Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
The votes are in, and the people have decided... in overwhelming numbers... that Mannis is once again the Kyle's B&B Person of the Year, (for the second year in a row!). This makes Mannis only the second person to ever win the crown in multiple years, (the other person being Drew Danvers, who happens to be a quadruple crown winner).
From the start of the voting, Mannis held a clear lead, with Brad, Price, and Sergei holding rather distant 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions, (which they retained until the end). This year also happened to have the widest field of candidates, with Darren, Delia, and Morgan making their first appearances in the competition. Perhaps that diluted the vote for certain other candidates, but not for Mannis. You can see the final figures for who got what percentage of the votes if you scroll down a bit. And it's clear that Mannis drew almost ¼ of the votes, which is twice as many as Brad, his closest competitor.
What makes this even more interesting is that Mannis did not exactly have any major storylines going on this year in the strip. However, he did have a number of memorable appearances throughout the year, which certainly kept him in the spotlight consistently. Including the following:
|Jeremy & Mannis make
sleeping arrangements for
Nick & Dave's wedding.
|Mannis helps Darren move into the B&B.
|Mannis helps Darren build a display cabinet for
his Legion of Super-Heroes action figures, whilst
wearing a Speedo!
|Mannis leads off the wedding procession at
Nick & Dave's medieval/renaissance wedding
wearing the "Braveheart"-style outfit that
Richard created for him!
|And this, here, may be the very moment
that won Mannis the crown for 2020...
when he ate Price's scones!!!