John Spainhour is Mr World Philippines 2014; Sam Ajdani for 2015

John Spainhour and Sam Ajdani with Miss World Philippines director Cory Quirino. Photo by Missosology
John Spainhour and Sam Ajdani with Miss World Philippines director Cory Quirino. Photo by Missosology

After all the guessing and waiting games, we now have our representative to this year’s Mister World contest in Turbay, English Riviera.

Filipino-American John Spainhour has been chosen to represent the country in the male beauty pageant on June 15th during the final screening and presentation held on May 29th at the Glorietta 5 Atrium. Spainhour, who stands 6’1″, is banking on his military training as a US Marines to earn a spot in the competition. He is set to fly to London tomorrow.

One of the most sought-after models in the country today,  the 26-year-old model is a former US Marine corps scout sniper. He won the 2012 Century Tuna Superbods competition.

John Spainhour during the presentation. Photo from Missosology

“I will now be representing the Philippines in the Mr World comp in London next month. I’m honored to hold this title and will do my best to uphold the responsibilities associated with it,” Spainhour said in his Facebook page. “Thank you to Cory Quirino of Miss World [Philippines] for the encouragement.”

Also in the same event, Filipino-Japanese-Persian model Sam Ajdani was named Mister Philippines World 2015.

Sam Ajdani shows off his chiseled body. Photo by Missosology

Five challenge events (Talent, Sports, Multi-Media, Fashion & Style & the Extreme Challenge) will take place leading up to the Mr World 2014 finals. Winners of these events will secure a spot in the Top 10.

 

 

 

 

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Organizers await Malacanang’s greenlight for Miss World 2014 pageant in Philippines

Miss World Philippines national director Cory Quirino and Miss World Organization CEO Julia Morley. Photo from InterAksyon
Miss World Philippines national director Cory Quirino and Miss World Organization CEO Julia Morley. Photo from InterAksyon

Hopes are high for the Philippines to finally host the Miss World pageant after the reigning queen, Megan Young, and members of the Miss World Organization met with vice president Jejomar Binay to discuss proposals to stage the pageant in the country.

But for this to push through, the organizers need the go signal from the government.

“We need the blessing—that’s the most important thing,” said Miss World Philippines national director Cory Quirino,said in interview with PEP.ph. But until now, they are still waiting for Malacanang’s go-ahead.

“Pag hindi na-confirm lahat ay itutuloy na nila sa London yung pageant,” Quirino added. “Maraming mga malalaking companies sa private sectors ang interesadong tumulong, pero siyempre kailangan ng basbas ng Philippine government.”

Around 140 candidates from all over the world are expected to compete in the international pageant.

Miss World Org hopes to bring 2014 finals to the Philippines

Miss World 2013 Megan Young today paid a courtesy call on Philippines’ vice-president Jejomar Binay at the Coconut Palace, Pasay City.

Local newspaper Manila Bulletin (@manila_bulletin) tweeted that the Miss World organizers told Mr Binay their plans to have this year’s Miss World finals held in the country in November.

“In addition to bringing the Miss World Finals to the Philippines, the Miss World Organisation is proposing to bring candidates on a one week tour of major tourist spots in the country, a concert, and world fashion week,” ABS-CBN News posted on its Facebook page.”

Here are more social media posts regarding the matter: