Victoria’s Matt Cutler has been named the 2011 Mr Australasia Bear.

Cutler beat out eight other contestants from around Australia and New Zealand on Saturday night to take out the coveted title at the penultimate Southern Hibearnation event, held at the Laird Hotel.

Western Australia’s Ash Unicomb was name first runner-up and Mr Congeniality Bear, while Sydney’s George Showell was named second runner-up.

Mr Australasia Bear is anointed at Southern HiBearnation each year and then goes on to represent the Australasia region on the international stage.

Southern HiBearnation will come to a close today with the Round Up party at the Peel Hotel from 5pm, followed by Party On at Sircuit Bar at Sircuit.

info: www.southernhibearnation.com

This year's Mr Australasia Bear contestants

1st runner-up and Mr Congeniality Bear, Ash Unicomb

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