Roland Bunce wins Next modelling poll

July 5, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Retail giant Next was facing embarrassment yesterday after this chubby ginger bloke romped to victory in an online modelling poll – after it was hijacked by internet jokers.

The High Street chain launched the ‘Next Model’ competition to find a future catwalk star and invited members of the public to vote for their favourite contestant.

But online pranksters noticed the unlikely bid of Roland Bunce, 24, a chubby computer engineer from Belfast.

An internet campaign to support his bid went ‘viral’ and Roland beat 5,000 other contestants to the top spot.

He notched up a staggering 66,000 Facebook ‘Likes’ – compared to just 89 for the stunning blonde in second place.

On his Facebook fan page, Roland wrote: ”Thanks for all for the support and thanks to the person who started the group, I’m overwhelmed.”

The roly-poly ginger is now through to the final round of the competition, where an expert judging panel will select a winner from the top 250 entrants.

The winner of the competition will be awarded £2,000 Next vouchers, a photoshoot and an introduction to a modelling agency.


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  1. TK says:

    I sense the ‘expert judging panel’ might have something to say here 😉

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