A STEEL worker from Whitstable has made it to the final 40 of a competition to be crowned Britain’s Manliest Man. Nick Morgan, of Sherwood Drive, is up against 39 other masculine then, in a contest run by men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, male cancer charity Orchid and Men’s Fitness magazine, to secure a lucrative one-year modelling contract.
If Mr Morgan is successful he will also have an article published in Men’s Fitness Magazine about his regime and he will become an ambassador for Orchid.
“Having an article in Men’s Fitness Magazine as recognition of all the hard work I have put in at the gym over the years is a massive ambition of mine. It will also be a great honour and responsibility to be an ambassador for a charity that raises awareness of cancers that affect thousands of men each year”
Mr Morgan, 44, who is the oldest contestant, said one of his friends originally told him about the competition, which had more than 1,000 entries from across the UK. He said:
“When I read they wanted all these manly attributes I thought ‘I haven’t got any of those but I will apply anyway’. I believe I am someone people can relate to as I am a normal guy who has a family, works hard every day of the week, and still likes to keep up my fitness and appearance. I think being the oldest contestant also makes me more inspirational to others as I have got a few more years’ experience on the other finalists.”
The dad-of-one runs a steel fabrication business in Station Road, D Morgan Welding, with his father Dennis. He said:
“I’m a steelworker who works 70 hours a week, which I suppose is a manly job. I once had the tips of my fingers reattached after they were ripped off. When you look at it like that, I suppose I am manlier than some of the other contestants. One of the finalists is a 19-year-old guy who plays for Nottingham Forest. What’s manly about that?”
Mr Morgan trains at the gym up to four times a week at Canterbury High School to keep up his fitness levels. To vote for Mr Morgan to get through to the final eight of the competition, go to www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk/manliestman Voting closes on Sunday.
Herne Bay Gazette, November 19th 2014