We are now aware of the postponement of the #MrWorldPhilippines2018 Finals tomorrow because of the strong typhoon “Ompong”. #NotYetOfficial:
But as a result of that, a first-of-its-kind competition night is very likely to emerge. Pending the release of an Official Statement from the organizers, both Finals are now reported to happen on the same date (October 7) at the MOA Arena with Mr World Philippines 2018 at 5pm and Miss World Philippines 2018 at 8pm.
What do you think guys? Shades of Supranational, right?
During yesterday’s Press Presentation of the Mr. World Philippines 2018 Official Candidates, we were all expecting to see just fifteen (15) contenders based on earlier reports. But lo and behold, a 16th name was added on the PR list. And he was a pleasant surprise during the introductions.
Candidate #9 Ameen Sardouk of Parañaque City is a 27 year-old Fil-Lebanese who studies Export Management at the DLSU-College of Saint Benilde. He is a competitive basketball player who stands 6’4”. You will remember him as a Finalist of Century Tuna Superbods 2016 (watch video below) when he was 25.
Ameen is expected to provide a tougher competition to the original line-up of candidates. Aside from a towering height, he has this pleasantly engaging personality — not as effervescent as Andrew Wolff but with the right amount of charm to leave a good first impression in both public events and pre-pageant activities. What’s more, his athletic ability on the hardcourt could be a major plus factor if compared side-by-side with the other comers.
Watch out for more of Ameen Sardouk!
Individual headshots of the Official Candidates courtesy of Mark Neto Diaz
Earlier at the Vestibule Bar of Resorts World Manila, the sixteen (16) Official Candidates of Mr. World Philippines 2018 were introduced to members of the media in a Press Presentation presided by MWP National Director Arnold Vegafria, General Manager Bessie Besana and RW Manila Corporate Communications Dorector Joee Guilas (co-presenter of the pageant). The hopefuls are vying to become the country’s representatives in the international competitions of Mr World 2019, Mr Supranational 2018 and Mr Eco International 2019 that will be hosted in the Philippines, Poland and Egypt, respectively. The attendees were also told that two (2) more titles are very likely to be handed out on finals night as soon as franchise negotiations are finalized.
The Official Candidates are:
#1 Karl Louie Aragon
#2 Denver Hernandez
#3 Mark Jero Bagaporo
#4 Robin Hanrath
#5 Mark Comiso
#6 Joy Jerome Evangelista
#7 Abdullah Sharif Cheng
#8 Marco Poli
#9 Ameen Sardouk
#10 Ricardo De Jesus Jr
#11 Wilfred Placencia Jr
#12 Joshua Reginald Banatin
#13 Miguel De Castro
#14 JB Saliba
#15 Reymart Regis
#16 EmirDon Abbo
Finals Night will be on September 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater At Resorts World Manila. Below are my Top 5 Favorites to win the titles at stake:
Wilfred Placencia Jr
Announcement fro the Miss World Philippines Organization after today’s Final Casting Call for #MrWorldPhilippines2018:
The partial Official Candidates of Mr. World Philippines 2018 are as follows –
1. Joy Jerome Evangelista
2. JB Saliba
3. Karl Louie Aragon
4. Abdullah Sharif Cheng
5. Denver Hernandez
6. Wilfred Placencia
7. Reymart Regis
8. Marco Poli
9. Robin Hanrath
10. Mark Jero Bagaporo
11. Miguel De Castro
12. EmirDon Abbo
13. Ricardo De Jesus
14. Joshua Reginald Banatin (left photo)
The candidates mentioned above will be joined by the ones from the provinces and those selected through a special process to complete the list of official candidates. The press presentation of the contest will happen on Tuesday at Maxim’s in Resorts World Manila.
Among the announced contenders, it would be interesting to note the entry of crossover titleholders like Mister Philippines 2017 Denver Hernandez, Mister Grand Philippines 2017 Joshua Reginald Banatin and former winners of Mister United Continents and Mr Republic of the Philippines Ricardo de Jesus and Wilfred Placencia, respectively.
This early, though, the favorite of many is Fil-Italian Marco Poli who at 6’3” is the tallest and the one closest to the Mr World peg of Julia Morley.
More about this national male pageant soon!
Earlier in the day, the Miss World Philippines Organization conducted its screening of candidates for Mr. World Philippines 2018 at the House Manila. The good-looking (and nicely desirable) Filipino aspirants trooped to the venue where they were assessed by a panel headed by Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann amd Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla.
There is a good assortment of applicants who came – models, professionals, students, showbiz upstarts and previous pageant winners.
It’s still too early to tell how the actual competition will unravel for #MrWorldPhilippines2018, but the two aspirants who really stood out today have something in common between the two of them – Italy.
Marco Poli – Fil-Italian who at 6’3” is the tallest enlister today. He has a quiet charm all his own. But once he speaks, one can sense the no-nonsense quality of his answers. He is also one mean chef in the kitchen.
Former Mister Philippines titleholder Denver Hernandez – a full-blooded Filipino raised in Italy who is a force onstage and off because of his very masculine appeal, much like a discerning brute who mixes Pinoy suave with Italian machismo. He represented the country in the Dominican Republic during Men Universe Model 2017.
Let’s see if these two guys can sustain the marked impressions or allow the other comers to get in the way of getting closer to the titles at stake. They are shoo-ins to become Official Candidates, after all.
The search is ON!
Miss World Philippines Organization is looking for the first Mister World Philippines under the new management and the next Miss World – Philippines!
This year, the twin pageants are getting bolder as they bring you Mister World Philippines live at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in @resortsworldmanila on September 15, 2018 and the Miss World Philippines at the SM MOA Arena on October 7, 2018!
Other titles at stake are Mr. Supranational Philippines, Mr. Eco International Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Eco Philippines and Miss Multinational Philippines!
Deadline for submission of entry is on August 10, 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to screen in person a week after to select the official candidates this year.
See you all there as we select our representatives who will proudly wear the Philippine sash ❤️🤴🏻👸🏻🇵🇭
We all know by now that Mr. World 2018 will be hosted in the Philippines come September. But before we even dwell on the arrival of foreign delegates who will vie to become the “World’s Most Desirable Man”, it is time to look for that representative who will wear the country’s sash and become the host delegate. And that is where the search for Mr. World Philippines 2018 will enter the picture. And just to add spice to the search, a second title of Mr. Eco Philippines 2018 will also be at stake.
Watch the video below on how you can apply for the competition.