If you weren't following the dramatic saga of this year's VMAN/Ford Male Model Search... you're not alone. Although we let the world know that any man could compete, we weren't so forthright with events that followed our initial casting. In an effort to keep the Ford contract winner a secret, we left you in the dark about the epic journey 8 men took to compete for that very title. As we made our choices from the pool of contestants (the most entries we've ever recieved, thanks guys!), the stories emerged. Each of the final 8 (the entry photos of whom we posted ealier, here), had a backstory worth telling, and luckily, Ivan Olita was there to listen.