Mr. World 2014 will be hosted in the English Riviera, South-West England on June 15, 2014
Mr. World 2012 Francisco Javier Escobar Parra of Colombia (left) with his 1st Runner-Up Andrew Wolff of the Philippines
Come June 15, 2014, Mr. World 2014
will be selected in the English Riviera, South-West of England. The biennial pageant which is looking for the “World’s Most Desirable Man” is already in its 8th edition. The reigning winner, Francisco Javier Escobar Parra of Colombia (to whom the Philippines’ Andrew Wolff placed 1st Runner-Up to
), will be looking at ushering in this year’s contenders and relinquishing his title to the next best candidate to fill his shoes.
Now who could be the Philippine representative this time around? I know that Andrew Wolff was appointed by Ms. Cory Quirino at the last minute. And I won’t be surprised if she comes up with the sash-wearer around mid-May. I trust her instincts, though. I reckon she will look once more at members of the Azkals or Volcanoes, but hopefully, she will go beyond these teams and coordinate with other groups to come up with the best possible choices to select one ultimately desirable Mr. World Philippines 2014. 😉
Top of my head as possible choices are 6’5″ model Vince Ferraren who was seen last in one of McDonald’s Hooray for Today TVC and 6′ Fil-Brit athlete Charlie Sutcliffe who is now appearing on TV5’s Juan Direction.
Any suggestions, dear readers? 🙂
I am spending the weekend in Hong Kong while writing today’s blog. I went here with my mother and brother in tow and we ended up (again) staying (for the 3rd time) at the Hotel Benito on Cameron Road. It’s a relatively new property (less than 5 years old) but a small one. Quite simply, we love the location! The place is surrounded by endless food and dining options (within a 30 meter radius, you have Yoshinoya, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Dimsum plus Shanghai and Cantonese restaurants across and on the side) and is literally a stone’s throw from the subway entrance of Tsimshatshui station and a easy hop to Nathan Road for all that shopping.
Hotel Benito entrance
The rooms are a bit on the small side but they don’t make guests feel too stuffy at all (unless you’re too tall or too horizontal) since the layout has been properly conceptualized to maximize space without compromising acceptable convenience.
A single room at Hotel Benito
Twin-sharing room at Hotel Benito
Shower and toilet at Hotel Benito (the twin rooms have bigger counterparts)
They even have a small lounge for registered guests on the Mezzanine level. You can get coffee or tea here or check your emails/do some quick net surfing for free.
Hotel Benito's guest lounge on the Mezzanine level
We’re always happy staying at Hotel Benito because everything is just convenient. It may not be one of the cheaper accomodations (a single room costs around USD95 and twins at USD105) out there but if you add up the other values the hotel can offer, it really doesn’t come out that expensive after all. I just wished they offered free breakfast.
Closer look at Hotel Benito's entrance
By the way, in-room broadband internet (not wi-fi) is complimentary and fast. Just bring your laptop and connect!