Chicago, IL -
Contestants representing a dozen Chicago bars and restaurants competed for the title of "Chicago's Sexiest," in Test Positive Aware Network
's (TPAN) fifth Bar-lesque fundraising event and online strip-a-thon which took place during the month of November.
Bars competing in the contest included Avenue Tavern, Downtown Bar and Lounge
, DS Tequila Company
, Halsted's Bar and Grill
, Hydrate, Jackhammer
, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
, The North End
, Taverna 750
, and Touche. In total, the bars and contestants raised $25,841 to support TPAN's HIV programs and services.
The online competition ended promptly at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 30. The winner was named shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 1st at the Closing/Victory Party held at The North End.
Contestant Mark, representing Jackhammer, was named "Chicago's Sexiest," for raising $8,297, the most ever raised by a single contestant in the contest's five-year history. The runner-up was Edwin, representing Avenue Tavern, who raised $4,558, and third place went to Kenny, representing Downtown Bar and Lounge, who raised $3,130.
For more information about the 12 contestants and to see their photos, visit www.barlesque.org
. Donations are still accepted online, but will not affect the contest winners.