Manning is the Best-Mannered Person of 2005 according to the National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC).
The NLJC, which prides itself on etiquette and manners, chose Manning for the goody-goody title for being a positive example as an athlete.
According to Anne Colvin Winters, NLJCs executive director, Manning wins high marks for his charity work as well as being such a courteous gentleman on the field.
Manning shares the title with nine other celebs including Kelly Ripa, co-host of Live With Regis and Kelly, who made second place for her warmth and kindness she extends to guests, and Pope John Paul II, who won third place posthumously for the optimism and faith he brought to millions.
Also on the list in descending order are: CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper; retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor; spiritual leader Rick Warren; womens golfer Michelle Wie; U2 frontman Bono; the reverend Billy Graham; and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.
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