The most attractive doorman in all of New York City has been crowned, and boy, was he smokin' on the dance floor.
The awards ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of the "Hottest Doorman in NYC" competition took place last Thursday, June 20, at the Chelsea Manor Restaurant & Lounge. Organized by Rentenna, a rental startup for no-fee apartments in New York, the hottest doorman contest drew immediate interest from outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and The Huffington Post. It was charitably sponsored by theCream, Sweet Grapes, and Bowlmor Lanes, who all offered prizes to the first place winner.
By the end of the close competition, a staggering 9,000 votes had been recorded for 15 sizzling doormen over the period of two weeks.
Inside Edition was present to cover the event, which lasted three hours and featured an open bar as well as extravagant prizes. Though six of the city's most glamorous doormen arrived at the event, the stars of the show were easily the top 3: Thomas, Adrian, and Bernie.
[caption id="attachment_2364" align="alignnone" width="353" caption="The Hottest Doorman in NYC: Thomas (center), surrounded by finalists Adrian (right) and Bernie (left)."][/caption]
Bernie, the third place finalist with 1778 votes, was advertised as an excellent dancer, and he didn't disappoint. Though he declined to dance for the crowd during the ceremony, he tore up the floor afterwards, drawing wolf whistles from the packed crowd of 20-somethings and relatives. For his charm and good looks, he earned himself a full bottle of his favorite spirit, Grey Goose.
[caption id="attachment_2372" align="alignnone" width="353" caption="Bernie with Rentenna co-founder Alicia, showing just how tall he really can be."][/caption]
Adrian, who is studying to be a future nurse, came in second place with 2,313 votes. A former Abercrombie & Fitch model, he was jokingly chided by Rentenna co-founder Kayvon for failing to win it all even with his high credentials, to which he replied, "Next time, I'll be shirtless." Is that a challenge, Adrian? For his statuesque body and his handsome demeanor, Adrian won a pair of Yankees tickets, but hasn't decided who he's going to take yet. Ladies, you still have a chance!
[caption id="attachment_2370" align="alignnone" width="403" caption="Adrian showing why he was born to be a professional model."][/caption]
Finally, the award for the hottest doorman in NYC was presented to Thomas, who won it all with 3,304 votes, over a third of the total. Thomas is a self-described comedian, and it's well known that funny men make better long-term boyfriends and sexual partners, which he credits to his success in the competition. Unfortunately for the women out there, he's happily married, but he can still crack a joke and break out some moves! For his achievements and impeccably good looks, Thomas earned a year's supply of premium men's face cream from theCream valued at over $600, a romantic tasting for two at the beloved wine bar Sweet Grapes, and a night of bowling at the date-favorite Bowlmor Lanes.
In addition to the top 3, the 4th through 6th place finishers in NYC's Hot Doorman Contest also were present, and were awarded gift bags from Rentenna. These included Alex and Norman, close coworkers of Bernie, and Jawad, a doorman with a suave swagger about him.
After the finalists were affectionately grilled by Kayvon, they were joined on stage by Rentenna co-founder Alicia and PR coordinator Hayley to conclude the ceremony and start the festivities. Not present was Rentenna co-founder Sandeep, who just became a father to a beautiful baby girl two nights before and was taking a much-deserved leave of absence. Congratulations, Sandeep!
Finally, some photos of our hottest doormen destroying the dance floor:
[caption id="attachment_2373" align="alignnone" width="353" caption="Adrian pulling out the Hustle for the audience."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2374" align="alignnone" width="353" caption="Not to be outdone, Bernie teaches YOU how to dougie."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2375" align="alignnone" width="353" caption="Thomas (left) and Adrian close it up with a lively boogie."][/caption]
Thanks for all of you that participated in Rentenna's Hottest Doormen Contest, and we hope to see you all back again next year!