One of Twitter’s biggest Bravo fans just recently wrapped up a bracket-challenge where viewers of the hit network voted on their favorite male Bravolebrity. Travis Mason is a self-proclaimed Bravoholic and began his “Mr. Bravo Universe” contest on June 16. After thousands of votes were compiled, Below Deck‘s patriarch Captain Lee came out on top as the fan favorite.
Bravo’s “Stud of the Sea” beat out some hefty competition including major heartthrobs from shows like Million Dollar Listing and Vanderpump Rules. Throughout several rounds staged over a few days, Captain Lee topped 31 other male Bravolebrities.
Along with Captain Lee, Tom Sandoval (Vanderpump Rules), Fredrik Eklund (Million Dollar Listing New York), Jax Taylor (Vanderpump Rules), Austen Kroll (Southern Charm), Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), Joao Franco (Below Deck Mediterranean), Shep Rose (Southern Charm), Carl Radke (Summer House), Tom Schwartz (Vanderpump Rules), Jeff Lewis (Flipping Out), James Kennedy (Vanderpump Rules), Reza Farahan (Shahs of Sunset), Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live), Ryan Serhant (Million Dollar Listing New York), Steve Gold (Million Dollar Listing New York), Craig Conover (Southern Charm), Mike Shouhed (Shahs of Sunset), Josh Altman (Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles), Conrad Empson (Below Deck Mediterranean), Shervin Roohparvar (Shahs of Sunset), Adam Glick (Below Deck Mediterranean), Kyle Cooke (Summer House), Barry Smith (Southern Charm New Orleans), Jeff Charleston (Southern Charm New Orleans), Stephen McGee (Summer House), Jon Moody (Southern Charm New Orleans), Josh Flagg (Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles), Parker Young (Imposters), Justin Reese (Southern Charm New Orleans), Rob Heaps (Imposters), and Colin Macy-O’Toole (Below Deck Mediterranean) all competed for the title of Mr. Bravo Universe.
????LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! ????— Travis Mason (@Travvie_Dearest) June 24, 2018
YOUR 2018 #MrBravoUniverse
CHAMPION: @capthlr ????
???? THE STUD OF THE SEA ????
???? HIS ROAD TO VICTORY: ????
R1: Adam Glick
R16: Andy Cohen
QF: Craig Conover
SF: Fredrik Eklund
F: Shep Rose pic.twitter.com/PkyxOb5y14
Travis seeded the contestants by how many followers they have on Twitter, which ultimately led to Captain Lee, Austen Kroll, Shep Rose and Frederik Ecklund in the final four after votes were tallied over several rounds. Shep topped Austin in the finals, while Captain Lee beat out Frederik to make the final two. With well over a thousand votes, Captain Lee came out on top with 74 percent of the vote to Shep’s 26 percent.
The Below Deck Captain was extremely appreciative of the results of Mr. Bravo Universe and thanked host Travis for including him in his bracket challenge.
“Wow, who would’ve thunk, thanks so much. I am honored and humbled. Its [sic] truly a first for me. I love my job,” Captain Lee tweeted after the results went live.
Well, it’s over and I can almost feel my butt coming back to life. ????. I just want to give my very heartfelt thanks to all those who supported me in this years Spin a Thon for the kids. You’ve made a big difference in someone’s future and you should be proud of yourselves, I know I’m proud of all of you. So I humbly say Thanks so very much. We’ve made a difference.
He now joins the ranks of Ben Robinson (Below Deck) and Scott Nevins (The People’s Couch) as winners of Mr. Bravo Universe from the last two years.
Travis is currently running the Miss Bravo Pageant which includes 32 female Bravolebrities that are not Housewives. Hannah Ferrier, Ariana Madix, and Lala Kent are just some of the women fans will be deciding between over the next few days.
The contests are strictly fan-run; Mr. Bravo Universe and the Miss Bravo Pageant are not affiliated with NBC-Universal.