In an International Male Competition where the brightest and most articulate is given the spotlight, Luong Gia Huy of Vietnam defeated the odds and edged out Paul Guarnes of the Philippines to win Mister Universal Ambassador 2017 in Makassar, Indonesia. Pageant watchers following the live streaming of the finals were actually pinning their hopes on a win for our bet as he was the only one who clearly nailed the final Q&A which required the Top 3 to answer the question as to why they deserve to be the next Mister Universal Ambassador. But as the judges must have already set their sights on the Vietnamese as winner, the Filipino had to settle with the second-highest placement of the night. Johannes Ulmefors of Sweden finished as 2nd Runner-Up.
The representatives of Indonesia and India completed the Top 5.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Mister Philippines!