Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Strong Arm of the Law!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Strong Arm of the Law!

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Byline: By Julie Cush

Hunky trainee solicitor Geoff Karikari proved the right combination of brains and brawn by winning through to the finals of a modelling contest.

The 23-year-old beat 6,000 other hopefuls to make it to the last 13 bidding to pose on the front of Men's Health magazine.

Beefcake Geoff helped dispel the myth that North East men are all beer-swilling pie eaters by impressing judges with his 5ft 10in, 12 st chiselled physique.

Now Geoff, of Pudding Chare, Newcastle, is in with a chance of a trip to South Africa for the cover shot.

Single Geoff, who works for Morpeth-based David Ord solicitors, said: "I wasn't even sure if to enter, then I thought why not?

"I go to the gym three times a week, but I don't think the judges really wanted body-builder types.

"I was flabbergasted when they phoned and said I was through to the finals.

"It was also about personality and general fitness. I'm a confident person, easy to get on with and good at interacting. …

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