It’s All About You
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this issue couldn’t have happened without you.
This month, we crowned the winner of the 2016 Men’s Health Malaysia Cover Guy Search by Men’s Bioré, after months of searching, interviewing, judging, photographing and further judging. We received hundreds, maybe even thousands, of your entries; and we were impressed at the sheer quantity – and quality – of all the entrants, as well as challenged to pick just 10 semi-finalists.
I’d like to thank each and every one of you who submitted photos to this contest. I’m confident that, even though you didn’t make it into the magazine this year, you will go on to achieve amazing things and that you will be able to encourage everyone around you to live their best lives possible. And to all of the semi-finalists: wow. Y’all are inspirational, and I’m quite sure I’ll be working with you again in the very near future.
All of the Top 5 finalists this year exhibit excellence not just externally but also internally. You see, I set a challenge to the judges that I’m not just looking for a dude with six-pack abs, a statuesque body, and a million-dollar smile. I wanted them to choose candidates who had and have a plan – one that brought them to where they are today, and one that will bring them to where all of us aspire to be. The candidates should have substance to go along with the sculpted muscles. And I believe that the judges have chosen rightly in picking the finalists, as well as the winner: Dr Ravinash Ratnam.
We’d never attempted anything like it before, but I’m delighted we executed a survey of you, our loyal readers. I wanted to find out more about you: what makes you tick, what annoys you, what vexes you, what galvanises you, what stimulates you. I’m aware that we asked quite a lot of questions – some of them deeply personal – in the survey, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to answer them all. Your responses have effectively become my road map that will guide me and my MH teammates on our quest to create the very best content that will help you live your best lives possible.
Elsewhere in the October 2016 issue, we’ve created a 31-day plan that will get you in cover-ready shape – all without needing a gym membership. You’ll only need a love of the great outdoors, and the will to finish all 31 days’ workouts. Then, learn how to woo women effectively and definitely in this age of apps, selfies and likes. The playing field may have changed, but the rules are still the same. Follow our playbook, and you’ll land a hot date tonight. Gonna cook her dinner? We’ve got recipes that both of you will love – especially you, because they’re super easy to make, and will help you burn fat.
So thank you everyone – not only for helping to make this issue, but also for spurring us to make this issue a success.
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It’s All About You