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The Mr. Marina Competition crowned its third victor last week after an intense battle between the male contestants. The beauty pageant (of sorts) consisted of three rounds: a swimwear portion, a talent section, and a Q&A round where each contestant showcased their best "Marina-wear" look. This year's winner is Jeff Zeller, a content producer at iTunes and a former captain of the men's tennis team at Stanford. His efforts (which began back in the fall) raised $24,000 of the $155,000 the event raised overall for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To see highlights, visit the gallery here. And if you know of a particular SF dandy with Marina flair who might snag the sash in 2015, stay tuned for a call for submissions for next year's event.
· Crazy antics at the 2014 Mr. Marina Competition [San Francisco Chronicle]
· Behold: Your 2014 Mr. Marina Contestants! [SFist]