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:
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! 😉
Sam during the Palace Pool Club party of Mercator Artist and Model Management
Sam and the food he eats
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani is way up there where health and fitness are concerned. His body is proof positive that healthy and clean living can always work wonders to an individual’s over-all wellness. Here is his pitch on the subject matter:
“As you know, health and fitness have always been my passion. To be honest, I care about having a good lean body and staying healthy. The problem with most people is they choose instant gratification when it comes to the food they consume on a regular basis and then they wonder why they don’t look and feel good. If you are over weight and you want to reach your body goals you will need self control, impulse control, patience and will power. You may have to eat some of the foods you love less often, but the results will leave you so happy and satisfied, that you may never even think about going back to the same old eating habits again! Now how about that for a change? If you are serious, go ahead and take the first step today. My friends in @thehealthyhouseph have made it easy for you by providing you just what you need in order to lose or gain weight. Call them and start your healthy diet now and you will get free consultations from me as well. 🙂 #fitness #healthychoices #healthy#healthydiet #gym #leanbody #motivation#fitnessboysph #lifestyle
Sam Ajdani as photographed by Thailand's Haruehun Airry
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Now the purpose of this post is not to dream about getting the kind of body Sam Ajdani has. That would be an entirely different maze of plots to follow. Eating the right food should be a good start. And this is where The Healthy House
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This was how Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani looked like during the TRESemme Runway Ready Backstage Fashion Show
A group shot of the Rajo Laurel /Jing Monis segment (Photo credit:Bruce Casanova)
Don’t worry, dear readers. The look of Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani above was just for the TRESemme Runway Ready Backstage Fashion Show at the Sofitel Manila where he was part of the fashion ensemble presented by the team of Rajo Laurel and Jing Monis. In short, they are just hair extensions placed on all the male models to add more drama to the presentation.
Our gorgeous hunk is back to his usual fighting form in the photo below when he did a photoshoot for an issue of Forbes Magazine. 🙂
Back to his usual form in a Forbes Magazine photoshoot, Sam is.
Mr. World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen
When news floated last year that Mr. World will become an annual event instead of every-other-year, the development was welcomed by pageant fans all over. And with Sam Ajdani (photo above
) already announced as the Philippine entry to Mr. World 2015 (simultaneous with the selection of John Spainhour as last year’s bet
), the anticipation for the next edition grew even more. What’s more, there were even talks that the country is bidding to host here in Manila.
But why the return to silence once more? It’s like everything is back to square one without any sign/s of life coming from the organizers. I hope that the concerned individuals can give us an update just to get an indication that things are still being actively drawn for Mr. World 2015.
I wouldn’t want to see all the preparations of Sam going to naught.
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani as photographed by Rxandy Capinpin
In the latest photoshoot
of Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani taken at Marco Polo Ortigas, Photographer Rxandy Capinpin used his masterful lens to capture the global male beauty of our representative to next year’s Mr. World.
Arranged and styled by Yahoo Southeast Asia’s Kai Magsanoc with grooming by Rose Abastillas of Make-up Designory Philippines, Sam Ajdani displays his well-sculpted (and hard-earned) body that will be part of his key armaments in creating a strong impact amongst the world’s most desirable men in the 2015 edition that will seek to find the successor of Nicklas Pedersen.
While the competition won’t happen until around ten months from now, Sam doesn’t rest in improving himself in more ways than one. In an excerpt from the captions that came with the pictorial, he told Yahoo Philippines that “I’m trying to be as fit as possible, and I am already watching videos of past Mister World competitions.”
Sam Ajdani is constantly preparing himself for next year's Mr. World (Photo credit: Rxandy Capinpin)
Check out more photos in the said photoshoot of Sam Ajdani HERE.
Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani and his intellectual look.
Sam Ajdani (right) for 2015 with John Spainhour for 2014
Look who got chosen as Mr. World Philippines 2015 in a rare two-winners-for-two-consecutive-years-in-one pageant selection. Ms. Cory Quirino surely knows how to drum up a last-minute explosion for the male pageant. Not only did she make the audience gasp in awe by presenting two outstanding choices. She also made them both winners.
Now, Sam (who is with Mercator) will be scheduled for military training with the Philippine Army. And he will have lots of time to prepare for next year’s Mr. World which will become an annual event starting 2015.
Actually, a little birdie whispered to my ear that Sam was supposed to be the 2014 choice and John Spainhour for 2015. But since the latter is already 26 years old and with certified military training, it was decided that the Fil-Persian-Japanese hunk would be a better fit for next year’s edition.
Regardless, we have excellent Mr. World bets already locked in for 2014 and 2015. And I daresay that Mr. World Philippines 2016 will be a more outstanding male pageant production with the long lead time ahead.
Sam Ajdani showing off his glorious six-pack abs a la Superman!
Congratulations, Sam! 🙂
All images above are courtesy of Melvin Sia.