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A-Listers 2013 Webisode 1: Gentlemen’s Essentials

A-Listers 2013 Webisode 1: Gentlemen’s Essentials
Hubert Burda Media

A-Listers 2013 Webisode 1: Gentlemen’s Essentials

The stage was set for the 2013 edition of The August Man A-Listers. We put our 12 finalists through the Gentleman’s Code retreat over a gruelling weekend at the Swissôtel Merchant Court. Hosted by Anita Kapoor, the retreat and various challenges gave each of them an opportunity to demonstrate their skill, wit and savvy and be worthy of the A-Lister title.

For their first challenge – Gentlemen’s Essentials – our Top 12 were split into three groups for a race around The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. From tying bow ties to folding pocket squares, identifying various styles of shoes to concocting an old fashioned cocktail, the teams had to work with each other and under pressure as they vied for the quickest time.

Each A-Lister had to perform one of the four tasks whlie the rest of their teamates watched on helplessly; any help or hints offered would earn them a 10-minute penalty. Of course, we threw them a couple of curve balls such as informing them only of the store's unit number, which saw them running around in a frantic search, making it a highly entertaining early morning frenzy.

Check out next week’s webisode for the conclusion of the Gentlemen’s Essentials challenge and the start of their second challenge – Director's Cut, where each A-Lister produced and filmed a clip about themselves in a bid to win your votes. Be sure to watch and vote for your favourite August Man A-Lister so he stands a chance to win the Viewer’s Choice Award. Voting closes 1 September.