For the second time in a row, I have predicted the winner of Mister Universal Ambassador!
After predicting Aleksa Gavrilovic of Serbia last year, Sashes&Scripts once again predicted the win of Vietnam’s Luong Gia Huy in this year’s competition. The 5’11” soft-spoken “Mister Nice Guy” bested 18 other candidates in the pageant held in Makassar, Indonesia. In a competition where the English-speaking candidates were favorites, the Vietnamese model held his ground and cemented his win in the crucial closed-door personality interviews. This year, the organizers were not only looking for good looks and role-models, they were actively seeking a winner with good personality as well.
Gentlemen of the Philippines winner Paul Guarnes, who was one of the org’s favorites, was named 1st runner up. Paul was a latebloomer in the contest but came along victorious alongside India and Vietnam who were the early frontrunners of the competition. Candidates from Uzbezkistan, Nicaragua, Hungary, Malaysia and Thailand completed the top 10 semi-finalist.
Mr Universal Ambassador Oceania – Australia, Nathan Howe
Mr Universal Ambassador Europe – Hungary, Andris Varga
Mr Universal Ambassador Africa – Algeria
Mr Universal Ambassador Asia – India, Rohit Jakhar
Mr Universal Ambassador America – Nicaragua, Elvis Murillo
Mr Photogenic – Uzbekistan, Shakhboz Makhmudov
Mr Congeniality – Malaysia, Anas Dzulkefflee
4th runner up – India, Rohit Jakhar
3rd runner up – Indonesia, Gilbert Pangalila
2nd runner up – Sweden, Johannes Leonidas
1st runner up – Philippines, Paul Guarnes
Mister Universal Ambassador 2017 – Vietnam, Luong Gia Huy
Out of the winners, I have predicted the correct placements of Vietnam, the Philippines and India. I got 4 out of the top 5 and 8 out of the top 10 semifinalists!