Hank is one of the many personalities on the Howard Stern show. A campaign on the Internet
to make Hank People Magazine's 'Most Beautiful Person In The World' was one of the first
major demonstrations to the 'old media' of how grass roots activity on the Internet can
keep things from going the way you might expect.
The entire vote is loaded with people who wouldn't normally show up on such a survey if
it was in a print magazine. Hank and Ric Flair (no. 2) are definately there because of
the Internet. Take them away and you're left with Leo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet, who would
have probably both made the list in a mail in survey. Gillian Anderson would also have
probably made it, but I'd bet she wouldn't have scored as highly as she did here. Faye
Wong (No. 7) also appeared on the list thanks to grass roots campaigning on the 'net, as
did John Linnell (no. 9).
People Magazine was quick to clarify that the 'net survey had nothing to do with their
print survey. Imagine if People's cover looked
like this on May 8 after the survey.
Links to other sites about Hank and the campaign.
An interview with Hank
Renditions of Hank on the cover of People
A Hank Photo Essay
People Magazine announces it won't put Hank on their cover- an editorial
Holden Design has given up their corporate homepage to Hank's campaign
Hank on Larry King
See Hank Naked Not for the faint of heart..
Hank, the Hero of the People
Flying Hank (This only works for those unlucky souls who are stuck using MSIE).
He's drunk.. He's angry.. He's a dwarf.
Hank, the Angry, Drunken Dwarf
The Hank Fan Page With fan club info
Hank A good demonstration of bad web page design..
CNN's Hank discussion board