By Amy Looker
Chivas Regal and GQ Magazine named Queensland policeman, Wayne Cummings, as its inaugural Man of Chivalry at a glittering awards ceremony in Sydney last Thursday night (Nov 19).
Cummings joins the ranks of the usual high profile musicians, celebrities and actors who were honoured at the annual GQ awards, making the announcement of his award the first time globally that an everyday man has been honoured as part of the GQ Men of the Year.
Cummings was nominated by the general public through the award’s official website for his work with the Disaster Victim Identification Unit, where has worked tirelessly on the grim task of identifying victims from disasters including the Bali bombings, Boxing Day tsunami and Victorian bushfires.
The Man of Chivalry award was initiated by Chivas Regal in partnership with GQ to recognise the everyday Australian man who lives with courage, gallantry and loyalty and follows on from the Chivas Regal Chivalry Poll conducted earlier this year which saw Hugh Jackman voted as our nation’s most chivalrous man.
Now, Queensland’s Wayne Cummings is being celebrated as the everyday embodiment of chivalry.