Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mr. World Philippines 2018 Goes Beyond the Filipino Macho Image

Mr. World PH 2018 candidates were presented to the press on September 4, 2018 at Resorts World Manila.

Mr. World Philippines recently presented to the media the official candidates at the Resorts World Manila.  In true fashion, the handsome, young men paraded wearing shorts, baring their sculpted physique to the excitement of the crowd. A huge screen also flashed their profile shots, giving the audiences a closer look of their handsome faces.  

But beyond the physical look, Mr. World Philippines aims to know more about the personality, intelligence, and good moral character of each candidate. Watch FB Live video of the official press presentation here.

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."

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.  The pageant is organized by Miss World Philippines, headed by its National Director, Arnold Vegafria.

Organizers of Mr. World, from left, Fashion Designer Bessie Besana, Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria, and Resorts World Manila Corporate Communications Director Joee Guilas.

The preliminary screening for the Mr. World PH, which was 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. Joy Jerome Evangelista
2. Jody Baines Saliba
3. Karl Louie Aragon
4. Abdullah Sharif Cheng
5. Denver Hernandez
6. Wilfred Placencia Jr.
7. Reymart Regis
8. Marco Poli
9. Robin Hanrath
10. Mark Jero Bagaporo
11. Miguel De Castro
12. Amir Don Abbo
13. Ricardo De Jesus
14. Joshua Reginald Banatin
15. Mark Comiso
16. Ameen Sardouk

The candidates are a mix of professionals, students, athletes, aspiring actors and models. Each has his own interesting story on why they joined Mr. World PH. Know more about them on pageant night, slated on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

Photos by Monch "Monchster" Henares.
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