Friday, September 7, 2018

Mr. World Philippines Bares Official Candidates for 2018

After an unprecedented harvest of three major global titles last year, the organizers of Mr World Philippines are set to make pageant history once more as they proudly kick off the preliminaries for the Mr. World Philippines 2018 pageant. 

This year's Mr. World PH pageant serves as a prelude to “the search for the world's most desirable man,” the biennial Mr. World pageant, which will be held in the Philippines for the very first time on January 27, 2019 at Resorts World Manila. 

Miss World Organization founder and CEO Julia Morley first made the official announcement through a Facebook post last April 3, sending Pinoy pageant fans in a fit of excitement and jubilation.

After all, since its inception in 1996, the biennial pageant has been held predominantly in Europe, and only twice in Asia (China, 2007 and Korea, 2010). 

The Philippines has joined only thrice, and past Filipino representatives include Mr. World 2013 2nd placer Andrew Wolff, John Spainhour (2014 ), and Sam Ajdani (2016). 

Unlike conventional male beauty pageants, Mr. World is a two to three week competition designed to test the candidates in a variety of ways through a series of challenge events, interviews and a final stage show. These challenges test every aspect deemed necessary to be "The World's Most Desirable Man." 

Five challenge events take place: Fashion & Style, the Extreme Challenge, the Multi-Media Award, the Sports Challenge & the Talent Competition. Each one of these challenges has a winner, who takes his place in the Final TOP TEN of the competition. There are also collective points earned through the team based elements of the challenges, with the contestants split into four teams throughout the event. 

For his part, Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria welcomes the challenge of staging the Mr. World 2018 pageant in Manila. 

Vegafria emphasized, “This is the right time to harness the collective strength of a united brotherhood of men; a time to take pride in our cultural diversity; to build bridges of cooperation and mutual understanding regardless of race, creed or political persuasion.” 

“This year, as we attempt to mount another pageant spectacle of epic proportion, we shall never lose sight of our main objective: the spirit of charity and compassion. This is the legacy that the Mr. World pageant seeks to perpetuate, as we call on a new breed of young men to look beyond their vanity and pride, and channel all their energies to more meaningful and purposeful action.” 

The preliminary screening held last August 14 at House Manila yielded a few names which will be joined by more aspirants from the provinces and a few others selected through a special process to complete the list. 

Here are the official candidates for Mr. World PH 2018: 

1. Karl Louie Aragon
2. Denver Hernandez
3. Mark Jero Bagaporo
4. Robin Hanrath
5. Mark Comiso
6. Joy Jerome Evangelista
7. Abdulahh Sharif Cheng
8. Marco Poli
9. Ameen Sardouk
10. Ricardo de Jesus
11. Wilfred Placencia
12. Joshua Banatin
13. Miguel de Castro
14. JB Saliba
15. Reymart Regis
16. Emirdon Abbo

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