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LOS ANGELES, CA, May 19, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Summer is hot and so are the often shirtless guys of the WFPF (World Freerunning & Parkour Federation) who appear in this summer's awesome new series "MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge". These guys practice the sports discipline called Parkour. Don't know what Parkour is? Check out the WFPF website or better yet check out www.MTV.com and find the page for Ultimate Parkour Challenge. The guys do all the things that stuntmen do, but they do it with their own skills using their own bodies with absolutely no wires or special effects! They run, jump, flip, and fly through obstacles with ease and grace and make it all look so easy! And these hotties of the WFPF are quickly being recognized, not only for their amazing skills, but also as the sexiest and nicest new guys on television this summer! It would be hard to choose between Pip Andersen, Michael Turner, King David, Tim "Livewire" Shieff, Ryan Doyle, Ben "Jenx" Jenkin, Oleg Vorslav, Daniel Ilabaca, and Daniel Arroyo, as the 'flava for the summa', so to speak. The great thing is that these guys are not just eye candy, but they are some of the most renowned and respected athletes in today's worldwide Parkour movement. These nine athletes have collaborated with MTV to make this great new series and bring Parkour, on a big scale, to America this summer.
So what is a "Pip"? Oh you mean Pip Andersen. He is one of the hot new guys in MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge. Here's a sneak peak but I would still watch the show to see which one of the guys is your personal favorite... Pip Andersen, is from Taunton, England, and is only 19 years old. He has a deep husky voice and of course a great English accent, and is known as the joker of the bunch. "He is always cracking jokes on the set, and is full of surprises! If you see something fun happening, then usually Pip is in the middle of it," says a WFPF spokesperson. Pip has an infectious smile and is really a team player and quiet a dynamic and confident athlete. He made a big hit when he was invited to visit Camp Woodward this past summer as one of the representative athletes of the WFPF. He is so happy to be here in the States to shoot the show in beautiful southern California. Word has it that Pip was up for the lead as an actor in a big television series last summer. After narrowing it down to three (and ultimately not casting either of those three in the part), the casting director finally admitted to the WFPF that Pip was just too sexy for the part.
And then there's Michael Turner, the 6 foot 2 inch, 20 year old native of Santa Barbara, California. Michael is a wholesome good looking California kid who loves surfing, swimming, his motorcycle, and Parkour! Want to spot Michael in the crowd from far away? Just look for the bigger than life rose tattoo on his torso. Michael has a winning smile and an energy that you can't stop. He says that people call him "restless" which is probably true and that's why the sport of Parkour suits him so well. He doesn't sit still too often and his mind is always working. "Michael is known for his incredible jumps and distance," says a WFPF spokesperson, "and that's what helped him win the Venice Beach California episode of Ultimate Parkour Challenge." Michael has done commercials and music videos, including one for the Japanese rock group called "Fact" in a song called "Slip of the Lip" and appeared last year on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with Tim "Livewire" Shieff and Ryan Doyle to represent the WFPF.
MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge can be seen on Thursday nights on MTV (check your local listings). You can find out more about Pip and Michael, and the other WFPF athletes from MTV' s Ultimate Parkour Challenge on:
Or on the World Freerunning & Parkour Federation Website:
The WFPF was founded by Victor Bevine and David Thompson in collaboration with Francis Lyons and Bob Kusbit of One Louder Productions. All serve as Executive Producers on the series as well as Amy Emmerich from MTV and Kemp Curly, series show director, of Transition Productions.
The World Freerunning & Parkour Federation is dedicated to the safe and respectful advancement of the Parkour Movement throughout the world. Inspired by the creativity and mental discipline embodied by Parkour, the athlete/founders of the WFPF and their partners will faithfully bring this philosophy of movement to the growing numbers of optimistic young people around the globe who believe that through camaraderie, self-expression, and service to others, there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome.
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