL and meniscus of his left knee while doing a sport representing the Army during his service. After surgery, not being able to walk and workout properly, he lost all his motivation. Not ready to give up, he managed to pull himself up again.

"The reason you fall is so that you can get back up stronger.



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Contestant No. 6 – Daaim Jailani
Age: 23 years old
Height: 178cm
Weight: 74kg

Sola J has been a Personal Trainer for about 2 years now. It was a concoction of interest and passion that drove him to make a difference in the life of others after making a lifestyle change in his. He pledged himself strongly to the words "making the impossible possible".

He has an ambition to become a pilot, but due to the lack of financial stability and various commitments, he put aside his dreams to pursue different things with an optimistic attitude and it never changed. His dreams will live on but sacrifice is needed to achieve greatness. Sola was once a shy wallflower, but his experience as a Personal Trainer has inspired confidence in him, enabling him to reach out to wider social circles. It is highly rewarding to see his clients, who train with him, willingly devote themselves to a lifestyle change for the better. This has been the bulk of motivation for Sola to be there for them every step of the way.

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Carl Bard



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Contestant No. 7 – Terence Tan
Age: 22 years old
Height: 179cm
Weight: 68kg

Terence is a 22 year-old undergraduate taking on a double Degree of Accountancy and Economics at the National University of Singapore. Recognized for his academic excellence, Terence is honoured to be one of the recipients of the NUS Business Dean's Scholarship award. Terence also recognizes the importance of physical fitness. In both years 2014 and 2015, Terence participated in the Singapore Fitness Model Search and achieved the 3rd runner-up placing for Singapore Sports Model in 2015.

Terence is also regularly involved in volunteerism and community service, especially with less-privileged children. Recently, he had embarked on a 2-week long overseas community service project in Chiang Mai to assist with education and infrastructural development for the less fortunate communities. Through his journey in Manhunt Singapore, Terence hopes to receive some valuable experiences and lessons to further enrich, develop and improve himself as a person, and thereafter, to become an agent of positive influence for his family, his friends, and the community.



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Contestant No. 8 – Sylvester Goh
Age: 22 years old
Height: 180cm
Weight: 73kg

Turning 23 on the last day of the year, Sylvester is a young, adventurous person who likes to take up challenges. Having just ORD-ed from his service as an Instructor in Officer Cadet School, he has the drive to continue to inspire and motivate people to strive for excellence in whatever they do in his area of interest - fitness. He is determined and persistent in the pursuit of his goals.

Starting out as a shy individual, Sylvester does not spontaneously open up to people whom he does not know. But after getting to know him better, that perspective will certainly flip the other way around.

Sylvester had a childhood dream of becoming a spy and super-agent and is still awaiting that dream call for someone to miraculously reach out to him to take on a mission impossible. In the meantime, his hobbies are extensive, including but not limited to Cafe Hopping, Food Photography, Advanced Calisthenics, Hip Hop dance, MMA, Gaming, and Soccer.



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Contestant No. 9 – Johan B Sabri
Age: 21 years old
Height: 181cm
Weight: 77kg


Johan Sabri is currently an undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore pursuing a degree in Real Estate. He is a down to earth character who enjoys the simple pleasures life has to offer. These often include sports or activities that are in tune with the element of nature, such as running, swimming or stargazing. This could be due to his vocation as a Police Coast Guard officer during his National Service where life was mostly that of a seafarer’s. Kayaking has been his favourite sport; making waves during his National Service’s annual sea sports carnivals.

Little known fact - he once nearly drowned at sea during a holiday trip in his teenage years. Although Johan still gets a little anxious being around deep waters, he subscribes to the belief that fear is the only thing that gets in the way of an individual’s meaningful life.

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”

― William Faulkner



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Contestant No. 10 – Muhammad Imran
Age: 26 years old
Height: 185cm
Weight: 88kg

Muhammad Imran Nedunchelian is a full time Culinary Arts Student from At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy. He also does Freelance Personal Trainings in the evenings and works as a Part Time Lifeguard on weekends. After completing National Service with the Singapore Civil Defence Force as a Physical Training Instructor, Imran joined Gymmboxx as a Gym Supervisor/Personal trainer for 2 years. He always had big dreams and wanted to stand out from the crowd. One of his dreams is to not only train his clients with knowledge of training and dieting but also to prepare healthy meals for them daily. This idea of marrying both his passion came naturally to him. Due to his passion in cooking, he left the fitness industry to become a Chef. He is currently pursuing his last semester in the Global Chef Academy. Imran is very driven in achieving his goals; he not only pushes himself academically but also physically.

He weighed 108kg at the start of 2015 and has been focused on training ever since. Now weighing 86kg, he has already inspired a lot of people on Instagram and Facebook and gained a lot of friends and fans. His ultimate goal is to set up his own gym with a healthy cafe. He wishes to spread health awareness to Singaporeans and in the near future. Imran hopes to inspire people to work hard, train right and eat smart.



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Contestant No. 11 – Dennis Aw
Age: 22 years old
Height: 186cm
Weight: 81kg

Dennis is a university student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance. Prior to this, he was employed with Fitness First as a Membership Consultant, working together with his team to encourage and motivate new members to achieve their fitness goals.

During his schooling days, he was a tyrant and a terror to many of his peers and teachers. However, as he came from a lower-middle income family, he had to learn to be financially independent the hard way. During his time in Fitness First, he was the youngest employee ever to achieve a Top Membership Consultant Award. Through that, he discovered his passion for the sales and finance industry. With his new found interest, his ambition is to be able to retire by age 40.




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Contestant No. 12 – Joshua Gan
Age: 21 years old
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 72 kg


Joshua was born in Bua Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Northern Central Thailand.

Growing up in Singapore during his teenage years was not easy for him having come from a country in which English is not the main language. His special skills in farming, growing plants, rearing chickens also find little relevance in our city state.

Joshua is currently a Full-Time student with Coventry University majoring in Advertising and Marketing. He also works as a barista on a part-time basis.

A thrill seeker, Joshua is also a lover of extreme sports. His goals in life thus include such activities as Skydiving, White Water Rafting, BASE Jumping, and many more.




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Contestant No. 13 – Zhang KaiWen
Age: 25 years old
Height: 183cm
Weight: 78kg

Kaiwen is currently working as a personal financial consultant. He likes to gym and dance during his free time.

Back in polytechnic, Kaiwen competed and won numerous dance competitions. He started strength training during his stint in National Service. Despite suffering an injury, he continued his training till today.

During his stint in university, he took part in various competitions and won Mr Sunshine and CLEO's Cutest Sun Kissed Bachelor.

Coming from a middle income family, Kaiwen understands the importance of financial planning. Without prior investment experience, Kaiwen started from scratch. Through discipline and dedication he now provides advisory service to help his clients' portfolio achieve their financial goals.




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Contestant No. 14 – Ngen Ge Liang
Age: 20 years old
Height: 179cm
Weight: 78kg

Ngen Ge Liang is currently a NSF personnel. Geliang was enlisted into the 42nd

Armour Regiment where he achieved the Battalion’s Best Recruit award, giving him the opportunity to cross over to specialist cadet school, during which he was awarded Company Best Cadet during his foundation term. Ge Liang continues to strive for excellence and works hard for the future in the hope of turning around his financial situation as well as taking care of his father.

In his youth, Ge Liang was a sports enthusiast and played rugby through primary and secondary school and combined schools. However, his undying passion for soccer made him pursue his dreams of competing as well as entry into junior college through soccer.

Geliang is currently studying for his A-levels while juggling with army commitments. Despite the vigorous requirements from the army, he spends most of his time in the library ensuring that he puts in enough time for his education. He also aspires to be a lawyer in the future and is working hard to achieving his dreams.

Geliang also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking and running.



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Contestant No. 15 – Dhillon Poh
Age: 22 years old
Height: 178cm
Weight: 72kg


Dhillon is a Sophomore at the School of Economics, Singapore Management University, and a Group Exercise Instructor (Trainee) at Fitness First Singapore. He has a keen interest in quantitative finance and organic skincare.

With a passion for youthfulness and anti-aging, Dhillon has made it his personal mission to promote the importance of adopting of a healthy lifestyle and living life to its fullest. He frequents the gym daily and incorporates weight-training and cardiovascular exercises to keep him in shape. He also has a penchant for teas and herbal infusions, aspiring to start a tea line business in the future.

Dhillon believes the key to success in life is adaptability and the ability to constantly reinvent oneself to stay relevant. Having established veterans like Madonna, Donald Trump and Jennifer Lopez as his role models, he hopes to achieve the same kind of longevity in whatever he does in his personal - and professional - lives.



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Contestant No. 16 – Ryan Poon
Age: 24 years old
Height: 173cm
Weight: 64kg

Ryan Poon was born and raised in Singapore since 1991. He started working in the air conditioning industry very soon after he graduated from secondary school.

He completed National Service at the age of 20 and that was when his passion in hairdressing took root. Hence, Ryan enrolled in an academy specialized in hair fashion and design before becoming a hair technician. After almost 3 years in hairdressing, Ryan decided to become an entrepreneur to offer services for domestic air as he felt that there were not enough opportunities for him to advance himself as a hair technician. Ryan has been through quite a lot despite his young age of 24. Some even labelled him a talent in nothing. For Ryan, learning is the only trick he can ever pull in his life - many call him a “jack of all trades, master of none”. However, he sees himself as a master of learning and is willing to learn and face new opportunities.

Ryan loves photography and aspires to create his very own portfolio of pictures he would take himself from the different parts of the world. People take the lift, but Ryan lifts. He goes to the gym 3 times a week to keep his body in shape. Ryan enjoys sun tanning as well. He thinks that tan is the new gold. Unfortunately, he does not have the courtesy of time to go tanning most morning. To finish off, Ryan, like many others, is a fan of food, especially seafood. Freshly steamed king crabs, anyone?



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Contestant No. 17 – Timothy Tan
Age: 26 years old
Height: 173cm
Weight: 75kg


Timothy Tan is a personal trainer in Orchid Country Club. His passion is to help people to reach their physical and health goals with his knowledge through personal training.

Other than being a personal trainer, he also has been picking up culinary skills from his dad. Timothy was a chef with FoodAesthetic, cooking up international cuisines to serve his health conscious clients.

From young he was a very naughty and rebellious kid and never liked to study. He was an ITE drop out because he thought that his future was gone with being a technician due the course he selected. However during army, many of his battalion mates encouraged him to further his studies and now from a ITE drop out, he has achieved 2nd upper honours in bachelors in science major in marketing.

One quote that he uses through his tough times is Arnold Schwarzenegger's 6 rules:

Trust Yourself, Break Some Rules, Don't Be Afraid to Fail, Ignore the Naysayers, Work Like Hell , Give Something Back.



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Contestant No. 18 – Shaun Toh
Age: 22 years old
Height: 173cm
Weight: 70kg

Shaun Toh is an ex national rower who has represented Singapore in numerous rowing competitions, both locally and internationally. During the course of his rowing career, he managed to clinch a bronze medal in the South East Asia Rowing Championship for the Light Weight Men Double Sculls Event which qualified him for SEA Games 2011 in Jakarta. Shaun is also a proud recipient of the prestigious of the Peter Lim Sports Scholarship in 2011 from the Singapore Olympic Foundation for his excellence in his sporting career and studies.

After Shaun graduated from his Tertiary education in Singapore Polytechnic, he went on to serve his National Service in the Police Coast Guard. During his service in the Police Force, he and his team mates managed to detect and intercept a speed boat carrying 36 illegal immigrants trying to enter Singapore's waters and apprehended them. He was given a Commander's Award from the Commander of the Police Coast guard for his devotion to duty and consistency of maintaining the highest standard of performance to protect the coastal waters of Singapore.

Shaun recently completed his National Service, and is now an undergraduate at the University of London. Shaun believes that a healthy mind starts with a healthy body and keeping fit is a key. Shaun's ultimate goal is to set up his own business in selling ready-made healthy meals.



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Contestant No. 19 – Raphael Chen
Age: 27 years old
Height: 172cm
Weight: 74kg

Raphael Chen is a full time sports marketer who has worked with international sporting bodies such as the Badminton World Federation and the Liverpool Football Club. He aspires to become a well-known sports personality in Singapore and own a fitness studio one day.

During his school days, Raphael dreamt of being a professional pianist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. However, he found his true calling in sports & fitness when he began weight lifting and joined his junior college's volleyball team as a competitive player. Armed with a Personal Training certification that he completed last year, he is now one step closer to realizing his dreams. In his pursuit of all things competitive, Raphael joined a dragon boat team recently.

As the group training program began to take off & receive excellent feedback from his team mates, an idea took shape. Together with a business partner, they decided to start a Facebook group "HOOAHFiTT”, so as to make available this unique training regime to all sport enthusiasts in Singapore.

When he is not working out or playing sports, Raphael gets in touch with his sensitive side by playing the piano.



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Contestant No. 20 – Muhammad Hanafie
Age: 26 years old
Height: 171cm
Weight: 60kg

Muhammad Hanafie Bin Ali Mahmood is the stuff of legend in social media in Singapore, after valiantly taking on a man double his size on a busy MRT train where said man was pointlessly loudly harassing another passenger. Of all the people around, Hanafie stood up as a lone voice against the bullying and became known widely as the “MRT Hero”.

In real life, Hanafie wears many hats. He is a freelancer, and runs his own business selling frozen food with the company of "Delicacies Khans".

Music is his passion as he loves singing and playing the guitar since he was a teenager. He also keeps himself busy and healthy. Hanafie loves to exercise by running.

He always believes in these two quotes which help guide him in the things that he does – “always go through the hottest fire when u want to be the strongest steel" and

"be a brave person, positive, always be helpful, do not react on criticism and always put a smile on".

Ultimately, Hanafie hopes to be an actor and a personality who inspires others.


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Contestant No. 1 – Edmund Yang
Age: 32 years old
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Edmund Yang is an experienced recruiter with a Multinational Company. He graduated with a Degree in Accounting but chose a career in an entirely different field as he enjoys face-to-face interactions.

While he has several interests, he enjoys travelling, PC-gaming, working out at the gym and photography the most. He keeps up with mostly technology and business news and plays the piano (keyboard) sporadically.

During his teenage years, Edmund fiddled with PC gadgets and built his first computer with his own hands. It is unsurprising that the tech-savvy recruiter is also very proficient in both PC and Macintosh platforms. Unafraid of exploring new frontiers, Edmund Yang has even had a short stint within the media space. In his early 20s, he was engaged as a voice-over for a few assignments by a local media company.

To date, he has also hosted some company-related events and hopes to do more in the future.


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Contestant No. 2 – Ron Kou
Age: 33 years old
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Ron Kou may seem introverted when you first see him, but when you get to know him better, he is actually a fun, lovely and cheerful guy.

Music is one of his biggest passions and he has played in an orchestra for more than 14 years, giving him exposure to the music scene, both locally and overseas. After furthering his music education with NTU-NIE, Ron teaches at some of the top school bands like those in St. Andrew’s, St. Patrick’s and the Singapore Management University. He also used to be a member of the Singapore Police Force Band but, unfortunately, his busy schedule does not permit him to do so now.

Since music is a huge part of his life, singing is Ron's favourite hobby. When he was young, his singing coach would bring him along to sing at some 7th-month getai performances, and that allowed him to gain performance experience as well as earn some pocket money for himself. During his free time, he will also gather some of his friends for singing sessions.

A gym buff, his other favourite past time would be to hit the gym and work hard on his physique.



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Contestant No. 3 – Kenneth Ting
Age: 34 years old
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 70 kg


Kenneth claims to be a geek at heart. He is into comic books and video games. In the past, Kenneth competed in various games such as “League of Legends” and “Rock Band”, and had even won an Asian championship with his team in “Counterstrike”, playing against teams from countries such as Indonesia, Korea and Malaysia.

In more recent years, Kenneth has taken his interest in comic books and anime a step further by delving into cosplay, appearing as a cosplay guest for gaming and cosplay conventions in Indonesia and Malaysia. The embrace and the spark in a child's eyes when he sees his favourite superhero is very heart-warming for Kenneth.


Kenneth is a Sport Science degree graduate who now works freelance as a personal trainer, whilst owning an online supplement business. Each time a client achieves his fitness goals, Kenneth feels a sense of euphoria and satisfaction. He also works freelance as a model, talent and performer as he also does stilt walking.

His sporty side has also allowed him to partake in his other less geeky childhood interests, such as cycling and swimming, having been involved with cycling marathons and swimming competitions since young.



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Contestant No. 4 – Chris Ng
Age: 30 years old
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Chris Ng is a freelance illustrator and concept artist who has worked in the industry for 7 years. He had always dreamt of becoming an illustrator since young and considers himself lucky to be able to do what he wants.

At the same time he likes to work out. In 2012, he was inspired by street workout videos on YouTube and decided to start his training in calisthenics at workout corners which are available outdoors, instead of within the confines of a gym.

In 2015, he took part in his first physique contest, “Physique War”, to gain competition experience. He learnt a lot throughout that process despite not being placed. The experience taught him how to better prepare his body for competition and since then he started doing mixed street work outs and weight training together to gain both physique and strength. Constantly pushing himself to achieve more, Chris has gone on to take part in more competitions.

In August 2015, he took part in “Physique War” once again, and won 1st Place in Category F (above 177cm). Chris has also won 1st Place in the Asia Fitness Model Search (above 174 cm) and 2nd Place in the Singapore Fitness Model search overall. His goal is to eventually be able to compete in the foreign countries and go pro so that he can share his experiences, and inspire people to do great things.




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Contestant No. 5 – Sammy Phua
Age: 33 years old
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg


Sammy is an ex-National Rugby player who has played against Waisale Serevi - widely considered one of the greatest rugby sevens players ever - in the Hong Kong Sevens. He has also competed in several Muay Thai competitions.

In his youth, Sammy’s ambition was to become a Gynaecologist, but due to financial limitations, he made the decision to become a Personal Trainer while pursuing a full time Degree in Sports Science. Sammy derives a lot of job satisfaction when he sees his clients’ health and fitness improve through exercise and has hence decided to marry his 2 passions – Fitness and Medical Science. He went to Australia to pursue his Masters in Health Science and came back to Singapore with only $11 in his bank account.

Through sheer grit and dedication, Sammy has finally achieved his dream and now runs and owns his own fitness studio, The System Gym.

Belying his jock exterior, Sammy regularly unleashes his inner geek by creating and immersing in the world of board games. Interestingly, he likes to unwind and work out to Classical Opera.

Manhunt Singapore 2015 is Sammy’s first foray into media and pageantry and he is looking forward to this journey with excitement and enthusiasm.



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Contestant No. 6 – Matthew Lou
Age: 33 years old
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 74 kg

A dynamic and driven go-getter, Matthew Lou has more than six years of professional experience in the travel and tourism industry. Matthew enjoys travelling to experience different cultures around the world

Matthew is currently an Associate Director, Consultancy, at a leading Asian airport investment company, where he is responsible for advising, developing, and implementing human resource solutions in the company’s investee airports and third-party clients.

Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, First Class Honours, Beta Gamma Sigma, majoring in Marketing, from the NUS Business School in 2007. He also spent a semester on student exchange at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU), in 2005.

Exemplifying his interest in fitness, Matthew is also a certified fitness leader and personal trainer, and has co-written a fitness and health book, “Transform: Empower Yourself to Fitness and Health”, published by Armour Publishing in November 2013. Through his book, Matthew hopes to inspire readers to achieve their weight-related goals and to stem the rising tide of obesity. Matthew’s other hobbies include reading, writing, and collecting quotes. He is currently reading George Orwell’s “1984”, and Suchen Christine Lim’s “The River’s Song” whilst working on his own novel.



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Contestant No. 7 – Keef Chan
Age: 43 years old
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Keef graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Botany. He spent 16 years serving the Ministry of Education as the Head of Department for Science in a Secondary School. He especially enjoyed moulding the youth not just in their intellectual domain, but also in their character building through being the Area Commandant and OC of a top National Police Cadet Corps Unit in Singapore.

He is still currently the Deputy Superintendent of Police (NPCC) despite having decided to leave the Ministry to pursue his interest and passion in the fitness industry. Leaving a successful career in his forties is a daunting prospect but Keef believes in following the advice that he gave to his students – “to live a life of passion and purpose”. The decision was borne from Keef’s own experience that weight training had given him. Having struggled since his youth with an image problem from a condition known as Pectus Excavatum, which inflicted him with low confidence and self- esteem, bodybuilding given him the ability to change himself and in the process, to live life confidently. Despite being a fitness professional for just three months, he had gained great satisfaction from helping his clients transforming their life and outlook.

In his spare time, Keef enjoys reading up on self-help books by inspiration writers such as Robin Sharma and Fredrik Eklund. He loves adventure travel and trekking to remote places as well as just chilling out by the beach or potting around in his garden. Two little known facts: Keef appeared in the local movie, “Forever Fever”, as a dancer and had also choreographed and danced with Jeanette Aw during his University days!


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Contestant No. 8 – Jack Poo
Age: 48 years old
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 90 kg


At the age of 18, Jack travelled into Singapore from Malaysia and started work as an air-con technician. Soon after, he started his own company. It was in Singapore, that Jack met his beautiful wife, and today is blessed with a family of 6. One of his sons, Ryan Poon, is also a contestant in Manhunt Singapore 2015.

Jack is a dedicated man with big dreams. In 1998, at the age of 33, he decided to pursue his dream of bodybuilding. Throughout his years of training, entering a bodybuilding competition never crossed his mind, until his was approached to participate in Manhunt Singapore 2015.

After being approached by several people asking him to be their personal trainer, Jack decided to pursue this and started training people. The satisfaction of seeing his trainees grow made he realised that this is something he would like to do, on top of his current job.

He is grateful for this Manhunt opportunity and hopes that this process will help him gain more experience to further his career as a personal trainer.



MANHUNT SINGAPORE 2015
TOP 10 CONTESTANTS (SENIOR CATEGORY)


Contestant No. 9 – Max Goh
Age: 36 years old
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Armed with 10 years of relevant working experiences in the construction industry, Max Goh is currently serving as the engineering project manager in his team. Despite the hectic workload, Max adopts an active lifestyle comprising of his regular dose of adrenaline pumping activities such as wake boarding, scuba diving, rock climbing and weight lifting.

Engaging in these physical activities allows him to stay sharp, focused and ahead of the game as well as allowing him to meet people from all walks of life who share the same passion. Besides sports, he enjoys sketching and traveling to explore the different cultures of the world.

Having grown up in the exciting world of today, Max has always been allured and fascinated by the glitz and glamour of filming. He hopes to have a chance to learn from the people in this industry through this Manhunt Singapore opportunity who can share their knowledge with him.



MANHUNT SINGAPORE 2015
TOP 10 CONTESTANTS (SENIOR CATEGORY)\


Contestant No. 10 – Benjamin Teo
Age: 30 years old
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Benjamin Teo is currently working in the Republic of Singapore Navy.

Ben believes in living a fulfilling life and has participated in many activities in his life thus far. Though he was only in Chess Club in his Secondary School days, he was more active in his Junior College days. There he joined 6 different CCAs and competed in national level competitions for 3 of them. He was also extremely active in his university days. He participated in multiple Freshman Orientation Camps and went on to become the chairperson of one of the camps. He also chaired his faculty's graduation ball, was in the executive committee for the National Vertical Marathon for 2 years, and participated actively in the NTU sports club and Hall committees. On top of all of that he was also the Captain for his Hall Cheerleading team, joined the emcee club and competed in 2 IVPs for Cheerleading and Ultimate Frisbee.

Ben's dream in life is to be able to open an orphanage and a school for the kids when he retires (or when he gets enough money to do so). He is not there yet but he is working on it. Now Ben helps to organize charity events in his free time (Audiomob by Higher Productions and Servathon by Citycare are the regular ones he helps out in annually). He also enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and watching Anime in his free time. He works out at the gym so that he can indulge on his preferred diet of junk food.


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