You’ve seen him compete in Mister International 2015 here in Manila and, most recently, Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 in Bali/Surabaya, Indonesia last September. Now, Cas Winters has become sharper and more prepared for a 3rd attempt in an international male pageant. Next month, he will represent the Netherlands in the 1st Edition of Mister Tourism World which will happen in Vigan, Ilocos Sur from December 3-10.
Cas has been a Manila resident for several months now. It’s no secret that his girlfriend is Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Official Candidate Christianne Ramos who is responsible for “Filipinizing” him. Read his self-made 411 now and tell me if he is genuinely a Pinoy at heart inspite of having a Dutch/Indonesian mix.
“My name is Cas Winters, 26 years old from Den Haag, the Netherlands. The name Cas, which was given to me by my Indonesian mother, is derived from old Scandinavian mythology which means “guardian of the treasures”. I am born and raised in a multicultural, yet closed-knit family of five. My Dutch father is six-foot-eight, hence my statuesque height of six-foot-four. Though my tallness may intimidate people most of the time, I am an easy going person who enjoys meeting new people and making good conversations. What piques my interests are business, economics, art, and traveling–which fuels my drive for the spontaneous adventures and ignites my passions in life.
As to best describe myself, I am a man of the world. This is because I have lived in many different cities and countries including where I currently live, (and so far my favorite) Manila, Philippines. Though I love basking in the beautiful and iconic sceneries of the places I visit, I enjoy immersing myself in different cultures the most. Having parents of two very different cultures made me someone that grew a penchant for the uniqueness and diversity of the world. Moreover, I also have an extreme fondness of trying out different cuisines and recreating them in my own kitchen. My favorite so far is the Filipino dish called Adobo, which I usually eat served with some maalat na itlog (salted egg) and sinangag (garlic rice). Because of my love for traveling and food, I aspire to document my world adventures someday through video blogging on social media. This is also to promote my lifelong advocacy of establishing tourism as a platform of peace and sustainable development.”
Cas feels so much at home living here in Manila. If that will work to his advantage in Mister Tourism World, nobody can tell. But one thing is for sure. He will be the tallest delegate, aside from having the genuine excitement to plunge back into the pageant scene and show to everyone that he deserves to be recognized for his real worth.
I wish you all the best in Mister Tourism World, Cas Winters!