After months of meet and greet happy hours and online voting, Chicago’s first male pageant, The One Man Chicago “Mangeant” concluded last night, highlighting twenty of the city’s biggest do gooders to choose the winner as the hautest male in the city. Hosts Kelli Zink of Celebtv.com and NBC 5 meteorologist Ginger Zee crowned Prevent Blindness America Representative William Burfeind with his charming persona, good looks and shining skills with a yoyo tied to his waist (a la Minute to Win it).
Burfeind chose Prevent Blindness America as his charity because of his grandmother’s struggle with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness and vision loss that affects central vision. “By seeing first-hand the impact that eye disease can have on a loved one, I wanted to do what I could to help support Prevent Blindness America, a non-profit group based here in Chicago, that provides free education on vision issues and helps to provide funding for sight-saving research,” said Burfeind. “That is why I am donating all $5,000 of the One Man Chicago prize money to Prevent Blindness America to help those just like my grandmother.”
It’s good to know that some chivalry isn’t dead.
For more info on Prevent Blindness America visit http://www.preventblindness.org.