Perfection: This is a gym-honed body

Every year the men of Eurovision wow millions of viewers with their vocals and choreography. But once they leave the stage they have even more work to do. That’s because the race to win Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model — the premier online modeling contest for men competing at Eurovision — continues long after the cameras stop rolling. The dream of winning the title compels them to keep pumping iron and drinking protein shakes. The strongest contenders have to deal with the ever-present paparazzi and bloggers who stalk them in search of that elusive shirtless pic.

This year we’ve faced an extra difficult task separating the men from the boys. On April 8 we started the semi-finals with 39 candidates. During the semis our readers cast a total of 19,115 votes. On May 7 we closed the semi-finals and eliminated 25 men. Gloves came off, and so did a few shirts. That left us with the 14 (mostly) attractive men. We gave you four days to vote in the final and you do so en masse. After counting 45,984 votes, we can now reveal that Lithuania’s Donny Montell is Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model 2016.

Donny Montell reacts to his win

We broke the good news to Donny while he was working out in a park in Vilnius.

Wearing a black tank top and showing off his gym-honed shoulders, he nailed the off-duty model look as he paused to give thanks for the prestigious title.

“I dedicate this to my fans — the people who listen to my music and support me,” he says. “I’m really thankful.”

The ENTMM crown has given him extra motivation for a potential return.

“Never say never. Maybe next year I’m coming back. I will need your support guys. I want to thank wiwibloggs who were supporting us all the way. I love you. Keep going with me.”

Baby, we will. Oh yes we will…

But today we don’t just celebrate Donny.

Russia’s Sergey Lazarev and Ireland’s Nicky Byrne have each earned a place in the Top Model Hall of Fame. They made a good run and have issued a statement that they are stars to watch.

WHO IS EUROVISION’S NEXT TOP MALE MODEL 2015?

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Total Votes: 45,984 (excluding semi finals)

WINNER’S PORTFOLIO: Donny Montell

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Maya
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Maya

Douwe should have won, followed by Amir and Sergey

Giulia
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Giulia

Well, he deserved it, after all he’s a pretty handsome guy (he has improved a lot since 2012). But I’m still a little sad about Justs’ 9th place. Come on, the boy deserved more! (or it’s just me having a strange taste when it comes to guys?)

Phoebe
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Phoebe

YES Donny! He’s worth the winning! Love him, so charming, sexy, stylish.. And the way he talks about his daughter..????

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

@OR

That was wonderful, thank you 🙂

OR
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OR

@The Brightest Falling Star
Look- Shiri maimon singing in Arabic Moroccan about her mother – Amazing 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xk3JQ2-F0
I wish she will represent Israel again 🙂

Ern
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Ern

Donny Montell was ONE of only TWO predictions I got right this year.

First, after seeing the semi, I knew Russia wasn’t going to win. Polina Gagarina was better than Sergey.

And second, I knew Donny Montell would make top 10. There was no way that performance would not receive popular support. Donny was far too charming not to do well with the public.

Stan
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Stan

congrats donny!

nothing stopped the others to do the same and than the biggest country would have won 🙂

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

@William – Thanks for clearing that up!
This is good.

Carl
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Carl

All this fuss about nothing.

But as someone said, there should be a “female top model” voting too.

OR
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OR

[email protected] Brightest Falling Star
Thanks.. you welcome…I’m glad you like it 🙂

Fatima
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Fatima

Michal Szpak 5th ? Was there a televote ?

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Someone
He`s a little bit clumsy. lol
And I think he`s too modest! But still he`s nice guy!

Someone
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Someone

Ehmmm Freddie is way hotter! He’s tall too… y’all need to cleanse your eyes

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Let`s vote once again! Without warning Lithuanians! lol

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

In my opinion:
Best body: Sergey
Best Face: Sergey – he looks very nice:)
Best eyes: Sergey
Cutest cutie: Sergey or Michal Szpak:)

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

@OR

This is the first time I have listened to this song and I already love it! Wonderful, should have won! Thank you for giving me the link to this amazing song 🙂

Jacob
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Jacob

Where is FEMALE top model? It’s more important. Y’all!

OR
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OR

@The Brightest Falling Star

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIuK7vCVM34

OR
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OR

@The Brightest Falling Star
I agree with you i also hate 2012 and i didn’t like 2013 also..
My favorite Israeli eurovision song is Ofra Haza (1983) Do you know that song?

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

@OR

Israel is one of my favorite countries at Eurovision. I LOVE your 2013 and 2014 songs (both were really underrated). I also like very much your 1998, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 songs. But I hate your 2012 entry, sorry 🙂

OR
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OR

@The Brightest Falling Star
Thanks 🙂 i also think that Harel skaat 2010 is is one of the gorgeous guy’s in eurovision

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GelsXCyV5Nk

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

@OR

I always loved Israel’s 2005 entry 🙂

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

Donny is very handsome but Vaidas remains my all time favorite! Just look at this picture and you will understand:comment image

ADmir
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ADmir

LOL. In this poll vote only Lithuanians? Why Doni did not win in 2012? Most people do not think Doni handsome man. Sergey and Amir hottest man

OR
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OR
OR
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OR

female model :Shiri Maimon 2005

OR
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OR

male model is Hrael Skaat 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7fBifcRLk
female model is Shiri Maimon 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTUlM7kPeGc

Mar
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Mar

Yaaaass Donny, well done avenging Vaidas from last year. Maybe you guys should do like honorary mentions? I’d say something like:
Best bod: Sergey
Best Face: Freddie
Best eyes: tie between Donny and Douwe
Cutest cutie: tie between Amir and Justs
I’ve just grown to love them all so much, I can’t choose.
Btw, I predict Iveta to be the first woman to win both the semi and the final of ENTM.

OR
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OR

The best male model ever is Hrael Skaat 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7fBifcRLk
The best female model is Shiri Maimon 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUmfgNA-Azo

Antranig Shokayan
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Regardless of how many votes were or weren’t cast, the right man won in my opinion! Disappointed not to see Juri, the UK boys and especially Douwe any higher!

The biggest disappointment is Francois not making the final!!!

Ron
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Ron

I’m not happy with the results but I’m not unhappy either. Freddie definitely deserved the title though. Freddie and Iveta would make one royal couple.

Huh
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Huh

Poor Donny. He’s very underrated like his home country in this contest. I still am glad to see him winning this.

But seriously89
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But seriously89

As one of many straight male fans, I ask: And who is the female candidate?

In football, we have something called “silly season”. We obviously have it in ESC too. No offence. But speak of silly stereotypes…..

Maru fr
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Maru fr

How much votes he had before coming of Lithuanians?

Darren
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Darren

Something about Donny Montell makes me hate him so much! Such a slappable face. But I guess I can see the appeal.
But in my opinion, Amir, Sergey Lazarev and Nicky Byrne were my favourite male models.

#Wrong
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#Wrong

Amir, Freddie, Juri, Justs, Sergey, Douwe. All hotter than ordinary boy from the street. He is so full of himself. No good!

Pat
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Pat

What a load of rubbish!! 😀 WiWi major fail with this nonsense poll. Don’t ever put yourselves forward to oversee the Eurovision voting 😉

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Donny is an impostor! Lol Return a crown to the real winner!!!

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

Basically it is Fake. It is not true representation of what wiwi readers think. Delete my comments here all you like, it’s not just me saying it. 😉 Everyone knows.

Songfestivalwerk!
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Yes, so the fact that ‘Donny’s countrymen’ shared the poll so hugely makes this a very honest competition :-).How……wonderful.

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Donny looks like a rooster with this hair desigh!

ct_greece
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ct_greece

Donny doesn’t hold a candle next to Freddie I’m afraid. Sorry.

OR
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OR

Hovi star is also very good looking… why nobody voted for him? its homophobic vote!! because hovi put make up and dress different so no one vote for him .. that A shame for the wiwiblogs readers…

OR
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OR

What is that a joke?? Nicky is the hottest/beautiful/sexy guy by far from every one else… and after him the guy from Latvia..
Dony is not something special at all….
WIWI you are wrong big time !!

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

In my opinion Sergey Lazarev is the hottest:) He has got beautiful face and wonderful eyes. Donny isn`t in my type of man. I prefer brunettes:)

Maru fr
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Maru fr

This was dishonest vote and we all knows it!

Ola
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Ola

I CAN’T BELIEVE ANYBODY FINDS SZPAK ATTRACTIVE

David
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David

34,823 votes LMAO
Don’t you see that’s fake ?

El Rosario de Raquel
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Nooooooooooooooo…and Amir? He is very sexy…Amor, Amir jopetas