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They didn't have the money to pay for the women, but the cash-strapped Point Fortin Borough Corporation funded Wednesday night's male supermodel show.
And it turned out to be a big hit.

A professional footballer won the "On Point" show, beating six competitors at Festival Square.

Winner Matthew Bartholomew, of New Village, Point Fortin, plays with W Connection.

He showed of his football skills during the "charm me" segment.

"I had no talent other than football and when I was told that I could use my football skills on stage, I jumped to the opportunity," Bartholomew said.

However, comedian Rachel Price didn't make it easy on him.

Bartholomew had more than 200 women in the audience screaming when Price told him that every time he missed the ball, he had to take something off.

Bartholomew, 20, said he was shocked he won.

He only returned to Trinidad last January after playing professional football in Hungary and in Belgium.

The show was held as part of Point Fortin Borough Week festivities.

Organisers said the show was not a male pageant, but a competition to judge who could captivate women with their all round-persona.

Many want the show to be an annual event.

Shirley Cyrus said, "I left my husband at home to come and enjoy an evening of fun and excitement with my girlfriends and it paid off well."

Petula Anderson said,

"It was about time that someone came up with the idea of having this show, where women could come and look at the men on stage rather than the men going to a fashion show or a beauty pageant and look at women parade in their swimsuits."

A popular segment for the night was the "Boxers and Briefs" segment where the ladies in the audience had the opportunity to choose who wore either while they walked on the stage.

Bartholomew was named the Ultimate Charmer and he received a cheque for $10,000 and tickets for two to Barbados.

Second runner-up Terrence Johnson received $6,000, Third runner-up was Duran Price who received $4,000 while Lyndon Diaz received $1,000.

This event attracted three times the crowd as the Miss Point Fortin Borough pageant, which was funded by private sponsors.