Daniel Hernandez named One Man Dallas finalist

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas Captain Daniel Hernandez is one of 20 men from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex named as a finalist for ONE MAN DALLAS, a competition presented by The One Man Project to find the man who represents the best of DFW from the perspectives of community involvement, personality, intelligence and fitness.

The 20 semifinalists will participate in the ultimate live entertainment event on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Contemporary hosted by Good Morning Texas host Amy Vanderoef and fashion expert Abby Gregory. During the final event, five finalists will be announced, who will then undergo a series of qualifying rounds including an informal interview, a pop culture quiz and a style segment. A panel of judges will then select ONE MAN DALLAS from the five finalists.

The judges include:

JacksonConcierge, Barney's New York
Christian PoppertAssociate Publisher, Modern Luxury
Lynn McBeeCommunity Leader and Philanthropist
Eimear McGonagleBeam Global
Doug QuinnPresident and CEO, FC Dallas
Kimberley Schlegel-WhitmanAuthor and Entrepreneur
Bruce SchultzCEO, The Boardroom Salon for Men
Shae SimsRegional Manager, Gables Residential
Vereel RathodCEO, J. Hilburn
Mark Klukow2009 One Man Minneapolis
Heather Wiese-AlexanderOwner and Creative Director, NEST amd Bell'Invito

From April 12 to May 15, anyone 18 and older can vote for Hernandez and the Reeve Foundation by visiting Profiles and pictures of all 20 men are posted on the site. Hernandez and his fellow competitors will be at a series of complimentary happy hours that will introduce the men to the community. The ‘Meet the Men’ happy hours Hernandez is attending are set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Thursday, May 12
Aloft Dallas Downtown
1033 Young St
Dallas, TX 75202

Wednesday, May 4
The Boardroom Salon
5550 W Lovers Lane, Suite 169
Dallas, TX 75209

Wednesday, April 27
Nest Dallas
4524 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205 

The ONE MAN DALLAS winner receives $5,000 to split with his charity, and two first class tickets to any American Airlines destination in North America.  All 20 finalists receive a new J. Hilburn wardrobe. The winner’s charity receives 30% of all revenues from tickets sold for the ONE MAN DALLAS final show and a year’s supply of smartwater.  

Tickets for the final show and after-party at Gables Park 17 are $50 and $75, and are available at  

ONE MAN DALLAS is sponsored by: J. Hilburn, Aloft Hotel Downtown Dallas, Gables Park 17, NEST, EFFEN Vodka, Maker’s Mark,  Modern Luxury Dallas, American Airlines, The Boardroom Salon for Men, Park Place Motorcars Dallas, RAW Mens Skincare, smartwater, Duxiana, Clear Channel Radio, Restaurant Ava, Freshpoint, Bread Winner’s, Tootsie’s, and the Dallas Contemporary.

The 20 semifinalists were selected from hundreds of applications. A complete list of finalists is below:

Karl ChiaoDallas Summer Musicals
Asad Dean, M.D.Suicide & Crisis Center
Jason FriedmanBlondes vs. Brunettes Dallas benefitting the Alzheimer's Association
Daniel HernandezChristopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Joseph HernandezHabitat for Humanity
Robert Ivey IIIDallas Children's Advocacy Center
Loren KoziolTexas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Raul MagdalenoHispanic Youth Institute
Terrance MaidenTwo-Wins Foundation
Matt McCallisterMeals on Wheels Fort Worth
Mark A. MeltonBig Thought
Charlie MorrisPromise House
Paul PanzaKIPP Dallas
Mitch ParadiseFriends of the Dallas Police
Christopher RyanBig Brothers Big Sisters
Ron ThompsonSammons Center for the Arts
Christopher TrowbridgeBoys and Girls Club Greater Dallas
Abe TurnerNorth Texas Food Bank
Steven WeirLegacy Counseling Center
Marcus WaltherCommunities in Schools Dallas