Monday, June 10, 2013
A Navy Doctor Was Voted the Grand Prize Winner After Competing with 1,500 Entrants and Eight Category Winners Including Hottest Fireman/Policeman Dad and Hottest Newbie Dad.
Just in time for Father’s Day, iVillage, the largest content-driven community for women online, has crowned Andrew Ungaro as the 2013 “Hottest Dad in America.” Andrew, the 37-year-old father of two, was announced the winner of iVillage’s third annual “Hot Dads” contest this morning on “TODAY” with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Andrew will celebrate his win in the Virgin Islands (British), as the recipient of a grand prize week-long vacation for two at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. Andrew was one of 1,500 entrants submitted for consideration, and the highly-engaged iVillage community cast more than 150,000 votes over a span of just six weeks in nine categories, including “Hottest Tattooed Dad”, “Hottest Single Dad”, and “Hottest Dad Over 40.”
“Hot Dads is one of our favorite programs we do all year. Just before Father’s Day, it is a fun way to pay tribute to these guys, who are not only great dads, but also, easy on the eyes!” said Liz Zack, iVillage’s Editorial Director. “Andrew is an amazing example of a doting dad who happens to be pretty good looking, too.”
The 1,500 submissions were pared down to a group of category winners, chosen by a panel of judges including Giuliana Rancic, host of E! News, Rebecca Dube, senior editor of TodayMoms, Liz Zack, Editorial Director of iVillage and Rachel Feddersen, Chief Content Officer at Patch. The contest kicked-off on April 15 and judges selected the overall “Hottest Dad in America” from the category winners.
Winners in each of the nine categories of the 2013 iVillage “Hot Dads” Contest received a $100 American Express gift card.
-Hottest Military Dad, Andrew Ungaro (Portsmouth, VA)
-Hottest Newbie Dad, Brendan Gibson (Los Gatos, CA)
-Hottest Tattooed Dad, Eric Mehl (Indianapolis, IN)
-Hottest Fireman/Policeman Dad, Jeff Shelton (Van Nuys, CA)
-Hottest Single Dad, Michael Smit (Columbia, MO)
-Hottest Dad With Facial Hair, Andrew Kennedy (Indialantic, FL)
-Hottest Dad In His 20s, Deon Libby (Miami, FL)
-Hottest Dad In His 30s, David Emanuel (San Francisco, CA)
-Hottest Dad Over 40, Harry Farthing (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Visit iVillage to read more about the contest winners. To view the entire “Hot Dad” segment on “TODAY”, go to www.today.com.