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Romantic Man Contest



 •  Vote for your favorite!
 •  In search of Mr. Romance
 •  These four guys are tops when it comes to romance



A “Back to Romance” special, featuring four finalists in our Most Romantic Man contest, airs on KGMB 9 at
9 p.m. on April 21, with a repeat broadcast at 6 p.m. on April 26. Advertiser readers will vote online from 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 21 through midnight Saturday, April 26 to choose a grand prize winner from our four finalists.

The grand-prize winner and his date will be flown off on a free weekend in New York City, with tickets to a Broadway show, luxury hotel, romantic dinner and car service. The contest is sponsored by  The Honolulu Advertiser, KGMB and the Hawai‘i Romance Festival.

Finalists are Chris Deringer, 25, of Aiea; Jicky Ferrer, 51, of Mililani Mauka; Leovigildo “Leo” Ramirez, 63, of Makakilo; and Andrew Yoza, 60, of Mililani. Besides the honor of being named the Most Romantic Men in town, and their starring roles in KGMB’s "Back to Romance" TV special, all four of these men are getting tickets to the Hawaii Romance Festival, May 2-11, and a romantic dinner at Morton’s, limo, hotel, lei and a bouquet from Watanabe Florist, and etched champagne glasses from Daga.

For more on the Hawaii Romance Festival, go to www.hawaiiromancefestival.com.

Check out our past contestants and read their stories below.

ANDREW YOZA
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From: Mililani | Age: 60 | Occupation: Retired from Hawaiian Telcom, currently working for Hawaiian Airlines as a plane cleaner Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


BOB LAMB
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From: Kea'au, Big Island | Age: 71 | Occupation: The retiree works part time as a tour guide at Paradise Park
Nominated by: His wife, Sami
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


CHRIS DERINGER
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From: 'Aiea | Age: 25 | Occupation: Merrill Lynch financial adviser and U.S. Army reservist
Nominated by: His mother-in-law
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


DEAN BRENNAN
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From: 'Alewa Heights | Age: 54 | Occupation: Environmental systems mechanic
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


HAROLD SIMPSON
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From: Salt Lake | Age: 62 | Occupation: The retired Army man works part time as a tour guide on the USS Missouri and volunteers at Fisher Houses at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


JAMES W. CAMPBELL
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From: Waikiki - Diamond Head | Age: 58 | Occupation: Retired dentist
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


JICKY FERRER
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From: Mililani Mauka | Age: 51 | Occupation: Federal civil-service multimedia branch chief
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


JOHN KERR
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From: 'Ewa Beach | Age: 60 | Occupation: Businessman
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


KENNETH McFARLAND
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From: Danville, Calif., and Wai'ula'ula on the Big Island | Age: 65 | Occupation: Civil engineer
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


LEOVIGILDO 'LEO' RAMIREZ
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From: Makakilo | Age: 63 | Occupation: Retired Navy man, now part-time chauffeur for wife, Perlita.
Nominated by: His son, Gil
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


RALPH BRANDT
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From: Makiki | Age: 77 | Occupation: Retired principal
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]


RODNEY BOUCHER
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From: 'Ewa Beach | Age: 49 | Occupation: Retired Navy man (24 years active duty)
Nominated by: His wife
[See full Bio] [See nomination]








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