Man Lab Showdown: Hannah Davis vs. Nina Agdal

With Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue having just been released, I thought that now was a good time for a themed edition of the Man Lab Showdown. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, I didn’t peg Hannah Davis near the top of the list of favourites for the cover so my original plans for this Showdown didn’t come to fruition. That being said, I’m borrowing the idea from that for this edition and I’ll use another version of that idea for the next edition.

So for today’s Man Lab Showdown, it’s a battle of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girls. In one corner is the current SI Swimsuit Issue cover star and American sweetheart, Hannah Davis. In the other corner, the 2014 Swimsuit Issue cover model and Danish superstar, Nina Agdal.

More pictures and the poll after the jump.

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Man Lab Showdown: Alison Pill vs. Emily Mortimer

Some people love it. Some people hate it. Say about it what you will but Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom certainly got strong reaction from anyone who watched it. The worst thing in entertainment is for people to not react at all to something. Even if the critics (who were the last group the show was targeted to) hated it, they fell for it hook, line and sinker.

Anyway, with the show over, I thought we’d cash in one last time on The Newsroom with a second Man Lab Showdown for December. In one corner is the show’s female lead, Emily Mortimer. In the other is the actress of show’s most improved female character over the course of three seasons, Alison Pill.

More pictures and the poll after the jump.

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Man Lab Showdown: Taylor Swift vs. Selena Gomez

Normally when we put together a Man Lab Showdown, there’s some sort of topical theme that helps us pick the two combatants. In this instance, it’s a birthday and a friendship that has given inspiration to this month’s Showdown poll and I think that it just might go down as an all-time favourite among our readership.

In one corner is the birthday girl. Turning 25 on December 13th and having almost as many high-profile breakups that have spawned his albums is Taylor Swift. In the other corner is one of her best friends who most would think would be best served by having her own high profile breakup, Selena Gomez.

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More pictures and the poll after the jump.

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Man Lab Showdown: Abigail Ratchford vs. Lucy Pinder

And now for something completely different. Usually when we do these Man Lab Showdowns, they’re somewhat topical. However, since I couldn’t find any interesting movie matchups and I didn’t feel like pushing this back until TV season started, today’s edition of the Man Lab Showdown is a battle of glamour models.

In one corner is up and coming American glamour model Abigail Ratchford. In the other is Britain’s most successful glamour model, Lucy Pinder.

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Man Lab Showdown: Stacy Keibler vs. Trish Stratus

With Summerslam only a few days away, I thought that now was the perfect time for a wrestling-themed edition of the Man Lab Showdown. I’m probably going to sound old when I say this but wrestling was far better in my day. Okay, everyone says that about their generation but wrestling was never better than at the peak of the Monday Night Wars. That includes the WWE (then WWF) Divas.

For today’s battle, in one corner, it’s wrestler turned George Clooney ex turned occasional actress Stacy Keibler. In the other corner is seven-time WWE Women’s Champion turned fitness guru Trish Stratus.

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Man Lab Showdown: Emilia Clarke vs. Jennifer Lawrence vs. Candice Swanepoel

For the first time, the Man Lab is going to help the world settle the age-old question of which hottest woman in the world is actually the hottest woman in the world. With various outlets claiming that their readers have picked the definitive winner, we’re going to settle the matter with a Man Lab Showdown three-way dance.

In one corner is the AskMen’s most desirable woman, among several dozen other titles on Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke. In the second corner is FHM’s sexiest woman in the world, and twice Man Lab Showdown champion, Jennifer Lawrence. And, finally, the folks at Maxim were able to sign Candice Swanepoel to a photo shoot as their hottest woman in the world. That’s better than they usually do.

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Man Lab Showdown: Nina Agdal vs. Lily Aldridge vs. Chrissy Teigen

It’s been almost sixteen months since we last had a Man Lab Showdown and I’m not sure why because the Showdown is consistently your favourite post. So to mark the release of the 50th anniversary issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the return of the Showdown, I thought I’d do something special.

In one corner is the woman I said was my dark horse for this year’s cover and fastest growing star in modelling over the last year, Nina Agdal. In the other corner, a Victoria’s Secret Angel recruited to SI, Lily Aldridge. And in the third corner, a long-time Swimsuit Issue veteran who finally got her shot at the cover, Chrissy Teigen. That’s right, it’s our first ever Man Lab Showdown three-way dance to find the ultimate 50th Anniversary cover girl.

More photos and the poll after the jump.
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