But his unconventional appearance caught the eye of web jokers and went viral, prompting thousands of votes. The 24-year-old’s popularity surged after his profile page was re-tweeted 1,500 times and ‘liked’ on Facebook by more than 10,000 fans.
Mr Bunce, from Belfast, was also the most talked about person on social news website Reddit with tens of thousands of readers vowing to vote for the computer science graduate.
On his Facebook fan page, he wrote:
‘Thanks for all for the support and thanks to the person who started the group, I’m overwhelmed.’
More than 5,000 entries have been received since the contest was launched on Monday.
It closes on June 28 with the winners also scooping a photoshoot and an introduction to modelling agency Storm. Next said it was delighted Mr Bunce had entered.
A spokesman added:
‘The level of interest has been phenomenal.’
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