With Alex O’Loughlin ……… it’s always worth a try ♥

When it comes to Alex, it is always worth the try…… there is always some reward for a fangirl, when he is involved! 🙂

Alex and Egan

In October 2013 the Grappling Unlimited T-shirts designed by Alex and Egan were launched at Athletes originals (<<< link to order shirts)


As part of a promotion for the T-shirts, Athletes originals ran a photo competition. We got the winner’s story……

hip-hip-hurray to @howmanymanu

 Manu’s story:

I already owned some of the t-shirts from Egan, I love the design and they are comfy for my workouts, plus I saw Alex wearing them in pics and having them it kinda made me feel closer to HIM, silly I know, but that’s me!
Alex designed most of the t-shirt together with Egan, I think the one with the Samurai is really cool.
Anyways, in March a friend of mine on twitter said that there was a contest from Grappling Unlimited and Athlete Original about sending a pic wearing Egan’s t-shirts.
Egan and Alex would choose the winners plus there would be a 25% of discount buying a t-shirt that weekend.

This was the competition:

I immediately decided I would take part, for fun and because the idea of Alex looking at a pic of mine for just 2 seconds made me giggle like a 3 years old.

I put some thought into what the picture should look like, I knew I wouldn’t be neither the prettiest nor the fittest of the contenders so I decided to focus on a couple of things I knew Alex and Egan would like, fun and the concept of team work.We know that our boy is always up for a giggle. So I sent two pics, the 1st one, because of my silly slippers.
And the 2nd one, I thought, lets pretend I’m lifting the weight just with one finger but make it clear that there is a trick there! I captioned the pic “Team work”.
I forgot all about the contest until yesterday, when my time line filled up with congratulations and finally I found the tweet from Athlete Original:
Congratulations to @howmanymanu who was handpicked as the winner of our #GrapplingUnlimited contest by Egan Inoue and Alex O’Loughlin! She will be receiving a $200 #AthleteOriginals shopping spree! #TGIFive0
I couldn’t believe my eyes, Alex and Egan picked my photo? No way. I started laughing and nearly crying at the same time, I was so excited that they like and appreciated my humor. The news got me brain-scrambled for a while, I just couldn’t get my head around the fact that the guy I have dreamt about for the past few years actually saw my pic and liked it.
Funny thing is that after his Wedding many people told me “Oh now you’ll have to find another celeb crush”! Not going to happen, I love and admire our Alex now more than ever, he always gives us more reasons with his talent, down to earth manners and caring personality.
So thank you Alex and Egan for making my day….week….oh well, lets even say month Emoji
Thank you to Manu for once again sharing your Alex-experience with us. 🙂
You can also read Manu’s story of her trip to Sunset On The Beach at Waikiki beach in Hawaii, in September 2013:
And her story about the Self Defense Seminar:
Some random pictures of our most favorite t-shirt model 🙂

 Should this even be covered with a t-shirt?

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Contests, Fan Stories

25 responses to “With Alex O’Loughlin ……… it’s always worth a try ♥

  1. SÓÓÓ HAPPY for you Manu! The pic was fun and I imagine your excitement thinking of the moment he looked at your pic and making him smile. It is an amazing feeling when you’re the one that puts a smile on that gorgeous face. Well done you!!


  2. Congrats to you, Manu! 🙂
    Such an awesome fan story!!!


  3. Tina

    I have a quastion to us : I want to get a shirt from Alex and Egan where I can by the shirts and how much coasts it? Love Tina 🙂


  4. Congrats Manu! So excited for you! And I think I would be bouncing off the walls if Alex picked my picture! You deserved it! I love the photo!


  5. Well done Manu! Love the pic. You know what you said you love Alex even more now? I find it’s true for me too


  6. Congrats Manu! How exciting! 😀


  7. Very cool, congrats!!!


  8. buttercup4u

    Congrats Manu, this is such an exciting story, and I know what you mean that you feel closer by wearing his shirt 😉 !!! I wanted to order a shirt myself, for my kids, but I’m just too lazy! Maybe now I will!
    Again, pretty cool Manu!!


  9. vanduyn

    YAY Manu!! I was so happy for her when she emailed me told me she won. She’s so deserving too! Congrats Sis 😀


  10. buttercup4u

    btw – are these red shorts the ones he was wearing at the beach?


  11. Thank you so much ladies 🙂
    I just like to spread the Alex-love.
    And thank you Paula and FOYeur for sharing my story!


    • Loved to share it. I wish I had picked up on the competition earlier and gotten the discount. Now paying full price! Hopefully Alex makes some pennies from my purchase 😉


  12. aolfever

    Congratulation Manu.. This is really a fun Pic. I like it.


  13. Vixhen

    Awesome, Manu! Great pic!


  14. Lesley BAILLIE

    Well done Manu and thanks for sharing your joy.


  15. AWESOME! Congrats Manu! That’s so exciting and cool! 😀 I didn’t even hear about the competition until this post but yes to think that Alex must of looked at your pic would be enough to make you squeeee but knowing he appreciated your humour too is a bonus. I’d be bouncing off the walls 😀


  16. As you know Manu I am SO happy for you but i just KNEW in my heart you would win


  17. Sylvie

    Congratulations Manu, all of us surely understand quite well your feelings about wearing those T-shirts ans winning this contest.


  18. karen1228

    Congrats!! Happy exercising w/your new workout gear!! I’d be squeezing too if I knew Alex was even in the same room as my pic!!


  19. alexnymph

    Wow, Manu, that’s really cool! Congratulations!! And thanks for sharing 🙂


  20. Serai

    Lucky you! There’s nothing like giving someone you love a laugh, is there?


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