About Last Night: “One Man Chicago” Crowned

Chicago's first male pageant chooses a winner.

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After a summer of voting, happy hours and politicking, William Burfeind was crowned "One Man Chicago" Thursday night at the Harris Theatre. Burfeind won $5,000 for Prevent Blindness America, but his company matched that figure, leaving a total of $10,000 for the charity.
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The One Man finalists pose backstage prior to the show.
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The judges and hosts pose backstage before the show.
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The finalists were asked questions pertaining to pop culture trivia, local politics and other topics.
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The finalists where whittled down to a Top 5, based on online votes. From left, William Burfeind, Dan Balanoff, Eric Lugo, Chris Conlu and James Goeke.
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The after party was held at the Hard Rock Hotel.
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Hosts Kelli Zink of Celebtv.com and NBC 5 meteorologist Ginger Zee.
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In what could be considered the "talent" portion of the show, the finalists had to knock a can off of a stool with a yo-yo tied to their waist.
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Finalis Tim Swindle and judge Jonny Imerman.
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The after party was held at the Hard Rock Hotel.
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The five finalists were asked to dress down for this portion of the show.
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Contestants Philip Chang and Dan Balanoff.
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Finalist Tim Swindle and a supporter
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Burfeind, the eventual winner and a former gymnast, went with the flow and produced a few flips on stage.
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Finalist Desmond Kemp and supporters.
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Judges John Allan, Amanda Puck and Jerry Azumah.
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Eric Lugo and supporters
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Finalist James Goeke (left)
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Finalist Cameron Croft (far left)
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Judge Jason Erkes (left) and finalist Chris Conlu (right)
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