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.
“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.
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.
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 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.”