Taylor Hicks is reaping achievement after achievement. Having his eponymous album debuted at 2nd spot on the Billboard 200, tapped to be the grand marshal for the Krewe of Endymion for the 2007 Carnival season, the American Idol champ is earning a new title, the Best-Mannered Man of 2006.
The singer was honored with the title thanks to his example of humility and politeness. Also heading the list, by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States, is Meredith Viera who is at 2nd for the warmth and kindness she extends to "Today Show" guests.
The rest of the "Ten Best-Mannered People of 2006" among others are Ed Bradley, Emmitt Smith, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Glenn Beck, Warren Buffett, Barack Obama, Carrie Underwood, and LaDainian Tomlinson who them all ranked 3rd to 10 in a row. In addition to them all, Britney Spears also is on the list, receiving a quite distinct predicate, which is The Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2006, "for lowering the standards of morality and her negative influence on the behavior of young people."