RT Booklovers Convention 2011: Meet Mr Romance 2011

Today nine would-be romance cover models competed for the chance to be RT's Mr. Romance 2011. This year's Mr. Romance will be featured on the cover of a Kensington romance novel, star in a Circle of Seven book trailer and receive a cash prize. Each of the nine contestants had a different looks and unique personalities, however, all were full of charm.

During one part of the competition, the men walked the stage dressed up as different classic heroes, demonstrating their versatility and modeling abilities. Among the heroes portrayed were an old fashioned lord, a Scottish laird, a gladiator and even a steampunk investigator. Attendees even got a special treat, they were serenaded by Sean McDermott, a veteran of the soap opera Guiding Light, who has just released his own album, You're Not Alone.

When all was said and done, the crowd went wild for each of the good looking contestants with hearts of gold.

But in the end, only one man could take home the honor of being Mr. Romance 2011 ... Len Gunn. Len originally got involved in the competition through a friend of a friend, but says it was a great experience. 


Name: Len Gunn

Age: 38

Hometown: Milford, CT

Occupation: Business Owner

Current Relationship Status: Single

The Most Heroic Trait: Perseverance

The Most Unexpected Part of the Competition: Winning because I am really shy.

Favorite Fictional Couple: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

What He Looks For In a Woman: Honesty, integrity and loyalty, it's all about the person inside.

Least Favorite Part of Dating: Not knowing each other when the date begins.

We are looking forward to spending more time with Len when he comes to New York City for the photo shoot for his Kensington Books romance novel cover!

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Check back from more coverage of today's events including the first-ever Teen Day and tonight's dance party!