I guess the cat’s out of the bag. Last March during a wake of the mom of a mutual friend, I got to meet Sir Arnold Vegafria of the Miss World Philippines. He mentioned that the Philippines will be hosting the Mister World competition this year!
The competition is slated to happen around September 1-16 this year. The finals is reportedly expected to be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. According to Mr. Vegafria, the Mister World competition will follow the day after the Miss World Philippines pageant. This means that there would be the Miss World Philippines organization will be busy with two simultaneous competitions this year. A press conference is slated to be made regarding the hosting on May 1st. An expected 50+ candidates are to join the competition that is held every other year. At least 16 candidates are officially confirmed as of yet. A Chinese website earlier reported that the Mister World pageant was to be held in Hainan this year. But apparently talks didn’t push through and now we hear confirmation that it will indeed happen in the Philippines.
Let’s sizzle your #MANicMondays with MisterWorld Philippines and Mister World 2012 1st Runner Up, Andrew James Wolff…
The then 26 year old Andrew James Penaflorida Wolff represented the Philippines in the 2012 Mister World pageant in Kent, England, on 24 November 2012. In the said competition he emerged as 1st runner up to Francisco Escobar of Colombia.
The 6’2″ Andrew was appointed as Mister World Philippines by then national director Cory Quirino. He was an accomplished model and sportsman at that time playing for the Philippine National Rugby Sevens Team, the Philippine Volcanoes. He is by far, the first and only Filipino candidate to make it to the top 3 of the said male pageant.
The second man to win the Mister World title is the 6’0″ tall Sandro Finoglio. I consider him as one of the winning-est male pageant winner in the history of male pageants having won 1st runner up in Manhunt International 1997 and Mister World 1998.
Born Sandro Finoglio Speranza to Italian immigrants in Venezuela, he was only 24 years old when he won the Mister Venezuela title in 1997. His parents traces their roots in Rome and in Pisa.
At the 2nd edition of Mister World pageant, he beat out 42 other candidates for the title. Puerto Rico’s German Cardoso won the first runner-up title and French Gregory Rossi was 2nd runner up. While Kinte Thelwell from Jamaica, Enrique Miranda Garcia from Spain and Daniel Weaver from United States were the other top 6 finalists. The Mr. World pageant took place at the Troia Peninsula, Grandola, Portugal on 18th Septermber, 1998.
After his reign, he became a sought after model having done Versace, Giovanni Scutaro, Armani, Gianfraco Ferre and Dolce & Gabbana during his prime. Sandro also did several soap operas, one of his most notable was Gata Salvaje. He is currently an entrepreneur and runs a restaurant and a franchise of churros in the United States.
We have almost a dozen international competitions for men in the past year and we know at least a couple more international competitions being assembled for 2017. So as not to lose track, we listed down several of the male international competitions we saw last year.
In alphabetical order, here are the male international pageant winners of 2016… Man of the Year – Karan Singhdole, Philippines Manhunt International – Patrick Sjoo, Sweden Men Universe Model – Marlon Steven Polo, Panama Mister International – Paul Iskandar, Lebanon (the 2016 pageant was postponed due to the demise of the King of Thailand last year the pageant was supposed to be held) Mister Global – Tomas Martinka, Czech Republic Mister Model International – Narapat Sakulsong, Thailand
Mister Supranational – Diego Garcy, Mexico Mister Tourism World – Okkar Min Maung, Myanmar Mister United Continents – Mohit Singh, India Mister Universal Ambassador – Aleksa Gavrilovic, Serbia Mister World – Rohit Khandelwal, India
Mister Globe and Mister Tourism International 2016 pageants were postponed/ cancelled due to unforeseen events (Mister Globe was supposed to be in Paris but due to the attacks last year, was forced to cancel the event). This 2017 will be the inaugural year of Mister Grand International and Man of the World competitions. With the number of male pageants these days, we might have missed some on the 2016 list. So care to mention them on the comment box below….
It has been a while since I posted something on my fave Mister World bet, Aldo Esparza of Mexico. So here are several hot black and white pics of the Mister World 2nd runner up by photographer Eric Piza…
By now the reigning Mister World, Rohit Khandelwal and Miss World Mireia Lalaguna are now in Korea for another leg of their Asian trip. But before that, we have several interesting photos of them in Manila when they visited the Tuloy Foundation, visited the oncology ward of the Philippine General Hospital, media interviews including a guesting with Tonight with Arnold Clavio, and had dinner with several Miss World Philippines winners. Here are several of their photos on their visit…
Plus here is a video of Rohit dancing with the kids from Tuloy Foundation (courtesy of his IG account)…
Guess who is coming to Manila?!?! It’s no other than the reigning Miss World Mireia Lalaguna and Mister World Rohit Khandelwal!
Miss World Organization has requested for Miss World Philippines finals night to be moved in order to accommodate the visit of reigning Miss World Mireia Lalaguna and Mister World Rohit Khandelwa. They will join our panel of judges on October 9, 2016, Sunday, 6PM at the Manila Hotel. The entire pageant calendar will be moved to give way for more activities for the two winners here in the Philippines. Instead of September 25, the MWP2016 Coronation Night is now going to be on October 9 with a broadcast LIVE on GMA. The MWP Gala Night has been reset from Sept. 20 to Oct 5 at 6pm, the Enderun College Tent, Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Aren’t you excited for this news?
MWP CORONATION NIGHT Oct 2, Sunday, Manila Hotel, 6pm. Broadcast via GMA.
Miss World and Mr World will fulfill their commitment to visit the Philippines Oct 9-11. They will devote their time to “Beauty With a Purpose ” charitable activities. ( PGH and Tuloy Streetchildren Foundation)