The gorgeous Puerto Rican hunk is back to the Philippines for the 4th time (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Earlier this afternoon, Mr. World 2016 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico was honored in a Presscon hosted by Psalmstre Enterprises Inc (PEI) for its brand ambassador of Placenta for Men. With PEI Head Jaime Acosta and Marketing Manager Maryo Copon heading the activity, several members of the media from entertainment and pageant showed up to ask a variety of questions as well as to appreciate the hunky presence of the handsome Puerto Rican who is on his 4th visit in the country.
This time around, Fernando will do more than just appear in print ads and billboards. He will undergo intense lessons to learn how to speak Tagalog with the mid-term objective of getting a big break in one of our teleseryes or perhaps the movies. And given his drive to succeed, I bet we will see more of him in the weeks to come with a gradual knowledge of conversational Tagalog already being put into good use.
By the way, Fernando already enjoys classifying himself as a “Pinoy-Rican” by now. He loves the Philippines so much that he already considers it his 2nd home.
Sandwiched by Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 2nd Runner-Up Andrea Biondo and Mr. World 2016 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez, your blogger is happy being.
P.S. Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 2nd Runner-Up Andrea Biondo (from Gentlemen of the Philippines) also attended the same presscon. He will also become one of the signed brand ambassadors of Placenta for Men soon! 🙂
Mr World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal of India
The Top 3 (left to right) 2nd RU Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico, Mr World Rohit Khandelwal of India and 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico
India won its first Mr World title by placing on top of the competition during the recently-concluded finals in Southport, UK hosted by Miss World 2013 Megan Young. He is an actor back in his home country, and is now tagged as “The World’s Most Desirable Man”.
Edged out for the title is 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico who – inspite of missing the big win by just a few points- got some sort of vindication after missing out a Top 5 placement during Mister International 2015 in Manila.
Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico completed the winning troika by snatching 2nd Runner-Up honors.
Our bet, Sam Ajdani, failed to advance to the semifinals. His late arrival in the competition might have costed him precious points in the fast-track segments and the over-all judging of the pre-pageant.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Rogit hugging Nicklas (back to the camera) after winning the title
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani
That is the question in most everyone’s lips – at least the ones who are keenly following the Road to Mr World 2016 of Mr World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani who should have already arrived in Southport, UK last Saturday (July 9) as he was originally acheduled to board his Qatar Airways flight the afternoon of July 8.
The other candidates have already checked in. Practically every confirmed candidate has already been spotted bonding with the other arrivals in UK.
So I dug up just a bit.
According to my source (who will remain unnamed) It appears that there is still a concern regarding the granting of his UK Visa that needed to be sorted out fast. Something was overlooked in the process.
Hence, a flight re-booking had to be made. And hopefully, our Mr World 2016 rep will be able to leave for the host city today, Monday, July 11.
Sure wouldn’t want Sam to miss an important challenge of the competition! 🙂
Sam (right) with Arnold Vegafria of ALV Events International
Today is already July 8, Friday. Later this afternoon, Mr World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani will board his Qatar Airways flight that will bring him to London (via Doha) and whisked straight to Southport for the start of the competition for Mr World 2016, the Search for the World’s Most Desirable Man.
Yesterday afternoon, 26 year-old Sam was given his Official Send-off by ALV Events International of Arnold Vegafria at the Full Belly Craft Kitchen on Sgt Esguerra, QC. Selected members of the media were invited and our bet was game in answering all the questions fielded in, as well as the interview of several TV networks.
“I feel like I’m in a good place now, and I’m ready to enjoy this exciting journey. The real prize and honor is representing the country,” Sam declares
The 6’2″ Filipino-Iranian, whose Filipina mother (surnamed Vargas) comes from the Negros Island Region, is confident of himself and all the preparations he has made for the big mission up ahead. He has all bases covered – from multi-media to fitness regimen to sports training to fashion challenge all the way to the military-type of trials and the dreaded Q&A. Finals night will be on July 19.
“…I think I am intelligent enough to handle questions in the competition.” added Sam
My photo with Mr World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani
As parting words, Sam was recorded saying the following:
Topless and sexy (Photo credit: Arvin Cruz)
Suave and oh-so-classy
Relaxed and ready to chill
If adjectives will be applied to Mr World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani, “suave”, “debonair”, “sexy”, “fashionable” and “smooth” would immediately come to mind. He has practically all the qualities one can look for in a man so desirable that taking part in a competition like Mr World 2016 would be perceived by many as just a walk in the park. But even before our expectations of him would cross over the fence many times over, there is still the element of luck that he needs to have by his side to see him through the competition.
You see, the profile of previous Mr World winners has been quite unpredictable. Just consider the last three – Denmark’s Nicklas Pedersen (a carpenter), Colombia’s Francisco Escobar (an international model) and Ireland’s Kamal Ibrahim (a television presenter). They each represent different types of desirability, so you can never tell what the organization would be looking for in the next.
Hopefully, Sam has got it all covered. He is ready for all the physical/sports challenges and would be extremely in his A-game for the runway and the photoshoots. I’m pretty sure he has gone through rigid Q&A sessions under Atty Nad Bronce of Aces & Queens as well. He will be leaving for Southport, UK very soon.
So is Mr World Philippines 2015 up to the challenge of winning our very first Mr World title? You can bet he is! 🙂
It’s going to be our first Miss World hosting Mr. World 2016
There is no formal announcement so far, but the latest update I got from a reliable source is that Miss World 2013 Megan Young will definitely be going to the UK, quite possibly
as host of Mr. World 2016
on July 19 to be held Southport – England’s Classic Resort. This won’t surprise me anymore if ever as the Miss World Organization fully supports its past titleholders (our first Miss World especially
) and has always been a believer in Megan’s ability to navigate the final proceedings with the right amount of class and charm (as evidenced by previous stints in Miss World 2014, Miss World 2015 and the last edition of Mr. World
This year’s event in Southport promises to be bigger. Judgment night will be held at the Floral Hall of Southport Theatre Convention Centre (STCC). And with the presence (either as host or special guest) of our very first Miss World, it will lend more glitz to the selection of the successor of the reigning winner, Nicklas Pedersen. 🙂
In the meantime, reminisce the finals of Mr. World 2014 in the video below.
courtesy of Mr World
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani as photographed by friend Hideo Muraoka
We all know that Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani is in the thick of preparations for Mr. World 2016
. He is scheduled to leave for Southport, UK first week of July to join other candidates in the search for the World’s Most Desirable Man.
In the meantime, check out his shots taken by fellow model and hunky Brapanese Hideo Muraoka (who is going into photography) in addition to the recently-uploaded videos he made on how to develop those fine abs while staying at home.
Sam Ajdani (middle) and six of his confirmed fellow delegates in Mr. World 2016
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani during the Kim Gan fashion show (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Before Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani immerses himself deep into all the preparations for Mr. World 2016, he wrote down his thoughts in one Facebook update to share with all friends, fans and followers who have been following his life here in the Philippines till now. More than fifteen (15) years and still counting.
Allow me to share the following:
“Today as I sat down by the pool I reflected upon my life and its events so far. it was mid 2004 when I first came to Philippines and I have been calling it home ever since. I don’t know where to begin, but if I have to begin somewhere it would be my family, they recognized how important it is for children to be independent and so they sent me and my brother here to learn and experience on our own. the things I have been through ever since.. the joy, the struggle, the pain, are nothing but love. I have learned that there is a good in everyone and our job as people on this earth is to discover that goodness and bring it out. if you can make a person feel good especially about themselves, then you have done your job and made a positive impact.
I’m writing this because I feel like this is a way for me to give back to some people who follow my story.
If things have been tough for you and you are struggling to have hope for a better tomorrow, here is my message to you.. Believe in yourself and never underestimate what God is capable of. If you want things to change you have to begin with yourself. Go toward the direction of your hearts desire and happiness will find you.
There will always be people who would unintentionally drag you down because they don’t know their potential or lack the confidence to pursue their dreams. Encourage them, lift them up but never let their negativity affect you. After all, this is your path and yours alone. I believe we all came to this life with a purpose and somewhere deep within us we have a voice calling to us and telling us what it is we are here for. Listen to that voice only, because everything else is details. Do not pay attention to details. To have a clear mind it is vital to let go of the past and memories that weaken you. If you don’t move on it would be impossible to take a step forward toward the light.
No matter what this voice is telling you, find the courage to go in that direction. Once you do that, life becomes more meaningful, more beautiful, and worthwhile. Take a step today and let tomorrow take care of itself. Today you have the opportunity to do more, to give more, and to be more.
Believe in yourself, let go of all the material things and money. Make a decision to love yourself and then you will fall in love with the journey.
Always do the right thing. Live your life on ethics rather than rules.
As the rest of this road unfolds each and every day, as you take one more step, remember that there are people who love you, people who will stand by you. Remember that God is walking this path with you. When you are in this place fear and every other negative emotion will start to fade away. Learn to master your emotions and you will be in alignment with the universe and all its goodness. Once the magic happens you will start to feel the energy flowing within and around you.. This is when things start to happen for you and not to you.
It really is that simple I believe; but first you have to believe in yourself!
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani is pumped up for Mr. World 2016!
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani finally comes out with his confirmation. He will definitely be travelling to Southport, UK to banner the country’s participation in Mr. World 2016. And our bet has been training hard for all the demanding physical requirements of the search for the “World’s Most Desirable Man”. He is clearly in the game zone now!
Here is Sam’s statement:
It is official guys! For those of you who have been asking me when is Mr. World gonna be? It is going to be on July 19. I really appreciate all the kind messages you guys send me and I’d like to express my deepest gratitude for all the support you have been giving me.
I’m very excited for the journey ahead of me. I’m not one who is into competitions and believe that I am my only competition. With that being said, i’m going to enter the competition with a positive mindset and my goal is to create a positive impact. To learn, grow, inspire and be inspired.
I’m very humbled and consider this a great blessing. I ask for God’s guidance in this journey knowing that no matter what the outcome, he is taking me to better places.
I’m making this early announcement because I feel excited and I need everyones support. Because you guys are one of the reasons I stay inspired!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Sam (leftmost) in his latest endorsement for Cosmo Body Advanced
Are you excited, dear readers? I am! 😉
This is an old file photo taken last May 29, 2014 when John Spainhour and Sam Ajdani were announced as Mr World Philippines of two separate years
Nearly two years ago today, or May 29, 2014 to be exact, an event was held inside Glorietta 6 in Makati where Mr World Philippines 2014 was to be selected in front of invited members of the Press. The interesting part was that only two (2) candidates were present to compete for the title – John Spainhour and Sam Ajdani. Both handsome guys are popular choices for the honor. But in the end, the former was formally announced by Ms. Cory Quirino as our representative to Mr. World 2014
which will start in the UK just 24 hours or so after.
Sam Ajdani did not go home empty-handed because he was also named Mr. World Philippines but for 2015 – which was last year and which did not materialize. Everyone was disappointed that his preparations went to waste.
Mr. World 2016 will be held in Southport, UK on July 19
But with Mr. World 2016
finally pushing through in Southport, UK this coming July 19, things are looking up for Sam Ajdani who is still the one recognized as our bet in this – the Search for the World’s Most Desirable Man
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani
Is Sam ready for the big fight? I sure hope he is. Despite the long wait, the representation is still #ForThePhilippines.
A map showing where Southport is located in the UK
Watch out for more details about Mr. World 2016