Regular Dude Roland Bunce Wins British Modeling Contest in Massive Upset, Should He Stay in the Competition?
British high street retailer Next, in association with Storm model management, held an online contest to find their next face for 2011. 24-year-old Roland Bunce from Belfast, described by British tab the Sun as a "fat bloke," entered the contest, which was open to all. Someone noticed that a normal dude had entered the "Make me the Next model 2011" contest and a snarky Facebook campaign was born, propelling Bunce to the top spot out of 5,000 entrants. The group "Roland Bunce To Win next model 2011" currently has 3,549 fans. Bunce won the contest by a landslide--voting was tallied on Facebook and Twitter and Bunce got 66,000 likes and over 6,000 retweets while Jade, the sultry blond who came in second, received only 90 likes on Facebook and a lone tweet.