Gabe Newell Was Second Place in Victoria's Secret Contest

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Gabe Newell Was Second Place in Victoria's Secret Contest

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Voters showed an appreciation for the voluptuous form of Valve's Gabe Newell in the Victoria's Secret "Love Your Body By Victoria" contest, propelling him to the No.2 place before his entry was deemed ineligible.

Somehow I imagine that Victoria's Secret didn't quite have these results in mind when it launched its "Love Your Body by Victoria" contest to send an amateur model (and Victoria's Secret connoisseur) to New York City for three days. But then again, it was its own fault for running a contest on the Internet:

Amidst all the buxom, underwear-clad would-be models on the site, one leading entry stood out from the rest - Valve managing director Gabe Newell certainly had a, uh, larger presence than any of the others on the list. In fact, with a whopping current vote total of 31827, he stood at second place in the popular vote.

As Kotaku's Owen Good points out, the fact that Newell was second place to 4chan founder "moot" for some time indicates heavy involvement from the popular anonymous imageboard. That's not all that surprising, really - 4chan visitors interfered with the results of a significantly more high-profile contest (the TIME Person of the Year polls) back in April.

"I love my body. I don't let anyone get me down about it," reads the quote on Newell's entry. "If someone says a hurtful comment, I just push it back." Classy, guys. Real classy.

Though Newell's page (and presumably moot's as well) still exist and have not had their vote totals wiped, the contest runners presumably caught onto the shenanigans, deemed Newell (who was clearly not wearing a bra at all, much less a Victoria's Secret design) ineligible, and removed him from the active entries.

Sorry, Gabe. Better luck next time.

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I'm sure he's disappointed.

He should've won

Damn it, Victoria Secrets! He was probably sexier than all the other slutty models they use to advertise...

That is too funny. Sorry for Gabe but the fact that it happened is just hilarious.

such a shame... I would've voted for him if I was bored!

CantFaketheFunk:
Though Newell's page (and presumably moot's as well) still exist and have not had their vote totals wiped, the contest runners presumably caught onto the shenanigans, deemed Newell (who was clearly not wearing a bra at all, much less a Victoria's Secret design) ineligible, and removed him from the active entries.

Considering how they have fairly large (lets use the word for Newell) fanbases it doesn't surprise me.

And 4chan will always try to troll the world.

I wonder how long it will take someone to Photoshop a picture of him modeling Victoria Secret lingerie.

Who knows he may wear a Sports Bra as it is, to reduce painful chafing.

He lost poker, he's lost this. What's he gonna lose next (apart from a fair chunk of the Left 4 Dead fanbase).

This Valve fanboyism has gone way too far.

Well, at least he has his self-esteem.

Way to go Gabe! You show 'em who's sexy!

This goes against what democracy stands for! Stuffing ballot boxes is a completely legitimate strategy!

I dunno why everyone's so shocked; Gabe has a brilliantly sexy body :)

This was just kind of nasty. I know that's what 4chan does and all, but really, guys? Really? This is what you spend your spare time doing? When you could be pooling your collective brainpower to something more useful, like a cure to swine flu? :P

Huh. I like Gabe Newell and it's a shame he didn't win but the thought about him in Victoria's Secret gives me the jibblies.
EDIT: Sorry, Gabe.

The_Oracle:
This was just kind of nasty. I know that's what 4chan does and all, but really, guys? Really? This is what you spend your spare time doing? When you could be pooling your collective brainpower to something more useful, like a cure to swine flu? :P

Blame Obama/Government Officials for not finding a way. They sit around and do jack shit all day :P And, this is much better.

Oh well. At least he's got his wenches:

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Anybody else more interested in seeing moot's page than this guy's?

JimmyBassatti:
Damn it, Victoria Secrets! He was probably sexier than all the other slutty models they use to advertise...

Probably had bigger boobs, too :V

Uncompetative:
I wonder how long it will take someone to Photoshop a picture of him modeling Victoria Secret lingerie.

Who knows he may wear a Sports Bra as it is, to reduce painful chafing.

A "bra" is for ladies. Meet "The Bro".

Believe me,if Newell's entry wasn't pulled,he would have won yet another award which he completely deserves.

Really,that's both funny and kinda disturbing.

Aw Gabe, better luck next time.

Adrimor:

JimmyBassatti:
Damn it, Victoria Secrets! He was probably sexier than all the other slutty models they use to advertise...

Probably had bigger boobs, too :V

Yeah, that's true. But I mean, they get those tooth-pick sized models, who wear a fuck load of eyeliner and make up, and they are god damn pale. That shit makes me sick. Also, is it wrong if I want to see Gabe Newell in Victoria Secrets products? xD

JimmyBassatti:

Adrimor:

JimmyBassatti:
Damn it, Victoria Secrets! He was probably sexier than all the other slutty models they use to advertise...

Probably had bigger boobs, too :V

Yeah, that's true. But I mean, they get those tooth-pick sized models, who wear a fuck load of eyeliner and make up, and they are god damn pale. That shit makes me sick. Also, is it wrong if I want to see Gabe Newell in Victoria Secrets products? xD

I'd rather see John Goodman in a mankini:

JimmyBassatti:

Adrimor:

JimmyBassatti:
Damn it, Victoria Secrets! He was probably sexier than all the other slutty models they use to advertise...

Probably had bigger boobs, too :V

Yeah, that's true. But I mean, they get those tooth-pick sized models, who wear a fuck load of eyeliner and make up, and they are god damn pale. That shit makes me sick. Also, is it wrong if I want to see Gabe Newell in Victoria Secrets products? xD

Depends on your motives, as the actress said to the bishop.

Adrimor:

JimmyBassatti:

Adrimor:

JimmyBassatti:
Damn it, Victoria Secrets! He was probably sexier than all the other slutty models they use to advertise...

Probably had bigger boobs, too :V

Yeah, that's true. But I mean, they get those tooth-pick sized models, who wear a fuck load of eyeliner and make up, and they are god damn pale. That shit makes me sick. Also, is it wrong if I want to see Gabe Newell in Victoria Secrets products? xD

Depends on your motives, as the actress said to the bishop.

Hmmm. That is true, I would deduce. Well than, ol' bean, what shall we do on this night?

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

Adrimor:

Probably had bigger boobs, too :V

Yeah, that's true. But I mean, they get those tooth-pick sized models, who wear a fuck load of eyeliner and make up, and they are god damn pale. That shit makes me sick. Also, is it wrong if I want to see Gabe Newell in Victoria Secrets products? xD

I'd rather see John Goodman in a mankini:

That's Sacha Baron Cohen, right?

JimmyBassatti:

Adrimor:

JimmyBassatti:

Yeah, that's true. But I mean, they get those tooth-pick sized models, who wear a fuck load of eyeliner and make up, and they are god damn pale. That shit makes me sick. Also, is it wrong if I want to see Gabe Newell in Victoria Secrets products? xD

Depends on your motives, as the actress said to the bishop.

Hmmm. That is true, I would deduce. Well than, ol' bean, what shall we do on this night?

Why, my good man, the same thing we do every night.

Attempt to subjugate and rule every country on Earth. :monocle:

The_Oracle:
This was just kind of nasty. I know that's what 4chan does and all, but really, guys? Really? This is what you spend your spare time doing? When you could be pooling your collective brainpower to something more useful, like a cure to swine flu? :P

It's my theory they CAUSED swine flu. And split the Beatles.

Adrimor:

That's Sacha Baron Cohen, right?

That it is. Always pushing the envelope, that sacha.

CantFaketheFunk:
Though Newell's page (and presumably moot's as well) still exist and have not had their vote totals wiped, the contest runners presumably caught onto the shenanigans, deemed Newell (who was clearly not wearing a bra at all, much less a Victoria's Secret design) ineligible, and removed him from the active entries.

So had Newell worn a bra, Victoria Secret would be flying him to NewYork right now?

I say Gabe should launch a lawsuit. Your body is beautiful!!!

We should start a boycott against Victoria's Secret! Who's with me?!

Proteus214:
Well, at least he has his self-esteem.

And his big big titties.

It's nice to know he's taking a good humourous break from not working on Half Life 2: episode 3. All that none-work must be tiring.

Xvito:
We should start a boycott against Victoria's Secret! Who's with me?!

I'm with you, lets burn where ever they are based to the ground

Gabe really never ceases to amaze me (not in that way, of course).

*Shudders* I'm sure if he won he'd bitch that bras' would be too hard to make for the PS3, even though that wouldn't make sense even to himself.

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