It was not easy to come up with a Final Leaderboard for the Mister Universe Model this year. There has been a number of strong candidates in this year’s competition. How strong is this batch you might ask? So strong that anyone of the guys in my top 8 list could easily win it. Without further a do, here is my list…
1. Peru, Alan Massa – definitely the most experienced candidate in this year’s competition. I have strong gut feel that he will definitely place high in the competition this year, if not win the title.
2. Ecuador, Jorge Mejía Erazo – a boyish face on a man’s body, he reminds me a bit of Luis Baez who has the same qualities. He might end up with the same placement as Luis. He is very photogenic and knows how to use his gorgeous face to his best advantage.
3. Czech Republic, Miroslav Dubovický – It was no fluke that he is named with one of the best physiques in the contest. He is one of the consistent candidates in the contest who delivers well in each leg of the competition.
4. Philippines, Denver Hernandez – he came in strong and it would be difficult not to see him do well in the competition. Despite having a leaner body compared to the rest of the competition, he is providing strong competition among everyone. My wildcard in the contest.
5. Spain, Manuel Valero – not in my original list but he surely looks good to win the title as well. His hazel/green eyes is one of his best asset aside from the fact that he has a good physique on a well proportioned body.
6. Mexico, Zamir Sierra – has one of the most enigmatic faces that could win you over. I think that a win is over due for Mexico and he can just be the one to do it.
7. Dominican Republic, Ariel Sanchez – he won best physique so he is easily a shoo-in for the title.
8. Venezuela, Jesus Zambrano – I believe that he will continue the placement streak of his country in the competition. He might not the appeal that his predecessor Luis Baes have but he has loads of good looks to boot.
9. Puerto Rico, Kevin Montes – one of the tallest guys blessed with good physique. Just look at those sharp angles his face has and you know he is a fierce competitor.
10. Cuba, André Miguel Bernal – one of the guys with great body and sex appeal.
11. Bolivia, Jose Roberto Velasco – he makes the list for initially winning the Mister Simpatia award.
12. Isla Margarita, Douglas Castro – I just wish that he kept his brunette locks instead of the bleached blonde hair he is sporting. His mesmerizing eyes is to die for. He is still a heavy contender nevertheless and might pull a surprise.
13. USA, Anthony Perez
14. Argentina, Ludovico Paulucci
The Men Universe Model/ Mister Universe Model is now on its 10th edition this year. With candidates heavily coming from Latin America with notable participation from Europe and the Caribbean (plus a couple from Asia), their number of candidates are around the 40+ mark.
Here are my early faves for the Men Universe Model competition:
Brazil, Vitor Seorra Andolfatto – he has an interesting look on him, he does looks more European than Latino.
Puerto Rico, Kevin Montes – this guy knows how to work the camera and it would be interesting to see how he fares in the competition.
Czech Republic, Miroslav Dubovický – there is something about Czech men that makes them do really good in pageants.
Ecuador, Jorge Mejía Erazo – he has a boyish face on a hunk of a body, I expect that he might be the runaway winner of the photogenic award.
Peru, Alan Massa – currently he tops my list, I felt that he was robbed of a high placement in Mister World and this could be his redemption.
Margarita Island, Douglas Castro – with that face, I could easily see him among the top 2 of this year’s competition.
Philippines, Denver Hernandez – while his body is far from the body building levels that the competition favors, he has the sex appeal that goes on for days.
It is quite early to see who could be the possible winner in this edition as the batch seems to be equally strong. We just have to wait and see as the competition progresses to see who among the candidates would show consistency from start to finish.
The 10th edition of Men Universe Model is being held from 5th-16th June 2017 at IFA Bavaro Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.