TV Presenter Wins Male Icon 2012

Thomas Andoh, a 24-year-old presenter of GTV�s weather forecast, has won the title of Male Icon 2012 in a keenly contested event at the Kama Conference Centre in Accra. Thomas, a Political Science graduate of the University of Ghana, contested for the title with nine other contestants namely Otis Kwame Quaicoe (painter/model); Isaac Osei Debrah (Accra Polytechnic); Anthony Mensah (Institute of Professional Studies); Osei Sebastian Apenteng (IPMC); Frank Nana Kojo Antwi (Wisconsin International University); Daniel Appoh (Creative Land School of Broadcasting and Media); Kenny Jim Parku (Direct Sales Executive); Eric Tetteh Ayertey (graduate, University of Ghana) and Patrick Adjei Nketia (marketing executive). Dubbed �The search for the perfect gentleman,� Anthony Mensah Dzamefe was first runner-up and Frank Nana Kojo Antwi, second runner-up. All 10 contestants went through a presentation on various social issues of their choices, after which they answered questions based on their presentations. This was followed by a talent segment and a fashion show dubbed �Cover Boy� to test their creativity and sense of fashion. The number was pruned to five after the above rounds, with Isaac, Anthony, Frank, Patrick and Thomas still standing tall. A compulsory question and why each of them thought they should be selected as Male Icon Ghana 2012 decided the winner. There were great performances from Jim 1 and hip-hop sensation Gemini, who shook the house with his electrifying stagecraft. Thomas walked away with a trip to South Africa, a contract as a spokesperson for American-based youth in Agric NGO, Truth X Vision, television and magazine appearances as well as heading a charity fashion show early next year.