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Tommy’s Top 10

After receiving hundreds of applications from across the country, Tommy Bahama announces ten finalists in the search for their first-ever Rumologist.
Tommy Bahama Rumologist Search Continues with Ten Finalists
When the Top 20 finalists were announced for the first-ever Tommy Bahama Rumologist Search on August 30th, the online public voting began and the Tommy Bahama Facebook page was instantly flooded with friends/family and rum lovers voting for their favorite applicant.  Today, Tommy Bahama proudly announces the Top 10 finalists who are now one-step closer to being awarded the title of Rumologist and the $50,000 Grand Prize.
The Top 10 Tommy Bahama Rumologist Contestants are as follows (in no particular order).
1.    Matthew Robold 
Orange, CA 
2.    Carlton Grooms 
Osprey, FL 
3.    Brice Ginardi 
Kailua Kona, HI 
4.    Phil Thompson 
Los Angeles, CA 
5.    Robert Rimavicus 
Pompano Beach, FL 
6.    Kathy Casey 
Seattle, WA 
7.    Jack Terry 
Key West, FL 
8.    Jeremy Votava 
Chico, CA 
9.    Adam Kanter 
Sicklerville, NJ 
10.  David Phillips 
Tampa Bay, FL 
“We are thrilled with the Top 10, and it has been exciting to watch the social media interaction take place in real time,” notes Rob Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Restaurants for Tommy Bahama.  “There is no doubt in my mind that one of these 10 finalists will make a great first-ever Tommy Bahama Rumologist.” 
Each of the contestants has now been invited to participate in the next round, which will involve submitting both a new video and a new personal statement.  The judging panel will narrow the field to the Top 5 and the public will once again vote for their favorite Rumologist with the winner being announced on or around October 6, 2011.
Stay tuned!