I've decided for this year's Jane in June, we're going to have a head to head battle of the boys. Or, a little something I like to call Ultimate Swoon-Off. Basically, the Swoon-Off will be broken into brackets, with 8 of Austen's heroes are going to be paired up in a cage match of to-the-death hottieness. In Round 1 the 8 hotties will face off, with 4 emerging with a sheen of manly sweat and a victory. In week 2, the 4 victors will move on to bracket 2, where they will again go head to head, with just 2 winners who will move on to the final round. These last 2 standing will duke it out (in a very gentlemanly way, of course), with the #1 Austen hero being crowned in the final week.
So ladies, get out your folding fans and prepare to go ringside and fight for your man - in a very ladylike way, of course... ;P
(pairs have been randomly drawn)
Henry Tilney vs. Edward Ferrars
Fitzwilliam Darcy vs. Edmund Bertram
Colonel Brandon vs. George Knightley
Frederick Wentworth vs. Charles Bingley
Alright. It's up to you now. Whether you've read the books, seen the movie or are just voting on the pretty, pretty pictures, leave your vote for each head-to-head in the comments!
The winner of each bracket will move on to round 2, where they will be randomly paired up once again to determine who moves on to the finals.
Feel free to defend your choices passionately. Remember - this is serious business...
Now let's get our swoon on!