Let’s do some fantasy soccer this Sunday morning. But instead of actually playing the field or simulating the game online, I will relate the ongoing sports event in South Africa with the world of pageants. There are more than a handful of hot players who can pass off as showbiz celebrities and it would be a shame not to recognize their killer looks, aside from their excellence in soccer.
So my question is….if there was a Mr. World Cup competition, who will you pick as the winner? Criteria for judging are: 50% physical appearance, 40% playing skills and 10% natural charm. And here is my wishlist of candidates:
England's David James
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo
Australia's Tim Cahill
France's Yoann Gourcuff
USA's Oguchi Onyewu
Spain's Cesc Fabregas
Italy's Fabio Cannavaro
Japan's Makoto Hasebe
Argentina's Lionel Messi
Cote d'Ivoire's Didier Drogba
Germany's Mario Gomez (although he's Spanish)
USA's Carlos Bocanegra
I know there are so many hot players to include, but I stopped at one dozen so as not to flood my blog with so many images. If you want to see more, then watch the video below.
video courtesy of YouTube/Helengye
The Philippines is one of the few nations around the world not hooked on soccer, so if the whole thing is intertwined with a male pageant, interest might just spark a little more. I wish.
So let your voice be heard and post a reply on who your choice would be! Ready, get set, GO! 😉
Miss World Cup 2010 Jennifer Scherman of Argentina (center) is flanked by runners-up Katerina Giannoglou of Greece (left) and Avalon-Chanel Weijzig of the Netherlands.
The World Cup in South Africa has not started yet, but a Miss World Cup (or Miss WM – Welt Meisterschaft) 2010 has already been crowned in Rust, Germany. With 32 official participants representing the countries who have qualified for the quadrennial sport event, the Argentianian bet, Jennifer Scherman, was declared winner. At 17, she is the youngest delegate in the competition where the winner received a cash prize of 5,000 Euros.
The 32 official canddiates for Miss World Cup 2010 during pre-final activities in Rust, Germany.
Interestingly, the whole competition was structured a la World Cup. The 32 ladies were divided into 8 groups of 4 where only the Top 2 in each advanced to the semi-finals. And during the finals, they additionally paraded in their national country jerseys aside from swimsuits, evening gowns and casual wears.
Till the next Miss World Cup in 2014! 😉