He’s officially one of the hottest guys in the world
Riley Channells may not have returned victorious from the Manhunt International World Finals in the Philippines but he now has a friend in just about every country in the world.
But while he didn't claim the ultimate prize he certainly did Australia proud being named in the top 16 list of finalists.
"I was pretty stoked about that," Riley said.
"I had such a great time at the competition and met so many amazing people. It was such a great learning experience."
The aspiring actor and model was born and bred in Coffs Harbour and graduated from Orara High School.
He currently lives at Kirra Beach and works on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.
In its 20th year Manhunt International is one of the world's longest running events of its type.
This year it was Paul Luzineau from the Netherlands who took out the title.
"I am so happy and excited to go home and share this success to my countrymen," Paul said.
"Thank you so much for all the support and love that I felt since day one of being Manhunt Netherlands up to now as Manhunt International winner. To God be the glory."
There were several special categories including Mr. Friendship, Mr. Physique, Mr. Personality and Mr. Photogenic.
Australia has won the international contest only once in 2000.
Back on home soil Riley will continue to pursue his dreams.
"My goals at the moment are primarily acting focused which is why I made the move to the Gold Coast initially," Riley said.
"I've been really lucky to secure both a Gold Coast and a Sydney based agent so at the moment im just auditioning a bunch and trying to form connections with people in the industry.