Two Mr. World contestants have earned for themselves tickets to the Mr. World 2010 semifinals on March 27. Mr. Brazil Jonas Salzbuch and Mr. Korea Ji Kwang-Yoo have been named Mr. World Top Model and Mr. World Talent, respectively. This special awards gave them fast-track access to the competition.
Regarding the Mr. World Talent segment, here is the report from the official pageant website:
The Ballroom at the Hilton in Gyeongju was full of Mr World contestants, dignitaries and honorary guests on Thursday evening as performers from 20 countries around the world took part in the Mr World Talent Final.
The Mayor of Gyeongju opened proceedings with an address. This was followed by Miss World and Miss Korea taking the stage as special guest judges for the evening. This was followed by an amazing performance by the Tae Kwon Doe national demonstration team. It was an exceptional illustration of the strength and grace needed to compete in the sport with some death defying moves that got the crowd onto their feet.
The main event then began with some great performances, including a warrior dance from Kazakhstan, a singing performance from Korea, a piano recital from Belgium, a graceful fitness and samurai routine from Russia, a beautifully choreographed slow-motion dance from Kenya and a mesmerising magic show from Venezuela.
But the night belonged to KOREA His fantastic performance made him the deserved Mr World Talent Champion. He was congratulated by all Mr World contestants as he collected the accolade and he was very modest and humble about his performance, which left a lasting impression on those who witnessed it.
The top three were announced as:
The rest of the top six were announced as South Africa, Kenya and Venezuela.
Congratulations to Jonas Salzbuch and Ji Kwang-Yoo! 😉